CNN reporter explains charges against former FBI official accused of working with Russian oligarch

CNN reporter explains charges against former FBI official accused of working with Russian oligarch

He is one of the highest-ranking former FBI officials to ever be charged with a crime.

Charles McGonigal, the former head of counterintelligence at the FBI’s New York field office, has been charged in two separate indictments for allegedly working with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who was sanctioned for interfering in the 2016 US presidential election, after his retirement. McGonigal pleaded not guilty through his attorney to an arraignment of U.S. sanctions violations, conspiracy and money laundering. CNN’s Kara Scannell reports.

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