On Monday, a shocking twist of events occurred when former top FBI official Charles McGonigal was arrested for violating US sanctions law by working for Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. McGonigal had been the special agent in charge of the FBI's New York Counterintelligence Division and was involved in investigations involving Deripaska.
McGonigal is accused in a five-count indictment of conspiring to commit money laundering offences by receiving money from Deripaska. This comes as a surprise to many, considering that McGonigal had been leading the investigation into Donald Trump's ties to Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
The news has sent shockwaves throughout the political world, with many questioning why an FBI official would be working with a Russian oligarch who is under US sanctions. It is unclear what motivated McGonigal to work with Deripaska or what he hoped to gain from it.
However, it is clear that his actions have put him in hot water with the US government and could lead to serious consequences.