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Report: Trump leaked "highly classified information" to Russia

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President Trump leaked highly classified information about the Islamic State to Russian officials during a recent visit, according to a new report.

The Washington Post reports the details revealed by the president to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister could potentially jeopardize one of the government's most critical sources of knowledge regarding intelligence on ISIS. 

The Post notes that it is unlikely the alleged leaks broke the law, given the president's broad powers to declassify government information. 

Trump allegedly discussed a specific threat and many details, including the name of a city in ISIS territory. Russian officials could use the information to identify the American ally that gathered the information, the Post reports. 

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