“Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported,” the AP reports.
“The assessment was included in at least one of President Trump’s written daily intelligence briefings at the time, according to the officials. Then-national security adviser John Bolton also told colleagues he briefed Trump on the intelligence assessment in March 2019.”
“The revelations cast new doubt on the White House’s efforts to distance Trump from the Russian intelligence assessments.”
The New York Times confirms Trump also received a written briefing on the bounties in late February.Save to Favorites