Former national security officials are questioning the White House’s claim Trump never knew about a Russian bounty on US troops
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- Russia placed a bounty on the heads of US troops in Afghanistan, and Trump chose not to act after being briefed on the matter, according to a report Friday by The New York Times.
- The White House on Saturday pushed back against the story, claiming that “neither the President nor the Vice President were briefed on the alleged Russian bounty intelligence.”
- But former national security officials questions say that if this is true, it exposes huge failings in the Trump administration’s national security apparatus and want to know why the president would have been kept in the dark.
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After an explosive report claimed that a Russian military intelligence unit in Afghanistan offered a bounty to Taliban-linked…