Kremlin says man named in media reports as U.S. spy worked in Russian president's office

Kremlin says man named in media reports as U.S. spy worked in Russian president's officeThe Kremlin said on Tuesday that a former Russian official identified in media reports as a CIA asset inside Russia had worked in Russia’s presidential administration, but did not have direct access to President Vladimir Putin. U.S. media reported on Monday that U.S. intelligence carried out an operation in 2017 to extract a high-level Russian official and CIA asset. Russian daily newspaper Kommersant said on Tuesday the official may have been a man called Oleg Smolenkov.



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