House Democrats briefed on alleged Russian bounties

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, after a meeting at the White House, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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UPDATED 11:15 AM PT — Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Top Democrats in the House are calling for more direct details from intelligence agencies on the allegations of Russian bounties on U.S. troops.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer issued remarks Tuesday, following a White House briefing. He said the Democrats did not receive any new substantive information. Hoyer requested the briefing to find out who knew about the claims and when they found out.

This follows a statement from the Pentagon Monday, which noted there is no evidence that Russian spies have been offering bounties for U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

On Monday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the intelligence agencies have not come to a consensus on the veracity of the reports and, therefore, the president was never briefed on it.

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