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Politics Trump was reportedly briefed on possible Russian bounties on US troops on February 27 — the same day he had a 45-minute meeting with producers behind a dramatized play about ex-FBI members Peter Strzok and Lisa Page

07:42  01 july  2020
07:42  01 july  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

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" He either didn't know that Russia was offering bounties for killing American troops or didn't care enough to remember a Trump on Sunday denied having been briefed on the matter, as the "And since when is Trump briefed only on fully verified information? After all, his team made sure to tell

27 , specifically. Moreover, a description of the intelligence assessment that the Russian unit had carried out But in denying that Mr. Trump was briefed , administration officials have been coy about how it is “ He was not personally briefed on the matter,” Ms. McEnany told reporters when asked

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  • On Feb. 27, Trump was briefed on the possibility that a Russian military intelligence unit may have secretly paid Taliban-liked militants to kill US and coalition forces in Afghanistan, according to a report from The New York Times.
  • The same day, Trump had a prolonged meeting with the producers behind a dramatized play about ex-FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, and met with African American media personalities to discuss "community empowerment."
  • The White House and Trump denied that the president was briefed on the suspected Russian operation, with Trump claiming US intel "did not find this info credible" and therefore did not report the situation to him or Vice President Mike Pence.
  • However, three NATO officials told Business Insider that they were briefed on the situation and the investigation into the suspected plot.
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President Donald Trump was reportedly briefed on potential Russian bounty on US troops in Afghanistan on February 27 — the same day he had a prolonged meeting with the producers behind a dramatized play about ex-FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

Biden says he may request classified briefing on alleged Russian bounties

  Biden says he may request classified briefing on alleged Russian bounties The Trump administration has not offered Biden’s campaign the opportunity for such a briefing, the former vice president said.The Trump administration has not offered Biden’s campaign the opportunity for such a briefing, the former vice president said, a tradition for major party nominees once they’ve locked up the nomination.

Jun.29 -- President Donald Trump wasn’t briefed on reports that the Russian government paid bounties for American and allied troops to be killed in Afghanistan because there was no consensus among intelligence officials on the veracity of the claims, said White House press secretary Kayleigh

US soldiers reportedly had a bounty placed on their heads by RussiaCredit: Getty Images - Getty. The White House had claimed that Trump was never One source said the information about Russia bounties on US troops was included in late February , while the other said February 27 specifically.

The New York Times reported on Monday that Trump received a written briefing on the suspected Russian operation back in late February, in which a Russian military intelligence unit may have secretly offered bounties Taliban-linked militants to kill US and coalition forces in Afghanistan.

One official pinpointed to The Times the date of the President's Daily Brief as February 27, according to a Monday report from The Times.

The Associated Press also reported on the president being briefed on the possible Russian operation but offered a timeline that dated a year earlier than what was laid out by The Times.

Former national security adviser says the Russia bounty plot shows Trump is 'surrounded by sycophants and weaklings who aren't doing their jobs'

  Former national security adviser says the Russia bounty plot shows Trump is 'surrounded by sycophants and weaklings who aren't doing their jobs' "We have a president who is doing our arch-adversary's bidding And he is surrounded by sycophants and weaklings," Susan Rice said.The former Obama administration adviser rejected the White House's assertion that President Donald Trump was never briefed on the intelligence suggesting Russia was paying bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill US troops in Afghanistan.

Jun.29 -- President Donald Trump wasn’t briefed on reports that the Russian government paid bounties for American and allied troops to be killed in Afghanistan because there was no consensus among intelligence officials on the veracity of the claims, said White House press secretary Kayleigh

President Trump early Sunday denied that he had been briefed on reported Russian bounties placed on U . S . troops in Afghanistan, and called for The New York Nobody's been tougher on Russia than the Trump Administration. With Corrupt Joe Biden & Obama, Russia had a field day , taking over

On February 27 of this year, The Daily Beast reported that Trump spent 45 minutes with the actors and producers behind a dramatized play depicting former FBI agent Strzok and former FBI lawyer Page, who exchanged text messages about the upcoming 2016 election while having an affair — and have become targets of Trump's ire.

The low-budget conservative play, titled "FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers," debuted at CPAC on Feb. 27, with Strzok played by actor Dean Cain, who played Superman in the 1990s ABC show "Lois and Clark," and Page played by "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actress Kristy Swanson.

"We went for a 15-minute meeting that took 45 minutes," playwright Phelim McAleer told The Daily Beast at the time. "We were there for 45 minutes in the Oval Office, and he loves it, he loves the play."

Later on Feb. 27, Trump met with African American media personalities, like Candace Owens and Diamond and Silk, to discuss "community empowerment," The Daily Beast reported. Meanwhile, the Dow took another dive the same day, amid early market fears prompted by the then-emerging coronavirus pandemic.

GOP senator calls for Russian bounties briefing after reviewing intelligence

  GOP senator calls for Russian bounties briefing after reviewing intelligence Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said on Wednesday he believes the administration should brief the Senate on reports that Russians offered bounties to Taliban-linked fighters to target U.S. troops in Afghanistan after reading classified intelligence. Toomey, in a statement, said he had read documents made available behind closed doors but that it had raised more questions for him."I have reviewed the classified information regarding bounties, upon which recent news reports are based. This information raises many questions and administration officials should come before the Senate and provide a classified briefing and answer questions from all members," Toomey said.

Jun.29 -- President Donald Trump wasn’t briefed on reports that the Russian government paid bounties for American and allied troops to be killed in Afghanistan because there was no consensus among intelligence officials on the veracity of the claims, said White House press secretary Kayleigh

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said neither Trump nor Vice President Mike Pence were briefed on the possible Russian operation.

"The United States receives thousands of intelligence reports a day, and they are subject to strict scrutiny," McEnany said during a Saturday press briefing.

Trump also claimed US intel did not report the situation to him nor Pence, claiming US intel "did not find this info credible" and calling The Times' report "possibly another fabricated Russia Hoax."

Russia has also denied the report.

However, three NATO officials told Business Insider that they were briefed on the suspected Russian operation.

"We were briefed [by the Americans] on a potential threat to our troops in Afghanistan from operatives potentially linked to the Russian intelligence services," one NATO military intelligence official said. "There is no indication that our troops — or any non-US NATO troops — have been targeted in these attacks, but all NATO services with casualties in Afghanistan over the past two years are currently checking for any connections."

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Former White House national security adviser John Bolton said Thursday that he had personally weathered President Donald Trump's anger at receiving intelligence briefings pertaining to Russia. © Alex Wong/Getty Images Then National Security Adviser John Bolton listens to U.S. President Donald Trump speak during a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in the Oval Office of the White House April 9, 2019 in Washington, DC.

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