Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the Russian Federation: A Sketch [July 24, 2018] [open pdf - 315KB]
"The recent indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller of twelve Russian intelligence officials for offenses related to interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election raises questions concerning the Russian Federation's obligations to cooperate with U.S. prosecutorial efforts. Russian President Vladimir Putin indicated that assistance could be provided in accordance with the 1999 Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the United States and the Russian Federation (U.S.-Russia MLAT), which entered into force in 2002. This Legal Sidebar post provides an overview of mutual legal assistance treaties (MLATs) in general and a sketch of the terms of the U.S.-Russia MLAT in particular."
CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10176