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

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump may continue to campaign after Election Day if results are not finalized: report Hillicon Valley: Biden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked | Majority of voters in three swing states saw ads on social media questioning election validity: poll | Harris more often the target of online misinformation Analysis: Where the swing states stand in Trump-Biden battle MORE took a swipe at President TrumpDonald John TrumpStephen Miller: Trump to further crackdown on illegal immigration if he wins US records 97,000 new COVID-19 cases, shattering daily record Biden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll 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 StreisandCelebrities mourn Ginsburg, call for voters to act George 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 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 SasseTrump looks to shore up support in Nebraska GOP Senate confirms Trump Supreme Court pick to succeed Ginsburg President Trump: To know him is to 'No' him MORE (R-Neb.) said Monday evening.