Clinton swipes at Trump on Russian bounty news: I 'would have read my damn briefs'

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Facebook civil rights audit finds 'serious setbacks' | Facebook takes down Roger Stone-affiliated accounts, pages | State and local officials beg Congress for more elections funds OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Sanders-Biden climate task force calls for carbon-free power by 2035 | Park Police did not record radio transmissions during June 1 sweep of White House protesters | Court upholds protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears GOP Miami mayor does not commit to voting for Trump MORE took a swipe at President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE on Tuesday over reports that he had been provided with written briefs on intelligence that Russia offered bounties to incentivize Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Trump has insisted he was never briefed on the allegations and questioned their veracity, but news outlets including The Associated Press and The New York Times have reported that they were featured in the President's Daily Brief, which CNN pointed out Trump is known to not read regularly.

In response to a tweet from singer Barbara StreisandBarbara (Barbra) Joan StreisandGeorge Floyd's 6-year-old daughter becomes Disney stockholder thanks to Barbra Streisand Former Obama Ebola czar Ron Klain says White House's bad decisions have put US behind many other nations on COVID-19; Fears of virus reemergence intensify The Hill's Morning Report - Trump wants executive order on policing; silent on pending bills MORE, a longtime Democratic advocate and Trump critic, talking about how Clinton would have handled the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the former secretary of State said: “I would have read my damn briefs, Barbra, that's for sure.” 

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The New York Times first reported on Friday that the GRU, Moscow's military intelligence agency, had offered the bounties to Afghan militants, and The Washington Post reported Sunday that the offer had resulted in U.S. casualties. 

Amid the growing volume of reports, Trump has faced criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, with many pushing for new sanctions on Russia or even a more lethal response.

“We should be talking about GRU and Taliban agents in body bags,” Sen. Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseChamber of Commerce endorses Cornyn for reelection Trump administration narrows suspects in Russia bounties leak investigation: report Russian bounties revive Trump-GOP foreign policy divide MORE (R-Neb.) said Monday evening.