White House says Trump was not briefed on Russian bounty intelligence
The White House is pushing back on reports that President Trump was briefed about an alleged plot by Russia to pay Taliban-linked fighters to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. CBS News correspondent Nikole Killion and CBSN political contributor and Washington Post national political reporter Sean Sullivan join CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said at Monday's White House briefing that President Trump wasn't briefed on intelligence that Russians offered the Taliban bounties to kill U.S. troops. The intelligence was not verified, McEnany told reporters. Watch her remarks. The White House says President Trump was never told about possible intel that Russia offered money to Taliban-linked fighters to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy joins CBSN to talk about the latest. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says that President Trump was not briefed on US intelligence reports that Russia put bounties on US troops in Afghanistan. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says that President Donald Trump has been briefed on allegations that Russia offered bounties for killing American troops in Afghanistan, a day after saying he hadn't because it had not been verified. (June 30)