New sanctions for Russian election meddling

ABC News’ Pierre Thomas reports on new sanctions from the U.S. Treasury Department against four Russia-linked actors working to interfere in the 2020 election.
1:47 | 09/11/20

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For four hours after whistle blower claimed the trump administration took steps to suppress intelligence about Russia's meddling in the US election. The Treasury Department has accused Foreman of trying to influence US voters on behalf of Russia one of the accused is Ukrainian who has worked with Rudy Giuliani. To undermine Joseph Biden here's ABC's Chief Justice correspondent. Pure tones. Tonight stunning new accusations against a Ukrainian lawmakers seen here meaning with the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. My goal here is just one simple goal and that is to defend. The president of the United States individual. Against. The original false charges a Russian collusion the Treasury Department today sanctioning Andre dirt catch. Claiming that he'd been an act of Russian agent for over a decade. Who maintained close connections would Russian intelligence services. It is truly alarming the president's personal lawyer is working closely read a known Russian agent with ties to Russian intelligence. According to the Treasury Department in recent months Dirk has has been trying to. Illegally undermine the 20/20 US election authorities say this past spring. Dirk has released a series of heavily edited audio tapes. Designed to interfere in the US presidential race some of the tapes attempt to smear democratic candidate Joseph Biden and his son hunter. Today the Treasury Department accusing her cats of spreading false and unsubstantiated. Narratives about US officials. In addition to dirt catch three Russians with alleged links to a trove formed the tried to interfere in the 2016 election were also hit with sanctions. Lindsay we reached out to Giuliani today for comment on these allegations relating to Derek catch. So far he is not respond.

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