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US walks back claim Russia put bounties on troops - but no Biden apology to Trump

20 days ago   |   By New York Post

The US government on Thursday downplayed a bombshell report that Russia may have placed bounties on US troops in Afghanistan - but White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki dodged questions about whether President Biden regrets attacking former President Donald Trump over the issue. A senior administration official told a group of reporters that the US...
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White House dials down likelihood Russia offered bounties in Afghanistan

White House dials down likelihood Russia offered bounties in Afghanistan

21 days ago   |   By Politico

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday there is not strong evidence that Russia allegedly offered bounties to the Taliban to target U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan.
Psaki said a review by the intelligence committee conducted in the wake of explosive news reports last year about the allegation determined its veracity with only “low-to-moderate confidence.”
The press secretary said that assessment was due to the information coming from detainee reportings and the “challenging operating environment in Afghanistan.”
“It's challenging to gather this intelligence and this...
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Donald Trump's latest attempt to return to Twitter ends a day later with a...

Donald Trump's latest attempt to return to Twitter ends a day later with a suspension

Summary List Placement Twitter suspended former president Donald Trump's latest attempt to get back on the social media site. The new account, called DJTDesk, on Thursday... Read more ...

DeSantis gives Fox 'exclusive' of him signing election bill

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Rep. Liz Cheney says House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy 'changed his story' on...

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Trump: Social Media Firms 'Must Pay a Political Price'

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Summary List Placement Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik, a far-right New Yorker looking to replace Rep. Liz Cheney in House leadership, has aggressively spread lies about the... Read more ...