| CNN’s Kevin Liptak and Jeff Zeleny write: President Donald Trump arrived at NATO headquarters under a cloud of suspicion about the security of foreign intelligence shared with the United States, a controversy he tried to head off by vowing to end leaks of secret information.
So what happened? Trump faced British Prime Minister Theresa May for the first time since Monday’s suicide attack in Manchester during a meeting of European and North American leaders. In the days since the attack, secret information about the investigation has appeared in US media after leaks from American officials.
Trump was due to face an incensed May — and shortly after he arrived at NATO, Trump released a written statement decrying unsanctioned disclosures.
“The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling,” the statement said. “These leaks have been going on for a long time and my administration will get to the bottom of this. The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security. I am asking the Department of Justice and other relevant agencies to launch a complete review of this matter, and if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
“There is no relationship we cherish more than the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom,” the President wrote in his statement.
Trump ignored shouted questions about whether Britain could trust the US with its intelligence as he was greeting French President Emmanuel Macron outside the US chief of mission’s residence ahead of talks.
Late Thursday, British officials said they had reinstated intelligence sharing.