Former Nat. Intelligence Director Grenell Busts Russian Bounty Scandal Wide Open: ‘I Never Heard This’

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The Trump administration, as well as its former intelligence chief, pushed back hard this weekend over a New York Times report claiming President Donald Trump had been briefed on an intelligence assessment that said a Russian military unit was doling out bounties to terrorists in Afghanistan when the terrorists killed members of the U.S.-led coalition. According to The New York Times, a Russian military intelligence unit covertly offered the bounties for killing coalition troops in Afghanistan. The Times, much of whose reporting was confirmed by The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, said it learned of the intelligence assessment from “officials briefed on the matter” who it did not name.