Russian National Arrested In Washington DC, Charged As Agent Of Foreign Government

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Russian national Mariia Butina was arrested, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on July 16 adding that she is charged with conspiring to act as an agent of a foreign government.

Butina was arrested on July 15. The DOJ said that she was developing ties with US citizens and infiltrating political groups.

“According to the affidavit in support of the complaint, from as early as 2015 and continuing through at least February 2017, 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. This Russian official was sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control in April 2018.

The court filings detail the Russian official’s and Butina’s efforts for Butina to act as an agent of Russia inside the United States by developing relationships with U.S. persons and infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics, for the purpose of advancing the interests of the Russian Federation. The filings also describe certain actions taken by Butina to further this effort during multiple visits from Russia and, later, when she entered and resided in the United States on a student visa. The filings allege that she undertook her activities without officially disclosing the fact that she was acting as an agent of Russian government, as required by law,” the DOJ said in a statement.

According to NPR, FBI Special Agent Kevin Helson stated that one of Butina’s goal was to “exploit personal connections with US person having influence in American politics in an effort to advance the interests of the Russian Federation.” NPR added that one of her contacts was with an “organization promoting gun rights.”

Bloomberg said that Butina served as a special assistant to the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank, Alexander Torshin. Butina and Torshin are lifetime members of the US National Rifle Association (NRA).

A next hearing of the Butina case is scheduled for July 18.

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  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    Oh! For crying out loud!

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      Butina is with NRT this is too laughable US witch hunts as bad as Mc Carthyism in the 50’s. Time go back to sedition and treason executions watch each one of these Neocons squirm.

      • Kell McBanned

        Isnt it funny all the books like the Crucible (Salem witch trials) the jews wrote and force fed us at school warning of the dangers of McCathyism have educated the public to the very shenanegans they are attempting to pull now lol

  • James

    Yeah….ahhh…..the US has gone just a LITTLE bit crazy! lol

    • FlorianGeyer

      That’s true but its crazy for any foreign national to voluntarily re-locate to the US these days. The US ‘ jewdiciary ‘ will soon be resorting to voodoo :)

      • Tudor Miron

        “They thought that they hit the bottom and can’t get any lower than that. But than they heard someone nocking from underneath.” © Not sure if this translation from Russian means anything in English :)

        • FlorianGeyer

          It makes perfect sense in English Tudor.

          ” nocking ” I assume you mean ‘ knocking ‘ Tudor. English is a hard language to master and I only wish to assist you with all of your commendable posts here.
          I only wish that I had such skills as you in your mother tongue.

          ‘ nocking ‘ is a term used in archery.
          ‘ knocking ‘ is a term to describe the act of ‘ getting attention by striking a surface.
          ‘ knocking shop ‘ is an informal term for a brothel.

          • Tudor Miron

            Thank you, Florian.

  • Snowglobe

    There is no limit to this stupidity!

    • Sinbad2

      Nope, stupidity to the stars, and beyond.

  • Sinbad2

    To be expected, anyone carrying a balalaika or who has looked at a balalaika within the last 10 years is suspected of treason in America.

    PS
    I know that only Americans could be guilty of treason against America, but Americans don’t understand that.

    • Snowglobe

      …and anyone who has eaten Russian salad dressing in the last 10 years.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        Or drank a Black Russian ,Nested doll,Zhostovo trays, Vodka, Caviar, Baklava , Borscht Blini , Solyanka soup, Beef Stroganoff , Sweet and sour Cabbage Potato Okroshka ,Ovechkin fan, well tovarisch we are all hooped.

        • Snowglobe

          LOL! :-)

      • FlorianGeyer

        That’s me then :)

        • Snowglobe

          Welcome to the club!

  • Ishyrion Av

    So far, what they say she was doing is called lobby. Something in America is done by hundreds of groups of pressure, many foreign, all legally.
    What’s the problem with Russia? Is US officially at war with Russia?

    • Tudor Miron

      Nothing special – double standards is the name of the game of exeptionalists.

    • as

      Look the time. Trump Putin meeting for sabotage.

    • FlorianGeyer

      ” Is US officially at war with Russia? ”

      She has been in Hollywood for decades, so it must be reality :)

  • BMWA1

    Agent of Goldstein.

  • Joe Kerr

    So, it seems Russian membership of the NRA is illegal now. The cat’s out of the bag, and the NRA would most likely be getting prepared.

    • BMWA1

      They are targeting also NRA and 2nd Amendment in tandem with ‘the Russian thingy’ I think.

  • Joao Alfaiate

    “Butina’s goal was to “exploit personal connections with US person having influence in American politics in an effort to advance the interests of the Russian Federation.””

    I sure am glad there is nobody in the USA doing the same thing for the Zionist enterprise. But I guess the FBI can’t arrest 99% of Congress.

  • charla

    I’m sorry but, didn’t the Podesta Group have to retroactively file as an agent of a foreign government for Russia, Saudi Arabia? This was done without any criminal penalty; is the difference in this case the fillip of ‘conspiracy.’

  • potcracker2588

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    completely closed, allowing into Gaza solely medicine. Food, Fuel,
    Clothing, Babies Milk and other basic items, are all listed as banned
    and will be prohibited from entering the Gaza Strip.Pure evil, satanic.They always proove me right, them satanic jews.
    Genocide happening in the open.
    And all are friends with satanic israel.Trump and putin, both mentioned israel as great friend atleast a dozen times yesterday during PC.Sick…wanna puke in both faces of putin and trump.
    Satanic JEW SLAVES

  • Icarus Tanović

    Russians should arrest some random American guy, and charged him with these fabrications. And another one with 3 keys of coke.

  • RichardD

    How many Jews could be arrested for the same thing but never are?

    • FlorianGeyer

      Six Million ? :)

  • RichardD

    “The Apollo Affair was a 1965 incident in which a US company, Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC), in the Pittsburgh suburbs of Apollo and Parks Township, Pennsylvania was investigated for losing 200–600 pounds (91–272 kg) of highly enriched uranium, with suspicions that it had gone to Israel’s nuclear weapons program.

    From 1965 to 1980, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigated Zalman Shapiro, the company’s president, over the loss of 206 pounds (93 kg) of highly enriched uranium. The Atomic Energy Commission, the Central Intelligence Agency, other government agencies, and inquiring reporters conducted similar investigations, and no charges were ever filed. A General Accounting Office study of the investigations declassified in May 2010 stated “We believe a timely, concerted effort on the part of these three agencies would have greatly aided and possibly solved the NUMEC diversion questions, if they desired to do so.””

    – The Apollo Affair –

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Apollo_Affair

  • RichardD

    The Jews killed 3,000 Americans on 911 and not a single Jew has been prosecuted.

  • leon mc pilibin

    Despicaple luciferian liars throwing a tantrum,and wrongfully arresting an innocent person,TYPICAL.

  • Bob

    This is really farcical and desperate stuff. Meanwhile, US diplomats in Moscow are routinely meeting with, and openly looking to politically and financially sponsor, compliant political opposition figures, or movements, against the current elected Russian administration.

  • Smaug

    Maybe she is a Russian spy, let the feds handle it.

    • John Whitehot

      or maybe you live in a pantomime and don’t have the strength nor the courage to look at the truth.