Trump denies being briefed on Russian bounty intelligence

Trump denies being briefed on Russian bounty intelligence

Posted on 06/30/2020

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According to an European intelligence official, Russian intelligence officers recently offered bribes to Taliban fighters in Afghanistan if they killed US or UK troops over there.

The New York Times claims the Trump administration was briefed on the alleged bounties in late March.

Sunday on Twitter the president refuted the report and said nobody had briefed him.

Trump called it fake news, asked the times to reveal their anonymous source and said nobody had been tougher on Russia than him.

However Sunday the Washington Post reported that the bounties have resulted in the deaths of US troops, citing US intelligence gathered from military investigations.

Both the Russian Embassy and the Taliban denied the report.

Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden criticized the president for inviting Russia to the G7 summit because of the report.

Posted - 6.29.20