Trump rejects reports: Russian bounty for attacks on Americans?

media reports about alleged Russian interference in Afghanistan and the inaction of the White house in this matter have given to the election campaign in the Un

Trump rejects reports: Russian bounty for attacks on Americans?

media reports about alleged Russian interference in Afghanistan and the inaction of the White house in this matter have given to the election campaign in the United States, new fabric, and Donald Trump have difficulty explaining brought. Has failed to the President for months to respond to the secret service, knowledge, according to which Russian agents of the Taliban bounties for the killing of American and other foreign soldiers have offered? Above all, his Challenger, Joe Biden, criticized Trump on the weekend so sharp, but also politicians of their own party to demand an explanation.

Christian Meier

editor in the policy.

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Friedrich Schmidt

Political correspondent for Russia and the CIS in Moscow.

F. A. Z.

How many times the President said then on Twitter. The secret services had him " not just reported back that they considered this information to be credible," wrote Trump on Sunday night in the short message service. Therefore, the findings had been submitted neither to him nor Vice-President Mike Pence under. Perhaps, so Trump went on, were the whole matter to a media-fabricated story in order to harm the Republicans.

Indirect confirmation by the White house?

A statement of the spokesperson of the White house from Saturday night, could meanwhile be regarded as indirect confirmation, that the said intelligence knowledge exist. About this several Newspapers reported, first, the "New York Times"; you have not relied on information named secret service employee. This according to media reports, the American services have reached months ago to the conclusion that a unit of the Russian military have secret offered service in the last year, secretly bounties for successful attacks on soldiers of the Nato-led Mission "Resolute Support" in Afghanistan.

The findings are based in part on Interrogations with captured Afghan insurgents, and Criminals. But also the discovery of a large amount of Dollars after the storming of a Taliban Outpost of the secret service should have alerted staff. At least one American soldier, the "New York Times" wrote on Monday, citing its sources, had been killed as a result of the bounty offers. In March, the secret service findings are to be discussed for the first time in the National security Council, and also Trump should have been informed. A number of possible counter-measures had been proposed, a decision was made, therefore, yet, however.

Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 13:19

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