The Trump administration is slapping new sanctions on Russia for meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
The U.S. will sanction five entities and 19 individuals from Russia for a range of cyberattacks, including Russia’s “destabilizing efforts” in the 2016 presidential election.
The Treasury Department will freeze those assets and prohibit Americans from doing business with those Russians,
Some of those entities and individuals (including the Internet Research Agency, which allegedly used fake social media accounts to sow division in the U.S.) have already been indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller.
And that's not all. The Trump administration is now accusing Russia of ongoing, deliberate operation to penetrate US energy grid, an on-going effort since 2016.
The U.S., Great Britain, France and Germany are also pressuring Russia to come clean about the recent poisoning attack in Britain.
A statement from the four allies condemned the recent poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter.
They remain in critical condition.
British officials say the two were poisoned by a military grade nerve agent that was developed in Russia.
The statement calls the attack an assault on British sovereignty and a threat to international security.