A 2017 meeting failed former president Donald Trump held in the Oval Office with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, is once again in the spotlight as questions about how Israel could have been so unprepared for the Hamas terror attack are being raised, with some suggesting that intelligence data Trump shared with the two Russians may have found its way into the hands of Iran, which passed it along to Hamas to aid their planning of the deadly assault launched from the Gaza Strip.
Israel, we later learned, was the source of that intelligence, as NBC noted in May 2017:
The link to Israel was first reported by the New York Times a day after it was disclosed that Trump gave Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov intelligence about a laptop bomb threat and revealed the Syrian city where the information was collected.
And now Senior White House Communications Adviser Andrew Bates is hinting that Trump may have been partially responsible for the Hamas attack that has left over 1,000 Israelis dead.
According to Mediaite, Bates made the claim in response to a Twitter post from former Trump administration official Stephen Miller.
Stephen just made news by apparently telling on what the definition of “lid” meant during the “executive time” administration.
— Andrew Bates (@AndrewJBates46) October 9, 2023
That response from Bates resulted in others suggesting that Trump may be partially to blame for Hamas’ attack.
The ex-president’s niece, Mary, pulled no punches.
This fucking maniac likely gave Putin (who gave Iran, who gave Hamas) Israel's national security secrets…
Plus, he divulged highly classified information about our nuclear subs to an Australian cardboard guy.
Why is he still allowed to roam free? pic.twitter.com/gZsxdQiK0G
— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) October 9, 2023
Soon there was a deluge of discussion and accusation on Twitter.
I’m guessing, but:
– Trump sharing Israeli intel with Russia
– Photos of intel in the MAL shitter
– Trump’s general disregard for intel
– Trump’s efforts to discredit intel agencies,
probably cooled intel sharing with the US from Israel and the Five Eyes. https://t.co/uj2Lcs45Ej
— Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) October 9, 2023
He shared classified docs with Russian officials
He shared submarine nuclear secrets with Australians
His son-in-law Kushner shared US intel with the Saudis
He himself shared something with Putin in Helsinki—whatever it was was a game-changer
Trump betrayed us in every way https://t.co/K4evonqCnM
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) October 9, 2023
Does anyone one think that Trump showing Classified Israeli Intelligence to Lavrov in the Oval Office played any part in the Intelligence failure that led to the horrors were now witnessing?
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) October 8, 2023
It’s important to note that at the moment there is no direct evidence the information Trump shared with the two Russians was used to plan the Hamas attack on Israel, but shouldn’t there at least be congressional investigations into the matter? And if a link can be proven, what additional crimes should Donald Trump be charged with?