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>> Russian President Vladimir Putin still says President Donald Trump did not pass along classified information to Russian officials, and he can prove it. This, despite the fact that Trump himself acknowledged as much just one day earlier. Putin, in a press conference on Wednesday, offering to hand over a transcript of Trump's meeting with former Minister Sergey Lavrov to US lawmakers.
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It's a controversy that's ricocheted around the globe. Reuters' Christian Lowe is in Moscow.>> When Donald Trump was elected, Russia had high hopes for resetting the relationship. They believed that Trump would have taken the US towards the sanctions that the United States has imposed on Russia. That hasn't happened.
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Russia's now frustrated. And in a way, Putin today, with his remarks, is betraying that frustration saying that the United States was suffering from political schizophrenia. And saying that the people who kept on attacking Trump were stopping him from doing his job, and that they were damaging the interests of the United States.
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>> But Putin's offer to add to the record met with amused skepticism on Capitol Hill, questions too about the source of any information that Trump shared. US media reporting on Tuesday that it came from an Israeli asset, leaving experts in Israel concerned the move may have jeopardized one of their agents.
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Reuters' Luke Baker is in Jerusalem.>> Israeli intelligence experts aren't directly confirming that the information that Trump leaked to the Russians came from Israel, but what they are saying is that it's very plausible. They say that Israel has, over a number of years, worked very hard to develop the very best human intelligence and signal intelligence sources it can do in the region.
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And that if it does have or did have an asset in Syria, in Islamic State territory, they're now extremely worried that that asset is completely compromised.>> Despite that, Israeli officials have been quick to say that counter terrorism coordination with the US remains strong. Now Trump heads to Israel on Monday, but officials there say the leak will be dealt with through intelligence channels, not diplomatic ones.