President Donald Trump was briefed on intelligence related to potential Russian bounties on US troops in Afghanistan, both the New York Times and the Associated Press reported on Monday.
According to the AP, former national security adviser John Bolton told colleagues that he briefed Trump on the matter in March 2019.
The New York Times reported on Monday that the intelligence was included in Trump’s President’s Daily Brief (PDB) in late February 2020.
The New York Times first detailed intelligence that suspected Russia of secretly offering payment to Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan.
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President Donald Trump was briefed on intelligence related to possible Russian bounties on US troops in Afghanistan, both The New York Times and Associated Press reported, though they each gave a different timeline.
US officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence told the AP that top officials in the White House were aware of the alleged Russian plot in early 2019, which was included in at least one of Trump’s daily briefings.
Former national security adviser John Bolton also told colleagues that he briefed Trump on the matter in March 2019, according to the AP.
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