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

Reuters Tuesday, 10 September 2019
The 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.
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