New US memo highlights gaps in intelligence reports on Russian bounties

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Officials told the Times that the timing and timeliness of the memo, which is said to contain no new details, implies it was meant to strengthen the administration's effort to prevent it from remaining silent on the information. Multiple former national security officials told the paper that the memo's depiction suggested that it may have been swayed by political intentions.

The memo says the CIA and the National Counterterrorism Center had assessed with "average confidence" that a unit of the Russian military intelligence agency GRU offered the goods, two of the officials informed about the content of the memo.

"One thing that often happens with regard to the intelligence community is that they give intelligence, in which they have high or moderate confidence in and then there are dissenting views as well... so decision-makers, in this case the president, so that he or she is able to make a certain determination about what to do", Mr. Krishnamoorthi, Illinois Democrat, said on Fox News.

A spokeswoman for the DNI office declined to comment. CNN has also attained out to the Central Intelligence Agency.

Pelosi said at a press briefing that the White House had previously asked the Congress to "take out the sanctions on Russian Federation that pertained to the intelligence and the defense sectors, the very sector that is accused of possible threats on our men and women in uniform".

US President Donald Trump found the article "ordering".

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Nearly a week has passed since The New York Times published a story titled "Russia secretly offered rewards from Afghan militants for killing U.S. troops, Intelligence says". And a source familiar with the situation told CNN the White House was provided with so much intelligence in early 2019.

CNN also claimed Wednesday that Trump's resistance to intelligence warnings about Russian Federation led his countrywide security team, including all those who sent the President's Day-to-day Temporary, to brief him orally fewer often on Russia-relevant threats to the U.S., according to numerous previous administration officers who briefed Trump, were current for briefings and who organized paperwork for his intelligence briefings.

The Times said Friday that the memo is being spent on intelligence behind the agency's findings.

However, the two officials described in more detail in the note highlight the Times, the lack of evidence that the note was exactly what GRU officials and network leaders said during the meetings, so that Russia's frankly extended awards for the deaths of American soldiers.

It also stressed that the NSA lacked surveillance footage of the captured members' purported accounts of bounties or crystal clear proof that the transferred dollars was to spend for bounties, the officials told the Times.

The United States should restore sanctions against Russian intelligence and defense sectors, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday after being briefed by top intelligence officials on the Russian-Taliban bounty intelligence.

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