Wait, you mean Sarah Palin didn’t see them rowing over from her house?
WASHINGTON — Ten people have been arrested for allegedly serving as secret agents of the Russian government in the United States, the Justice Department said Monday.
Eight of 10 were arrested Sunday for allegedly carrying out long-term, deep cover assignments in the United States on behalf of Russia.
Their job, according to the court papers in the case, was “to search and develop ties in policymaking circles” in the United States.
The U.S. government intercepted a message from Russian intelligence headquarters in Moscow to two of the defendants, Richard and Cynthia Murphy.
“You were sent to USA for long-term service trip,” the message from Moscow. “Your education, bank accounts, car, house etc. – all these serve one goal: fulfill your main mission, i.e. to search and develop ties in policymaking circles in US and sent intels,” the message added.