The US prepares a new set of sanctions against Russian oligarchs

The US prepares a new set of sanctions against Russian oligarchs

The US prepares a new set of sanctions against Russian oligarchs

The United States is expected to impose additional sanctions against Russian Federation on April 6, according to U.S. officials, The Washington Post reported.

The Mueller team made an informal voluntary document and interview request to a third Russian oligarch who has not visited the United States, the report said.

The Trump administration is reportedly going to impose more sanctions in response to Russia's 2016 election interference, this time targeting wealthy business leaders. ("I don't really understand what is left of your case", a U.S. District Court Judge told Manafort's lawyer on Wednesday, after the government revealed the existence of a memo empowering the special counsel to investigate both whether Manafort colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential race, and his business activities in Ukraine pre-dating the campaign.) Indeed, the impact of the Mueller probe appears to be growing increasingly global in its scope. "The time when there were oligarchs in Russian Federation passed long ago, there are no oligarchs in Russian Federation".

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team has pulled over at least one Russian oligarch, arriving in NY by private jet, to search the individual's electronic devices, CNN has learned.

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Four sources said the sanctions would be imposed under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, also known as CAATSA, which was passed by Republicans and Democrats seeking to punish Russian Federation for its 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, involvement in the Syrian civil war and meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election.

"The administration is committed to implementing the CAATSA law as we have said many times", a senior USA official told the outlet.

The Treasury Department, which is tasked with listing individuals tied to Russian intelligence and defense who are eligible for sanctions, declined to comment to Reuters for its report. "But at this time we don't have anything specific to announce".

None of the three Russians were identified by CNN's sources.

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