A former U.K. agent has claimed in an unverified, previously secret dossier published Tuesday that Russian officials threatened to blackmail U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and attempted to infiltrate Western financial institutions. The 35-page compilation of several brief intelligence assessments filed late last year on Russia's attempts to rig the presidential election and supervise other "kompromat" operations, also claims that the country's central bank assisted with a Kremlin-backed money laundering operation to recruit members of "Western private banks" and other institutions for intelligence purposes. The document claims that Russia has a robust cybernetwork led primarily by the Federal Security Service of...
A series of news reports alleging improper, potentially illegal dialogue and other ties between Russian officials and aides of U.S. President Donald Trump should prompt financial institutions to review batches of transactions for suspicious activity.
A bipartisan group of 10 senators unveiled legislation Tuesday that would require the U.S. Treasury Department to establish a "high level task force" to focus exclusively on tracking and stopping Russian money laundering operations.
The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday imposed asset freezes on senior Russian officials believed to have authorized cyberattacks as part of the Kremlin's alleged strategy to influence the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.