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Pentagon says ‘no corroborating’ evidence to stand up NYT report on Russian bounties
Fox News ^ | June 29 2020 | Jennifer Griffin, Edmund DeMarche

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 Afghanistan—and around the world—most 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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 201009; 20100906; 202007; 2020election; afghanistan; bounties; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; election2020; fakenews; mediawingofthednc; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; nytimes; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; russia; smearmachine; taliban
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Don't worry, the NYT will simply make up another story.
1 posted on 06/29/2020 10:59:20 PM PDT by knighthawk
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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


2 posted on 06/29/2020 11:08:05 PM PDT by dp0622 (The very future of the Republic is at stake. dems will do ANYTHING to win.)
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Don't worry, the NYT will simply make up another story.

That is an understatement of Biblical proportions. 😁

3 posted on 06/29/2020 11:09:04 PM PDT by Mark17 (Father of US Air Force commissioned officer, and highly trained, competent USAF combat pilot.)
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To: knighthawk

All the chit that is unfit to print. All in the Ny Slimes!


4 posted on 06/29/2020 11:11:37 PM PDT by vpintheak (Live free, or die!)
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5 posted on 06/29/2020 11:12:33 PM PDT by 2aProtectsTheRest
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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.

Thank God.

Finally.


6 posted on 06/29/2020 11:30:40 PM PDT by cba123 ( Toi la nguoi My. Toi bay gio o Viet Nam.)
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DoD vs NYT — a tough call these days.


7 posted on 06/29/2020 11:39:23 PM PDT by Gene Eric ( Don't be a statist!)
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To: knighthawk

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.


8 posted on 06/29/2020 11:50:32 PM PDT by pepsionice
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But they wouldn’t do it to protect their reputation.

DK


9 posted on 06/30/2020 12:19:06 AM PDT by Dark Knight
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To: knighthawk

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?


10 posted on 06/30/2020 12:32:31 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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L8r


11 posted on 06/30/2020 12:33:36 AM PDT by preacher ( Journalism no longer reports news, they use news to shape our society.)
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If true it’s been a year and they still haven’t found anything to confirm it.


12 posted on 06/30/2020 12:35:23 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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All yesterday, my phone kept notifying me of FNC stories: “Why wasn’t Trump briefed?” Well, uh...because it’s not true?


13 posted on 06/30/2020 12:40:55 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 ("SHUT UP!" he explained.)
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To: piasa
Great. But the worthless local news media repeated the NYT lie over and over today, bet they won't bother reporting the truth even once 😡.
14 posted on 06/30/2020 12:44:04 AM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: knighthawk

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.’


15 posted on 06/30/2020 12:46:13 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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16 posted on 06/30/2020 12:46:56 AM PDT by timestax
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The New Jork Slimes is yet again a victim of a Russian Counter Intelligence Operation.

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.


17 posted on 06/30/2020 1:45:58 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama Fascism:http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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18 posted on 06/30/2020 2:01:34 AM PDT by knarf
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If anyone believes anything coming from a liberal news outlet...........They are an IDIOT!!!!


19 posted on 06/30/2020 3:31:39 AM PDT by afchief
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To: knighthawk

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.


20 posted on 06/30/2020 5:46:58 AM PDT by rrrod (6)
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