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Maria Butina poised to plead guilty in case involving Kremlin attempts to influence NRA

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Full title: Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina poised to plead guilty in case involving suspected Kremlin attempts to influence NRA

And another witch bites the dust. Mueller handed the case to the US Attorney's office in Washington, meaning Mueller didn't feel the investigation was directly connected to his own and therefore was not related to his investigation of Trump and his campaign. Still, the amount of Russian infiltration he's uncovered is pretty extraordinary.

In any case, I'll be very interested to see the sentencing memorandum once it's submitted.

Maria Butina, a Russian gun rights activist, is poised to plead guilty in a case involving accusations that she was working as an agent for the Kremlin in the United States, according to a new court filing.

Attorneys for Butina and federal prosecutors jointly requested in court documents Monday that U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan set a time for Butina to withdraw her previous plea of not guilty. They said they could be available for her to enter her plea as early as Tuesday.

Butina was accused of working to push the Kremlin’s agenda by forming bonds with National Rifle Association officials and other conservative leaders and making outreach to 2016 presidential candidates.

A native of Siberia, she founded a group to expand gun rights in Russia, a profile that allowed her to develop relationships with U.S. conservatives intrigued with her work. Prosecutors said Butina, 30, stepped up her activities after moving to Washington in September 2016 to attend graduate school at American University.

But prosecutors said her goal was to advance the foreign policy aims of the Kremlin and that she was acting at the direction of a Russian government official, Alexander Torshin, a former senator who now serves as deputy director of the Russian central bank.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...ory.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.beea36dbdad3
 
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Full title: Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina poised to plead guilty in case involving suspected Kremlin attempts to influence NRA

And another witch bites the dust. Mueller handed the case to the US Attorney's office in Washington, meaning Mueller didn't feel the investigation was directly connected to his own and therefore was not directly connected to Trump. Still, the amount of Russian infiltration he's uncovered is pretty extraordinary.

In any case, I'll be very interested to see the sentencing memorandum once it's submitted.







https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...ory.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.beea36dbdad3

Those witches sure are a busy lot.
 

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Full title: Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina poised to plead guilty in case involving suspected Kremlin attempts to influence NRA

And another witch bites the dust. Mueller handed the case to the US Attorney's office in Washington, meaning Mueller didn't feel the investigation was directly connected to his own and therefore was not related to his investigation of Trump and his campaign. Still, the amount of Russian infiltration he's uncovered is pretty extraordinary.

In any case, I'll be very interested to see the sentencing memorandum once it's submitted.







https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...ory.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.beea36dbdad3

Thoughts and prayers....
 

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Full title: Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina poised to plead guilty in case involving suspected Kremlin attempts to influence NRA

And another witch bites the dust. Mueller handed the case to the US Attorney's office in Washington, meaning Mueller didn't feel the investigation was directly connected to his own and therefore was not related to his investigation of Trump and his campaign. Still, the amount of Russian infiltration he's uncovered is pretty extraordinary.

In any case, I'll be very interested to see the sentencing memorandum once it's submitted.







https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...ory.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.beea36dbdad3

I smell a plea deal in the works.
 
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