Basically, the Russian sent emails containing links to (Bad websites), to government officials.
This is something that happens to most people every day, they are sent by Criminal Websites located in the USA. I am not defending the Russian, however, it seems to me we should prioritize shut-downing the criminal element of the Net, over sending Russian home.
Most People know not to click on links unless you know were they are from. Even US government Officials know not to click on a link with out knowing where it will lead.