Trump says intel report about Russians paying Taliban to attack US troops was NOT credible…

Over the weekend there was a report about Russians putting bounties on the heads of American soldiers in Afghanistan via the Taliban:

FOX NEWS – A Russian spy unit paid members of Afghanistan’s Taliban movement to conduct lethal attacks on U.S. troops in that country, according to a classified American intelligence assessment, people familiar with the report said.

The assessment of the role played by Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, in fostering attacks on American soldiers, comes as President Trump is pushing the Pentagon to withdraw a significant portion of U.S. forces from Afghanistan and as U.S. diplomats try to forge a peace accord involving the Taliban and the U.S.-backed Afghan government.

The intelligence assessment regarding Russia’s actions in Afghanistan was delivered to the White House earlier this spring, and until recently had been known only to a handful of officials, a person familiar with it said. Its contents were reported earlier Friday by the New York Times.

It couldn’t be determined whether Russian bounties paid to Taliban fighters resulted in any American combat deaths in Afghanistan.

Of course members OF Congress demanded we get to the bottom of this:

 
But it was reported yesterday by Catherine Herridge that Trump didn’t know about the bounties because had not been briefed on the report:



 
Late last night President Trump confirmed that the report wasn’t in his intel briefing because intelligence officers didn’t find the reporting credible:

 
That’s where the reporting stands at this point. I hope this story remains as un-credible as our intel agencies felt it was, but we’ll certainly let you know if that changes.

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