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Trump Got Written Briefing in February on Possible Russian Bounties, Officials Say

Breaking News: President Trump was given a written briefing in February on suspected Russian bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, officials said.

6/30/2020 5:11:00 AM

Breaking News: President Trump was given a written briefing in February on suspected Russia n bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan , officials said.

The investigation into Russia ’s suspected operation is said to focus in part on the killings of three Marines in a truck bombing last year, officials said.

10:25 p.m. ETAmerican officials provided a written briefing in late February to President Trump laying out their conclusion that a Russian military intelligence unit offered and paid bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, two officials familiar with the matter said.

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The investigation into the suspected Russian covert operation to incentivize such killings has focused in part on an April 2019 car bombing that killed three Marines as one such potential attack, according to multiple officials familiar with the matter.

The new information emerged as the White House tried on Monday to play down the intelligence assessment that Russia sought to encourage and reward killings — including reiterating a claim that Mr. Trump was never briefed about the matter and portraying the conclusion as disputed and dubious.

But that stance clashed with the disclosure by two officials that the intelligence was included months ago in Mr. Trump’s President’s Daily Brief document — a compilation of the government’s latest secrets and best insights about foreign policy and national security that is prepared for him to read. One of the officials said the item appeared in Mr. Trump’s brief in late February; the other cited Feb. 27, specifically.

Moreover, a description of the intelligence assessment that the Russian unit had carried out the bounties plot was also seen as serious and solid enough to disseminate more broadly across the intelligence community in a May 4 article in the C.I.A.’s World Intelligence Review, a classified compendium commonly referred to as The Wire, two officials said.

A National Security Council spokesman declined to comment on any connection between the Marines’ deaths and the suspected Russian plot. The White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, did not answer when pressedby reporters on Mondaywhether the intelligence was included in the written President’s Daily Brief, and the security council spokesman pointed to her comments when asked later about the February written briefing.

Late Monday, John Ratcliffe, the recently confirmed director of national intelligence, issued a statement warning that leaks about the matter were a crime.“We are still investigating the alleged intelligence referenced in recent media reporting, and we will brief the president and congressional leaders at the appropriate time,” he said. “This is the analytic process working the way it should. Unfortunately, unauthorized disclosures now jeopardize our ability to ever find out the full story with respect to these allegations.”

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The disclosures came amid a growing furor in Washington over the revelations in recent days that the Trump administration had known for months about the intelligence conclusion but the White House had authorized no response to Russia.Top Democrats in the House and Senate demanded all members of Congress be briefed, and the White House summoned a small group of House Republicans friendly to the president to begin explaining its position.

The lawmakers emerged saying that they were told the administration was reviewing reporting about the suspected Russian plot to assess its credibility, and that the underlying intelligence was conflicting, echoing comments from Ms. McEnany that the information in the assessment had not been “verified” because, she said without detail, there were “dissenting opinions” among analysts or agencies.

“There was not a consensus among the intelligence community,” Ms. McEnany said. “And, in fact, there were dissenting opinions within the intelligence community, and it would not be elevated to the president until it was verified.”But in denying that Mr. Trump was briefed, administration officials have been coy about how it is defining that concept and whether it includes both oral briefings and the President’s Daily Brief. “He was not personally briefed on the matter,” Ms. McEnany told reporters when asked specifically about the written briefing. “That is all I can share with you today.”

Mr. Trump is said to often neglect reading that document, preferring instead to receive an oral briefing summarizing highlights every few days. Even in those face-to-face meetings, he isparticularly difficult to briefon national security matters. He often relies instead on conservative media and friends for information, current and former intelligence officials have said.

American intelligence officers and Special Operations forces in Afghanistan began raising alarms as early as January, and the National Security Council convened an interagency meeting to discuss the problem and what to do about it in late March, The Times has previously reported. But despite being presented with options, including a diplomatic protest and sanctions, the White House authorized no response.

The administration’s explanations on Monday, in public and in private, appeared to be an attempt to placate lawmakers, particularly Mr. Trump’s fellow Republicans, alarmed by news reports in recent days revealing the existence of the intelligence assessment and Mr. Trump’s insistence he had not been warned of the suspected Russian plot.

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The assessments pointing to a Russian scheme to offer bounties to Taliban-linked militants and criminals were based on information collected in raids and interrogations on the ground in Afghanistan, where military American commanders came to believe Russia was behind the plot, as well as more sensitive and unspecified intelligence that came in over time, an American official said.

Officials said there was disagreement among intelligence officials about the strength of the evidence about the suspected Russian plot and the evidence linking the attack on the Marines to the suspected Russian plot, but they did not detail those disputes.

Notably, the National Security Agency, which specializes in hacking and electronic surveillance, has been more skeptical about interrogations and other human intelligence, officials said.Typically, the president is formally briefed when the information has been vetted and seen as sufficiently credible and important by the intelligence professionals. Such information would most likely be included in the President’s Daily Brief.

Former officials said that in previous administrations, accusations of such profound importance — even if the evidence was not fully established — were conveyed to the president. “We had two threshold questions: ‘Does the president need to know this’ and ‘why does he need to know it now,’” said Robert Cardillo, a former senior intelligence official who briefed President Barack Obama from 2010 to 2014.

David Priess, a former C.I.A. daily intelligence briefer and the author of “The President’s Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America’s Presidents,” said: “Many intelligence judgments in history have not had the consensus of every analyst who worked on it. That’s the nature of intelligence. It’s inherently dealing with uncertainty.”

Both Mr. Cardillo and Mr. Priess said previous presidents received assessments on issues of potentially vital importance even if they had dissents from some analysts or agencies. The dissents, they said, were highlighted for the president to help them understand uncertainties and the analytic process.

Lawmakers demanded to see the underlying material for themselves.“This is a time to focus on the two things Congress should be asking and looking at: No. 1 Who knew what, when, and did the commander in chief know? And if not, how the hell not?” said Senator Ben Sasse, Republican of Nebraska and a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leaders of the House and Senate, each requested that all lawmakers be briefed on the matter and for C.I.A. and other intelligence officials to explain how Mr. Trump was informed of intelligence collected about the plot.

The White House began explaining its position directly to lawmakers in a carefully controlled setting. Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff; John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence; and Robert C. O’Brien, Mr. Trump’s national security adviser, briefed a handful of invited House Republicans. A group of House Democrats was scheduled to go to the White House on Tuesday morning to receive a similar briefing.

There was no indication after the session with Republicans whether they had been told that the information was included in Mr. Trump’s written briefing four months ago. But afterward, two of the Republicans — Representatives Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Mac Thornberry of Texas — said that they “remain concerned about Russian activity in Afghanistan, including reports that they have targeted U.S. forces” and would need additional briefings.

“It has been clear for some time that Russia does not wish us well in Afghanistan,” they said in a joint statement. “We believe it is important to vigorously pursue any information related to Russia or any other country targeting our forces.”Other Republicans who attended the briefing were more sanguine. In an interview, Representative Chris Stewart of Utah said that he saw nothing unusual about the purported decision not to orally inform Mr. Trump, particularly when the situation did not require the president to take immediate action.

“It just didn’t reach the level of credibility to bring it to the president’s attention,” he said, adding that military and intelligence agencies should continue to scrutinize Russia’s activities. Read more: The New York Times »

....And Trump killed 120 million people with the Coronavirus Does anyone really believe the New York Times fakedansavage NYT lost its grove when they succumbed to bias.☹️ WOW, another piece of bad reporting by NYT You'd think, after all the recent problems they've had that they would start checking their info before publishing OR Are they just trying to effect election with hit pieces on Trump irregardless of the facts?

LesliePoolATX You let APD shoot teens and college students you are a LOCAL elected official do the job the people want defund the police. We get it NYT! Your raison d'etre is no longer to report news in an independent and objective way. You no longer have journalists who establish facts, verify sources and who are held accountable. Instead, your aim is to replace the democratic process with asperity driven bile.

Now this clearly speaks for his friendship, with selected leaders, of selected countries. This shows the kind of leader he is. Like his friends; he has used life of soldiers at stake for achievements of his goals. Okay, he says he wasn't briefed. Now he knows it. What is he going to do? Fake ny times, literally the cia has said this is false.. and that you also ruined their entire operation/investigation of this with your unauthorized push of this story

You’re fake news. Always were. Always will be. WOLF! WOLF!! WOLF !!!! (Russia,Russia,Russia) Gary Payton Just because it’s “intelligence” doesn’t mean it’s factual. I unlike you activist journalists will wait for the facts. Something you seen to despise. The same intelligence or sources that say he colluded with Russia 😂😂

Anonymous sources? You’re lying again NYT. It has been many years since you have ceased to be a legitimate newspaper, you’re nothing more than a propaganda sheet no better than Soviet era Pravda. I pray to god you pay for the intentional damage you’ve inflicted on this country. Sources tell me that the hates America just as much as they hate POTUS realDonaldTrump

Wait, I thought Putin liked Trump? Why would he do this if he wants Trump to remain in office? Problem is, he doesn’t read anything except twitter. Who said? Which officials? What’s the source? VOTE JOE! He used it in the oval toilet He can't read though. Did someone draw pictures for him? This just keeps getting better and better. Geez, what a mess this man has made of our nation. realDonaldTrump

I voted for Trump. Can a fellow Trump voter explain to me how we can possibly continue to support this man? I am at my whits end. I will not be voting GOP this fall. This is insane. BenHurst Written briefing? That was their mistake, I’m not sure Trump can read well enough to understand what they said

NICE TRY, NYT 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣👍 He probably didn’t understand what he was reading. One of those moments when just having a President who can read and does read would really useful. Or a president who doesn’t have financial entanglements with one of our most dangerous adversaries. Not sure this is even America anymore. TRE45ON

That has been debunked. Why are you still in business? Continued: Certainly Russia would be stupid to even think along these lines and Russia is not that Stupid! Relations between Trump and Putin are good and can’t see anything changing! bengiovine Says who? The NYTimes? One lies and the other swears to it. There is no sense in any of this, apart from the fact that gullible Trump haters will buy it hook line and sinker. People who vote for haters will get hate. People who appreciate common sense vote for Trump.

Certainly if he was notified would like to see document! Trump has called an end to American Invlvement in Afghanistan after 19 year so called War and has kept a small number of Soldiers still there! If Russia wants to be the new Policeman great! This War for US is OVER good BYE! I know for a fact that Trump is an agent of Russia my dear Trump judgement day is in November for you and right after you're going straight to jail

Ok but like, there needs to be colorful pictures for him to read it. Трампа к стенке!!!!✊💙💙💙💙💙✌️✌️✌️✌️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸Американский народ никогда не простит Трампу предательство своих героев!!!😡😡😡🤝👍👍👍💙💙💙💙💙 He doesn't care. Why did anyone ever think he gave a damn about the troops, the country, you, me or anybody else?

Since Mark Meadows took over and is Trump's whisperer look what all has happened. All the racist lying crap Trump's been saying has doubled.Meadows knew about the Russian bounty last year at the same time Trump found out. Meadows is just evil. For Trump it's Dereliction of duty. And how do you know that? You do realize that it’s a crime for someone to give classified information and to receive classified information

You can’t give him something to read! You need to produce a TikTok video and make sure their are lots of Trump banners in the background if you want to engage this imbecile. Even then, better get your point in quickly because gnats have longer attn spans This just proves TREASON and a long prison sentence for The Donald! ByeDon2020🇺🇸

And Trumps response? Perhaps he made one of those calls to His pal Putin who reassured him not so! You mean Obama did with Iran! Like I said, 'he doesn't tell Congress or the Media everything concerning foreign Affairs. Why? Because of what's happening now. Drama is all the Left knows. If this was something that came out while President Obama was in Office there'd be SILENCE. You'd hear CRICKETS. Hypocrits

Oh, that's why he didn't see it. Because it was written Let’s see if the MAGA crowd get as worked up about this like the did with Benghazi. bUt hEr eMaiLs Well that’s obviously the problem, when he can’t read it doesn’t do much good to be a written briefing FFS The failing NY Times. Lie after lie. Everything you write, proves false

Let me guess... you received this info by an unnamed whistle blower. Another Russian hoax. Good gravy! CanokarlaKarla realDonaldTrump Read moron Donald, read a 📖 or two 😉 To the surprise of no one at all, instead of addressing this, trump is whining about paint on a statue in Manhattan - the city he doesn't give a crap about.

If it doesn't have his name or pictures he won't pay attention. But Trump can't read...was that wise Russia, Russia, Russia. Here we go again. We have been fighting proxy wars with Russia since WWII. NYT thinks this is new. What a bunch of idiots. Wrong Read the Pentagon report There can be no doubt now .... the president of the United States, Donald Trump is a traitor to the country he swore to protect and defend.

trumpdoesntread! He can’t read. He won’t wear his glasses. If we didn’t have reading glasses for people, he would blame the Democrats. He is the first stupid sociopath I have ever seen. He is deplorable. Russians paid bounties; Assad used sarin in Damascus just as UN illegal gas inspectors arrived in Damascus; Russia used novichok to instantly hospitalize 2 people; Gaddafi was about to MASSACRE everyone in Benghazi; Hussein had WMD's; Iraqi soldiers dumped babies out'f incubators

Trump pulled Troops from Germany after he was briefed about the Russian Bounty Hunters killing Americans. Sadly for us, he has stated he doesn’t bother to read them. He is a traitor. No other way to say it. He sold out. At this point I don’t care what he knew when. I want to know what he plans to do with this information now?

Bullshit This doesn’t seem like good news for President Bone Spurs, the Law and Order President, the tough guy who loves our military. kayleighmcenany will take to the podium shortly and blame Obama and Biden for failing to prevent the bounty while they were in office. The man literally doesn't read. They have to give him bullet points and he doesn't read those.

Liar Is that Steve Carell? carlivatiron You know he can’t read TRE45SON at the highest level of office. Off with his head! - Queen of Hearts voice. Lol 😂😂😂 I pray when this all over we don't end up like the people in these third world countries , Cause we're looking like them on TV right now. Shameful we can not see what's being done to this country.

You guys are so dumb, lol. Name the officials Incompetent corrupt traitor LIARS!!! CROOKS!!! He f-ing knew!! HE F-ING KNEW! Y'all know damn well Spanky and reading don't go together. Problem - you have to read to see it. He responds only to verbal. Trump was briefed because he cannot read. He probably snubbed it off like he did with the Corona virus.

But Benghazi right? Well, he in fairness, he was busy doing nothing about the COVID situation around that time... Children in cages. He made life difficult for farmers that feed me. And now lying about the care of soldiers that protect me. Bye! I am done. That’s the problem. The briefing was “written.”We all know Trump has trouble reading. Isn’t it great that the job requires the President to read briefings everyday and he can’t even take the time to read? We definitely will make America great when we are lead by the non-readers.

I'm old enough to remember when this was called 'Benghazi' and the person supposedly responsible, who wasn't even the president, was hauled in for 13 hours of testimony, with Congress continuing to hold hearings about it long after she had vacated her position. He most definitely was given the briefing but he never cared to serve in the army so why would he care about any of the soldiers that dead for his freedom. He serves Russia not the United States 🙄

So trump wasn’t lying! Everyone knows he can’t read. Suck it lamestream media! Where are the Joint Chiefs? It’s time. He needs to be handcuffed and removed from office immediately. Let the courts deal with him. Can survive a few more months of Pence. So, from time these supposed bounties were offered, how many coalition deaths in Afghanistan have there been?

Similar revelations are going to surface in the years following his presidency. We won’t really know how despotic and corrupt this administration was until we see what was also happening under the surface. Trump tweet that is FAKE NEWS! Failing New York Times, coming soon DJT must resign immediately !!! TrumpResignNow

Fake news loser nytimes Maybe Trump didn’t read the same papers as Obumma. Apparently someone should have rolled it up and smacked him on the nose with it so he’d pay attention Trump (PutinsPuppet ) and the GOP should be arrested now for Treason before they can cause more damage to America. It's that simple.

And how many times after that was he still publicly Putin’s fan boy? OK, now he has plausible deniability about not being briefed. He can't read. PaHouseDems Make no mistake, this is all hands on deck. This is not an exercise. We can agree that if we let this go and accept it as the new normal, the future is already known and there is no point in voting. This is not acceptable. Never.

Its time these ‘irresponsible’ journalists and news outlets are made to identify their sources of info. Just saying, “...Officials say.” Is NOT going to get it! When it concerns our National safety. It becomes a TREASONOUS ACT, if not true! He is not only disgraceful but also disrespecting every American voters that brought him to the office and most damagly destroying the most respected house in world....'THE WHITE HOUSE' what a shame change being brought

Lying Yo...! When realDonaldTrump heard that the boys at Ryker's were looking for bitches, he sent his resume... 😆😅🤣😂 PaHouseDems So there may have been POSSIBLE Russian bribes. But as usual, the NYT pushes the narrative that is was absolute fact. Looks like Trump was trying to kill his own soldiers for a relationship with his lover Putin let that sink in , and he was getting high because he loved his phone calls with Putin.

RebeccaBuck GIVE TRUMP A BREAK! He was too busy not caring about covid deaths to have time not caring about the troops. MAGA I told you ratcliffe couldn't be trusted! he's a republican politician...aaaannd he lied! The manchild is a moron so it's doubtful he could have even read the note if it was in a 72pt bold font.

He was busy declaring the Coronavirus a hoax! So when does DNI_Ratcliffe resign again? I missed that part of him being a useless, unqualified lapdog. the so-called genius can't read? Russia again!?! Lol What a joke... Lol.. I mean, it proves nothing since we know he doesn’t read unless it’s majority pictures

Shit, now they're saying they knew in early '19. 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️ TRE45ON TraitorTrump DumpTrump2020 More political hit job. You are literally the worst source of new next to CNN. When you're dealing with a powerful country like Russia that has its own policies negotiate and compromise instead of both sides trying to force what they want on one another which is never going to truly work

Here is an excerpt from an AP article: I am proud to be a usa born citizen but at the same time no country is perfect and no country is totally bad and not everybody is going to agree with USA foreign policy Until they have real and undeniable evidence that Russia did this I think it's foolish for them to assume that it was a plot and that they did it directly or indirectly I'm making these allegations without proof I definitely not going to help relationships with Russia

Is it the same OFFICIALS that said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction MORONS!!! There's your explanation for the disconnect. It's a WRITTEN briefing. He simply didn't read it!! If it was in joined up handwriting, the man child will have struggled to read it!! The key here is suspected, which means it isnt verified. There is a huge difference in the intelligence world between verified and unverified intelligence reporting. The government will rarely if ever act on unverified intel, especially something as serious as this.

Trump😁 Damnnnn parscale realDonaldTrump VP VPComDir VPPressSec PressSec kayleighmcenany TeamTrump This is BAD if this true which seems to be verified by two sources and written documentation... So what does this mean do Russians have power over our president or the president put our service members in clear and present danger and hasn’t done anything about it or doesn’t care?

If they put it on Twitter instead of in the confidential briefing he would have seen it. Thank you NYTIMES! Stop telling us the polls. We need people to vote to insure we end this narcissist’s rule. When it comes to Putin realDonaldTrump has no balls. I’ve never heard trump stand up to Putin. Not once. Someone get this man a prescription for 2 testicles.

Keep it up, ! Keep salting that fat slug. Treason You've totally changed your story. You've gone from HE KNEW to he should read more. What story will you tell us tomorrow? Just wait for the,”If it was important, he would have been orally briefed” chorus. Fake news HillaryClinton fucking told us bunkerbitch was a putin puppet. AgentOrange PutinPuppet orangejulius.

DonnieDoLittle DoesTrumpEverWork trump lies & doesn’t read PDB’s or anything, he’s laziest president ever! Yeah, but her emails. Damn girl Horse shit He won’t have read it.... A written briefing? Of course he didn't see it. He's not into that. WELL.... I have figured out the 'disconnect'. He was given a written alert, but we ALL know trump cannot read!!!

They know he doesn't read unless it's about him. First we find out about his lack of response to the pandemic and now this. So many lives lost. But, ppl voted for him for some reason. Oh yeah, the stock market was good and we got a slew of incompetent judges. This is next level Why do they give realDonaldTrump a written briefing when they know he doesn't read?

But due to his bone spurs flaring up, deferred any action against Russia (except to bunker down).🤫 The White House said he or the Vice President was briefed on this and there was conflicting reports from inside the intelligence community. At some point NYTimes has to be accountable and stop with the fake news. These “reporters” should be held accountable.

'I WAS ELECTED TO LEAD, NOT TO READ' gop gop silent Complicit And he is still denying. This disease of lying to the American people is absolutely pathologically incurable. To save the Republic from eminent danger from present wrong leadership, we must vote to expel him and his cohorts from our govt,otherwise he may sell WH one day.

Boring your news what about of virus with George Soros and Obama gate? And he also peed on Russian hookers too, right? You have ZERO credibility! Why are you trying to cause WW3 ? Well... There's your problem right there. GOP ImpeachTrump now!!!!! VeteransAgainstTrump I am an angry Veteran. realDonaldTrump needs to be arrested and charged as a traitor.

AJDelgado13 You think he actually READ a written briefing 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 PressSec shouldn’t the press secretary resign for lying to the American people? That was the problem it was in writing and not a FoxAndFriends special. Always submit reports in the format it will be best received.

TraitorsOfAmerica - senatemajldr LindseyGrahamSC SenTomCotton lisamurkowski SenSusanCollins MarshaBlackburn DevinNunes GOPLeader SenateGOP when are you going to hold TraitorTrump accountable for selling our country? CountryOverParty AmericaOrTrump Our president “reading” anything... USMC realDonaldTrump Is there a crime more serious than premeditated murder? The answer is yes. The crime is TREASON KremlinRussia_E

On the hands of the United States is the blood of 10 thousand Soviet soldiers who were killed by the Taliban taught by American instructors from weapons supplied by the United States John Bolton would have given that briefing. He went on Tapper today and denied any knowledge of the bounties. You’re running with a story with no proof after Kayleigh dismantled your reporters today.

Half of his cabinet is on the Epstine island express too. Glad they can read! Not surprised!!! Putin must have some really good dirt on Trump, wonder if we’ll ever find out🤔🤔🤔 What officials? Confirmed since 2019!...😒 Is this enough to actually chuck this doofus now & not wait till Nov!? SpeakerPelosi SenSchumer JerryNadler HASCDemocrats okay fine, you too SASCMajority we're the bottom of the abyss, how much deeper shall we go!?🧐

He doesnt read...he is smarter than the generals remember? Like you have never seen, bigley! Sucks that the two leaders are 70+year old,is there any non senior citizen candidates 🤷🏼‍♂️ Because Trump never mentioned this relationship but limited himself to saying that he never had relations with Russia

A written briefing? Everyone knows that Trump doesn't read. FakeNews NYT is just feeding all their sheep here .. Funny how these stories break on Sunday, just in time for CNN and MSNBC to have something to talk about and accuse Trump of for a week or so! Trump loves America and would NEVER let this happen! HRC yes...Trump hell no! Move on to next weeks scandal!

U KNEW it was coming. His name will soon be in Webster’s next to ‘Liar’. I’d love to know your sources, if they even exist. Republicans will not want an open inquiry. Many of them are beholden to Putin. Recall that handful of republicans from the House were in Russia on the Fourth of July? They are all in. Putin’s poison reaches deep. TreasonTrump

tinyboo49 AP has it back to 2019. Ya'll need to catch up on your own reporting. People who support donald dump are blind to see he never cared about our troops. He insulted Mr. Mccain politics aside, of course donald dump never served he got an excuse. Imagine if this was the other way around! Don’t people’s life matters?

On a scale of 1 to 10 how big of a traitor to America is Trump ? Are we talking full puppet or flipped by bankruptcy ? omg CanadaStopArmsSaleToTurkey If they gave it to him in writing they were obviously hiding it. You can’t blame him for not knowing what they wrote down on paper. It probably didn’t even have any pictures in it.

NYT needs to burn in hell!!! Breaking News. TrumpIsATraitor AJDelgado13 In fairness, he probably got confused when he heard 'bounty' and thought he needed to throw more paper towels at hurricane victims. Its called proxy wars. The US and Russia have been playing that game for over 70 years. Its nothing new, but orange man bad i guess.

2019 or 2020? 'Written' briefing. Case closed, he didn't see it. BS 🤥🤥🤥🤥 Poor baby blocked me He’s done. This time for good. He either severely punishes Putin or he resigns. And we all know he can’t punish Putin. Bolton even briefed him 🤦‍♂️ In writing? The CIA and other intelligence agencies should know by now that our president cant read!

That lyin POS Cocksuckingmotherfucker. Probably was too long to read - did they make a movie of it? Just wondering when was the last time you actually investigated a story instead of regurgitating the same BS script you all were handed? Did you ask BarackObama about Obamagate or who else was on EpsteinIsland or why HunterBiden used Airforce 1 to take 29 trips? Ukraine

blanko34 We are officially out of L’s We all knew this. To the Twitiot? Unless they were crayon picture 'Kristof, N (2017b). There’s a smell of treason in the air' Keywords - Agenda-setting, BBC, fake news, framing, illusory truth effect, innuendo, media effects, news narrative, priming, pseudo-facts, psychology, Russiagate, Trump

If it wasn't a pop-up book or scratch and sniff stickers, he wasn't going to understand it. Try March 2019. The silence from the pro military right on this is deafening and disgusting. Yes. And he didn't care. And he doesn't now. His enemies are all Democrats, not Russians. WaywardWinifred And still nothing will happen. Trump still gets to lie, steal, kill and traitor.

Must not have pictures, drawings for reading He doesn’t read. He watches TV. Who’s the source? So it's okay that there were bounties on the heads of our troops? Alr Mr President, should we deport you to Russia to be with your bff Putin? Liars .. you know In the Bible it says when God is blessing you the devil works overtime to destroy it!! And that is how we see Trump!! God has blessed us with an amazing President and people like you are being used by the Devil to destroy it! Shame!!

That isnt count!!! He cant read. farnazfassihi And PressSec said should return it PulitzerPrizes. Like the virus, incompetent TraitorTrump was briefed by intelligence in February about the bounty put on our soldiers by Russians and DID NOTHING PutinsPuppet PutinOwnsTrump TRE45SON Traitorinchief TrumpMeltdown TrumpCorruption TrumpBetrayedOurTroops TrumpBetrayedAmerica

Same sources as Russian Collusion?😂 BS cooked up by fakenewsnyt to prop up their BidenBeHidin joke. VoteRedToSaveAmerica2020 If true: then the person who wrote this brief thinks their job includes briefing the press or someone who has access to the President's briefs is leaking them. LOL, insurgents kill for free at every opportunity.

TRUMP = All on the record intelligence officials have denied the President or VP were briefed on this but we are supposed to believe anonymous sources from the NYT?😂. When is the NYT going to stop with these anonymous hit jobs that all blow up in their faces? Without pictures he wouldn’t have understood.

FO is all this taking place because of huge Obamagate scandal that was exposed just recently involving Biden or is it because of upcoming Durham report or both reasons to blow smokescreen? LockHimUp TraitorTrump TraitorGOP tdcave THIS POS IS JOHN RADCLIFFE HE DWELLS IN CONSPIRACY LAND HE IS THE Director of National Intelligence HE KNOWS TRUMP HAS LIED ABOUT THE RUSSIAN BOUNTY ON US DEAD SOLDIERS. HE WILL NOW LIE AND DEFEND TRUMP'S IGNORANCE OF THE RUSSIAN BOUNTY. REPUB SENATORS KNOW HE IS A SLEAZE

Lies!!!! You people need a job!! Working for a sanitizion department because you are slready close to the sewers! That was their first mistake. He doesn't read! They should've given him a happy meal and hired ronald mcdonald to sing the briefing to him. If it was credible he would of been breifed AJDelgado13 This would be a good time to test drive that Dept of Justice memo. Because we can't wait until January to arrest and indict him.

Yeah ok he cares about our troops oh what else he loves black n brown ppl n he especially loves all those kids he took from their parents, but never adopted them. What else do you followers want to believe.Oh yeah he loves you too. N he’s going to give you money to run your farms The Speaker of the House will be sworn in tomorrow morning.

Does anyone have the EXACT names of our service personnel who were murdered by-direction of Trump via Russia's Taliban militias? Will their families be allowed to sue Russia, Trump and the US Government for such a heinous act? Can Trump be charged with murder and Treason? I believe a 100% he knew about it he's a traitor he don't give one cent about anybody but himself and it cost Americans families pain of there love ones being slaughter and he did not try to stop it what a chicken scared of Putin period

fakedansavage TRE45ON Well THERE’S the problem! The briefing was written. In words. Probably big words. TWO American soldiers died in all of 2019. But, heck don’t let facts disturb your obsession and lies about this President. Maybe he doesnt know how to read This is disgraceful and if proven true we have traitors serving in public office.

TrumpKnewDidNothing madchad412 And you all were so mad with some back guy taking a knee Breaking News: President Obama was given a written briefing in February on suspected Russian bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, officials said. Imagine the reaction. Well here's the problem right here. This would have required Donald Trump to read...

He needs to be impeached tomorrow. I'd love to hear a single person anywhere defend this. Either incompetent or a flat out traitor, in any case, not a leader. fakedansavage That explains it. trump can't read. We all know he doesn’t read. Welp, there goes another lie that no one believed anyways. A program 2 kill US military, fighting on foreign soil, by a third country is reminiscing of the CIA program 'Operation Cyclone'. Implemented in Afghanistan by the US 2 kill a maximum number of Russian solders by Mujahideen, who later become the Taliban. It came around.

Donald Trump is a liar Donald Trump is a traitor Donald Trump will destroy America if we let him Hey GOP, what are you doing about TraitorTrump TraitorTrumpResignNow realDonaldTrump senatemajldr GOPLeader LindseyGrahamSC marcorubio SenatorCollins SenJoniErnst We have seen, heard and discovered enough about Trump to know he is not on our side. So the question now is if this Republic can survive 5 more months until the election (if we have an election). If not, how do we legally remove a de facto dictator who has checkmated the system?

The problem with the 'source' is the last 4 yesrs of the lefts 'sources.' They wrote it cuz they knew he didn’t want to hear it and would never read it. Just wow He’s vile. Just vile. Ladies and gentlemen, this is what the White House said, and we continue to pay attention to the White House and the Black House in the United States. And say your opinion.

Let me guess the impeachment process distracted him from this as well? F$&k You realDonaldTrump from all veterans Despite the Trump butkissing, the AP outscoops you again. 🇺🇸So Trump was briefed. McEnany lied to us again. It looks like Pelosi was correct, with Trump, all roads lead to Putin.🇺🇸 What’s the heck is wrong with the Trump Administration?

He should be impeached....ohhh right AJDelgado13 You can't expect this president to read anything. Why would it be in a written briefing? *The president is Donald Trump, so this is actually a genuine question, no snark intended.* AmoneyResists TrumpTraitor Unless Donald Trump gets his information from Fox & Friends, Rudy Giuliani, or sock puppets, he will continue to disregard our own intelligence officers, even if it regards our own troops.

HOW MANY OF YOU TRUMP SUPPORTERS HAVE LOVED ONES STATIONED OVERSEAS? I DO AND I AM FURIOUS. GOP Will he be impeached finally? AJDelgado13 Of course realDonaldTrump was briefed. We know because the opposite of what he says is the truth. ProjectLincoln Oh look, getting high off leaked classified information, pushing a story that is likely to fall apart yet again!! I think those getting high off the crimes should be jailed. Get rid of this trash-heap!!

Why are they anonymous. Aren't they proud of what they did. So tiresome. Remember House hearing last week with whistleblowers. Then cross examined and it sunk. No one except the fools believe you. Can we turn him over to Iran? TrumpTraitor AJDelgado13 I guess they can keep their Pulitzer Prizes after all!

Trump: Never got it. Got it, didn’t read it. Read it, didn’t understand it. Understood it, didn’t know what to do. Knew what to do, chose not to. GOP kenjeong 🤬🤬🤬 It's time. We have been put through enough callousness. Stupidity. Death. Racism. Embarrassment in the world. The Trump experiment ends. Now it's up to how soon. TrumpIsUnwell Covid_19 resign

I do not understand when people question the most reputable newspaper but yet believe the biggest liar ever in the White House. Seems the leakers have had enough. Why the first story over the weekend did not sink him is just comical. But tons of people gathered around him. If this doesnt, there should be more leaking. By friday we will see a copy of the report with DT's signature on it.

This should be the biggest story of the orange mans presidency and it won’t even come in at 10th Treasonous!!!!!!! LOCK HIM UP!!!!! So, this means realDonaldTrump either has lied (again) about this, or this means that he intentionally doesn’t read things, or this means he can’t read. TrumpTraitor LIAR UnfitToBePresident

I don't believe a damn thing the NYT publishes anymore. “suspected Russian bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan” I mean.. yeah, duh, probably. Tf is Trump supposed to do? Announce to the public he’s looking into allegations of Russian interference w/ military operations in Afghanistan? How tactless are you people?

oops If it was more than 2 paragraphs and didn’t include illustrations he didn’t read it. ‘Officials’? Since the times accuracy rate is probably less than 10%, I’d like to get some names this time. FakeNewsMedia Fake corrupt news once again They’ll keep their Pulitzers, Twit. 😡 tre45on much?! 'President' Trump doesn't give a shit about any of us, or any of the troops. He's only in office for attention and money making opportunities.

AmberDirks Imagine owning the Libs by having to tell everyone that you can't read. SMDH 🤣 fakedansavage Silly briefers. Everyone knows he can’t read. Ric Grenell said this is not true! AJDelgado13 RESIGN TRUMP More lie from NYT. This is Trump: a Russian asset and a traitor. Wow. The American president knew about, did nothing about it and lied about not knowing. Wake up America. Trump is a disgrace to this country!

Was this during the realDonaldTrump impeachment hearings? My god, one fake story hardly ends before the next one is concocted. Total setup by the LyingNYTimes! Imagine a so called News Outlet posting classified information without the full story or complete evidence then running with it in dramatic fashion with blown up opinions all across the pages all with negative opinions of course all for some brownie points for the next hit job

Trump Denies Briefing On Russian Bounties Reportedly Placed on U.S. TroopsPresident Trump is denying a New York Times report that he was briefed on an alleged Russia n effort to pay bounties to Taliban -linked militants to kill Western forces — including U.S. forces — in Afghanistan . 'Nobody briefed or told me,' he tweeted. Of course he denies it. Everyone's a liar but him. TrumpTreason Alright. So where's his outrage over not being informed? It wasn't done with cartoons?

Trump denies briefing on reported bounties against US troopsThe Trump administration plans to brief select members of Congress after news reports that U.S. intelligence officials concluded Russia offered bounties to militants for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan . The president denies he was briefed on the matter. It’s treason, then. It has to be members from both parties or it won't fly. War time baby

Pelosi demands Trump administration briefing on Russian bountiesSpeaker Nancy Pelosi is demanding that the Trump administration brief all House members on the allegations that Russia ns have been paying Afghan militants to assassinate U.S. soldiers Seems to me this would be a good time for the House of Representatives to offer a substantial reward and full immunity to anyone that can come forward with first hand testimony that Trump was personally briefed on the Russia Bounty situation back in March. About damn bloody time! SpeakerPelosi would have been briefed on this if it were deemed valid information- is she hoping for a misstep? Why isn't she being asked about her National Security Briefings? Why is realDonaldTrump the only focus here?

Trump denies briefing about reported bounties on US troopsPresident Donald Trump has denied he was made aware of U.S. intelligence officials’ conclusion that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban -linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan . The Trump administration was set to brief select members of Congress on the matter Monday. The Trump only does what Putin tells him. Sad times for America. The fact that the Brits knew about it, almost impossible that Trump didn’t know. Impossible And? Should the response have been to immediately launch ICBMs? Should the response have been to immediately tell the press? A lot of assumptions are being made as to what Trump may or may not have done.

Trump shares video of seniors yelling, 'White power' and 'F*** Trump' at one anotherPresident Trump promoted a video Sunday that featured clashing protesters, one of whom chants, "White power." The video was apparently shot in the Villages, Fla. WH ignored Russian bounty on our troops The actual point: the person yelling white power was a Trump supporter If the battleground is now within The Villages, he is well and truly screwed. Usually you want to fight the battle outside your own base

Twitch Temporarily Suspends Trump For 'Hateful Conduct,' While Reddit Bans Pro-Trump Forum'The_Donald' subreddit, notorious for its controversial yet popular posts, had over 790,000 subscribers as of Monday morning. Maybe American social media should ban you, for spewing Chinese propaganda? Saying it was just a 'pro-trump forum' is putting it lightly. Well we trying to get rid of racist assholes, need to start at the top.