Dubai – Masaader News
US extracted its high-level spy from Russia in 2017, according to CNN.
The decision was made soon after a meeting in which President Trump unexpectedly shared classified US intelligence with Russian officials.
The covert source reportedly spied for the US for more than a decade as they rose through the ranks of the Russian government.
Russian media named the spy as former presidential administration official Oleg Smolenkov. The Kommersant newspaper said Mr Smolenkov went on holiday with his family to Montenegro in 2017 and disappeared, before a man with the same name and a woman with the same name as Mr Smolenkov’s wife purchased a house in the US state of Virginia, near Washington DC.
Russian reports said Mr Smolenkov had worked for Yury Ushakov, a senior aide to President Putin.