“I think I have enough scars as a result of reports (Trump – ed) data on Russia, which he probably didn’t want to hear it,” Bolton said in an interview with CNN.
He added that he agreed with the messages of other former officials, that trump did not pay attention to “negative information” associated with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The former adviser said that “everyone understands the nature of the activities of Russia, with the possible exception of the President.” However, according to him, the intelligence community continued to inform trump, “to deal with Russian threats, but usually the President grumbled and complained about it”.
However, Bolton refused to answer questions pertaining to the message The New York Times about the “conspiracy” of the Russian intelligence with the Afghan Taliban, saying that “cannot disclose classified information.”
On the eve of the TV channel reported that the negative attitude of the US President Donald trump communications concerning threats from Russia, has led to the fact that intelligence officials have become rarer and incorporate these into the briefings for the President.
“According to one former senior intelligence official, at the assistant of the President was one simple rule: never touch Russia”, – said the TV channel.
Workers who reported to the President, found that when the briefing included intelligence-related activities of the Russian Federation against the US, including proof of her meddling in American politics, “trump often exploded, demanding to know why they continue to focus on Russia, often questioning themselves information,” the report says.
The issue of trust trump intelligence on Russia arose after the publication of The New York Times, which asserted that the Russian military intelligence, the Taliban offered a reward for attacks on American troops in Afghanistan.
Trump in this regard, tweeted: “History of Russian reward – another, concocted the fake news told only to hurt me and the Republican party”.
“A secret source (of this information – if) probably does not exist, as this very story. If discredited by the newspaper the New York Times has a source, let him reveal it. Another deception,” the President added.
At the same time, Advisor to the President for national security Robert O’brien said the TV channel Fox News that the CIA officer who was instructed to hold briefings with the President, decided not to tell him about the messages concerning “collusion” between Russia and the Taliban because it was “unverified intelligence.”
Controlling the House of representatives of Congress, the Democrats insist on receiving from the intelligence community comprehensive information about the agreements of Russia with the Taliban. If this information is confirmed, they intend to initiate the inclusion of this issue in some form in the new military budget of the country and to impose new sanctions against Russia.
The speaker of the house of representatives Nancy Pelosi demanded the immediate imposition of sanctions.
“We must impose sanctions against Russia, and to do it immediately,” said Pelosi in an interview with MSNBC.
According to her, to trump’s “ignoring of facts” provided during the daily briefing – “the usual thing”.