The GRU "knowingly engages in significant activities that undermine cybersecurity on behalf of the Russian government", including interference in the 2016 US presidential election, according to the Treasury statement.
On ThursdayThe New York Times reported that special counsel Mueller had subpoenaed the company founded by Trump to turn over documents including some related to Russian Federation. Sanctions were also applied on 13 other individuals who were indicted by Mueller for their participation in the election meddling efforts.
The new sanctions also include Russian intelligence services, the Federal Security Service (FSB) and Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), and six individuals working on behalf of the GRU.
"We write to urge you to enable and fully resource the GEC to effectively execute its roles and responsibilities in leading the United States efforts to counter the exploitation of the information environment by state and on-state actors aimed at undermining USA national security interests", the lawmakers wrote in the letter released Thursday.
With the US under pressure to act, the actions announced by the US Treasury Department, targeting 19 individuals and five entities including Russian intelligence services, represented the most significant steps taken against Moscow since Trump assumed office in January 2017. They came as the United States joined European allies in blaming Russian Federation for a nerve agent attack in Britain, deeming the action a "clear violation" of worldwide law.
According to the report, Mr Mueller ordered the Trump Organisation to hand over all documents related to Russian Federation and other topics he is investigating.
"It looks like it", Trump said. Prime Minister Theresa May has expelled 23 Russian diplomats, severed high-level contacts with Moscow and vowed to take both open and covert actions against Russian dirty money and "hostile state activity". "A very sad situation".
The new sanctions would bar the individuals from traveling to the United States, and freeze whatever assets they may have in the country.
The penalties for the first time use new powers Congress passed a year ago to punish Moscow for election meddling.
Trump signed the bill reluctantly in August, claiming it impinged upon his executive powers and could dampen his attempts to improve ties with Moscow.
Also targeted is the Internet Research Agency, a very thinly disguised "troll farm" headquartered in St. Petersburg, Russia, that creates and distributes high-quality disinformation and propaganda, ranging from political mischief to phony stories about disasters, disease outbreaks, and police shootings.
The White House said on Thursday that Russian Federation had a decision to make as it moves forward.
"We're going to continue those actions to increase pressure on Russian Federation until they change their behaviour, and become responsible members of the global community". "I think you can see from the actions we've taken up until this point we're going to be tough on Russian Federation until they decide to change their behavior", White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters.
On Thursday, administration officials insisted the new measures weren't the end of their efforts to punish Russian Federation.
At exactly 10 a.m.in each time zone, students from across the US and the world will walk out of their classrooms for 17 minutes. After leaving the high school Ubinas shared her thoughts on the painful reality the Philly students are faced with.
The game claims to support over 500 Android devices, as long as you have at least Android 5.1.1 or above and at 2 GB RAM. There's no doubt that mobile devices have gotten extremely powerful, but I do wonder how the game will hold up.
Junior guard Rickey McGill has been the teams' best contributor offensively, with 13.5 points per game on average and 5.6 assists. Duke will meet seventh-seeded Rhode Island, an 83-78 overtime victor against Oklahoma , in Saturday's second round .
However, Bitcoin lost about 10% in a single day and plummeted by as much as 40% from its January, 2018 prices. Bitcoin , Ethereum, and all other major cryptocurrencies are continuing their downward slide.
Patrick's Day is right around the corner, and all around the world , people are gearing up for the party of a lifetime. Patrick's Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. "Closing schools for St.
The Big Dance averaged 10.4 million television viewers in 2017, up 14 percent from the previous year, according to the NCAA . The Tar Heels are 33-1 playing the NCAA Tournament in their home state and the ride to Charlotte is only about three hours.
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has hinted that the possible arrival of Neymar in the summer would go down well with Ronaldo. He would get on very well with Cristiano, they are both very relaxed characters.
However, the apex court's verdict decreased Tamil Nadu's share in the water body, much to the dismay of the people of the state. The Chief Minister said he looked forward to the Prime Minister's "immediate positive" response in this matter.
He has deep lacerations on his feet and legs and may have fractured his right wrist, which is in a cast, Lovell said. Once he was able to restrain Javier by grabbing her arms, he said she still managed to grab his testicles.
Huawei has listed the P20 Lite on its consumer website in Poland, and linked it to e-commerce sites where it is up for pre-order. The devices are powered by Kirin 960 CPU, coupled with 4 GB of RAM, and 32 GB internal storage that's expandable up to 128 GB.
Whether the Founding Editors are liable to be charged with defamation, the court also sought to know. The Gujarat Court in January had refused to quash the suit on the news portal's plea.
Kasatkina trounces Kerber to reach Indian Wells semis
The Croatian came back from a break down in the third set to beat South Africa's Kevin Anderson 2-6 6-4 7-6 (7/3). In the victory, Kasatkina won 69 percent of her first serve points and 86 percent of her second serve points.
ASU happy to be in NCAA Tournament, ready for play-in game
The #4 seed Arizona trailed at halftime to 13th-seeded Buffalo after being out-rebounded and out-played in the first half. Wildcats freshmen Devin Booker, Tyler Ulis and Trey Lyles sparked a second-half rally and the Cats won comfortably 71-52.
Vanguard Russell 2000 Value ETF (VTWV) Declines 0.26% for Mar 15
Keeping an eye on Moving Averages, the 50-day is 79.73, the 200-day is at 78.15, and the 7-day is 84.46 for Msa Safety Inc (MSA). When charted, the RSI can serve as a visual means to monitor historical and current strength or weakness in a certain market.
Russian Federation vows to expel United Kingdom diplomats
Britain says the Russian state is behind the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury. He said Russian Federation would target the same number of people as the USA but didn't say what the sanctions would involve.
Saudi crown prince: 'If Tehran develops nukes, so will we'
He also explained why, in November, he called Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "the new Hitler of the Middle East". Adding, "Many countries around the world and in Europe did not realize how risky Hitler was until what happened, happened".
Jacqueline Fernandez reprises Ek Do Teen for Baaghi 2
Baaghi 2 stars Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani in the lead roles and has been directed by choreographer-turned-filmmaker Ahmed Khan. Talking about Baaghi 2 , the film is the second instalment of Baaghi which initially starred Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor.