The White Property denied Saturday that President Donald Trump experienced been briefed on intelligence that reportedly confirmed Russia experienced provided bounties to Taliban-linked militants if they killed US troopers in Afghanistan.
Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained “neither the President nor the Vice President ended up briefed on the alleged Russian bounty intelligence,” which was first claimed by The New York Situations on Friday.
“This does not converse to the benefit of the alleged intelligence but to the inaccuracy of The New York Moments story erroneously suggesting that President Trump was briefed on this make a difference,” she included.
The report arrived as Trump seeks to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, and stop America’s longest war.
The Taliban have denied the report, stating that selfmade explosives account for most fatalities among the US forces.
Russia has also denounced the report, with its embassy in Washington tweeting that the “baseless and nameless accusations” in the Times story had “previously led to immediate threats to the daily life of personnel” at its embassies in Washington and London.
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