Maria Butina Admits Conspiring as Kremlin Agent Targeting GOP, NRA

Maria Butina Admits Conspiring as Kremlin Agent Targeting GOP, NRAThe 30-year-old gun enthusiast operated as a Kremlin agent as she befriended National Rifle Association leaders and influential U.S. conservatives, she admitted Thursday in federal court in Washington. “Butina sought to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over U.S. politics,” prosecutor Erik Kenerson said at the hearing, reading from the government’s statement of facts.



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