President Donald Trump says he never “mentioned the word or the name Israel” during a recent conversation with top Russian diplomats.
Speaking alongside Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump was referencing revelations that he divulged classified information about an Islamic State threat in a recent meeting with Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador.
U.S. officials said the information originated from Israel.
Trump says, “I never mentioned the word or the name Israel in that conversation.” Netanyahu added that U.S.-Israeli intelligence cooperation is “terrific.”
Trump says it’s another story the news media has gotten wrong.