May 2017 Intelligence News
- White House reels from another self-inflicted crisis by Tara McKelvey, BBC News, May 16. "The relationship between this White House and the intelligence agencies hasn't been great. President Donald Trump's recent disclosures have made things worse."
- How Government Secrets Are Declassified and Disclosed by Charlie Savage, New York Times, May 15. "The news that President Trump disclosed highly classified information about the Islamic State during a meeting with Russian officials, jeopardizing an ally's intelligence source, has raised interest in legal issues surrounding disclosures of classified information."
- Is it legal for Trump to share classified intelligence? Yes, but risky, experts say by Kevin Johnson and Maureen Groppe, USA Today, May 15. "Legal analysts and secrecy experts said Monday that American presidents have broad authority to disclose classified information, making them virtually immune from prosecution."
- Ex-intelligence leaders: 'Nightmare' if Trump leaked to Russia by Bryan Bender, Politico, May 15. "The president could have hampered the U.S. response to ISIS, security experts say."
- Trump Revealed Highly Classified Information To Russians During White House Visit by Jim Dalrymple II and Jason Leopold, Buzzfeed, May 15. "The president disclosed classified intelligence with the Russian ambassador and foreign minister last week, two US officials confirmed to BuzzFeed News."
- DoD Releases Revised Military Intelligence Program (MIP) Request for Fiscal Year 2017, news release, May 9. "The total, which includes both the base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations funding, is $18.5 billion."
- Trump's pointing of the finger at Obama for failing to vet Flynn by Glenn Kessler, Washington Post Fact Checker, May 9. "White House officials acknowledge that Flynn was still awaiting a CIA clearance when he was fired by Trump. At the time he was fired, Flynn had an interim clearance in order to allow him to do his job."
- Are government leakers bringing about the end of secrets?, by Jack Detsch, Christian Science Monitor, May 4. "In an age of Wikileaks, Hal Martin, and Shadow Brokers, is the US overclassifying documents it cannot protect?"
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Maintained by Steven Aftergood
Updated May 17, 2017