The American leader used shady, unofficial channels to obtain information about what is happening in Ukraine, according to The New York Times.
US President Donald Trump counts on shadowy, unofficial channels to receive information about what is happening in Ukraine. This was reported with reference to an informed source on October 23 by The New York Times (NYT).
According to the publication, the American president preferred to use not well-established political mechanisms вЂ” earlier information from a number of agencies influenced the decisions of the head of state вЂ” but on his own informal connections. The source emphasized that Trump was unlikely to pursue objectivity.
Fiona Hill, former director of the National Security Council (NSS) of the White House for Russia, told NYT that the US president preferred to discuss Ukraine with Kashyap Patel, an assistant to the NSS, officially responsible for countering terrorism. A number of interested parties, an anonymous source said, allegedly influenced TrumpвЂ™s opinion about Ukraine, which was largely formed by reports from Patel.