President Trump took to Twitter early Sunday morning to break his silence on Friday’s bombshell report in the New York Times that a Russian military intelligence unit offered bounties to militants in Afghanistan to kill U.S. soldiers, even as Democrats sharply criticized the Trump administration for failing to respond.
Citing U.S. officials briefed on the intelligence, the Times reports that Russia last year offered and paid money to Taliban militants to kill U.S. coalition forces in Afghanistan.
Trump added that “Nobody’s been tougher on Russia than the Trump Administration” and claimed Joe Biden and former president Barack Obama allowed Russia to take over parts of Ukraine.
The president has been working to hammer out a peace deal with the Taliban to end the long-running Afghanistan war and administration officials told CNN Friday that the Trump administration is nearing a decision to withdraw more than 4,000 troops from Afghanistan by the fall.
On May 8-weeks after Trump had been briefed on the bounty report-Trump told reporters that the U.S. and Russia has a “Great friendship.”
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