Congressman Michael Turner

Representing the 10th District of Ohio

ESPER to HASC: No Intel Briefing of Russians Offering “Bounties” to Kill US Troops

Jul 9, 2020
Press Release
Turner questioning brings Esper testimony

Today Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, under questioning by House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces Ranking Member Mike Turner (OH-10), testified to the House Armed Services Committee that he had “not received a briefing that included the word ‘bounty,’” and that if there was “a credible, corroborated report that used those words, certainly it would have been brought to [his] attention by the chain of command...for action.”