Trump's sharing of sensitive intelligence raises security risk

Officials say disclosure to Russian officials could put the life of a spy placed by Israel inside ISIS at risk.
1:55 | 05/17/17

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All this comes as fallout grows over that report that trump shared. Classified intelligence with Russian authorities. Now there are major concerns and questions about whether that put the source's life at risk and Brian Ross is here with reporting on that. Good morning, Brian. Reporter: Good morning, robin. The president has stunned many in the world at the time ISIS is posing a very real threat to America. What's at risk this morning according to current and former U.S. Officials is the life of a spynside ISIS. Placed there by Israel providing sensitive information about plots against America on the condition the U.S. Keep the source secret. The real risk is not just this source but future sources of information about plots against us. Reporter: The current intelligence from inside ISIS involves an active plot to bring down a passenger jet en route to the U.S. With a bomb hidden in a laptop that the U.S. Believes can G through airport screening machines undetected. The information is so reliable that the U.S. Is considering a ban on laptops on all flights from Europe to the U.S. ISIS has already taken credit for blowing up a Russian airliner two years ago killing more than 200 people claiming the bomb was hidden in a soft drink can. The white house national security adviser says that justifies president trump's disclosures to the Russians. This was the context of the conversation in which it was wholly appropriate to share what the threat was as a basis for common action and coordination. Reporter: But many in the counterterrorism community say what the president did was a mistake. Russia is not part of the ISIS coalition. They are not our partner. Reporter: As well, Russia is known to trade information with countries that are hardly friendly to the U.S. Including Iran which is also a sworn enemy of Israel, robin. All right, Brian, thank you.

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