Russia is still spying on the US despite sanctions and frequent headlines about Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, according to a top US intelligence official.
William Evanina, the National Counterintelligence Executive, told Reuters that his US intelligence agencies “have not seen a deterrence, or a drop – or an increase,” in Russian spying activity in the last 12 months. 
“I can tell you, the FBI does not have less work,” he said.
His words came the same day that Vladimir Putin said 755 people would have to leave their jobs, including many Russian nationals, in a retaliatory act to a new round of US sanctions against the country.
The vote in US congress for sanctions followed revelations that Moscow had carried out a “campaign of influence” on the presidential election, which Russian authorities have denied. 
In terms of sanctions and the expulsion of diplomats, Mr Evanina said the US has more to lose …
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