Trump Was Right About News Hoax: US Intel Can’t Prove Russians Put Bounties on American Troops


During the election season, the establishment media were working overtime to dig up stories that would hurt former President Donald Trump’s chances at re-election. Now one of those major stories is increasingly coming into doubt. A June 26 report from The New York Times claimed that Russia had offered secret bounties to militants in Afghanistan to encourage them to kill American troops. This story caused major outrage and led Democrats to levy accusations of treason against Trump. Leftists said at the time that the president’s relationship with Russia’s Vladimir Putin had put American troops in danger. At the time, Trump called the report “fake news,” saying on Twitter, “Intel just reported to me that they did not find this info credible, and therefore did not report it to me or @VP. Possibly another fabricated Russia Hoax, maybe by the Fake News @nytimesbooks, wanting to make Republicans look bad!!!” On Thursday, he seemed to be proven right.

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