The FBI its investigating whether Sputnik, a Russian-government-funded news agency, is operating in the U.S. as an undeclared propaganda arm of the Kremlin in possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
Yahoo News reports that FBI agents have questioned a former White House correspondent for Sputnik.
The FBI is reviewing thousands of internal Sputnik emails and documents to determine if the news agency played a role in the Russia’s campaign to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.
Andrew Feinberg, the news agency’s former White House correspondent, turned over the emails to the FBI and was questioned by agents for more than two hours.
Feinberg said the focus of the interview was of the agency’s “internal structure, editorial processes and funding.”
“They wanted to know where did my orders come from and if I ever got any direction from Moscow,” Feinberg told Yahoo News. “They were interested in examples of how I was steered towards covering certain issues.”
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