When US Sen. Richard Burr made headlines last month saying, “The Russians are actively involved in the French elections,” it was no shocker in France. Europeans say they've been dealing with this for years.
US National Security Advisor Michael Flynn discussed the issue of US sanctions with Russia's ambassador weeks before Donald Trump was sworn in as president. The talks took place just as then-President Barack Obama was ordering new actions against Russia over its alleged interference in the US election.
Top Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was found guilty on Wednesday of embezzlement and given a five-year suspended sentence that threatens to end his bid to challenge President Vladimir Putin in a presidential poll next year.