Trump retweets Fox News report based on leak of classified intelligence

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 13, 2017

But Trump has regularly criticized the practice, as well as leaks of information in general, and has pledged to make the issue a priority for his administration.

President Donald Trump retweeted a story from Fox News that contained information that the USA ambassador to the United Nations called "classified".

President Donald Trump's retweet of a Fox News story claiming US satellites detected North Korea moving anti-ship cruise missiles to a patrol boat is raising eyebrows on Tuesday after US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley indicated that the information in the report is classified and was leaked. Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed a crackdown, arguing such leaks could harm national security.

It's unclear if the information is classified. "I know the president is prepared to do whatever it takes, and so now all the balls lie in [North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's] corner in North Korea", she said.

The Fox News report, which was about USA spy satellites detecting North Korean missile movements, included quotations from officials who requested anonymity to discuss sensitive information.

HALEY: I have no reason to comment. "But I will tell you that it's incredibly unsafe when things get out into the press like that".

"North Korea is not showing any evidence it plans to halt its missile tests", an unnamed official told the network.

"Wherever the leaks are coming from, if someone thinks they're getting power and fame from it, all you're doing is putting Americans in danger", Haley said.

"I know the president is prepared to defend the American people", Ms. Haley said on NBC News. We must be tough & decisive!

In May, Trump was criticized after The Washington Post reported that he shared highly classified information with the Russian foreign minister and Russian ambassador to the United States in a White House meeting.

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