Skip to comments.Pentagon says ‘no corroborating’ evidence to stand up NYT report on Russian bounties
Posted on 06/29/2020 10:59:20 PM PDT by knighthawk
The Defense Department said late Monday that there is no corroborating evidence to support the explosive New York Times report last week that said the Russian military offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
The report sent shock waves through Washington and prompted President Trump to outright deny knowing anything about the intel cited in the report.
To date, DOD has no corroborating evidence to validate the recent allegations found in open-source reports. Regardless, we always take the safety and security of our forces in Afghanistanand around the worldmost seriously and therefore continuously adopt measures to prevent harm from potential threats, Jonathan Hoffman, the chief Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement.
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Yeah but is anybody really listening anymore except those who want to hear it?
all we see are these morons and monsters in the streets but I’m pretty sure over 50% of the country knows all of this is garbage and will vote for Trump
That is an understatement of Biblical proportions. 😁
All the chit that is unfit to print. All in the Ny Slimes!
I don’t know if they make the stories up, as much as willingly publish nonsense.
The NYT is so full of it.
Today I have been trying to listen to VOA. The network is now, FINALLY, publishing things free of the left-wing bias which is OUR ENTIRE NEWS INDUSTRY.
Haven’t yet got the news to read (I believe I just need headphones) but I am now reading the network.
DoD vs NYT — a tough call these days.
Some Afghan tribal guy should walk out of the ‘valley’ and suggest that he’s heard that the NYT has been offered a bribe to print true stories.
But they wouldn’t do it to protect their reputation.
Somebody just made up one.... claiming Trump was briefed on it a year ago.
Who was the briefer in 2019.... someone from the DoD or someone like Ciarmella?
If true it’s been a year and they still haven’t found anything to confirm it.
All yesterday, my phone kept notifying me of FNC stories: “Why wasn’t Trump briefed?” Well, uh...because it’s not true?
Funny thing is... there was a very similar story back in early September of 2010 , only in that story it was Iran paying bounties to the Taliban to kill US troops. The story ran on MSNBC, according to an old 2010 thread here. Click on the keyword ‘bounties.’
Just like Hillery Clinton and Obama have for years, the Dems fall for it every time, even to the point of erroneously impeaching President Trump with ZERO evidence.Putin knows exactly which Dem buttons to push and when.
The Dems and their wacko informant network within the deep state are stone cold idiots. The Russians have been playing the Dems like a fiddle for years.And now the Russians have done it yet again, sending Pelosi and Schumer into paroxysms of squawking,supercilious, indignant faux anger.They will try to impeach yet again? What idiots.
Once again, Putin is laughing his ass off as our elected officials chase their tails on one side of this issue or another. The NY Slimes staff and its source need to be charged with espionage.
If anyone believes anything coming from a liberal news outlet...........They are an IDIOT!!!!
On this I’m with the DOD...did it happen? Possibly. Part of Putin’s policy? ...maybe but doesn’t seem likely. Lower level depts orders? Most likely.
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