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How Trump Revived the Story About What He Told the Russians

The president’s assertion he didn’t reveal Israel as the source of intelligence he shared with Russia gives his critics ammunition.
Source: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

President Trump said Monday he “never mentioned the word or the name Israel” in his conversation with Russian officials at the White House during which he is said to have revealed sensitive intelligence from an ally about ISIS.

His remarks in Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during which he stopped the

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