The Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden attacked Donald Trump in a report. He said that if it is true, it will be against the commander-in-chief and his failure to protect the US military in Afghanistan. And the act of confronting Russia produced “really shocking revelations.”
The New York Times reported on Friday that U.S. intelligence officials concluded a few months ago that Russian military intelligence secretly assassinated and rewarded armed combatants linked to the Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan.
The report said that when the United States and the Taliban were holding talks last year to end the long war, the Russians provided rewards for the successful attacks last year.
The report has been confirmed by the “Washington Post”;.
“The truly shocking revelation is that if the “New York Times” report is true, I emphasize again that it is the US military commander-in-chief, President Trump, who has served in a dangerous battlefield, has known for a few months, the times, and the ratio It hasn’t been done badly,” Biden’s putative candidate Biden said in a virtual city hall.
Biden has been a former vice president for eight years, and he vowed to retaliate if elected president.
Biden said: “If I were elected president, don’t get me wrong, Vladimir Putin will face challenges, and we will impose a heavy price on Russia.”
The White House said that neither Trump nor Vice President Mike Pence had been informed of such intelligence.
Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement: “This is not referring to the merits of intelligence, but the incorrect reporting in the New York Times, which falsely implies that President Trump has Be informed of this matter.”
Russia called the report “nonsense”.
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “This sophisticated factory clearly illustrates the low intelligence of American intelligence propagandists, they do not have to invent more reasonable things to make up for this nonsense.”
The Times quoted a Taliban spokesman as saying that its fighters had such an agreement with Russian intelligence agencies.
The newspaper quoted an official familiar with the intelligence who asked not to be named as saying that the results of the investigation had been submitted to Trump and discussed by his National Security Committee in late March.
It is reported that officials have developed potential response measures from diplomatic complaints against Russia, but the White House has not approved any measures.
Biden slammed Trump because he reported no action.
The former vice president said: “Not only did he not impose sanctions on Russia for this serious violation of international law, nor did it have any consequences for Russia, Donald Trump continued to be in front of Vladimir Putin Carry out embarrassing sports to respect and devalue yourself.”
Biden called it “the most sacred duty we bear as a nation-to protect and equip our troops when our troops are injured”.
He said that Americans serving in the military have been queuing all their lives. He said: “However, they will never and never face such threats. The Commander-in-Chief turned a blind eye to the foreign powers and gave them a reward.”