Congress demands answers on Russian bounties

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INCLUDED ON INTEL Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are fighting for more access to intelligence reports about Afghan militants being offered Russian bounties to kill U.S. troops. A select group of members have already started to get the intel assessment: several House Republicans attended a briefing at the White House yesterday, while a small group of Democrats — led by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer — will head there this morning and then return to the Capitol for a press conference.

But Democratic leaders are still pressing for all-member briefings in both the House and Senate — something the Trump administration has so far resisted, insisting that the situation doesn’t quite rise to that level. “While I will be going to the White House tomorrow for a briefing with several House Democrats, the President and his team ought to brief the full House on this serious situation immediately,” Hoyer…

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