Report: Obama White House manipulated flow of intelligence in its final days

President Barack Obama greets President-elect Donald Trump at inauguration ceremonies swearing in Trump as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20. /Reuters

 

The Obama administration worked to limit the number of incoming Trump administration officials who could view highly classified information while also leaking intelligence on alleged ties between Russia and President Donald Trump’s team, a report said.

The Obama White House also lowered classification ratings on some information about the ongoing Russia investigation so that it could be more widely shared across the government, The New York Times reported on March 1. Continue reading