President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats in a meeting at the White House on 10 May, according to reports in The Washington Post.
Current and former US officials said the disclosures placed a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State (Isis) at risk.
As the news spread online, Twitter reacted to the reported leaks and they loved it.
Soon after the news was revealed, #TrumpLeaks was soon trending on Twitter as people wrote about their thoughts on the latest headache at the White House.
According to the Washington Post, the information Trump passed on was given to the US by a partner in an intelligence-sharing arrangement, believed to be so sensitive that details were not shared with allies and was guarded within the government, officials said. The US had not received permission from its partner to share the intel with Russia.
Officials noted that the president's decision to disclose the sensitive information to the Russians could risk cooperation from an ally with access to Isis. Senior White House officials were forced to call the CIA and the National Security Agency following the meeting to mitigate the damage.
The front page of the New York Daily News was widely shared as news of the leaks spread.
Stars were quick to point out what senior Republicans had said about Hillary Clinton and her handling of classified information.
The Post noted that as president, Trump has the authority to declassify government secrets, therefore making it unlikely that his disclosures to the Russians was illegal.