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White House dodges questions and blames 'rogue intelligence officers' for leaking Russian bounty claims

Independent Tuesday, 30 June 2020 ()
The White House on Tuesday blamed "rogue intelligence officers" for leaking classified information about alleged Russian bounty payments to Taliban forces to kill US troops in Afghanistan just to damage Donald Trump.
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CNN reports the White House had intelligence in early 2019 indicating Russian actors were offering bounties to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan. That's more than a year before President Donald Trump claimed he was not briefed on the same threat. The White House has repeatedly denied Trump had been...

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