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Pompeo Warned Russia Against Bounties on U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned Russia’s foreign minister against Moscow paying bounties to Taliban-linked militants and other Afghan fighters for killing American service members, U.S. officials said. Mr. Pompeo’s warning is the first known rebuke from a senior American official to Russia over the bounties program,......
New York Times - World

Trump Says He Did Not Ask Putin About Suspected Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Mr. Trump has long taken pains to avoid personally criticizing Mr. Putin and even seemed intent on downplaying evidence of broader Russian military and financial support for the Taliban. Asked about claims to that effect by the former......
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Biden campaign blasts Trump over Putin call that did not discuss Russian bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Russia bounties: Biden blasts Trump over Putin call and Afghanistan SEARCH QUOTES Source – Click here for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...
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Three Marines, Now Focus of Russian Bounties Investigation, Show the Costs of an Endless War

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He loved to rewatch “Star Wars” movies, his friends said, and considered the series the ideal representation of good versus evil. He also was notoriously late, operating on what his family and friends jokingly referred to as “Ben Time.” He was close friends with the third Marine, Sergeant Slutman, despite......
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Senate Dems demand Trump’s daily intelligence briefings on Russian bounties

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The letter, which is also signed by Sens. Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and others, asks for the documents by July 17. The request for access to Trump’s PDB is the latest salvo in Congress’ effort to......
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Dems press for more details on Russian bounties

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Duckworth’s letter is the latest in Democrats’ pressure campaign to unearth more details about the Trump administration’s response to the intelligence that the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence unit, mounted a proxy effort to kill American troops. Trump has repeatedly called......
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Dems press for more details on Russian bounties

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Duckworth’s letter is the latest in Democrats’ pressure campaign to unearth more details about the Trump administration’s response to the intelligence that the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence unit, mounted a proxy effort to kill American troops. Trump has repeatedly called......
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Former National Security Advisor John Bolton and Former Acting and Deputy Director of the CIA Michael Morell on “The Takeout” – 7/3/2020

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Former National Security Advisor John Bolton talks about reports that Presiedent Trump ignored allegations of Russia placing bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan which was reportedly included in his Presidential briefings on this week’s episode of the “The Takeout......
New York Times - World

New Administration Memo Seeks to Foster Doubts About Suspected Russian Bounties

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here A memo produced in recent days by the office of the nation’s top intelligence official acknowledged that the C.I.A. and top counterterrorism officials have assessed that Russia appears to have offered bounties to kill American and coalition troops......
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Russia Denies Paying Bounties, but Some Say the U.S. Had It Coming

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MOSCOW — Three years into a grinding war in eastern Ukraine, the Trump administration, in a sharp break with Obama-era policy, proposed providing the Ukrainian army with potent American weapons, Javelin anti-tank missiles, to aid its struggle with......
New York Times - Politics

Bounties Uproar Casts a Shadow Over a Rare Trump Foreign Policy Achievement

New York Times
Mr. Trump’s patience with the conflict has been steadily waning in recent months, and he was particularly angry after two U.S. soldiers were killed when a member of Afghanistan’s security forces opened fire on American troops during a joint patrol in early February. Days later, Mr. Trump, who has often......
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White House Dismisses Reports of Bounties, but Is Silent on Russia

New York Times
“I’m interested in hearing the administration speak clearly about their plans that aren’t just hypothetical sanctions sometime out in the future,” said Senator Ben Sasse, Republican of Nebraska. Senator Tammy Duckworth, Democrat of Illinois, said a briefing for Senate Armed Services Committee members had little value because the Pentagon had......
NPR

Intelligence on Russian Bounties, Facebook Boycott, COVID-19 Community Tracker : Up First

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NPR To understand more about Russia’s bounty program, we take a closer look at how intelligence is gathered and shared. Advertisers are boycotting Facebook saying it fails to deal with hate speech on its platform. And as COVID-19 infection rates balloon, there’s a new tool tallying local outbreaks. NPR –......
CNBC Business

Pompeo warns Taliban against attacking Americans amid reports of Russian bounties

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference at the State Department on April 29, 2020, in Washington,DC. Andrew Harnik | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — The nation’s top diplomat warned the Taliban’s main negotiator during a......
New York Times - Politics

Suspicions of Russian Bounties Were Bolstered by Data on Financial Transfers

New York Times
American officials intercepted electronic data showing large financial transfers from a bank account controlled by Russia’s military intelligence agency to a Taliban-linked account, which was among the evidence that supported their conclusion that Russia covertly offered bounties for killing U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, according to three officials familiar......
Politico.com

Biden says he may request classified briefing on alleged Russian bounties

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The White House has come under widespread criticism amid near-daily developments regarding the alleged Russian bounty scheme. The New York Times on Friday described U.S. intelligence that found members of a Russian military intelligence unit had offered rewards to Taliban-linked......
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Democrats slam Trump after White House briefing for suggesting reports of Russian bounties are a ‘hoax’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here House Democrats came out of a closed-door White House briefing Tuesday taking swings at President Donald Trump‘s response to reports that Russia paid bounties to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan to target and kill U.S. troops. “The president called this a......
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Dems say no ‘substantive information’ at White House briefing on Russian bounties

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), who also attended, echoed Hoyer’s concerns. Schiff said he’s seeking an in-person briefing from the intel community as well as documentation. “The right people to......
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Trump received written briefing on Russian bounties months ago, New York Times reports

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Donald Trump walks to Air Force One from the Marine One helicopter as he departs on a day trip to Arizona and a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, leaving Washington from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., June 23,......

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