- Apr 28, 2015
- Reaction score
- Third Coast
- Political Leaning
Washington (CNN)Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday for conspiracy to act as an illegal foreign agent in the United States.
Butina, 30, was accused of working to infiltrate Republican political circles through groups such as the National Rifle Association to bolster Russian interests.
Butina said she acted "under direction of" a Russian official whom CNN has identified as Alexander Torshin, the recently retired deputy governor of the Central Bank of Russia.
"Butina sought to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over US politics," the prosecutor said in a Washington courtroom.
Source: (CNN) Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina pleads guilty to engaging in conspiracy against US
As the breadth & depth of Putin's influence into the Presidency, Administration, Congress, and our political parties & their support groups, has become more widely known, I'm finding I'm becoming alarmed. And I don't say this flippantly.
While I'm cognizant of the dangers of an independent or special counsel, I'm getting blown away by all that Mueller and his crew are uncovering. I never imagined anything like we're seeing, and I'm thoroughly disgusted by it.
I'm disgusted enough, that I find myself dreamily wishing he, or a similar designated position, could stay-on to permanently rid our government of things like we currently see. I fear the danger of such a position, but I very much like the results I'm seeing.