Allegations of Russian interference in U.S. military affairs abroad have surfaced, but the Trump White House denies the charge.
Meanwhile, Russia called the report “nonsense.”
“This unsophisticated plant clearly illustrates the low intellectual abilities of the propagandists of American intelligence, who instead of inventing something more plausible have to make up this nonsense,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
The U.S. President Donald Trump also denied that he had been briefed on reported U.S. intelligence that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan.
American intelligence officials concluded months ago that Russian officials offered rewards for successful attacks on American service-members last year, when the U.S. and the Taliban held talks to end the long-running war, according to The New York Times.
In a morning tweet this week, Trump said, “Nobody briefed or told me” or Vice President Mike Pence or chief of staff Mark Meadows about “the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians.”
“Everybody is denying it & there have not been many attacks on us,” he said.
Carol May, Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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