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Pentagon says ‘no corroborating' evidence to stand up NYT report on Russian bounties

Added 06-30-20 01:29:02am EST - “The Defense Department said late Monday that there is "no corroborating evidence" to support the explosive New York Times report last week that said the Russian military offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops…” - Foxnews.com

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Congress calls for investigation into report of Russian bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan; insight from New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Democratic member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

The Defense Department said late Monday that there is “no corroborating evidence” to support the explosive New York Times report last week that said the Russian military offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

The report sent shock waves through Washington and prompted President Trump to outright deny knowing anything about the intel cited in the report.

“To date, DOD has no corroborating evidence to validate the recent allegations found in open-source reports. Regardless, we always take the safety and security of our forces in Afghanistan—and around the world—most seriously and therefore continuously adopt measures to prevent harm from potential threats,” Jonathan  Hoffman, the chief Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement.

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