Business Insider: NATO officials say they were briefed on Russian bounties on US soldiers in Afghanistan — even though Trump claims he wasn’t* The New York Times reported on Friday that US intelligence found that Russian military operatives offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants in exchange for US casualties in Afghanistan.
* The Times reported that US intelligence had briefed President Donald Trump on it. However, Trump said over the weekend he was not, saying US intelligence “did not find this info credible.”
* Three NATO officials told Insider they had been briefed on the matter by US intelligence, with two saying they were told about a week ago.
Three NATO officials say they had been briefed on intelligence that Russian operatives were secretly offering cash bounties to Taliban-linked militants for US casualties in Afghanistan — as President Donald Trump claimed he was not, and dismissed news reports on the intelligence as a “possibly another fabricated Russia Hoax.”
The revelation that US intelligence had briefed the White House on the Taliban bounties had been a closely-held secret for several months, until US officials began briefing UK and other European allies last week.
The intelligence was first reported Friday in The New York Times and has since been widely confirmed.
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WNU Editor: Business Insider says that the intelligence has been confirmed. Confirmed by whom? According to BI their confirmation comes from three anonymous NATO sources?!?!?! I have been following this story very closely and the only ones who are confirming this story are other news outlets who are just repeating the original story from the New York Times. As for NATO being briefed …. no one is confirming that (as of this posting).
Update: Maybe the reason why President Trump is doing nothing is because US intelligence believes it did not happen …. Why did Trump do nothing about Russia’s bounties on US troops? (David Plotz, Anthony L. Fisher and Henry Blodget, Business Insider).