But officials refused to answer specific questions, including what precisely the report had gotten wrong, ensuring it would dominate a week that White House officials hoped would be quiet in advance of the president's first foreign trip.
Putin spoke at a time when in the USA, talk of impeaching Trump has migrated from the fringes of political discourse to the mainstream, as NPR's Domenico Montanaro reports. Mr. Trump abruptly fired Mr. Comey in the midst of a continuing investigation into possible collusion between the President's advisers and Russian Federation.
Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was forced to resign after just over three weeks on the job after it was revealed he had discussed Russian sanctions with Kislyak and then subsequently misled Vice President Pence about those conversations.
Turmoil in the White House in recent weeks has overshadowed legislative priorities such as healthcare and tax reform eyed by Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress.
In the span of a single week, Mr. Trump has been engulfed by two political crises.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Republican chairman of the House oversight committee, sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday requesting that it turn over all documents and recordings that detail communications between Comey and Trump. Following a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trump said only that his meeting last week with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was "very, very successful".
USA lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle have voiced astonishment at the allegations and demanded a full explanation from the White House.
Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, said simply: "It would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House".
The information reportedly came from a United States ally who had not authorised Washington to share it with Moscow.
H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser who grew up in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia, said the exchange "didn't happen" on Monday. Mr. Trump chose to share the details "in the context of the conversation", said Mr. McMaster, suggesting that it was a spontaneous move by the President and not a step he previously discussed with his advisers.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said, We certainly dont want any president to leak classified information, but the president does have the right to do that..
The disclosure was so sensitive that White House officials immediately contacted the National Security Agency and CIA after Trump's meeting to try to minimise the damage. "The idea that this is Kumbaya, even between Britain and the USA, or Canada and the US, is incorrect", said Ms. Kayyem.
He did not deny discussing classified information.
But is he willing to use classified information as a bargaining chip to do so? The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and CNN identified the ally as Israel but two USA national security sources said they doubted that. An excerpt from an official transcript of the meeting reveals that Trump told them, "I get great intel".
According to officials, the information had been supplied by a United States ally - identified by some media outlets as Israel - in the fight against the militant group. Naftali said. And in 1986, Ronald Reagan delivered an address to the nation where he explained his decision to launch air strikes on Libya.
Trump's decision to share intel with the Russians could potentially strain U.S. relations with Israel, a key ally and major intelligence collector in the Middle East. Only a Russian Foreign Ministry photographer was allowed in to document the meeting; no USA media were allowed. Two other senior officials who were present, including the Secretary of the State, remember the meeting the same way and have said so. But the White House has provided differing accounts of the firing.
The Trump administration has been considering expanding the laptop ban to passenger flights from Europe just as the summer tourist season starts.
Trump's visit to the white marble lobby at Central Intelligence Agency headquarters on January 21, his first full day in office, was seen as an effort to bury the hatchet and start anew.
Comey, who led the investigation to find ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation , was abruptly fired last Tuesday. On Tuesday evening, Mike Pompeo, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, was expected to brief lawmakers.
The Western Wall, the holiest site of Jewish prayer, is located in part of the territory it captured in the 1967 Middle East War. Israel regards Jerusalem as its eternal and indivisible capital and wants all foreign countries to base their embassies there.
Blumin is the founder and chief executive of Skylight Group , a Manhattan firm that finds venues for top fashion shows. In the search for the aircraft are a Coast Guard C-130 Hercules, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and a Cutter.
She attempted to bring something other than a smile to the "DWTS" ballroom for her second dance, but they weren't buying it. He's been exceptionally hard on Normani, but his request is simple-12 bars of uninterrupted Viennese Waltz in hold.
Romania's Simona Halep successfully defended her Madrid Open title in the Women's Tennis Association Premier Mandatory event. Then he will try to win his 10th title at Roland Garros, where he captured his last Grand Slam title three years ago.
Trump promised to fund, train, and equip law enforcement agencies around the country as part of his promise to keep America safe. The week was established by Congress in 1962 and starts Monday with National Peace Officers Memorial Day.
In his first few months in office, Trump has repeatedly pushed extremely regressive policies on women's health. Previously the policy only applied to family planning assistance provided by the State Department and USAID.
But he said last week ahead of the trip that he views his visit to Washington as "a new beginning in Turkish-American relations". However, the USA considers the Syrian Kurdish forces a great ally in the fight against ISIS.
Sound familiar? That's because it's a feature Snapchat is known for - and Instagram is, yet again, taking an idea from its rival. It looks more like what you can do on Snapchat - and it was probably the biggest advantage it had over Instagram , until now.
The 6-3, 205-pound Jackson started 16 games for Duke last season, averaging 10.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists. But Alkins said he can guard anyone from point guard to power forward and can play several positions offensively.
It will feature a number of already popular Android applications as well as the addition of future ones. Since then, Google Assistant has become a standard feature for the newest Android Nougat smartphones.
San Antonio's defense has contained Golden State as the Warriors are only shooting 30 percent to start the game. David Lee will face his old Warriors team, while David West faces the Spurs , his former team.
FDA Warns of Amputation Risk With Antidiabetic Agent
The study was focused on determining how canagliflozin affected the renal endpoints in adults with type 2 diabetes. Canagliflozin lowers blood sugar by causing the kidneys to remove sugar from the body through the urine.
Daredevil Golden Gate Bridge video prompts security review
Despite climbing the bridge - and trespassing near it - being completely illegal, Teatime still called his climb a "must-do". Locati said the bridge's security system was "not created to protect thrill-seekers from harming themselves".
Russia, Saudi Arabia back extension of oil output cuts
In addition, US oil production is rising very quickly and is now up more than 10 per cent since mid-2016 to 9.3 million bpd. Also, they hoped that additional producers would join them in cutting when the extension begins in June.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 launched in India in three variants
Earlier, the company has launched Redmi Note 4 in January & Redmi 4A in March which are selling like hotcakes. Within a week of launching its first ever Mi Home in India , Xiaomi today launched the new Redmi 4.
Snap Inc (SNAP) Earns Buy Rating from Drexel Hamilton
The company reported $2.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.34 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $149.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $158.32 million.
HTC launches HTC U11: Snapdragon 835, no headphone jack
What do you think about the hardware and design? HTC U11 also joins the IP67 Bandwagon and is thus dust and water resistant. Interestingly, the U11 is priced the same in the United States and Europe, that is $749 in the USA and 749 Euros in Europe.
Lalu puts up brave front amid IT raids
Following the IT raids, Sushil Kumar Modi told the media in Patna that his stand was "vindicated". Lalu's younger son Tejashwi Yadav is the deputy chief minister of Bihar.
Moto's lineup of phones for 2017 is leaked, includes Moto G5s
The Moto C range will sit under the Moto E range and will offer a no fills smartphone experience to the budget conscious consumer. Moto G5 comes with the 13MP rear camera and a LED flashlight which captures images exceptionally well even in the low light.