Announced an hour earlier, the briefing took place as a rival during Trump's election year Joe Biden
accusing the President of evading his duties as commander in chief by not acting on intelligence when it first appeared in the President's Daily Newspaper, a highly classified summary of the secret of the nation.
The White House confirmed the information was neither verified nor credible, and said it could not reach Trump because there was no consensus in the intelligence community about its authenticity.
But Information about Russian bonuses
are included in the President's Daily Summary around the spring, according to a US official with direct knowledge of the latest information. That assessment, the source said, supported by "some information" supports the view that there is an attempt by the Russian intelligence unit – GRU – to pay bonuses to kill American soldiers, including the interrogating Taliban prisoners and electronic eavesdropping.
Trump is not fully or frequently read PDB, something famous in the White House. Instead, he was summarized by his intelligence officials two or three times a week.
Not confirming whether the information was put into written documents – something she claimed would never "sit here and confirm or reject" – press secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed Trump had read.
"The president has read and he also uses verbal intelligence," she said when asked why Trump did not …