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Reschenthaler: 'Geopolitics' Proves Russia-Taliban Reports Untrue

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Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (Doug Mills Pool via Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 29 June 2020 03:13 PM

If reports are true claiming Russians bribed Taliban fighters to attack American troops, then the United States must get to the bottom of it and hold Russia accountable, but "anyone who knows anything about geopolitics" in the region knows the stories probably aren't accurate, Rep. Guy Reschenthaler said Monday. 

"The Russians are not friends of the Taliban," the Pennsylvania Republican told Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo. "Russia is not flush with cash right now since petroleum has hit really low numbers. So I find it very suspect. It's also incredibly politically convenient."

Instead, Reschenthaler said he's "read this book before" and knows how it ends.
"It's some low-level, uneducated bureaucrat that thinks he or she is onto something," the lawmaker said. "The information is not credible. Instead of working through the chain of command, that low-level bureaucrat runs to the New York Times or the Washington Post and the liberal media takes it up to damage the administration. I suspect that scenario is more likely. It's just to damage the president."

Meanwhile, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-NY, has plans to subpoena Attorney General William Barr later this week, and Reschenthaler said that's because Nadler has "seemed obsessed from day one" to go after President Donald Trump. 

"We've done nothing but have hearings," said Reschenthaler. "This is what we've been doing in the Judiciary Committee, having show hearings and really for the most part not concentrating on anything that can help the American people...Democrats are simply trying to discredit attorney general Barr before the (John) Durham report is released and I think that's going to be very telling on what the Obama administration was doing, spying on the Trump campaign team."

The United States also has been "asleep" for too long on China, and it has exploited the situation, said Reschenthaler. 

"They're stealing our intellectual property," he said. "They're engaged in corporate espionage, everything from military to pharmaceuticals to quantum mechanics, you name it."

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