Donald Trump appears to have inadvertently confirmed the existence of a covert CIA programme in a Twitter post.
In a series of tweets, the US President attacked The Washington Post in connection with a story about the termination of US efforts to aid rebels fighting to oust Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. 
He wrote: “The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad.”
The tweet appeared to refer to a report claiming the US President was phasing out the secret programme to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels, a policy began by Barack Obama in 2013.
It had been a covert programme until Mr Trump’s tweet confirmed its existence.
“If the media reports are true, the President of the United States just confirmed a CIA covert action program. On Twitter,” Ned Price, a former CIA employee, wrote on Twitter.
US officials told the newspaper in a story published …