Trump administration officials have briefed several House Republicans on intelligence that both supports and undermines the conclusion that Russian Federation was running a covert bounty operation, two anonymous officials were quoted as saying.
"Nothing?" Schumer said. "Donald Trump, you're not being a very strong president here as usual".
The New York Times cited two unnamed officials as saying officials gave Trump a written briefing in late February laying out their conclusion that Russian Federation had paid bounties.
Former Intelligence Community attorney Susan Hennessey said additional intel leaks were caused by the administration's "lies".
"There is no consensus within the intelligence community on these allegations", White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McNenay said to the media.
The members expressed concern over the recent increase in violence, which continues to take the lives of innocent civilians.
The bounty deal would have had Russian Federation paying Taliban fighters to kill American soldiers.
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"If in fact Putin and his cronies have been sponsoring the murder of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan, there is no question that there should be swift and severe consequences", Schumer said on the Senate floor.
"Looks like Trump administration kept this corroborating intel even from the Republican lawmakers briefed yesterday", NYU law Prof.
Michael McCaul, the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and fellow representative Adam Kinzinger were in the briefing led by U.S. director of national intelligence John Ratcliffe, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and national security adviser Robert O'Brien. Pelosi said on Sunday that she had yet to be briefed on the subject.
"Many of us do not understand his affinity for that autocratic ruler who means our nation ill", Schiff said.
Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, also joined in the briefing.
Multiple former administration officials I spoke to for my upcoming book, "The Madman Theory: Trump Takes on the World", which will be published August 11 by Harper Collins, paint a picture of a President often unwilling to hear bad news about Russian Federation. "And she made that decision because she didn't have confidence in the intelligence that came out". The meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, according to people familiar with the scheduling who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information hadn't been released publicly.
Three officials told the newspaper that electronic data supported information Taliban detainees gave US intelligence officials during interrogations. That same month, the newspaper published an anonymously sourced story saying that Trump campaign staffers had repeated contacts with Russian intelligence officials - allegations that former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey later said were "almost entirely wrong".
"U.S. service members raise their right hands to protect and defend the United States".
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