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President Donald Trump denied that he knew about reports of Russia secretly offering bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan.

The New York Times detailed the alleged Russian plot on Friday and claimed that Trump was made aware of the matter in March but chose not to act.
In a tweet on Sunday, Trump said that US intel “did not find this info credible,” and therefore did not report it to him or Pence. He called The Times report “possibly another fabricated Russia Hoax.”

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President Donald Trump on Sunday denied that he knew about reports of Russia secretly offering bounties for US troops in Afghanistan, saying that intelligence did not find the information “credible.”

The New York Times detailed the alleged Russian plot on Friday, which, according to The Times, involved covertly offering money to Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan. The Times report claimed that Trump was made aware of the matter in March but chose not to act.

On Saturday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that neither Trump nor Vice President Mike Pence had been briefed …read more


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