After Trump Called It A Hoax, Pompeo Warns Russians Against Offering Bounties To Kill US Troops
Fri, 08/14/2020 – 21:00
The late June ‘Russian bounties in Afghanistan’ story lasted no longer than a mere week given that some of the very publications pushing it were forced to walk it back based on not only key claims not bearing out, but a slew of top intel officials and Pentagon generals saying it was baseless.
And then like many other ‘Russiagate’-inspired narratives (in this case Trump was accused of essentially ‘looking the other way’ while Russians supposedly paid the Taliban to kill US troops), it was memory-holed.
But this apparently hasn’t stopped the State Department or the Pentagon from using it as leverage while talking to the Russians. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned his counterpart,…