President Donald Trump is facing bipartisan pressure over when he was informed of intelligence that Russia had offered bounties to the Taliban to kill US troops, and what action he took.
The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the White House was aware of the intelligence as early as January 2019 and that Trump was given the information in a written briefing.
That was months before three US Marines were killed in an April 2019 roadside bombing in Afghanistan, which is now being investigated by US intelligence for links to a Russian bounty offer.
Trump has denied being briefed on the intelligence and suggested the reports were not credible.
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A US intelligence investigation into an alleged Russian plot to offer Taliban militants bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan has spurred questions about what the Trump administration knew, and when they knew it.

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