Trump was briefed on suspected Russian bounties on US troops, according to two reports

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President Donald Trump was briefed on intelligence related to potential Russian bounties on US troops in Afghanistan, both the New York Times and the Associated Press reported on Monday. According to the AP, former national security adviser John Bolton told colleagues that he briefed Trump on the matter in March 2019. The New York Times reported on Monday that the intelligence was included in Trump’s President’s Daily Brief (PDB) in late February 2020.  The New York Times first detailed intelligence that suspected Russia of secretly offering payment to Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan.

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