U.S. intel sources reportedly warn Israelis not to share info with Trump administration

U.S. intel sources reportedly warn Israelis not to share info with Trump administration
Fever swamp. (CIA HQ in Langley. Image: Wikipedia; By Carol M. Highsmith - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID highsm.16449.)

[Ed. – If true, this would be something to fire the entire top staff of the ODNI and CIA over.  I have hope that Trump’s incoming nominees will be judicious and navigate the minefield successfully.  FWIW, Ronen Bergman’s pretty good, and doesn’t just make stuff up or report BS.]

Discussions held in closed forums recently raised fears of a leakage of Israeli intelligence top-classified information, clandestine modus operandi and sources, which have been exposed to the American intelligence community over the past 15 years, to Russia – and from there to Iran. …

These fears, which began upon Trump’s election, grew stronger following a meeting held recently between Israeli and American intelligence officials (the date of the meeting is not mentioned to protect the sources of the report). During the meeting, according to the Israelis who participated in it, their American colleagues voiced despair over Trump’s election, as he often lashes out at the American intelligence community. The American officials also told the Israelis that the National Security Agency (NSA) had “highly credible information” that Russia’s intelligence agencies, the FSB and GRU, were responsible for hacking the Democratic Party (DNC) servers during the elections and leaking sensitive information to WikiLeaks, which hurt Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. …

The Americans implied that their Israeli colleagues should “be careful” as of January 20, Trump’s inauguration date, when transferring intelligence information to the White House and to the National Security Council (NSC), which is subject to the president.

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