Tuesday, 30 June 2020 () House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer says that he thinks that reports that Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans is not a hoax. (June 30)
Representative Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, on Tuesday said after a White House briefing on a reported Russian effort to pay the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, that 'nothing' from that briefing indicated that the alleged payments were a 'hoax'.
[NFA] White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien on Wednesday said that President Donald Trump was not verbally briefed on a reported Russian effort to pay the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers..