FBI investigating why Russia sent $30K to its U.S. embassy

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The FBI is looking into 60 transactions where a Kremlin-backed Russian bank sent a total of $380,000 to various embassies last year, Buzzfeed reports. A $30,000 wire transfer was sent to the U.S. embassy right before the U.S. election and included the memo: ""to finance election campaign of 2016."

Why it might matter: This could be more proof that Russia intentionally interfered with the U.S. election. It could also be that the money transfers were in connection to the polling stations opened at embassies for Russian voters living abroad since there was an election for the Duma — the lower Russian house of parliament — that year, Buzzfeed reports