Russian Bounties On American Soldiers: What DID The White House Know?

The ‘they said/he said’ continues on Capitol Hill. A new report overnight says the White House DID know about the Russian bounty on American soldiers as early as March 2019. But the Trump administration won’t likely budge on the previous assertion that President Trump never knew.

At a White House briefing, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany insisted that "alleged intelligence" fueled reports that Russia placed bounties on the heads of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. She told reporters that neither the President Trump nor Vice President Mike Pence were briefed on any such intelligence. She said there is no consensus within the intelligence community about the allegations.

Either way, House Democrats believe the reports and are criticizing Trump for his "inaction" against Russia. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says he’s deeply concerned about reports and if true, Schumer said consequences against Russia "must be swift, strong and unmistakable."

Source: White House