US senators are lobbying to sanction Putin’s top cop and Arsenal FC’s co-owner


Noted Russia hawks Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio this week urged (pdf) treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin to consider Yuri Chaika, Putin’s attorney general, and Alisher Usmanov, an oligarch with reportedly close Kremlin ties. They said both men had been linked to "significant acts of corruption" and may have violated America’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, in a letter sent with senators Roger Wicker and Cory Gardner on Jan. 17. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coates was cc’ed on the letter.