Trump Said That Intelligence Has No Evidence Of Russian Involvement In Attacks On The US Military
Donald Trump said that American Intelligence did not consider information about Russia's alleged involvement in attacks on the US military reliable.
"Intelligence just informed me that they did not find this information reliable, and therefore did not report it to me or the Vice President (Mike Pence). Perhaps this is another fabricated hoax related to Russia, made using fake New York Times news in an attempt to cast Republicans in a bad light!!!" Trump tweeted.
The New York Times previously published an article in which it reported, with reference to unnamed American officials, that Russian military intelligence offered the Taliban (the banned Taliban movement in Russia) remuneration for attacks on American soldiers in Afghanistan. According to the publication, this happened in the midst of negotiations on a peaceful settlement of the Afghan conflict.
The authors of the article claimed that US President Donald Trump was reported on these intelligence findings in March 2020, but he has not yet decided how to respond.
On Sunday, Trump tweeted that "no one provided information or told me, Vice President Pence or chief of staff Mark Meadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by the Russians, as reported by this fake media outlet, the New York Times, with reference to "anonymous sources." The President repeated that no one in the United States was tougher on Russia than his administration.