A Washington-based pro-gun activist affiliated with the National Rifle Association (NRA) has been charged with spying in the US for Russia.
Maria Butina was charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian federation within the US without prior notification to the attorney general.
Butina, 29, was arrested on Sunday and appeared before a magistrate in Washington on Monday, according to the US justice department.
She is known as a protege of Alexander Torshin, a Russian former state banker, who met Donald Trump Jr for dinner at the NRA’s 2016 convention. Torshin was placed under sanction by the US in April this year.
A Justice Department press release said Butina had been “developing relationships with US persons and infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics, for the purpose of advancing the interests of the Russian federation.”
“Butina worked at the direction of a high-level official in the Russian government who was previously a member of the legislature of the Russian Federation and later became a top official at the Russian Central Bank,” the DOJ continues, noting she did this work from as early as 2015 until at least February 2017.
“He just said it’s not Russia,” Trump said, repeating Putin’s denials of involvement in the 2016 presidential election. “I will say this, I don’t see any reason why it would be.”
The 29-year-old Russian woman accused of covertly working as a foreign agent while living in the United States allegedly offered to have sex with an unnamed individual in return for a job in the United States, prosecutors said Wednesday.
And that's not all. According to new court filings, Maria Butina allegedly “gained access” to "an extensive network of U.S. persons in positions to influence political activities in the United States" by living with and having a personal relationship with another individual. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/07 … s-say.html
Your really stretching facts into probable fiction by inferring that she either has direct connections to anyone in the NRA , the US government or to the Russian government , that she somehow acted with all three simultaneously for some political purpose .
All you have to infer now is that she was Donalds pillow talking partner.
Perhaps you're just trying to connect anything Trump to anything NRA to anything Russia ?
When then-Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke went on a six-day trip to Russia in 2015, a group founded by an alleged Russian agent paid his expenses.
Clarke and Maria Butina, who the U.S. Department of Justice charged this week with trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and other political groups, appeared together during the trip. Clarke was part of an NRA delegation.
Butina's group, The Right to Bear Arms, covered $6,000 of Clarke's meal, hotel, and transportation expenses, according to the ex-sheriff's Milwaukee County financial disclosure form.
https://fox6now.com/2018/07/17/woman-ch … id-clarke/
"Look out everyone the sky is falling !" Russia ,Russia Russia .........? You on the left had better begin soon to come up with a strategy for nov. , for 2020 you know ?
Something besides delusional issues , phony media , Russian boogeymen ?
You too can have a photo opportunity with a political leader ?
You too can join the NRA?
You too can proposition a man?
You too can be accused of conspiracy ?
What actually is your point .
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