WASHINGTON | us president, Donald Trump, reads the notes sent to it by the intelligence services, assured on Tuesday the White House in response to questions about his attitude in a case involving Russia.
According to the New York Times, u.s. intelligence has acquired the conviction that Moscow has distributed incentives to insurgents to kill american soldiers in Afghanistan. However, these items were included in a written note sent to the president at the end of February, according to the newspaper.
The White House hammered for several days that the president has not been breffé on this matter, raising questions over its degree of involvement in these issues and on the attention it pays to the confidential documents that are transmitted to him.
“The president reads,” assured Kayleigh McEnany, a spokesman for Donald Trump, during his press conference.
“It is constantly informed and breffé on intelligence matters”, she added.
“The president is the person most knowledgeable of the planet Earth about the threats we are facing”, she said.
The White House says there is no consensus on this matter within the intelligence community.
The democratic leaders of Congress have asked the director of the CIA, Gina Haspel, and the director of u.s. intelligence, John Ratcliffe, they inform quickly all members of the House and Senate on this issue.
“We need to know if the president Trump has been informed, and if yes, when,” said Chuck Schumer, the leader of the minority democrat in the Senate.
With Donald Trump, “all roads lead to Putin”, has launched the president democratic party of the House of representatives, Nancy Pelosi.
The suspicion against her is rooted in his promise pre-election to an upturn in relations with Vladimir Putin, but also on the suspicion of collusion between the Kremlin and its campaign team who have poisoned a good part of his mandate.