Pelosi did not rule out measures against Russia after the article about "collusion" with the Taliban
The speaker of the house of representatives, Nancy Pelosi has requested a briefing for intelligence analysis of possible measures against Russia in connection with media reports that Russia allegedly offered the Afghan Taliban, the reward for attacking American soldiers in Afghanistan.
The New York Times, citing anonymous us intelligence officials published an article in which asserted that military intelligence of the Russian Federation allegedly offered a reward associated with the Taliban militants for attacks on American soldiers in Afghanistan. No evidence was provided. The Russian Embassy in the United States demanded from the authorities an adequate response to the threats made to the diplomats because of false news about Russia and Afghanistan. The Russian foreign Ministry called the media reports a fake. The US President Donald trump called the article "paid".
As reported on the website of the speaker, Pelosi sent a letter to the Director of National intelligence John Ratcliffe and the Director of the Central intelligence Agency Gina has Haspel to conduct "interagency briefing for all members of the house of representatives in connection with the alarming press reports that Russia has appointed a bounty for us soldiers in Afghanistan" and "unexplained behavior of the President of trump against Russia in the light of this report".
In particular, Pelosi writes that "the following questions arise: was the President informed, and if not, why not, and why Congress was not informed".
"Congress and the country need answers immediately. So I ask you to immediately prepare an interagency summary for all members of the house of representatives. Congress needs to know that known to the intelligence community about this serious threat to American troops and our allies and what are the options to attract Russia to justice," writes Pelosi.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the publication of the New York Times about the "conspiracy" of Russia with the Taliban, expressed regret that the largest and respected global media do not shun such "ducks". He added that the allegation of "conspiracy" is a lie. On the question of journalists, discussed if trump somehow this theme with Vladimir Putin in the course of this year, Sands said.