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Trump Administration Draws Bipartisan Pressure Over Russia ‘Bounty’ Intelligence


Intelligence agencies hadn’t reached consensus on reports Russia paid bounties to Afghan militants to attack U.S. troops, White House says; lawmakers voice concern nonetheless

WASHINGTON—Republican and Democratic lawmakers united Monday around demands that the White House detail intelligence indicating Russia had paid bounties to insurgents to have American forces killed in Afghanistan, and explain why President Trump apparently wasn’t briefed on the threat to U.S. troops.

Senior Republicans in Congress, who often are supportive of Mr. Trump, said that even if the intelligence isn’t yet fully verified, it should be taken seriously and the ...


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