On Monday, CNN reported that a high-level intelligence asset was exfiltrated from Russia in 2017 after senior officials grew concerned that the president may unintentionally expose the person to Russian officials. The story, which is substantiated by CNN’s claims of anonymous informants within the White House, has yet to be corroborated by any further evidence.

The risk, CNN reports, was not that Trump would intentionally offer up clandestine operatives to Russian officials but was rather born out of Trump’s sharing of classified information with Russian counterparts during diplomatic engagements. The decision was made to remove the high-level asset, according to CNN, shortly after Trump shared Israeli-sourced classified intelligence information with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then-Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak during a meeting in the Oval Office held in May of 2017.

“The disclosure to the Russians by the President, though not about the Russian spy specifically, prompted intelligence officials to renew earlier discussions about the potential risk of exposure, according to the source directly involved in the matter,” CNN Reporter Jim Sciutto wrote.

According to CNN, the decision to exfiltrate the clandestine source was made by then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Pompeo, who now serves as the Secretary of State, did not comment on the possibility, but CIA director of public affairs Brittany Bramell did not pull her punches in response to CNN’s story.