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Outrage erupts after White House says Trump has no message for Moscow, hasn’t “been briefed” on Russia bounties

Outrage erupts after White House says Trump has no message for Moscow, hasn’t “been briefed” on Russia bounties

The White House threw fuel on the fire of the rapidly escalating Russian bounty scandal this afternoon when Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced that the President did not have a “specific message for Moscow” in the wake of astonishing reports that allege Russia is paying bounties to Taliban members for killing American servicemen in Afghanistan.

Instead, she claimed that he had “not been briefed” and that there was “dissent” within the intelligence community about the reports. But as many commentators were quick to point out, the President had already said that the intel was “not credible” in a tweet on Saturday in a transparent and laughable attempt to exonerate himself.

It either is not credible or there’s no consensus — it can’t be both. On top of that, intelligence does not have to be confirmed for the president to have been briefed about it, especially for something as alarming as a rival nation putting out bounties on our soldiers.

Social media immediately erupted in an outrage over the tepid response from the administration.

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