Israel is a source behind the classified intelligence President Trump shared with Russian officials in a White House meeting last week, according to “a current and a former American official familiar with how the United States obtained the information”.

Israeli officials have not confirmed the report, but Ron Dermer, Israeli ambassador to the United States, reaffirmed a commitment to maintaining a strong relationship with the U.S. and President Trump:

“Israel has full confidence in our intelligence-sharing relationship with the United States and looks forward to deepening that relationship in the years ahead under President Trump,” said Dermer.

Israeli officials provided some of the intelligence details, according to officials who spoke to the Times on conditions of anonymity. The administration was urged to be careful with the intelligence, the officials said.

McMaster: Trump was unaware of the source of the information

Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster – current national security advisor – told reporters today that President Trump effectively made a ‘spur-of-the-moment’ decision to share the intelligence with Russian officials:

The president, McMaster added, was not briefed on the intel ‘source or method’:

Of note:

In January, an Israeli newspaper reported that American officials cautioned Israel to be careful when transferring intelligence to the White House and National Security Council.