Trump denies briefing on reported bounties against U.S. troops in Afghanistan - 2020-06-28

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F182.png Trump denies briefing on reported bounties against U.S. troops in Afghanistan June 28, 2020, Associated Press, CBC News

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday denied that he had been briefed on reported U.S. intelligence that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan, and he appeared to minimize the allegations against Moscow.

U.S. intelligence officials concluded months ago that Russian officials offered rewards for successful attacks on American service members last year, at a time when the U.S. and Taliban were holding talks to end the long-running war, according to The New York Times.

Trump, in a Sunday morning tweet, said, "Nobody briefed or told me" or Vice-President Mike Pence or chief of staff Mark Meadows about "the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians."

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{{cite news | title = Trump denies briefing on reported bounties against U.S. troops in Afghanistan | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/joe-biden-donald-trump-1.5630401 | work = Associated Press | publisher = CBC News | date = June 28, 2020 | accessdate = June 29, 2020 }}