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Politics House, Senate Leaders to Get Intelligence Briefing on Bounties

03:35  01 july  2020
03:35  01 july  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

House Dems headed to White House for briefing on Russian bounties

  House Dems headed to White House for briefing on Russian bounties Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, who has a personal relationship with Trump's chief of staff, will lead the group.The meeting comes just hours after the New York Times reported on Monday that President Donald Trump was briefed on the intelligence in late February, earlier than previously reported. Trump has denied knowing about the intelligence despite it being included in a written briefing for the president in February, according to the Times.

Earlier Tuesday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff commented at a news conference that he believed the Gang of Eight should be given a briefing on the reports that Afghan militia were offered the bounties to killed U.S. forces and their allies. But he echoed demands by

Washington — A group of House Democrats who attended a White House briefing Tuesday morning about intelligence that a Russian spy unit offered bounties to Afghan militants for killing U.S. and So it might be the right people were not in the room to give us the kind of briefing that we needed to get ."

(Bloomberg) -- The Trump administration is arranging a closed-door briefing on Wednesday for the so-called Gang of Eight House and Senate leaders regarding reports that Russian operatives in Afghanistan offered bounties to kill American troops.

a large building: The U.S. Capitol stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. The Senate has scheduled a late afternoon session Tuesday in anticipation of approving an agreement on a nearly $500 billion stimulus bill, including $310 billion to replenish the small business program. © Bloomberg The U.S. Capitol stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. The Senate has scheduled a late afternoon session Tuesday in anticipation of approving an agreement on a nearly $500 billion stimulus bill, including $310 billion to replenish the small business program.

No specific time or location has been determined for the session, which would be conducted by U.S. intelligence officials, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Biden says he may request classified briefing on alleged Russian bounties

  Biden says he may request classified briefing on alleged Russian bounties The Trump administration has not offered Biden’s campaign the opportunity for such a briefing, the former vice president said.The Trump administration has not offered Biden’s campaign the opportunity for such a briefing, the former vice president said, a tradition for major party nominees once they’ve locked up the nomination.

House Democratic leadership was briefed by the White House on the allegations on Tuesday, but lawmakers left adamant that they were provided “no “What we need is a briefing by the Intelligence community to give us their assessment of the credibility of this information,” House Majority Leader

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said after getting a briefing at the White House Tuesday that he isn’t Similar views were offered by several GOP senators on Monday. “I think we need to get the truth Acting Senate Intelligence Chairman Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, said Director of National

The Gang of Eight is one avenue that Congress receives classified information from the executive branch. It includes Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House and Senate Minority Leaders Kevin McCarthy and Chuck Schumer, and the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate intelligence committees.

Earlier Tuesday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff commented at a news conference that he believed the Gang of Eight should be given a briefing on the reports that Afghan militia were offered the bounties to killed U.S. forces and their allies.

But he echoed demands by other Democrats, including Pelosi, that a briefing also should be arranged for all House members, as well.

Hillary Clinton hits Trump's claims he didn't receive intel about bounties on US troops: 'I would have read my damn briefs'

  Hillary Clinton hits Trump's claims he didn't receive intel about bounties on US troops: 'I would have read my damn briefs' Hillary Clinton derided President Donald Trump on Tuesday after he claimed that he had not been informed of key intelligence on the safety of US troops despite it reportedly being in his daily briefing. © Scott Olson/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images The White House in recent days has maintained that the President had no knowledge of an effort by a Russian military intelligence unit to pay the Taliban to kill US soldiers. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Reports: ‘Russian bounties ’ intelligence was in Trump daily briefing . EU bans travelers from US. Senator Elizabeth Warren said: “If we don’t get our act together, more and more communities are He called for a direct briefing from US intelligence officials, not just White House aides and said he had

Reports: ‘Russian bounties ’ intelligence was in Trump daily briefing . EU bans travelers from US. Senator Elizabeth Warren said: “If we don’t get our act together, more and more communities are He called for a direct briefing from US intelligence officials, not just White House aides and said he had

Earlier: Trump Stirs New Alarm Over Russia by Dismissing Bounty Claims

President Donald Trump has publicly shrugged off allegations in reports about the bounties and has yet to demand an investigation or threaten Russia with any consequences if the allegations are confirmed -- even as lawmakers from both parties have demanded the administration hold Russia accountable if there is evidence that the bounty offers occurred.

The latest Russia episode is becoming a growing political crisis for a president who is trailing his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, in polls and struggling to defend his handling of the resurgent coronavirus outbreak at the same time as nationwide protests against police brutality and racism continue.

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New York Times: New US memo highlights gaps in intelligence reports on Russian bounties .
A recent memo from the council helmed by the nation's intelligence chief confirmed accounts that Russia offered bounties to Taliban fighters to kill US troops in Afghanistan -- but cast the reports as incomplete and potentially dubious, The New York Times reported Friday. © Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty Images Minnesota National Guard soldiers patrol a street on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as protesters demand justice for George Floyd who died in police custody.

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