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REVEALED: Trump divulged classified info to Russian officials during Oval Office visit

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Donald Trump revealed classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a closed-door meeting in the Oval Office last week, officials told the Washington Post.

Trump’s meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak—which drew scrutiny after members of the U.S. press were barred from taking pictures—occurred just one day after the president fired former FBI director James Comey, who was leading the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives.

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As the Post reports, the president revealed information obtained from a U.S. ally that exposed an intelligence stream related to the Islamic State. Among the aspects Trump discussed pertained to a specific ISIS plot, as well as the city under ISIS control where the key intelligence ally obtained the information.

“It is all kind of shocking,” a former senior U.S. official told the Post. “Trump seems to be very reckless and doesn’t grasp the gravity of the things he’s dealing with, especially when it comes to intelligence and national security. And it’s all clouded because of this problem he has with Russia.”

“This is code-word information,” another  official told the Post, adding the president “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”

Trump’s national security adviser H.R. McMaster denied Trump revealed “sources or methods,” but made no mention of allegation she disclosed classified information.

“At no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed, and no military operations were disclosed that were not already known publicly,” McMaster said.

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WATCH: Author explains why Trump is betraying his position and the oath of office

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During a segment of MSNBC's Deadline White House with Nicolle Wallace Wednesday, visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace and author David Rothkopf called President Donald J. Trump a "traitor."

"Well, the thesis is that, you know, Donald Trump is a lot of things. H

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Ted Cruz scrambles to atone for saying nice things about Joe Biden

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Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was ranting and raving like a wild man today, which is most certainly not news. But the backstory is hilarious.

Cruz was inconsolable Wednesday about Twitter’s decision to apply its policies against the spread of hacked materials to New York Post reporting that was based on hacked materials. At issue was the Post’s earnest attempt to invent an October surprise with the “bombshell” that Hunter Biden and the Biden family are responsible for all of the world’s corruption and pedophilia for the past 30 years. Or something of the sort.

While the Post stories might be traceable to reliable sources in the Kremlin, normal people in the media--including some at Fox News--have not been able to confirm the authenticity of whatever might or might not exist on a personal laptop left in a repair shop. As if it all weren’t sleazy enough, the obvious instigator was Rudy Guiliani, who had apparently picked up some information while running a political errand to Ukraine.

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Ex-Trump staffer says conservative media ‘brainwashed’ her into hating Democrats

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On CNN Wednesday, Jessica Denson, the former coordinator of the Trump 2016 campaign's Hispanic outreach who starred in a recent ad for Joe Biden, opened up about how she was taken in by the Trump campaign — and why he must be defeated.

"My motive to go and help that campaign and be of service to the American people was sabotaged, and I've seen my experience repeated in the experience of one public servant after another over the past four years," said Denson, who spearheaded a lawsuit to free former Trump campaign officials from nondisclosure agreements. "I have seen that this campaign continues to go out brandishing a Bible and an American flag and claiming that they have anything to do with freedom, but I've lived first-hand that they have nothing to do with freedom. They have worked very much against free speech and democracy."

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