“In a normal world, the president would get on the phone to his foreign counterpart and warn him, … But not in this world, unfortunately.”
Russia has been courting the Taliban at least since 2014 with money and weapons, ostensibly to fight ISIS, certainly to undermine the American effort in Afghanistan.
“You’re making a mountain out of a molehill here,” said Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI).
This is a man helped into office by our enemies, who chose to put those enemies before his country. Selling us out, putting us at risk and sacrificing our lives is what he does.
Democratic leaders said they are still waiting for a briefing from intelligence officials and were not given “new, substantive information.”
Trump doesn’t like intel outside his comfort zone, and officials are reluctant to push information in person that he’ll resist. The chance he’ll read the briefs? “Basically zero.”
The real target of Taliban revelations about a plan to kill Amb. Khalilzad is the Afghan government's intelligence service. The U.S. is investigating the threat—cautiously.