Trump says intel on Russia-Taliban bounty plot to kill US troopers wasn’t credible

President Trump on Sunday evening mentioned the rationale he wasn’t briefed on Russia’s alleged bounty to the Taliban to kill US forces in Afghanistan is as a result of intelligence officers didn’t discover the report credible.

“Intel simply reported to me that they didn’t discover this data credible, and due to this fact didn’t report it to me or @VP,” the president tweeted.

“Presumably one other fabricated Russia Hoax, possibly by the Faux Information @nytimesbooks, eager to make Republicans look unhealthy!!!”

Earlier Sunday, the president backed up White Home claims that he and Pence had been unaware of the alleged bounty.

The New York Instances reported on the bounties Friday and claimed the president was made conscious of the state of affairs and mentioned it in late March with the White Home’s Nationwide Safety Council.

The report mentioned a number of choices had been weighed — together with sanctions and a criticism to be made by way of diplomatic channel — however the White Home had but to authorize any response.

White Home press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and Director of Nationwide Intelligence John Ratcliffe launched statements on Saturday saying that Trump and Pence had not been briefed.

McEnany’s assertion commented on the “inaccuracy of The New York Instances story erroneously suggesting that President Trump was briefed on this matter.”

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