Mueller Team Is Probing ‘Newly Found’ 2016 Russian Money Transfers

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Kremlin meddling in the 2016 presidential election has reportedly zeroed in on “newly uncovered” money transfers made between Russian government officials and U.S.-based individuals and businesses in November 2016 and January 2017, BuzzFeed News reported. Sergey Kislyak, the former Russian ambassador to the U.S. who has found himself in the heart of Mueller’s probe, allegedly received $120,000 just 10 days after Trump’s victory in November. Several of these transactions were flagged by bankers to the U.S. Department of Treasury for “suspicious activity,” including an attempt to withdraw $150,000 from the Russian embassy’s account just five days after the inauguration in January. The bank blocked that transaction and reported it to the federal government, according to BuzzFeed’s report.