‘Sunlight’ is ‘what neutralizes them’: The DOJ is homing in on Russia Today

12 Sep , 2017 Business

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool/File Photo

The Justice Department has asked a company that supplies services to the US affiliate of the state-owned Russian news outlet Russia Today to register as a foreign agent, according to an article published Monday on RT’s website.

“The war the US establishment wages with our journalists is dedicated to all the starry-eyed idealists who still believe in freedom of speech,” RT’s Moscow-based editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said in a statement. “Those who invented it, have buried it.”

The Justice Department declined to comment, and it is unclear which company they sent the letter to. RT works with RTTV America and RTTV Studios, both of which are based in Washington, DC, according to an Atlantic Council report published last week.

The news comes on the heels of a Yahoo News report that the FBI is investigating whether Russia’s state-owned Sputnik News — also helmed by Simonyan — is a propaganda arm of the Kremlin and therefore operating in the United States in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

“The DOJ wouldn’t send this letter, particularly to a media outlet, unless they had sufficient intelligence to show that …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Finance

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