Congress demands answers on Russian bounties


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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