The Federal Bureau of Investigation has questioned a former White House correspondent for the news agency Sputnik, which is funded by the Russian government, amid a probe into whether Sputnik is working as an undeclared propaganda site for the Russian government, according to Yahoo News.
The probe seeks to determine whether Sputnik has violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act, Yahoo News’ report said.
In the probe, the FBI has obtained a thumb drive with thousands of internal Sputnik emails and documents, which could help prosecutors in an investigation into whether Sputnik helped with the Russian government’s “influence campaign” that took place during the 2016 presidential elections, according to Yahoo News.
U.S. intelligence officials believe that Russia’s influence campaign is still at work, Yahoo News’ report added.
Andrew Feinberg, the former White House correspondent, downloaded the information in the thumb drive to his laptop before his May firing. He told Yahoo News