(Washington) US President Donald Trump reads the notes sent to him by the intelligence services, the White House assured Tuesday in response to questions about his attitude in a case involving Russia.
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According to the New York Times , American intelligence has acquired the conviction that Moscow has distributed bonuses to insurgents to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan. However, these elements appeared in a written note sent to the president at the end of February, according to the daily.
The White House has been hammering for several days that the president was not briefed on this case, raising questions about his degree of involvement in these sensitive files and the attention he pays to confidential documents transmitted to him.
“The president reads,” said Kayleigh McEnany, spokesperson for Donald Trump during his press briefing.
“He is constantly informed and briefed on intelligence matters,” she added.
“The president is the most knowledgeable person on planet Earth regarding the threats we face,” she said.
The White House claims that there is no consensus on this matter within the intelligence community.
The Democratic leaders of the Congress asked the director of the CIA, Gina Haspel and the director of the American intelligence (DNI), John Ratcliffe that they inform as soon as possible all the members of the House and the Senate on This folder.
“We need to know if President Trump was informed and if so, when,” said Chuck Schumer, leader of the Democratic minority in the Senate.
With Donald Trump, “all roads lead to Putin”, for his part launched the Democratic President of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.
The suspicion towards him finds its source in his pre-electoral promise of an improvement in relations with Vladimir Putin, but also on the suspicions of collusion between the Kremlin and his campaign team which poisoned a good part of his mandate.