US president donald trump has denied explosive media reports about alleged russian bounty on US soldiers in afghanistan.
"The russia bounty story is just another fake news made up story told only to hurt me and the republican party," trump wrote on twitter wednesday morning. Trump likes to pejoratively call anti-government media outlets like the new york times "fake news".
"The secret source may not even exist, just like the story itself," trump further tweeted. He asked the "new york times" to reveal its sources. "Just another duck!"A little later, he added that he had not been briefed on the matter because the possible intelligence information had not been backed up by further intelligence.