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Trump faces pressure over Russia bounties to kill US troops

8 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, ZEKE MILLER and JAMES LaPORTA
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday came under growing pressure to respond to allegations that Russia offered bounties for killing American troops in Afghanistan, with Democrats demanding answers and accusing Trump of bowing to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the risk of U.S. soldiers' lives.
Frustrated House Democrats returning from a briefing at the White House said they learned nothing new about American intelligence assessments that suggested Russia was making overtures to militants as the U.S. and the Taliban held...
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'That's just ludicrous': Former spies were floored by Trump's claim that no one told him Russia was paying militants to kill US troops

'That's just ludicrous': Former spies were floored by Trump's claim that no one told him Russia was paying militants to kill US troops

8 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The Trump administration is under fire amid reports that the White House failed to take action after being briefed on intelligence showing that Russia paid Taliban-linked militants secret bounties to kill American troops.
The White House pushed back on the reports, saying the president was never briefed on the intelligence because there was dissent within the intelligence community about its credibility.
The White House's claim that this information was not conveyed to Trump because there wasn't a consensus on its credibility is "horses-t," Steve Hall, the CIA's former chief of Russia...
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