Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska sued the United States on Friday, alleging that it had overstepped its legal bounds in sanctioning his companies and made him the “latest victim” in the ongoing U.S. probe into Moscow’s alleged political interference.
In a legal filing, Deripaska asked the U.S. District Court in Washington to block the U.S. Treasury Department from using the “devastating power” of such economic sanctions that he said were inconsistent with U.S. Constitution.
Reporting by Nathan Layne and Susan Heavey
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It’s incomprehensible that Congress appears unwilling to use its lawful inherent contempt powers to force the issue of administration members ignoring properly issued subpoenas. Like a football team refusing to pass the ball, forever running up the middle, gaining zero yards. https://t.co/AaWvEsJvk2