As commander in chief, Trump gets the final say on how sensitive information gets disseminated, no matter how classified.
That's because in the United States, the system of classifying information has no legal basis.
If Hillary Clinton leaked classified info to a Russian spook/diplomat, Republicans would rightly be drafting Articles of Impeachment N-O-W.
In the wake of the revelations that President Donald Trump shared highly classified information with Russian officials during a White House visit last week, some of the president's old tweets bashing former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for her handling of classified info have come back to the surface.
A USA official with knowledge of the meeting told the Post that the president "revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies". They also claim that Trump revealed the city within the Islamic State group territory where the threat was found out, which some believe will put the informant's life in danger. It's as if Clinton set up an unsecured email server. and then used it to send classified information directly to foreign hackers from her personal account.
"Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues meant to violate laws governing the handling of classified information", Comey said, "there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information".
"As President I wanted to share with Russian Federation (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety", Trump said on Twitter.
Trump's meeting with the Russians came just one day after he fired Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Trump tweeted on Tuesday. In 2013, he lashed out at Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency worker who leaked USA government surveillance documents.
In a statement, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson assured the public that Trump did not discuss "sources, methods or military operations".