WASHINGTON D.C. — (06-29-20) — Donald Trump on Sunday denied being briefed on a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offering cash to Taliban militants who successfully attacked US Soldiers and coalition partners in Afghanistan.
Trump said the intelligence about the Russian plot to offer bounties to Taliban militants in exchange for attacking coalition troops in Afghanistan were not “credible” and therefore he was not briefed on the situation.
The US president gave his explanation in a tweet on Sunday night, and dismissed the widely reported allegations as “possibly another fabricated Russia hoax”.
Intel just reported to me that they did not find this info credible, and therefore did not report it to me or @VP. Possibly another fabricated Russia Hoax, maybe by the Fake News @nytimesbooks, wanting to make Republicans look bad!!! https://t.co/cowOmP7T1S
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2020
Chairman of the Foreign Relations and Judiciary Committees, Senator Lindsey Graham, said via Twitter that it was “Imperative Congress get to the bottom of recent media reports that Russian GRU units in Afghanistan have offered to pay the Taliban to kill American soldiers with the goal of pushing America out of the region.” said Graham.
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Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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