President Donald Trump called the Russian bounty-gate another hoax concocted by Democrats and their newspaper partners.
“I think it’s a hoax,” Trump told Fox Business’ Blake Berman in an exclusive interview at the White House on Wednesday. “I think it’s a hoax by the newspapers and the Democrats.” Trump pointed to the lack of “verification of the claim Russia was paying the Taliban in Afghanistan to kill American soldiers and the lack of consensus among intelligence agencies.”
“I agree with the intelligence people,” Trump added. “I think frankly that many of the intelligence people didn’t think it was something that even happened. And if it did happen, the Russians would hear about it, and anybody else would hear about it that was involved.”
The New York Times reported that the President’s “national security adviser, Robert C. O’Brien, said on Fox News that Mr. Trump’s C.I.A. briefer had not brought it to his attention.
The Russian government denounced the bounty claims as nothing but lies. The Kremlin spokesperson suggested the New York Times has lost their reputation and once-earned prestige over such false reports. We view the New York Times reports as propaganda designed to hurt President Trump and help Biden. The story is another Russian-gate hoax.