Written briefing on suspected Russian bounties, CPAC play meeting both on Feb. 27

  • On Feb. 27, Trump was briefed on the possibility that a Russian military intelligence unit may have secretly paid Taliban-liked militants to kill US and coalition forces in Afghanistan, according to a report from The New York Times.
  • The same day, Trump had a prolonged meeting with the producers behind a dramatized play about ex-FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, and met with African American media personalities to discuss “community empowerment.”
  • The White House and Trump denied that the president was briefed on the suspected Russian operation, with Trump claiming US intel “did not find this info credible” and therefore did not report the situation to him or Vice President Mike Pence.
  • However, three NATO officials told Business Insider that they were briefed on the situation and the investigation into the suspected plot.
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