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U.S. Rep Adam Kinzinger reacts after White House briefing on Russia; Sen. Tammy Duckworth demands answers

WASHINGTON (WEEK) -- Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and fellow Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) both attended a White House briefing on the reports of "Russian bounties" on American and coalition troops in Afghanistan in which they were told there is an "ongoing review to determine the accuracy of these reports," according to a statement.

The statement goes onto say they believe "it is important to let this review take place before any retaliatory actions are taken."

“There are already those who are politicizing this issue, however we cannot let politics overshadow a truth that Republicans and Democrats alike can agree on: the Putin regime cannot be trusted," the statement reads. "If the intelligence review process verifies the reports, we strongly encourage the Administration to take swift and serious action to hold the Putin regime accountable.”

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth is demanding answers, telling the Senate floor that President Donald Trump has "known for months that Russia secretly offered bounties to militants for the killing of American troops, but has done nothing to protect those troops," according to her release.

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