President Trump Tells Netanyahu He Didn't Mention Israel in Oval Office Meeting With Russians

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: May 22, 2017 12:10 PM
President Trump Tells Netanyahu He Didn't Mention Israel in Oval Office Meeting With Russians

During his visit to Jerusalem on Monday, President Trump told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nentanyahu he did not mention Israel during a recent Oval Office meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. 

"I never mentioned the word or the name Israel," President Trump said. 

"Intelligence cooperation is terrific. It's never been better," Netanyahu followed up. 

The comments come after President Trump allegedly shared classified Israeli intelligence on ISIS with Lavrov and Kislyak, leading to the severe endangerment of an Israeli spy.

The White House does not deny the intelligence was shared, arguing the President has the authority to share or declassify any information he's sees necessary.

This post has been updated with an additional quote.