U.S. Treasury levels New Sanctions Against Russia

The U.S. announced new economic sanctions against Russia this morning for their role in meddling in the 2016 presidential election as well as other acts of aggression having to do with cyber-espionage. “Treasury sanctions Russian cyber actors for interference with the 2016 U.S. Elections and malicious cyber-attacks. CAATSA sanctions are part of a broader effort […]

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: Sanctions Against Russia Are on the Way

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told the Senate Finance Committee today that the Trump administration is planning to implement new sanctions against Russia for meddling in the 2016 election.  “We are actively working on Russia sanctions coming out of the classified briefing.  I can assure you those sanctions are coming. We are working on them as […]

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North Korea Believed to Have Earned $200 Million in Trade that Evaded Sanctions Last Year, According to U.N.

North Korea has earned nearly $200 million in 2017 from exports that violated sanctions according to report written by U.N. monitors. The report, which has been sent to a U.N. Security Council sanctions committee, said North Korea had shipped coal to Russia, China and South Korea among other places.  The report also says North Korea […]

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CIA Director Pushes Back on Schumer, Nothing “Untoward” About Meeting with Russian Counterparts

CIA Director Mike Pompeo responded to a letter from Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer raising concerns about a meeting Pompeo had with the head of Russia’s top spy agency. Pompeo said that Schumer implied there was something “untoward” about the meeting. “Let me assure you there is not,” Pompeo wrote.  “We periodically meet with our […]

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Trump Administration Submits List of Russian Oligarchs Required by Congress, Copies Names from Forbes.com

The Trump administration admits that it derived a list of wealthy Russian oligarchs that it was required to submit to Congress from a list of wealthy Russian businessmen on Forbes.com.  Asked if there was any truth to the rumors that the list was inspired from the Forbes list, a Treasury spokesperson said, “yes.” “The names […]

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White House Defies Congress, Says No New Russian Sanctions Needed at This Time

The Trump administration has declined to impose new sanctions against Russia, saying that a bill passed by Congress last year authorizing new sanctions is itself working adequately. “Given the long time frames generally associated with major defense deals, the results of this effort are only beginning to become apparent. From that perspective, if the law […]

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