The Instances reported last week that intelligence officers believed {that a} unit of the G.R.U. had supplied and paid bounties for killing American troops and different coalition forces and that the White Home had not licensed a response after the Nationwide Safety Council convened an interagency assembly about the issue in late March.

Investigators are mentioned to be targeted on no less than two lethal assaults on American troopers in Afghanistan. One is an April 2019 bombing exterior Bagram Air Base that killed three Marines: Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, 43, of Newark, Del.; Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks, 25, of Locust Valley, N.Y.; and Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pa.

On Monday, Felicia Arculeo, the mom of Corporal Hendriks, instructed CNBC that she was upset to study from information stories of the suspicions that her son’s demise arose from a Russian bounty operation. She mentioned she needed an investigation, including that “the events who’re accountable ought to be held accountable, if that’s even potential.”

Officers didn’t say which different assault is beneath scrutiny.

In claiming that the data was not supplied to him, Mr. Trump has additionally dismissed the intelligence evaluation as “so-called” and claimed he was instructed that it was “not credible.” The White Home subsequently issued statements within the names of a number of subordinates denying that he had been briefed.

The White Home press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, reiterated that declare on Monday and mentioned that the data had not been elevated to Mr. Trump as a result of there was a dissenting view about it inside the intelligence group.

However she and different administration officers demurred when pressed to say whether or not their denials encompassed the president’s day by day written briefing, a compendium of essentially the most important intelligence and evaluation that the intelligence group writes for presidents to learn. Mr. Trump is thought to usually neglect studying his written briefings.

Intelligence in regards to the suspected Russian plot was included in Mr. Trump’s written President’s Every day Temporary in late February, in accordance with two officers, contrasting Mr. Trump’s claim on Sunday that he was by no means “briefed or instructed” in regards to the matter.