Cliff notes. The Slimes completely fabricated a story in coordination with Bolton, "The Lincoln Project" and Soros.
The DoD, Intelligence, Russia and the Taliban all say the Slimes just fabricated this whole cloth.
This is not the first time that the Slimes has been caught doing this. At this point, ANYONE who posts anything from the times might as well be posting from the weekly world news. The papers have the same level of credibility.
The Slimes and the rest of the media establishment are truly pushing reasonable people to do unreasonable things.