1. Russian bounties to Taliban-linked militants resulted in deaths of U.S. troops, according to intelligence assessments  The Washington Post
  2. Top conservatives demand answers on reports Russia paid Taliban to kill US troops  Fox News
  3. Trump denies being briefed on Russian bounty intelligence  CNN
  4. 'As bad as it gets': Pelosi, Democrats take aim at Trump over Russian bounty intelligence  NBC News
  5. Bolton blasts Trump for denying he was briefed on Russia offering bounties to Taliban to kill US troops  Fox News
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He also criticizes the president’s tweet in response to the reports.

Bolton: U.S. should consider ‘very severe measures’ over reports of Russian bounties - POLITICO

Russian bounties on coalition forces in Afghanistan are thought to have resulted in the deaths of several U.S.Russian bounties on coalition forces in Afghanistan are thought to have resulted in the deaths of several U.S.

Intelligence suggests Russian bounties led to deaths of several US troops in Afghanistan: report | TheHill

Russian bounties on coalition forces in Afghanistan are thought to have resulted in the deaths of several U.S.Russian bounties on coalition forces in Afghanistan are thought to have resulted in the deaths of several U.S.

Intelligence suggests Russian bounties led to deaths of several US troops in Afghanistan: report | TheHill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday denounced President Donald Trump's response to news reports that Russia placed a bounty on U.S. troops.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday denounced President Donald Trump's response to news reports that Russia placed a bounty on U.S. troops.

Pelosi condemns Trump response to reported Russia bounty on US troops

In the face of irrefutable evidence, the Kremlin continues to deny everythingIn the face of irrefutable evidence, the Kremlin continues to deny everything

Russian collusion with the Taliban can no longer be ignored by the Government's critics

Here’s what you need to know.Here’s what you need to know.

Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons. Due to intelligence gleaned from U.S. military interrogations of captured militants, it is believed that Russian bounties offered to Taliban-linked fighters in Afghanistan resulted in the deaths of several American service members, multiple people familiar with the matter told The Washington Post. The exact number is unclear, they said. The New York Times first reported the existence of the bounties on Friday, and on Sunday, the paper said U.S. spies and commandos first warned their superiors about the suspected plot as early as January. The C.I.A. reviewed the intelligence and confirmed the bounties, the Post reports, but the Trump administration has not yet decided what to do in response. One official told the Post Zalmay Khalilzad, the special envoy for Afghanistan, thinks Russia should be directly confronted, but some officials in charge of Russia on the National Security Council are wary of taking any immediate action. Catherine Garcia

Report: Russian bounties resulted in deaths of U.S. troops

The New York Times reported Friday that American intelligence officials have concluded a Russian intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan.The New York Times reported Friday that American intelligence officials have concluded a Russian intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth Demands Senate Hearing Into Report Russia Secretly Offered Bounties To Afghan Militants For Killing U.S. Troops – CBS Chicago

One of the top Republican lawmakers in the House joined on Sunday a growing list of legislators calling on the Trump administration to explain what it knew about the reports that Russian intelligence agents offered to pay bounties to Afghan militants who killed U.S. troops in the country.One of the top Republican lawmakers in the House joined on Sunday a growing list of legislators calling on the Trump administration to explain what it knew about the reports that Russian intelligence agents offered to pay bounties to Afghan militants who killed U.S. troops in the country.

Russian bounties on coalition forces in Afghanistan are believed to have resulted in the deaths of several U.S. troops, the Washington Post reported Sunday...Russian bounties on coalition forces in Afghanistan are believed to have resulted in the deaths of several U.S. troops, the Washington Post reported Sunday...

Russian bounties in Afghanistan resulted in U.S. deaths: report - MarketWatch

Bounties offered by Russia to Taliban-linked militants in exchange for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan are reportedly believed to have resulted in the deaths of some American service members.Bounties offered by Russia to Taliban-linked militants in exchange for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan are reportedly believed to have resulted in the deaths of some American service members.

Intelligence assessments indicate Russian bounties resulted in deaths of US troops: Report

China has extended COVID-19 tests to newly reopened salons amid a drop in cases while South Korea continues to face new infections as it eases social distancing rules.China has extended COVID-19 tests to newly reopened salons amid a drop in cases while South Korea continues to face new infections as it eases social distancing rules.

World hits coronavirus milestones amid fears worse to come

Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons. After finding a large amount of American cash during a raid on a Taliban outpost, U.S. intelligence officers and Special Operations forces in Afghanistan told their superiors as early as January that they suspected Russia was paying bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. and coalition troops, officials briefed on the matter told The New York Times. The money got "everybody's attention," one official told the Times, and was a key piece of evidence in determining the Russian plot. After interrogating captured militants and criminals, the intelligence community became confident that Russia offered and paid bounties in 2019, the Times reports. Top intelligence officials in Afghanistan knew about the information, which was included in reports, and the assessment went up the chain of command until it arrived at the White House, officials said. The Times first reported about the plot on Friday, saying the Trump administration has been discussing it since at least March, when the assessment was included in the President's Daily Brief. In response, Trump was presented with several options, including issuing a complaint to Moscow or imposing sanctions, but the White House has yet to authorize anything, the Times says. Military and intelligence officials are reviewing casualties to see if any U.S. or coalition troops killed in combat were victims of the plot. Trump tweeted on Sunday morning that "nobody briefed me or told me ... about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians, as reported through an 'anonymous source' by the Fake News @nytimes." Catherine Garcia

Report: U.S. spies, commandos warned about suspected Russian bounty plot as early as January

Trump called the New York Times report  'another hoax' and blames Obama and Biden for letting Moscow 'have a field day' Russian intelligence officers for News ArticleTrump called the New York Times report  'another hoax' and blames Obama and Biden for letting Moscow 'have a field day' Russian intelligence officers for News Article

BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump denies knowing that Russia offered the Taliban bounties to kill US troops - Euro Weekly News Spain Top News News Article

NYT, citing anonymous officials, had said Trump was briefed on US intelligence findings in March, but has not decided how to respondNYT, citing anonymous officials, had said Trump was briefed on US intelligence findings in March, but has not decided how to respond

Trump slams NYT report, denies being briefed on Russian bounties

US President Donald Trump's denial of media reports that he was briefed by intelligence officials of an alleged conspiracy between Russia and the Taliban over the killing of US troops in Afghanistan is "remarkable", former National Security Advisor (NSA) John Bolton said on Sunday (local time).US President Donald Trump's denial of media reports that he was briefed by intelligence officials of an alleged conspiracy between Russia and the Taliban over the killing of US troops in Afghanistan is "remarkable", former National Security Advisor (NSA) John Bolton said on Sunday (local time).

Ex-White House Adviser Joh Bolton Says, US President Donald Trump's Denial On Russian Bounty Plan Briefing Remarkable

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump denied Sunday being briefed on intelligence that reportedly showed Russia had offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing US soldiers in Afghanistan. The report by the New York Times sparked renewed questions about Trump’s reluctance to confront Russia over behavior that, if accurate, would represent a serious nationalWASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump denied Sunday being briefed on intelligence that reportedly showed Russia had offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing US soldiers in

Trump denies he was briefed on Russia-Taliban bounty intelligence | Arab News

Russian intelligence officers offered to pay Taliban militants to kill American troops in Afghanistan over the past year, amid peace talks to end the 18-year war there, a military official confirmed to ABC News on Sunday. U.S. intelligence agencies linked the effort to a Russian intelligence unit suspectedRussian intelligence officers offered to pay Taliban militants to kill American troops in Afghanistan over the past year, amid peace talks to end the 18-year war there, a military official confirmed to ABC News on Sunday. U.S. intelligence agencies linked the effort to a Russian intelligence unit suspected

Russians offered Taliban bounties to kill US troops: Military official

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On Friday, unnamed intelligence officials told The New York Times that Russian military intelligence has been offering bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill US...On Friday, unnamed intelligence officials told The New York Times that Russian military intelligence has been offering bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill US...

NYT’s ‘Russia Funded Taliban’ Article: How CIA Supported Afghan Jihadis, Documented - Sputnik International

“Nobody briefed or told me," Trump tweeted Sunday. "Everybody is denying it & there have not been many attacks on us."“Nobody briefed or told me," Trump tweeted Sunday. "Everybody is denying it & there have not been many attacks on us."

Trump casts doubt on report Russia put bounty on U.S. soldiers - New York Daily News

The U.S. has intelligence that Russian intelligence officers have offered to pay bounties to Taliban fighters who kill Americans, three people briefed on the matter said.A senior defense official downplayed the intelligence reporting, telling NBC News there was no evidence that any bounty was actually paid.

Former Trump national security advisor John Bolton slammed President Donald Trump over his response to the reports of Russian bounties to Taliban militants forFormer Trump national security advisor John Bolton slammed President Donald Trump over his response to the reports of Russian bounties to Taliban militants for killing U.S. forces.

John Bolton Hits Trump Tweet Denying Russia Bounty Report

US President Donald Trump called The New York Times report "possibly another fabricated Russia Hoax"US President Donald Trump called The New York Times report "possibly another fabricated Russia Hoax"

US Intelligence denies allegations on Russia’s conspiracy in Afghanistan - World - TASS

US Intelligence denies allegations on Russia’s conspiracy in Afghanistan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unloaded Sunday on President Trump over his insistence that he had never heard of Russia offering Afghanistan bounties on U.S. soldiers, calling it "totally outrageous."House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unloaded Sunday on President Trump over his insistence that he had never heard of Russia offering Afghanistan bounties on U.S. soldiers, calling it

Nancy Pelosi: Donald Trump denial of Russia bounty report 'totally outrageous' - Washington Times

The US spy agencies did not find any intelligence about Moscow offering bounties on American troops in Afghanistan that were credible enough to inform him or his vice president, US President Donald Trump said.The US spy agencies did not find any intelligence about Moscow offering bounties on American troops in Afghanistan that were credible enough to inform him or his vice president, US President Donald Trump said.

‘Intel did not find this info credible’: Trump explains why he wasn’t briefed on ‘Russian bounties hoax’ — RT USA News

Donald Trump on Sunday denied he was made aware intelligence that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing U.S. troopsDonald Trump on Sunday denied he was made aware intelligence that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing U.S. troops

Trump denies briefing on reported bounties against US troops

House Republican Conference Chairperson Liz Cheney (Wyo.) is calling for answers from the White House regarding an explosive report that intelligence officials concluded Russia placed bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan. House Republican Conference Chairperson Liz Cheney (Wyo.) is calling for answers from the White House regarding an explosive report that intelligence officials concluded Russia placed bounties on

Top GOP lawmaker calls for answers from White House after report on Russian bounties on US forces | TheHill

House Republican Conference Chairperson Liz Cheney (Wyo.) is calling for answers from the White House regarding an explosive report that intelligence officials concluded Russia placed bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan. House Republican Conference Chairperson Liz Cheney (Wyo.) is calling for answers from the White House regarding an explosive report that intelligence officials concluded Russia placed bounties on

Top GOP lawmaker calls for answers from White House after report on Russian bounties on US forces | TheHill

President Trump in a tweet Sunday morning pushed back on criticism from prPresident Trump in a tweet Sunday morning pushed back on criticism from pr

Trump pushes back on Biden criticism: 'Russia ate his and Obama's lunch' | TheHill

President Trump in a tweet Sunday morning pushed back on criticism from prPresident Trump in a tweet Sunday morning pushed back on criticism from pr

Trump pushes back on Biden criticism: 'Russia ate his and Obama's lunch' | TheHill

Leaders of both parties pressed for answers from the White House about reports that Russia had put bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan.Sen. Lindsey Graham, said on Saturday it was “imperative Congress get to the bottom of” the allegations about Russia

Lawmakers Demand Answers on Reports of Russian Bounty on U.S. Troops | Time

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on ABC's "This Week" it was "totally outrageous" that President Donald Trump did not respond to reports that Russian intelligence officers offered to pay Taliban-linked militants to target American troops, calling the lack of a U.S. response "appalling."

'Outrageous' Trump reportedly didn't respond to intel on threats on US troops: Pelosi

U.S. lawmakers are demanding more information from the White House after a newspaper report said that Russian military intelligence offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops ...U.S. lawmakers are demanding more information from the White House after a newspaper report said that Russian military intelligence offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Members Of Congress Demand More Information On Russia's Alleged Offer Of Bounties To Taliban

The White House has denied reports that Donald Trump ignored a warning from US intelligence that the Russian military had offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan to kill American troops and other coalition forces.The White House has denied reports that Donald Trump ignored a warning from US intelligence that the Russian military had offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan to kill American

White House denies Trump briefed on alleged Russia plot to kill US troops in Afghanistan | The Independent

Former White House national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday that a tweet from President Trump denying he had been briefed on reported Russian bounties placed on U.S.Former White House national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday that a tweet from President Trump denying he had been briefed on reported Russian bounties placed on U.S.

Bolton on Trump denying he was briefed on bounties on US troops: 'Just another day at the office in the Trump White House' | TheHill

Former White House national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday that a tweet from President Trump denying he had been briefed on reported Russian bounties placed on U.S.Former White House national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday that a tweet from President Trump denying he had been briefed on reported Russian bounties placed on U.S.

Bolton on Trump denying he was briefed on bounties on US troops: 'Just another day at the office in the Trump White House' | TheHill

President Donald Trump responded to a New York Times report claiming that U.S. intelligence officials learned that Russia ...President Donald Trump responded to a New York Times report claiming that U.S. intelligence officials learned that Russia ...

Trump Rejects NY Times Report of Russian Bounties on US Troops in Afghanistan

A report first detailed by The New York Times alleges a Russian military spy unit offered to pay Taliban-linked fighters to kill American troops and coalition forces in Afghanistan. The White House says President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were not briefed on the intelligence. Former Vice President Joe Biden called Trump's failure to punish Russia ‘a betrayal’ of his ‘most sacred duty.’ NBC’s Peter Alexander reports for Sunday TODAY.A report first detailed by The New York Times alleges a Russian military spy unit offered to pay Taliban-linked fighters to kill American troops and coalition forces in Afghanistan. The White House says President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were not briefed on the intelligence. Former Vice President Joe Biden called Trump's failure to punish Russia ‘a betrayal’ of his ‘most sacred duty.’ NBC’s Peter Alexander reports for Sunday TODAY.

Biden: Trump not punishing Russia for alleged bounties is a ‘betrayal’