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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump was not knowledgeable in regards to the alleged intelligence that reportedly advised that Russian intelligence had solicited killings of US troops by the Taliban* in Afghanistan, the White Home mentioned.
“The US receives hundreds of intelligence experiences a day and they’re topic to strict scrutiny. Whereas the White Home doesn’t routinely touch upon alleged intelligence or inside deliberations, the CIA Director, Nationwide Safety Advisor, and the Chief of Workers can all affirm that neither the President nor the Vice President have been briefed on the alleged Russian bounty intelligence. This doesn’t communicate to the advantage of the alleged intelligence however to the inaccuracy of the New York Occasions story erroneously suggesting that President Trump was briefed on this matter”, White Home Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany mentioned in a Saturday assertion.
The Kremlin had not been made conscious of the accusations, press secretary for Russian President Dmitry Peskov mentioned on Saturday. “These days, we are inclined to get amused at such publications”, he advised reporters.
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry representative, the media report is yet one more pretend information pursing to disrupt the Afghan peace course of.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has refuted the reports, saying that these rumorus are getting used as a way to create obstacles to the US pullout from the nation. The spokesman burdened that the Taliban’s actions weren’t associated to any intelligence physique or international nation.
On Friday, The New York Occasions printed an article the place it cited unnamed authorities sources as saying that Trump had been offered with an intelligence report that claimed that Moscow may have paid a bounty to armed Islamic insurgents in Afghanistan to assassinate US troopers. The outlet mentioned Trump had to date didn’t act on the report.
*Taliban is a terrorist group banned in Russia.