Trump's response to Russian bounties on US troops leaves lawmakers wanting answers subtitles

-What US intelligence has foundis that a Russian military spy agencyknown as the GRU offered bounties,cash payments to Taliban-linkedmilitants in Afghanistan to kill coalition forces.President Trump has consistently now tweeted outthat he was not briefed on this report.He tweeted that he was told by the US intelligencethat they did not find the information credibleand thus did not brief him.One wonders, well, if the intelligence was not credible,why was the National Security Councilrunning a meeting back in late Marchto discuss the report and begin to think about response options.Right now, the Hill has reacted quite strongly with the Speaker,Nancy Pelosi, and the House.-We have called for a report to the congress on this.This is as bad as it gets.-Senator Lindsey Graham has said he wants to knowwhether or not the reports are true.It could have been that the informationwas in the president's written presidential daily brief,but the president famously does not read his written PDB.He gets his briefings orally about three times a week.So if something is in the PDB, it's not a giventhat he has seen it, read it, or even heard about it.Trump is famously an accommodationistwhen it comes to Putin.His summit with Putin in Helsinki in July of 2018shocked, stunned many after he seemed to side with Putinover his own US intelligence agenciesafter they concluded with high confidencethat Russia had interferedin the 2016 US presidential election.This is unprecedented for Russia to have targeted US troopson the ground like this in this way,certainly for the GRU to do that in Afghanistan.It is an escalation.I don't think this is something that's going to go awaywith a tweet.

Trump's response to Russian bounties on US troops leaves lawmakers wanting answers

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