June 29, 2020 / 9:46 PM / 5 days ago

White House to brief Democrats on Russia bounty reports on Tuesday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House officials will brief a number of Democratic lawmakers on reports that Russian military intelligence offered militants bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan, a Democratic congressional aide said on Monday.

The aide to Representative Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, said the briefing would be held at the White House on Tuesday at 8 a.m. (1200 GMT).

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Lisa Lambert

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