Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sputnik in Crosshairs

This is good to see, actually. The Robert Mueller investigation, remember, isn't just into collusion or obstruction of justice. It's also still trying to find out how the Russians hacked our election so that we can avoid it from happening again. With that in mind, the news that Sputnik News is being questioned, is a good sign...

The FBI recently questioned a former White House correspondent for Sputnik, the Russian-government-funded news agency, as part of an investigation into whether it is acting as an undeclared propaganda arm of the Kremlin in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

As part of the probe, Yahoo News has learned, the bureau has obtained a thumb drive containing thousands of internal Sputnik emails and documents — material that could potentially help prosecutors build a case that the news agency played a role in the Russian government “influence campaign” that was waged during last year’s presidential election and, in the view of U.S. intelligence officials, is still ongoing.

Oh, and did you hear this yesterday?