Russian military intelligence units offered the bounties to Afghan militants to kill U.S. and British troops, according to the New York Times, which said that Trump had been briefed and the administration had spent months considering a response but had made no final decisions.
The White House was aware of the above since at least March, according to the report.
President Donald Trump briefed on the activity months ago.
First reported by the New York Times, the Russian operation has caused discord within the Trump administration about how to respond to the information when Trump has frequently considered the nation a friend of his.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is demanding that the Trump administration brief all House members on the allegations that Russians have been paying Afghan militants to assassinate U.S. soldiers, pointing to recent news reports and conflicting statements by Mr Trump on the matter.
Citing the officials with knowledge on the matter but the US took no evident action.
Trump's tweet came a day after presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that the report, if accurate, was a "truly shocking revelation" about the commander in chief and his failure to protect U.S. troops in Afghanistan and stand up to Russian Federation. With Corrupt Joe Biden & Obama, Russia had a field day capturing important parts of Ukraine - Where's Hunter?
Twenty Americans were killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2019, but the Times said it was not clear which killings had been linked to the scheme. "Who is their "source"?"
"The United States concluded months ago that the Russian unit, which has been linked to assassination attempts and other covert operations in Europe meant to destabilize the West or take revenge on turncoats, had covertly offered rewards for successful attacks previous year", The Times explained.
The New York Times dropped yet another "bombshell" story Friday clearly meant to damage President Donald Trump, this time using USA military personnel.
CNN formerly claimed that Russian intelligence officers for the armed service intelligence GRU not long ago made available funds to Taliban militants in Afghanistan as benefits if they killed USA or British isles troops there, in accordance to that supply.
The Administration has done nothing about intelligence reports of a grave escalation from Moscow.. Both Russia and the Taliban have denied the story.
A spokesman for the Taliban also termed the accusations baseless. "But this must have an answer", U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi told ABC News, adding that Trump has already given "gifts" to Putin by diminishing U.S. leadership in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, reducing U.S. forces in Germany and inviting Russian Federation back into the G8.
Biden criticized Trump for "his embarrassing campaign of deference and debasing himself" prior to Russian chief Vladimir Putin. Trump has fired back, calling the book "lies" and tweeting that Bolton is "wacko" and a "disgruntled boring fool".