Democrats call WH briefing on Russian bounties inadequate

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats returning from a briefing at the White House say they still have many questions about explosive allegations that Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan. And they questioned why President Donald Trump won’t condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin over the issue. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and a small group of other House Democrats met with White House officials as Trump downplayed the allegations and the White House said he had not been briefed on the matter.