In his meeting with Lavrov, Trump seemed to be boasting about his inside knowledge of the looming threat. “I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day,” the president said, according to an official with knowledge of the exchange.

I can't decided if this is

a) an actual official quoting Trump word for word
b) an actual official giving the gist of what Trump said, but in Trump speak
c) an actual official's account of what Trump said, translated into Trump speak by a journalist
d) a journalist making up a source to claim that Trump said this, in Trump speak
e) none of the above

Moreover, I can't decide which of these possibilities is the most amusing (except for e, that would just be boring).