Of the premiums paid by the Moscow insurgents in Afghanistan to kill western troops ? Donald Trump knew nothing about it. "The intelligence just informed me that he had not found this info to be credible and, therefore, had not reported to me or to the @VP," the vice-president, Mike Pence, announced the u.s. president, on Sunday evening, in a tweet. Earlier in the day, he had already expressed on the subject, via Twitter : "Nobody has briefed or not briefed the vice-president Mike Pence or the chief of staff, Mark Meadows on the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by the Russians. "
"All the world denies this and there have not been many attacks against us," he added in his tweet early in taking for the umpteenth time for the media " bogus ". The New York Times, followed by the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, reported that Russian agents had been quietly distributed the money to the combatants "close to the taliban" so they could kill american soldiers or Nato in Afghanistan.
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"The administration Trump knew"
This information was transmitted to the president, the Trump, and the national security council of the White House has discussed it at the end of march without any reaction is determined, these were added daily, citing unnamed sources within the american intelligence. Russia and the taliban have denied in block this information.
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The White House, for its part, denied that the president or the vice-president had been kept informed. The new director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe, was also forced to deny that the executive has been informed. These denials have not extinguished the controversy. That Donald Trump " has been briefed or not, his administration knew ", noted the head of the democrats in Congress, Nancy Pelosi, for which the president "licks the boots" of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.