While most media outlets rushed to condemn President Trump after a Washington Post report says he shared intel with Russian officials, others made the point that years prior President Obama did the same thing.
Security analyst Juan Zarate appeared on NBC's Today show and said that information given to the Russians in the past has been used against the US.
"Back in the summer of 2016, the Obama administration provided some information to the Russians about some of the things happening on the ground. Guess what happened? The Russians then attacked some of those sites of our allies, our proxies that we were working with. And that’s a problem."
On CNN's New Day political analyst Jeffrey Lord made a point about the circumstances surrounding the information being given each time.
"I'm holding two headlines from the Washington Post, one of May 25th, 2014, “White House mistakenly identifies CIA chief in Afghanistan.” The Obama administration put the name of the CIA on the press release, exposed him and endangered his life. The second one, June 30, 2016, “U.S. Offers to share Syrian intelligence on terrorist with Russia,” which is to say the Obama administration wanted to give their intelligence to the Russians. All I'm saying here is there’s perspective. We need to find out the facts and let’s have perspective."