Trump Denies He Was Told About Bounties On Troops

Reuters reports:

President Donald Trump on Sunday denied that he was briefed on reported Russian bounties placed on U.S. troops in Afghanistan and asked “fake news” The New York Times to identify its source. Taking to Twitter, the president stressed that no one in his administration had ever received such reports.

The story, released by The New York Times on Friday, claimed that Russia paid armed Islamic insurgents from the Taliban to attack US soldiers in Afghanistan. The newspaper reported citing an unidentified source that the US president was aware of the development but failed to take action.