Russia Paid Bounties To Kill US Troops, US Intel Says; Trump Mum: NYT
Rachel Maddow reviews the details of a New York Times report that U.S. intelligence told Donald Trump in March that Russia was paying bounties to Taliban fighters to kill coalition troops, including U.S. troops. Trump has yet to respond and instead has advocated for Russia's return to the G8. Aired on 6/26/2020.
Several Republican members of Congress were briefed Monday about reports of a plot by Russia to pay Taliban-linked fighters to kill U.S. troops. CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge joins Elaine Quijano to discuss the latest developments. President Trump said allegations of Russian bounties on U.S. troops are a "hoax by the newspapers and the Democrats" when explaining why he wasn't initially briefed on the matter. Russia's military intelligence unit, which is behind global assassinations, doesn't "expect there to be any consequences," an analyst tells Newsy. Rachel Maddow reads from a breaking New York Times report that reveals more details about the people and payments involved in Russia paying Taliban fighters to target American military members. Aired on 7/1/2020.