Duckworth urges Biden admin to release intel on Russian bounties

The senator pointed to public reports showing possible evidence that GRU bounty offers had been made.

3/1/2021 6:43:00 PM

Sen. Tammy Duckworth is urging the Biden administration to declassify and release intelligence regarding Russia's alleged offer of bounties to the Taliban to target U.S. troops in Afghanistan

The senator pointed to public reports showing possible evidence that GRU bounty offers had been made.

By03/01/2021 10:34 AM ESTLink CopiedSen. Tammy Duckworth is urging President Joe Biden's administration to declassify and release intelligence regarding Russia's alleged offer of bounties to the Taliban to target U.S. troops in Afghanistan.The Illinois Democrat, in a letter sent Monday and obtained by POLITICO, asked Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to release a declassified public assessment on the intelligence community's review of the allegation.

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"While any intelligence assessment on this matter is understandably sensitive, the American public, and Gold Star Families in particular, have a pressing need to know if there is any truth to these claims," Duckworth wrote. "I believe such a finding may be presented while protecting classified information."

The allegations that the Russian military intelligence service, the GRU, offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to target U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan was first reported by The New York Times in June. Read more: POLITICO »

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Even if it true that Russians paid bounties for killing Americans in Afghanistan, So what? Last I checked US gave billions to Mujahadeen; weapons and Stinger missiles to kill Russians in the 80's. Whining about foreign meddling; while we did the same, pot calling kettle black. He may pay attention & do exactly.

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Agreed. You mean the allegation that was made up by some hack at the Atlantic? Great use of your time, Tammy. Trumpstillinyourhead What if this is released and russia didn’t actually do that? Some wanted war over this. I hated trump, but this always seemed like bullshit. And also pushed by people who generally just love saber rattling and reliving their cold war glory days.

He should release the intel on the Iranian and Chinese bounties too. Declassify everything Check out my Gig on Fiverr: I will make 3d animated logo intro video This should have happened on day one. Release alleged ?