Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey Statement on Reports Trump Disclosed Israeli Intelligence

May 16, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-Rockland/Westchester), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement on reports that the intelligence President Trump allegedly revealed to high-ranking Russian officials was provided by Israel:

“I am shocked and disturbed by today’s reports that President Trump divulged to the Russians highly classified intelligence shared with us by Israel. This reckless behavior risks the crucial intelligence-sharing relationship between the United States and Israel, which is invaluable in today’s dangerous environment. The President’s actions could potentially put the lives of Israelis and Americans working in military and intelligence agencies in harm’s way. Irresponsibly sharing this information with the Russians is a national embarrassment at best and a threat to our national security at worst.”