Politics Ryan tweet on classified info resurfaces after bombshell Trump report

03:07  16 may  2017
03:07  16 may  2017 Source:   The Hill

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A 2016 tweet from House Speaker Paul Ryan about being "careless" with classified data resurfaced on Monday afternoon soon after a report claiming that President Trump revealed highly classified information to top Russian officials.

"Individuals who are 'extremely careless' with classified information should be denied further access to such info," the Wisconsin Republican tweeted in July, referring to former FBI Director James Comey's on statement that Hillary Clinton's handling of sensitive information.

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The tweet was reposted by social media users, including many lawmakers, after The Washington Post reported that Trump divulged information from a foreign intelligence source with expertise on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador during their Oval Office meeting last week.

Citing current and former U.S. officials, the Post reported that Trump disclosed more information than the U.S. had shared even with its allies.

Ryan's 2016 tweet followed his call for then-Democratic candidate Clinton to no longer receive classified information as a candidate.

Trump's tweets on mishandled classified info come back to haunt him

  Trump's tweets on mishandled classified info come back to haunt him President Trump has made it clear that he has no tolerance for leaks or careless treatment of classified material, just ask Hillary Clinton. But the president himself was guilty of some loose lips during a recent (and controversial) visit to the Oval Office by Russian officials, according to a report from The Washinton Post. Now, before you start chanting "Lock him up," remember that the president has a lot of authority to declassify material. But, given the whole Russia investigation, allegations of collusion and the recent firing of FBI Director James Comey, it's fair to say this falls under what the kids these days refer to as "bad optics.

Ryan tweet on classified info resurfaces after bombshell Trump report . Administration. Current and former U.S. officials told the Post that Trump relayed information from a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Ryan tweet on classified info resurfaces after bombshell Trump report . Administration. A U.S. official with knowledge of the meeting told the Post that Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”

Comey, whom Trump fired last week, criticized Clinton and her staff for being "extremely careless" over her use of a private email server while secretary of State.

Several lawmakers and members of the media reposted or retweeted Ryan's message.

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<p>President Trump's reported disclosure of classified information may have put an Israeli spy's life at risk, according to current and former U.S. officials.</p>The spy, who was placed by Israel inside ISIS, provided intelligence on an active ISIS plot to bring down a passenger jet plane to the United States, ABC reported Tuesday.

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