The New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News and now the Associated Press have all confirmed reports from US intelligence sources that Russia offered bounties on US troops to the Taliban in Afghanistan during peace talks between the countries and Trump was briefed on this important issue.'
Trump has denied any knowledge of these sanctioned assassinations by his BFF Vladimir Putin on behalf of Mother Russia.
Trump's outgoing press secretary also claims he was never briefed on the topic.
The story broke days ago and any competent president would have strategized over the weekend when this story hit on Friday to inform Americans. Instead, the Trump administration is clinging to the stance of being clueless.
During today's press briefing Trump's outgoing press secretary was asked if Trump had a message to Moscow about Russia's bounty program.
"Does the President have a specific message for Moscow given these reports?" a reporter asked.
Kayleigh replied as though she didn't understand the question., "A specific message for Moscow?"
That's what he asked.
"No, because he has not been briefed on the matter,' she said. "As I've noted there is no consensus in the intelligence community and in fact there are dissenting opinions."
He still should have been briefed over the weekend to discuss this and look at all the intelligence reports to see if this is true and is still happening.
I also wonder if there really are dissenting opinions. If Trump was never briefed, was it because intelligence officials were afraid of Trump's weird and cozy relationship with Putin to bring it up in the first place? Did they fear for their jobs or national security breaches?
As usual Trump is an incompetent imbecile, driving national security straight into the Kremlin.
Or maybe this:
It does takes a long time to translate intelligence information like this into a coloring book for him.
— Dr. John Biggan (@Biggan4Congress) June 29, 2020
And of course, this:
You can’t have “dissenting opinions” on actual facts.
— Lira (@LoudmouthLira) June 29, 2020