US intelligence in Afghanistan alerted their superiors in regards to the Russian bounty on US troops in January, however Trump tried to maintain it secret.
By way of The New York Instances:
United States intelligence officers and Particular Operations forces in Afghanistan alerted their superiors as early as January to a suspected Russian plot to pay bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan, in line with officers briefed on the matter.
The officers briefed on the matter mentioned the evaluation had been handled as a intently held secret however that the administration expanded briefings about it over the past week — together with sharing details about it with the British authorities, whose forces have been amongst these mentioned to have been focused.
An image is coming into focus of a president who was briefed, however ignored the briefing, as his administration tried to maintain the truth that the Russians who seem to have one thing on Trump put a bounty on the heads of US troops in Afghanistan a secret/
None of that is the conduct of an administration that’s inserting the safety of the troops and the pursuits of the American folks first.
As a substitute of performing instantly and taking motion towards Putin once they discovered in regards to the bounty, Trump tried to cover the information and forestall it from getting out.
All of that is in line with the conduct of Trump and his administration over the past almost 4 years.
Trump knew in regards to the bounty, however as an alternative of punishing Putin, he tried to cover data from the American folks, which is why many say that Trump isn’t simply working for Putin. He’s additionally working towards america.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White Home and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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