world- #Donald Trump denies knowledge of Russian attacks on US troops in Afghanistannewstolive - June 29, 2020 110 0 COMMENTS
Washington: US President Donald Trump mentioned that he was by no means briefed on intelligence that Russians provided bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops.
“Nobody briefed or told me, @VP Pence, or Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians, as reported through an ‘anonymous source’ by the Fake News @nytimes,” Trump tweeted on Sunday morning.
“Everybody is denying it & there have not been many attack on us,” he added.
Casualty data, nevertheless, confirmed that the 12 months of 2019 was the deadliest 12 months for US service members in Afghanistan since 2014, with 22 American troops killed, studies Xinhua information company.
The President’s tweets echoed Saturday’s White House assertion on this matter, in which Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany mentioned a number of senior officers had confirmed that neither Trump nor Vice President Mike Pence was briefed on the intelligence.
McEnany additionally famous that the assertion “does not speak to the merit of the alleged intelligence but to the inaccuracy of the New York Times story erroneously suggesting that President Trump was briefed on this matter”.
In a report on Friday, The New York Times mentioned that Trump had been briefed on the intelligence that Russian intelligence items secretly provided bounties to Taliban-related militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan throughout US-Taliban peace talks.
The story additionally mentioned the National Security Council mentioned this subject at an inter-agency assembly in late March, whereas the White House to this point has not taken any actions to reply.
Democrats and former officers cited the story as recent proof of Trump’s disqualification because the President.
Former Vice President and the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Saturday criticized Trump’s failure to punish Russia as “a betrayal of the most sacred duty”.