29 Jun 2020

What did White House know about suspected Russian plot to pay bounties to Taliban to kill US troops in Afghanistan?

International Editor

Warning: this report contains some distressing images.

How much did the United States know about allegations that a Russian spy unit offered cash bounties to militants linked to the Taliban to kill Coalition forces in Afghanistan?

Amid reports that intelligence was passed on to the highest levels of the White House, politicians from both sides are demanding to know what President Trump is going to do about it.

Mr Trump himself says he was never briefed about it – and Russia has denied the claims altogether – as our International Editor Lindsey Hilsum reports.