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Feds Target Butina’s GOP Boyfriend as Foreign Agent

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This is definitely going to be a growing storyline to follow.

Feds Target Butina’s GOP Boyfriend as Foreign Agent
Paul Erickson served as accused Kremlin spy Maria Butina’s guide as she penetrated the American conservative movement. Now he’s under investigation as a Russian agent, too.

Paul Erickson, a longtime Republican politico whose Russian girlfriend is in jail on charges she acted as a covert foreign agent, has been informed that he may face similar accusations. The Daily Beast reviewed a “target letter” that federal investigators sent Erickson’s lawyer, which said they are considering bringing charges against him under Section 951 of the U.S. code—the law barring people from secretly acting as agents of foreign governments.

The letter also said the government may bring a conspiracy charge against Erickson, who is the boyfriend of accused foreign agent Maria Butina. The letter, which was sent in September by investigators working out of the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, does not accuse Erickson of any crimes or guarantee that he will face charges.​

This is the opening to how the NRA is going to get busted as having been the money laundering front to funnel Russian money to the GOP.
 

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This is definitely going to be a growing storyline to follow.

Feds Target Butina’s GOP Boyfriend as Foreign Agent
Paul Erickson served as accused Kremlin spy Maria Butina’s guide as she penetrated the American conservative movement. Now he’s under investigation as a Russian agent, too.

Paul Erickson, a longtime Republican politico whose Russian girlfriend is in jail on charges she acted as a covert foreign agent, has been informed that he may face similar accusations. The Daily Beast reviewed a “target letter” that federal investigators sent Erickson’s lawyer, which said they are considering bringing charges against him under Section 951 of the U.S. code—the law barring people from secretly acting as agents of foreign governments.

The letter also said the government may bring a conspiracy charge against Erickson, who is the boyfriend of accused foreign agent Maria Butina. The letter, which was sent in September by investigators working out of the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, does not accuse Erickson of any crimes or guarantee that he will face charges.​

This is the opening to how the NRA is going to get busted as having been the money laundering front to funnel Russian money to the GOP.

Rachel Maddow had a very specific, well-researched piece on this tonight. Worth a look, although it's about 20 minutes long (it's her opening story).
 

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Rachel Maddow had a very specific, well-researched piece on this tonight. Worth a look, although it's about 20 minutes long (it's her opening story).

You're right. Saw it... that's why I googled up the story she referenced in the Daily Beast.
 

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This is definitely going to be a growing storyline to follow.

Feds Target Butina’s GOP Boyfriend as Foreign Agent
Paul Erickson served as accused Kremlin spy Maria Butina’s guide as she penetrated the American conservative movement. Now he’s under investigation as a Russian agent, too.

Paul Erickson, a longtime Republican politico whose Russian girlfriend is in jail on charges she acted as a covert foreign agent, has been informed that he may face similar accusations. The Daily Beast reviewed a “target letter” that federal investigators sent Erickson’s lawyer, which said they are considering bringing charges against him under Section 951 of the U.S. code—the law barring people from secretly acting as agents of foreign governments.

The letter also said the government may bring a conspiracy charge against Erickson, who is the boyfriend of accused foreign agent Maria Butina. The letter, which was sent in September by investigators working out of the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, does not accuse Erickson of any crimes or guarantee that he will face charges.​

This is the opening to how the NRA is going to get busted as having been the money laundering front to funnel Russian money to the GOP.
I'd been wondering about this since I watched some TYT coverage about it.

Apparently the NRA has had multiple of it's leaders go to Russia for some bull**** reason?

Or so I recall.

Edit: It was this I recalled, so not exactly correct memory...:
 

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Glad to see yet another of the Republican and Russian criminal investigation starting to move in public again. We figured this guy would be next based on her filing. At the time they said they only filed enough to keep her held as a flight risk, so there was more to her potential charges too. Seems as of tonight, they are all meeting (Butina team and judge and prosecutors)to discuss things they have been negotiating...plea or cooperation of some sort. So maybe she’s giving him up and they sort of letting him know that resistance is futile...just come be honest...did you reallly think she was into you?
 

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Her boyfriend?

I'm sure he thought so.
 

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This is definitely going to be a growing storyline to follow.

Feds Target Butina’s GOP Boyfriend as Foreign Agent
Paul Erickson served as accused Kremlin spy Maria Butina’s guide as she penetrated the American conservative movement. Now he’s under investigation as a Russian agent, too.

Paul Erickson, a longtime Republican politico whose Russian girlfriend is in jail on charges she acted as a covert foreign agent, has been informed that he may face similar accusations. The Daily Beast reviewed a “target letter” that federal investigators sent Erickson’s lawyer, which said they are considering bringing charges against him under Section 951 of the U.S. code—the law barring people from secretly acting as agents of foreign governments.

The letter also said the government may bring a conspiracy charge against Erickson, who is the boyfriend of accused foreign agent Maria Butina. The letter, which was sent in September by investigators working out of the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, does not accuse Erickson of any crimes or guarantee that he will face charges.​

This is the opening to how the NRA is going to get busted as having been the money laundering front to funnel Russian money to the GOP.

I think Russia just asked for that $$$ back. The NRA recently "lost" like $55 million. Where'd it go? Basically that might have also been the time when Putin's relationship w/Trump soured.
 

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Her boyfriend?

I'm sure he thought so.

She had sexy times with Rick Santorum in the bathroom at the NRA conference but that's a closely held republican secret pact after a bunch of NRA members gang banged her. Santorum couldn't stay away. So he went back for more :mrgreen:

santorumbutina.jpg
 

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This is definitely going to be a growing storyline to follow.

Feds Target Butina’s GOP Boyfriend as Foreign Agent
Paul Erickson served as accused Kremlin spy Maria Butina’s guide as she penetrated the American conservative movement. Now he’s under investigation as a Russian agent, too.

Paul Erickson, a longtime Republican politico whose Russian girlfriend is in jail on charges she acted as a covert foreign agent, has been informed that he may face similar accusations. The Daily Beast reviewed a “target letter” that federal investigators sent Erickson’s lawyer, which said they are considering bringing charges against him under Section 951 of the U.S. code—the law barring people from secretly acting as agents of foreign governments.

The letter also said the government may bring a conspiracy charge against Erickson, who is the boyfriend of accused foreign agent Maria Butina. The letter, which was sent in September by investigators working out of the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, does not accuse Erickson of any crimes or guarantee that he will face charges.​

This is the opening to how the NRA is going to get busted as having been the money laundering front to funnel Russian money to the GOP.

Yeppers. And Dana Rohrabacher might want to lawyer up pretty quick too.
 
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