British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to confront President Donald Trump Thursday about leaks from the investigation into the deadly Manchester Arena attack — leaks that may have come from U.S. officials.
May said she planned to raise the issue to Trump at the NATO summit in Brussels, hoping to “make clear to President Trump that intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure.” A British official, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said Manchester police would stop sharing information about their bombing investigation until they received a guarantee there would be no more leaks to the news media.
In an interview with Business Insider’s Henry Blodget, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton said Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s “insulting language towards Muslims is making him the recruiting sergeant for ISIS”.
Uniformed officers, some in tactical gear, patrolled airports and transit hubs in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington as major airlines including Delta, United and American canceled and rerouted flights headed to Brussels.
“While there’s no known credible threat to (New York State) at this time, we’re stepping up security at high-profile locations,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
In addition to the increased presence of New York City police officers, Cuomo activated National Guard troops to provide additional security at the city’s two airports, as well as major railroad stations.
Experts are already saying that today’s attacks in Brussels are likely to be linked to Paris – many of the Paris attackers were from Molenbeek in Brussels.
The bomb maker was only identified after the arrest and capture of Salah Abdeslam (pictured above) on Friday. He planned to be a suicide bomber during the Paris attack before changing his mind and going on the run. His lawyer has now said he may become an informer.
Speaking with Fox & Friends, Trump described how Brussels, the latest city to be attacked, has gone from one of the best placed in the world to a hub for violent extremists.
Brussels was an absolutely crime-free city, one of the most beautiful cities in the world,” Trump said, adding “It was a magical place” but is now an “armed camp.”
“You want to lead your life, you don’t want to be living in an armed camp for your whole life. And there is a certain group of people that is making living a normal life impossible.” Trump said.
“Paris is almost as bad,” he continued. “Paris is no longer the beautiful city of light. They’re cities in fear.”
“This is a story that seems to be more and more happening. You see what’s happening in London and other cities. It’s not pretty to watch. Many cities will be this way with what’s taking place.”
It’s a warning that Trump issued months ago, specifically saying that Brussels had become the jihadist capital of Europe. At the time Trump was called a racist and criticized for ‘insulting’ the Belgian capital.
He was convicted of supplying guns to the two men who opened fire outside the Prophet Mohammed cartoon drawing contest.
The gunmen, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, were killed by police, prompting some Islamophobes to react with glee.
Kareem will be sentenced on June 27 and could face up to 45 years.
He denies knowledge of what his friends were planning.
Prosecutors argue Kareem hosted Simpson and Soofi at his home, where they planned the attack, and went for shooting practice in the Arizona desert.
Kareem says he kicked Simpson out of his home as he suspected he had placed a tracking device on his car, and that he did not approve of Simpson using his laptop to watch Al-Qaeda videos.
Prosecutors allege Kareem attempted an insurance scam to fund IS and sought to encourage two teenage boys to join radical jihadism.
A large police operation was previously reported to be underway in Molenbeek, a neighborhood where many of those involved in the Paris attacks in November came from.
Abdeslam, who was one the most wanted men in Europe, is thought to be one of the masterminds of the attacks that killed 130.
Abdeslam’s fingerprints were found in an apartment raided in the Brussels area on Tuesday, Belgian Federal Prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt previously confirmed to ABC News. However, it was impossible to determine how old they were.