President Donald Trump was reportedly briefed on potential Russian bounty on US troops in Afghanistan on February 27 — the same day he had a prolonged meeting with the producers behind a dramatized play about ex-FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
The New York Times reported on Monday that Trump received a written briefing on the suspected Russian operation back in late February, in which a Russian military intelligence unit may have secretly offered bounties Taliban-linked militants to kill US and coalition forces in Afghanistan.
One official pinpointed to The Times the date of the President’s Daily Brief as February 27.
The Associated Press also reported on the president being briefed on the possible Russian operation but offered a timeline that dated a year earlier than what was laid out by The Times.
On February 27 of this year, The Daily Beast reported that Trump spent 45 minutes with the actors and producers behind a dramatized play depicting former FBI agent Strzok and former FBI lawyer Page, who exchanged text messages about the upcoming 2016 election while having an affair — and have become targets of Trump’s ire.