Merrick B. Garland speaks at the podium. To the left are Assistant Attorney General Matthew Olsen and Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco. To the right of the Attorney General is Christopher Wray, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). An American flag and the Department of Justice flag in blue are seen in the background.

“Today’s announcements are part of a series of actions that the Justice Department has recently taken to disrupt and prosecute criminal activity associated with Russia,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “The Justice Department will continue to work alongside our international partners to hold accountable those who break our laws, threaten our national security, and harm our allies. Our message to those who continue to enable the Russian regime through their criminal conduct is this: It does not matter how far you sail your yacht. It does not matter how well you conceal your assets. It does not matter how cleverly you write your malware or hide your online activity. The Justice Department will use every available tool to find you, disrupt your plots, and hold you accountable.”