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Politics Jul 01Trump, top officials defend response to Russia bounty threat
President Donald Trump and his top national security officials are stepping up their defense of his response to intelligence assessments that suggested Russia had offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Politics Jun 30Hoyer, Democrats speak on White House briefing on reports of Russian bounties
The Democrats said their briefing was insufficient. Hoyer said it was White House officials giving “their perspective" when lawmakers really need to hear from members of the intelligence community.
Politics Jun 30AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019
Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S.
Nation May 30Pentagon ready to send troops to Minneapolis if state asks
The Pentagon said Saturday it was ready to provide military help to authorities scrambling to contain unrest in Minneapolis, where George Floyd's death has sparked widespread protests, but Gov. Tim Walz has not requested federal troops.
Nation Apr 22U.S. adds cameras at Mexico border despite drop in crossings
The cameras and deployment of 540 more troops come despite a nine-month decline in apprehensions that indicate fewer people are crossing illegally.