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Trump Administration Is Said to Be Planning Sanctions on Russian Tycoons

06 April, 2018, 03:33 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • J. Scott Applewhite  AP

The Trump administration used CAATSA last month to slap sanctions against two-dozen Russian individuals and entities for their involvement in a two-year campaign of cyberattacks against the U.S. But Mueller's office has not previously revealed an interest in speaking with Russian oligarchs directly.

Officials spoke about the sanctions on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss pending actions.

The US authorities are planning a new package of sanctions against Russian oligarchs, which will be announced later this week. The targets for the sanctions will be taken from a classified annex to the report, the official said. The U.S.in January identified 210 wealthy Russians, top officials and business leaders for a list required under the law.




The United States plans to sanction Russian oligarchs this week under a law targeting Moscow for meddling in the 2016 USA election, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, in what could be the most aggressive move so far against Russia's business elite. According to the new report from "The Washington Post" states that the special counsel has told usa president Trump's lawyers that he remains under investigation, but he is not a criminal target at this point which means investigators have concluded there is firm evidence suspect has committed a crime, so the president now faces the complicated situations and must decide whether he will submit to an interview with special counsel Bob Mueller. On March 26, the United States and several European states announced plans to expel more than 100 Russian diplomats in response.

The newspaper writes that in Congress, the Trump administration continues to face pressure from Russian Federation hawks in both parties to "take aggressive action against Putin".

This week's sanctions will be targeted against Russian oligarchs, including those with ties to Putin, as well as the Russian government. "The time when there were oligarchs in Russian Federation passed long ago, there are no oligarchs in Russian Federation".

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