John Bolton briefed Trump on Russian bounty plot — and it happened a year earlier than previous reports: AP – Raw Story

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Former Nationwide Safety Advisor John Bolton briefed President Donald Trump on an alleged Russian plot to supply bounties for the killing of U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan.

“Prime officers within the White Home have been conscious in early 2019 of categorised intelligence indicating Russia was secretly providing bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Individuals, a full yr sooner than has been beforehand reported, based on U.S. officers with direct data of the intelligence,” the Related Press reported Monday night.

“The evaluation was included in not less than one in every of President Donald Trump’s written every day intelligence briefings on the time, based on the officers. Then-national safety adviser John Bolton additionally instructed colleagues he briefed Trump on the intelligence evaluation in March 2019,” the AP reported.

The White Home has claimed that Trump was not briefed on the topic.

“The revelations forged new doubt on the White Home’s efforts to distance Trump from the Russian intelligence assessments. The AP reported Sunday that issues about Russian bounties have been additionally included in a second written presidential every day briefing earlier this yr and that present nationwide safety adviser Robert O’Brien had mentioned the matter with Trump. O’Brien denies he did so,” the AP reported.

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