Trump Says He Wasn’t Briefed on Reported Russian Bounties on US Troops in Afghanistan 

Posted on June 28, 2020 5:27 am

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday he had never been told about reports that a Russian military intelligence unit was secretly offering bounties to Taliban militants in Afghanistan to kill U.S. soldiers. 

Trump scoffed at a New York Times report that U.S. intelligence officials had concluded months ago that the Russian unit, which has been linked to assassination attempts and covert operations in Europe aimed at destabilizing the West, had carried out the mission in Afghanistan last year and that he had been briefed about it in late March. 

On Twitter, he said, “Nobody briefed or told me,” Vice President Mike Pence