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US removed covert source in Russia due to safety concerns under Trump – report

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CNN says decision made shortly after 2017 Oval Office meetingUS officials alarmed by Trump’s private meeting with PutinThe US extracted “one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Russian government” in 2017, it was reported on Monday, in part because of concerns that mishandling of classified intelligence by Donald Trump and his administration could jeopardise the source’s safety.CNN cited “multiple Trump administration officials with direct knowledge” of the matter and said “a person directly involved in the discussions” said the move was made because Trump and his officials could not be fully trusted. Continue reading…

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Author : Martin Pengelly in New York, Luke Harding in London and Shaun Walker in Budapest

Publish date : 2019-09-09 16:00:19

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