Spies and Commandos Warned Months Ago of Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops – The New York Times

“In a statement in reaction to questions, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the bulk leader, stated he had long alerted about Russias work to weaken American interests in the Middle East and southwest Asia and kept in mind that he wrote a modification last year rebuking Mr. Trumps withdrawal of forces from Syria and Afghanistan. Mr. Trump likewise recommended that the advancements might be a “scam” and questioned whether The Timess sources– government officials who spoke on the condition of privacy– existed.Mr. Trump then pivoted to assault former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who slammed the president on Saturday for stopping working to punish Russia for offering bounties to the Taliban, as well as Mr. Bidens son, Hunter, who is the target of unverified claims that he assisted a Ukrainian energy firm curry favor with the Obama administration when his dad was vice president.