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Bolton, Democrats urge Russia sanctions if bounty reports are true


John Bolton, Mr. Trump ‘s former national security adviser, said if the allegations were true it was “tantamount to an attack on Americans directly.” | Photo Credit: AP

Democrats and a leading Republican hawk on Tuesday called for U.S. President Donald Trump to consider imposing new economic sanctions on Russia if a reported Russian effort to pay the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan was confirmed.

Mr. Trump has been under pressure over a New York Times report on Friday that a Russian military intelligence unit had offered bounties for U.S. and allied soldiers and later reported ...


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