Russians offered Taliban bounties to kill US troops: Official

President Trump has dismissed the intelligence and denied being briefed on it as his administration faces new questions.
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fallout from the news that Russia paid bounties to Taliban militants for the killing of U.S. Troops in Afghanistan. Overnight president trump dismissed the intelligence denied being briefed on it as new reports emerge saying those payments did lead to the death of Americans. Martha Raddatz has the latest. Good morning, Martha. Reporter: Good morning, George. President trump insists he was not briefed and did not know about any Russian plot doubling down on that late last night tweeting, Intel just reported to me that they did not find this info credible and, therefore, did not report it to me or the vice president going on to call it a Russian hoax. In previous tweets the president calling the reported Russian bounty plan so-called attacks a military official has confirmed "The New York Times" report to ABC news that intelligence agencies did believe Russians were paying Taliban militants to kill American troops and this morning, "The Washington post" reporting that it is believed those bounty payoffs did end in the deaths of several U.S. Troops. George. Which is why there are so many calls for investigation on capitol hill. Martha Raddatz, thanks very much.

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