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CBS News 29 Jun 2020

Trump says reports that Russia paid Taliban to kill U.S. troops were not "credible"


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.

Russia's military intelligence unit, which is behind global assassinations, doesn't "expect there to be any consequences," an analyst tells Newsy.
Questions are swirling about reports that Russia paid bounties for Taliban militants to kill coalition troops, including those from the U.S., in Afghanistan. How solid is the intelligence behind those reports? How much did President Trump know about them? Here's what we know so far. Aired on 6/29/2020.
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.
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.

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