US Intel Now Has ‘Low to Moderate Confidence’ that Russians Put Bounties on American Troops

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The Biden administration told reporters on Thursday that U.S. intelligence had “low to moderate” confidence that Russians put bounties on American troops in Afghanistan.

Last June, American intelligence officials claimed that Russian military intelligence secretly offered bounties to the Taliban for targeting and killing American troops. The New York Times later reported that then-President Donald Trump was made aware of the bounties during a briefing, but no action was ever taken.

Trump later disputed the Times report, claiming that he was not briefed on Russia’s secret bounties because U.S. Intel “did not find this info credible” and, therefore, did not report it to him.

President Joe Biden, while he was still a presidential candidate, later ripped Trump because
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