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Wed May 6, 2020, 02:18 AM

Trump denies ties to Venezuelan attack with 2 US men jailed

Scott Smith and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press
Updated 11:15 pm CDT, Tuesday, May 5, 2020



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Security forces guard the shore area and a boat in which authorities claim a group of armed men landed in the port city of La Guaira, Venezuela, Sunday, May 3, 2020. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said on state television that security forces overcame before dawn Sunday an armed maritime incursion with speedboats from neighboring Colombia in which several attackers were killed and others detained.

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the United States had nothing to do with an alleged incursion into Venezuela that landed two U.S. citizens behind bars in the crisis-stricken South American nation.

Trump said he had just learned of the detention of the pair, accused by Venezuela of being mercenaries. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said they were part of an operation to kill him that was backed by neighboring Colombia and the United States.

“Whatever it is, we’ll let you know,” Trump told reporters in Washington before departing from the White House to Arizona. “But it has nothing to do with our government.”

Authorities in Venezuela identified the two men as Luke Denman and Airan Berry, both former U.S. special forces soldiers associated with the Florida-based private security firm Silvercorp USA. Military records show both decorated soldiers served in Iraq.

More:
https://www.chron.com/news/article/Trump-denies-ties-to-Venezuelan-attack-with-2-US-15248376.php

Also posted in LBN:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142487532

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Wed May 6, 2020, 05:45 AM

1. Which means he ordered it.

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