Theresa May: ‘I Will Make Clear to President Trump’ That Shared Intel Must ‘Remain Secure’
A growing and critical narrative of the Trump administration — depending on one’s political leanings — is the alleged leaking of critical intelligence in a manner that undermines strategic allies and covert investigations and operations.
After the name of bomber Salman Abedi was leaked to US media just hours after the attack, which left 22 dead — and photos printed by NY Times that revealed the type of bomb used in the Manchester suicide attack — it now appears that Prime Minister Theresa May is jumping on board with those critical of some loose lips.
Reports from the UK have suggested there is real “outrage” over these leaks, and speaking to a British news outlet, Ms. May did not demure.
“Shortly, I will be traveling to the NATO summit where I will be working with international colleagues on defeating terrorism,” adding “I will make clear to President Trump that intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure.”
The United Kingdom has long been considered the strongest and oldest ally of the United States and it’s not a particularly good look for this administration to see this sort of public recrimination, especially so close to the alleged Israeli intel leak from the Oval Office.
Watch the report filed by Kristen Welker, courtesy of MSNBC
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