By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: May 16, 2017
Front covers of the Washington Post and New York Times, along with numerous other international newspapers, are carrying above the fold news today that President Donald Trump leaked classified information to the Russians about a planned Islamic State operation. Curiously, three major newspapers controlled by the Rupert Murdoch family – the Wall Street Journal Europe, New York Post, and The Times U.K. – did not consider the bombshell worthy of their front covers.
According to multiple media reports, the leak of the classified intel came last week when Trump held a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak.
Reuters is adding further detail this morning, writing:
“After Trump’s disclosure of the information, which one of the officials described as spontaneous, officials immediately called the CIA and the National Security Agency, both of which have agreements with a number of allied intelligence services around the world, and informed them what had happened.”
The latest Trump scandal comes in a week when the President is scheduled to make his first foreign tour as President, with planned stops in Saudi Arabia, a NATO meeting in Brussels, and a visit to Israel and the Vatican.