As told to CNN, a possible influence of Russia on the presidential elections is investigating 15 to 20 people, less than in the investigation of a break-correspondence of the former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton. They are not require immediate results, allowing you to focus on a more thorough analysis.
For example, agents learn the details of the meetings of the Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergei Kislyak with people from the entourage of Donald trump. First they face the challenge of how a conversation with a diplomat harmed the national interests of the United States.
The broadcaster notes that the Department of counterintelligence works to protect American secrets, technologies, exposing spies and prevents cyber threats.
One example of the activities of the division CNN calls the exposure of the Russian spy, who worked in the representative office of a Russian Bank in new York. Eventually the agents came to the conclusion that Evgeny Buryakov was an agent of the SVR. He was found guilty and sentenced to 2.5 years of imprisonment.
As reported by Reuters in may 2016, a former employee of Vnesheconombank, Buryakov was indeed convicted by an American court. The investigators concluded that, together with two Russian diplomats, he collected economic information of special importance on potential U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and the advances in the development of alternative energy sources in 2012-2015.
OU worked and Robert Hansen, who, as it turned out, worked for the Russian secret services.