The agents performed “legally authorized law enforcement,” a spokesman for the agency said.
The activity is linked to a federal investigation from New York, the spokesman said, but could not provide further information. A source familiar with the matter told CNN that the investigation has been “ongoing” but has not provided further details either.
In the home, the driveway was closed by police tapes marked “the crime scene must not enter” with several law enforcement cars parked on the street outside.
An FBI agent guarded the driveway, and several other agents were seen walking in and out of the large home in Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood.
The wealthy Russian who made his money in the aluminum business is a close ally of Putin and was mentioned several times in Special Adviser Robert Mueller’s report on interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The Treasury Department, under the Trump administration, had also lifted financial sanctions against three companies affiliated with Deripaska.
Officials said at the time that they had done so because Derapaska’s direct and indirect shareholding in the three companies had been reduced to the point that he no longer had control over them.