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Place : Afghanistan
Geo Path : Afghanistan
lat : 34.5309   lon : 69.136757

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Susan Hennessey wrote: “It is common for different intelligence agencies to attach different degrees of confidence based on the manner on underlying intel; that isn’t the same as there being disagreement over whether something happened,” “Maybe there really is a disagreement between agencies on whether this happened at all. But there is strong consensus among the reporting and the language the White House is using sure seems designed to obfuscate” External link

guardianTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:58:00 AM CEST

Steny Hoyer said: “The president called this a hoax publicly. Nothing in the briefing that we have just received led me to believe it is a hoax,” “There may be different judgments as to the level of credibly but there was no assertion that the information we had was a hoax” External link

news-yahooTuesday, June 30, 2020 6:33:00 PM CEST

Mikie Sherrill said: “These are very concerning allegations and if they’re true, Russia is going to face repercussions,” “We really pushed that strongly in the meeting” External link

apnewsWednesday, July 1, 2020 4:16:00 AM CEST

Robert O Brien wrote: “To those government officials who betray the trust of the people of the United States by leaking classified information, your actions endanger our national security,” External link

wishtvTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:49:00 PM CEST

John Bolton said: “He can disown everything if nobody ever told him about it,” External link

TheFrontierPost-enTuesday, June 30, 2020 6:46:00 PM CEST

Nancy Pelosi wrote: "The questions that arise are: was the president briefed, and if not, why not, and why was Congress not briefed," External link

rferlTuesday, June 30, 2020 8:32:00 AM CEST

Kayleigh McEnany said: “Intelligence is verified before it reaches the president of the United States,” “And in this case, it was not verified” External link

voanewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 8:10:00 PM CEST

Nancy Pelosi said: "Congress and the country need answers now," External link

ibtimes-ukTuesday, June 30, 2020 8:56:00 AM CEST

Katherine Clark told: “The president is saying that he did not know of this, but where’s the outrage from him, that he didn’t know about this?” External link

guardianTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:58:00 AM CEST

Steny Hoyer said: "President Truman used to have a plaque on his desk that said ‘The buck stops here.’ President Trump’s approach seems to be, dangerously, as he has said before, ‘I don’t take responsibility at all,'" External link

google-top-storiesTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:17:00 PM CEST

Eliot Engel said: "I mean, for God's sake, these are our soldiers, and if we're not going to protect them what are we going to do," External link

google-top-stories-innovatieTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:53:00 PM CEST

Steny Hoyer told: “The president called this a hoax publicly,” External link

mediaiteTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:58:00 PM CEST

Nancy Pelosi added: "Many serious questions remain regarding what the White House is doing to address threats to American and allied troops and to hold Russia accountable" External link

google-top-storiesTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:17:00 PM CEST

Robert O Brien said (about Donald Trump): "Because the allegations in recent press articles have not been verified or substantiated by the Intelligence Community, President Trump had not been briefed on the items," "Nevertheless, the Administration, including the National Security Council staff, have been preparing should the situation warrant action" External link

google-top-storiesTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:23:00 PM CEST

Jim Banks said: “Now it’s impossible to finish the investigation,” “Many in the media & Congress rushed to judgment before learning the whole story” External link

news-yahooTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:02:00 PM CEST

Joseph Biden said: "His entire presidency has been a gift to Putin, but this beyond the pale. “It's a betrayal of the most sacred duty we bear as a nation, to protect and equip our troops when we send them into harm's way" External link

expressTuesday, June 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM CEST

Jonathan Hoffman said: “The proposal that was approved not only meets the president’s directive, it will also enhance Russian deterrence, strengthen NATO, reassure allies, improve U.S. strategic flexibility and U.S. European Command’s operational flexibility, and take care of our service members and their families,” External link

thehillWednesday, July 1, 2020 12:41:00 AM CEST

Jonathan Hoffman said: "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" External link

news-yahooTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:30:00 PM CEST

Adam Schiff said: "We need to hear from the heads of the intelligence agencies about how they assess the allegations that have been made publicly," External link

news-yahooTuesday, June 30, 2020 6:33:00 PM CEST

Ben Wallace said: “On the issue of the reports which I think were in the New York Times, all I can say is: I’m aware of the intelligence” External link

thenationalWednesday, July 1, 2020 3:49:00 AM CEST

Robert O Brien said (about Donald Trump): "Because the allegations in recent press articles have not been verified or substantiated by the intelligence community, President Trump had not been briefed on the items," External link

itartass_enTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:50:00 PM CEST

Adam Schiff said: “The right people to give the briefing really were not in the room,” External link

politicoTuesday, June 30, 2020 10:40:00 PM CEST

Adam Schiff told: “The right people to give the briefing really were not in the room. We need to hear from the heads of the intelligence agencies about how they assess the allegations that have been made publicly. What can they tell us about the truth or falsity of these allegations? What can they tell us about steps they are undertaking or have undertaken to vet any information that they may have?” External link

news-yahooTuesday, June 30, 2020 6:33:00 PM CEST

Dmitry Peskov told: “You know, maybe I can say it’s a little bit rude but this is 100% bullshit,” External link

guardianTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:58:00 AM CEST

Joseph Biden said (about Donald Trump): “I don’t have all the details. But I don’t need the details to know how (Mr. Trump) has cozied up to Putin from the very beginning, giving Putin a standing that he does not deserve, undercutting our alliances in Europe and other parts of the world,” External link

wishtvTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:49:00 PM CEST

Michael McCaul said: "That's a very good question. What they told me that was that they had been in the process of vetting through the NSC," External link

google-top-storiesTuesday, June 30, 2020 9:43:00 AM CEST

Jonathan Hoffman said: "To date, [the Defense Department] has no corroborating evidence to validate the recent allegations found in open-source reports," External link

rferlTuesday, June 30, 2020 8:32:00 AM CEST

Adam Schiff said: “If the president doesn’t read, the president doesn’t read, and they should know that by now,” External link

politicoTuesday, June 30, 2020 10:40:00 PM CEST

Adam Schiff said: “Many of us do not understand his affinity for that autocratic ruler who means our nation ill,” External link

messenger-inquirerWednesday, July 1, 2020 7:24:00 AM CEST

Adam Schiff told: “We should be considering what sanctions are appropriate to further deter Russia’s malign activities,” External link

oannTuesday, June 30, 2020 10:34:00 PM CEST

Nancy Pelosi said (about Donald Trump): “One key question is if intelligence officials did not tell Trump about the intel that Russians offered the Taliban bounties to kill US troops because they were concerned that he would tell Putin,” External link

wishtvTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:49:00 PM CEST

Michael McCaul said: "They did stress that fact that they did everything possible to protect our forces over there," "And the record, according to them, the fact no one had been killed, you know, I think speaks to that" External link

google-top-storiesTuesday, June 30, 2020 9:43:00 AM CEST

Gina Haspel said: “Leaks compromise and disrupt the critical interagency work to collect, assess and ascribe culpability,” External link

voanewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 8:10:00 PM CEST

John Ratcliffe said: “The selective leaking of any classified information disrupts the vital interagency work to collect, assess and mitigate threats and places our forces at risk. It is also, simply put, a crime,” External link

jsonlineTuesday, June 30, 2020 9:49:00 AM CEST

Kayleigh McEnany told: "The president has been briefed on what is unfortunately in the public domain because of The New York Times and the irresponsible leaks," External link

thenationalWednesday, July 1, 2020 12:43:00 AM CEST

Mr Young wrote: “I believe that you would have wanted to know this critical intelligence information and be provided with the resources necessary to save the lives of our men and women in uniform,” “I stand ready to hold any members of your administration accountable for their gross negligence in performing such a grave responsibility” External link

washtimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 12:41:00 PM CEST

Kayleigh McEnany said: "There is no consensus within the intelligence community on these allegations," "In fact, there are dissenting opinions," External link

ibtimes-ukTuesday, June 30, 2020 8:56:00 AM CEST

Jonathan Hoffman said: “We will be providing timely updates to potentially affected personnel, their families and communities as planning progresses,” External link

thehillWednesday, July 1, 2020 12:41:00 AM CEST

Adam Schiff said (about Vladimir Putin): "There may be a reluctance to brief the president on things he doesn't want to hear, and that may be more true with respect to (Vladimir) Putin and Putin's Russia," "Many of us do not understand his affinity for that autocratic ruler who means our nation ill" External link

manilastandard-phWednesday, July 1, 2020 6:31:00 AM CEST

Kayleigh McEnany said: "The president has been briefed on what is unfortunately in the public domain because of The New York Times and the irresponsible leaks," "Yes, he has been briefed, but that does not change the fact that there is no consensus on this intelligence that still has yet to be verified" External link

thenationalWednesday, July 1, 2020 3:49:00 AM CEST

Adam Schiff said: "I don't want to comment on this particular case, but I will just say it's not a justification to say that the president should have read whatever materials he has. If he doesn't read, he doesn't read," "They should know that by now" External link

google-top-stories-innovatieTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:53:00 PM CEST

Ben Wallace told: “But I can’t comment on intelligence matters other than to say we take lots of measures to defend and make sure our soldiers ... are kept safe when deployed,” External link

thenationalWednesday, July 1, 2020 12:43:00 AM CEST

Adam Schiff added: “If there’s a problem with being able to brief the president on intelligence he doesn’t want to hear, that’s a problem for entire country’s national security,” External link

news-yahooTuesday, June 30, 2020 6:33:00 PM CEST

Steny Hoyer said (about Donald Trump): "President Truman said, 'The buck stops here.' President Trump says, 'I never saw the buck,'" External link

google-top-stories-innovatieTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:53:00 PM CEST

Kayleigh McEnany said: “There is no consensus within the intelligence community on these allegations, and in effect there are dissenting opinions from some in the intelligence community with regard to the veracity of what’s being reported, and the veracity of the underlying allegations continues to be evaluated,” External link

guardianTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:58:00 AM CEST

Chris Murphy said: “And if you continue ignoring the facts, more soldiers and marines are going to die.,” External link

google-top-storiesTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:23:00 PM CEST

Kayleigh McEnany said: "There was not a consensus among the intelligence community," External link

ksbyTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:55:00 AM CEST

Steny Hoyer said: "We did not receive any new substantive information," External link

manilastandard-phWednesday, July 1, 2020 6:31:00 AM CEST

Michael McCaul said: “We believe it is important to let this review take place before any retaliatory actions are taken,” External link

voanewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 8:10:00 PM CEST

Mac Thornberry told: “What the President and the DNI have said is that the President was not briefed, which to me is a very concerning statement,” External link

wishtvTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:49:00 PM CEST

Eliot Engel said: "asked me to put together a group of eight to ten members of the purpose of having a briefing," External link

google-top-storiesTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:17:00 PM CEST

Steny Hoyer said (about Mr Putin): “Why doesn’t the president question Putin? Why doesn’t the president condemn what Putin has done? Why doesn’t the president stand up for the United States? I mean, for God’s sake, these are our soldiers and if we’re not going to protect them, what are we going to do?” External link

news-yahooTuesday, June 30, 2020 6:33:00 PM CEST

Ben Wallace said: “It is absolutely true that countries like Russia have taken lots of malign activity against us,” External link

thenationalWednesday, July 1, 2020 12:43:00 AM CEST

Michael McCaul said: “There are already those who are politicizing this issue, however we cannot let politics overshadow a truth that Republicans and Democrats alike can agree on: the Putin regime cannot be trusted,” External link

washtimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 12:41:00 PM CEST

Ben Sasse noted: “Who knew what, when, and did the commander in chief know? And if not, how the hell not?” External link

newsnow-co-ukTuesday, June 30, 2020 6:55:00 PM CEST

Mitch McConnell said: "leave no stone unturned” in seeking further information. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming insisted there would be “ramifications” for any targeting of Americans. But Senate Republicans seemed less concerned and questioned the media reports. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he didn't think Trump should be “subjected to every rumor”. “Conclusions, apparently, were not reached," External link

messenger-inquirerWednesday, July 1, 2020 7:24:00 AM CEST

Adam Schiff said: “I find it inexplicable in light of these very public allegations that president hasn’t come before the country and assured the American people that he will get to the bottom of whether the Russians are putting a bounty on the heads of American troops,” “And that he will do everything in his power to protect American troops” External link

news-yahooTuesday, June 30, 2020 6:33:00 PM CEST

Jeanne Shaheen added (about Nancy Pelosi): "Russia’s adversarial actions against the United States demand a strong response, not appeasement”. In calling for briefings of lawmakers, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said " External link

jsonlineTuesday, June 30, 2020 9:49:00 AM CEST

Tobias Ellwood said: “If it’s deemed true, this is unacceptable behaviour of a permanent member of the UN security council to be acting in this way” External link

newsnow-co-ukTuesday, June 30, 2020 11:57:00 PM CEST

Michael McCaul said: “take swift and serious action to hold the Putin regime accountable,” External link

ahram-ENTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:44:00 PM CEST

Adam Smith said: “The American people and our service members deserve to know the truth about what the White House knew about these Russian operations that may have directly resulted in the deaths of American service members,” External link

HindustanTimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 6:42:00 AM CEST

Steny Hoyer added: “What can they tell us about the truth or falsity of these allegations? What can they tell us about steps they are taking or undertaking to vet the information they may have?” External link

news-yahooTuesday, June 30, 2020 6:33:00 PM CEST

Steny Hoyer told: "What we need is a briefing by the Intelligence community to give us their assessment of the credibility of this information," External link

xinhuanet_enWednesday, July 1, 2020 12:11:00 AM CEST

Adam Smith added: “Very concerning to me was that their initial response was that they just wanted to make sure we knew that the president didn’t know anything,” External link

voanewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 8:10:00 PM CEST

Steny Hoyer added: "Our focus was, what did the president know and when did he know it?" External link

google-top-stories-innovatieTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:53:00 PM CEST

Marc Polymeropoulos said (about Robert O Brien): “This entire episode falls on the feet of national security adviser O’Brien, who has the most daily access to the President,” External link

wishtvTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:49:00 PM CEST

Marc Polymeropoulos said: “They are peeling back the onion, from denial to acknowledgment,” “There seems to be little question that multiple streams of the raw intelligence was credible, with only a question of a need for further corroboration” External link

wishtvTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:49:00 PM CEST

Adam Smith said: “Based on what we heard today, it was information that (a) the president should have known about and (b) based on what we were told today, he did,” External link

voanewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 8:10:00 PM CEST

Robert O Brien said: "Nevertheless the administration, including the National Security Council, have been preparing should the situation warrant action," External link

rferlTuesday, June 30, 2020 8:32:00 AM CEST

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  • Bolton, Democrats urge Russia sanctions if bounty reports are true
  • UK minister says aware of intelligence relating to Russia paying Taliban to kill U.S. troops
  • Trump Faces Pressure Over Russia Bounties to Kill US Troops
  • ...
  • White House Updates More Lawmakers on Alleged Russian Bounties on US Troops in Afghanistan
  • US House intelligence panel chairman calls for Russia sanctions after bounty briefing
  • White House says Trump 'does read' intel briefs

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