After moving in earlier this year, Oleg Smolenkov said he looked forward to tending the house’s ample lawn and gardens, a neighbour said. Photo: AFP

Suspected Russian CIA asset hid with family in plain sight in suburbs near Washington after disappearing on holiday in 2017

  • A spy story gripping Washington takes surprise twist after Russian newspaper names ex-Russian official who went missing while on holiday two years ago
  • He is now reported to be living in a large house in Stafford, Virginia, just south of the US capital
Topic |   Espionage

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After moving in earlier this year, Oleg Smolenkov said he looked forward to tending the house’s ample lawn and gardens, a neighbour said. Photo: AFP
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US President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Wednesday. Photo: AP

US extracted top spy from Russia ‘because Donald Trump couldn’t be trusted with information after meeting Russians’

  • Decision made soon after US president discussed sensitive information with Russian officials in Oval Office in 2017, according to CNN
  • Officials worried about mishandling of classified intelligence by Trump and his administration
Topic |   Espionage

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US President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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