House Democrats call to hear from intelligence officials about Russian Federation bounty reports

House Democrats call to hear from intelligence officials about Russian Federation bounty reports

Trump took to Twitter Wednesday morning to call the story "is just another made up by Fake News tale that is told only to damage me and the Republican Party".

Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe called the Trump administration's reported actions "stupefyingly stupid".

One Republican lawmaker, Sen.

"If reporting about Russian bounties on United States forces is true", Rep. Liz Cheney, (R-WY), said on Twitter, "the White House must explain: 1".

Lawmakers have been demanding answers over the allegations, and Democrats have accused Trump of bowing to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the risk of USA soldiers' lives.

"And as a result, the president's career CIA briefer decided not to brief him because it was unverified intelligence".

Some Republicans who were briefed by the White House on the intelligence also said they left with questions. Todd Young (R-Ind.). "It's always been available".

Senators reviewed classified documents related to the allegations on Monday evening.

"I have yet to be briefed by the White House on the issue, but the reports are extremely troubling". Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) to place new sanctions on Russian Federation if it interferes in the 2020 election.

The Associated Press reports that top White House officials knew in early 2019 about intelligence findings that Russian Federation offered money to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans in Afghanistan.

"Everything I understand the president was not briefed about this", Kinzinger said in the CNN interview. "But that does not change the fact that there is no consensus on this intelligence that still has yet to be verified". "It wasn't at the level of actionable intelligence".

The briefing that House leaders received on Tuesday made it clear, however, in Hoyer's mind at least, that the situation was not something to take lightly, and that the White House was in possession of credible intelligence corroborating the Times's and other news agencies' reporting.

Johnson said that information didn't come up at the White House briefing.

Several GOP lawmakers from the Kansas City region serve on committees that oversee foreign affairs, intelligence and the military. I don't think there's any lack of appetite to put sanctions on Russian Federation for all their malign activities. One said it was included sometime in February, another cited a more specific date as February 27.

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the leader of the Taliban delegation, signs an agreement with Zalmay Khalilzad, US envoy for peace in Afghanistan, at a signing agreement ceremony between members of Afghanistan's Taliban and the US in Doha, Qatar February 29, 2020.

"It's no secret the Russians are up to no good". Who's going to want to be a source or an asset, if they know that their identity could be disclosed? Various administrations have tried to warm up to Putin. Moscow, the Trump administration and even the Taliban itself have denied the allegations.

"Would I be surprised if the Russians were doing something like this?"

"There is no good scenario as a result of this", she told reporters.

"Rep. Kinzinger defending the President's inaction regarding the Russian government's bounties on USA soldiers is completely unacceptable", Brzozowski said in a press statement.

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