U.S. meeting member questioned the president not to read intelligence briefings White House spokesperson: He often reads
Kelly McNerney (Source: Law (Xinshe)
Overseas.com, July 1st US Congressmen questioned US President Trump’s failure to read intelligence agencies’ reports on confidential documents, White House spokesperson local time 6 Speaking at the press conference on October 30, Trump often read intelligence briefings.
According to Agence France-Presse, White House press secretary Kelly McNani said at the press conference: "The president often reads intelligence briefings. When it comes to the threats facing the United States, the president knows the situation best. People." McNani said, Trump has not been informed of this intelligence information, because the intelligence agencies believe that this information has not been confirmed.
On the afternoon of the 29th, US National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe, National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien, and White House Office Director Mark Meadows held a briefing at the White House to "reward" Russia The intelligence information of the Taliban reported to many Republican congressmen. White House officials reiterated at the briefing that neither Trump nor Vice President Pence were informed of the intelligence information, and the intelligence agencies have not yet agreed on the authenticity of the intelligence.
Texas Republican Congressman Thornberry and Wyoming Republican Congressman Cheney, after attending the briefing, issued a statement saying "still worried about this." Thornbury said: "Anything that might jeopardize the credibility of American soldiers and even reward their lives should be reported to the President immediately and a response plan should be proposed." Senator Suther, Republican of Nebraska, called on Congress to concentrate on obtaining Information, and questioned "Why didn't the president know the situation?" Texas Republican Senator Corning said that news reports on intelligence reflected the leak of confidential documents.
Gina Hasper, Director of the CIA, and John Ratcliffe, Director of National Intelligence, issued a statement on the evening of June 29, slamming the leak as not conducive to intelligence investigations, while admitting they are evaluating The threat faced by the US military. Haspel said in a statement: "Confidential information has been leaked, destroying key tasks such as collection and evaluation. This puts the military at risk and is a crime."
White House officials said they expected A briefing will be held for several Democrats on June 30 local time. Senator Warner of the Democratic Party of Virginia declined to comment on specific intelligence, "but the current government's continuous humiliation to Putin is not in the best interests of the United States." Former CIA analyst, Defense Department official, and Michigan Democrat Rep. Slotkin said Congress needs to know exactly what the intelligence is and how the White House responds.
The New York Times reported on June 26 that the U.S. intelligence service determined that armed personnel associated with the Taliban attacked the U.S. forces including the U.S. military in Afghanistan in 2019 and received a reward from the Russian military intelligence service. The media also reported on the 28th that US intelligence personnel and special forces performing missions in Afghanistan had reminded their superiors as early as January 2020.
The Russian Embassy in the United States reprimanded the New York Times’s The report is "unfounded" and "fake news." The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement criticizing the US intelligence service for "smuggling." The Russian statement said: "This low-level smashing clearly shows that the intelligence of the propaganda personnel of the US intelligence department How low they can’t make more credible words, they just talk nonsense.
Afghan Taliban spokesperson said that the organization “resolutely denied” related reports, “not accepting any intelligence or foreign favors.”
Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman In a statement on June 29, "So far, the US Department of Defense has no solid evidence to substantiate the allegations. In any case, we have always attached importance to the security of US troops stationed in Afghanistan and around the world, so we continue to take measures to prevent the harm caused by potential threats." (Overseas Net Li Fang)