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The Spy Story of Maria Butina Keeps Getting Stranger

Vanity Fair - 01 Aug 2018
By now, the exploits of Maria Butina, an alleged Russian agent, are everywhere: according to the charges filed against her by the Justice Department, the 29-year-old used a combination of effervescent charm and gun-rights activism to work her way ...
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Maria Butina was the ultimate NRA Cool Girl

Washington Post - 24 Jul 2018
Whether for real-world CIA handlers or fictional 007s, there is no tactic in spycraft more enduring than the honeypot. And so in the Old Testament, we saw the Philistines deploy Delilah's feminine wiles to undermine Samson, and in the 1980s, we had ...
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Maria Butina is just the tip of the Russia iceberg

Washington Post - 27 Jul 2018
Unlike Golos, Maria Butina, who has pleaded not guilty, didn't run a company. Instead, prosecutors say, she posed as the leader of a Russian pro-gun organization, a group that was no more authentic than Golos's travel agency: There is no right to bear ...
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No, Mariia Butina Wasn't Charged With Violating FARA

Lawfare (blog) - 27 Jul 2018
To read a lot of media coverage, and to listen to her lawyer, you would think Mariia Butina, the Russian national accused of conspiring to influence U.S. policy as an agent of the Russian Federation, was charged with violating the Foreign Agents ...
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Who met with Maria Butina?

Washington Post - 24 Jul 2018
Maria Butina, the Russian who reportedly infiltrated the National Rifle Association and became a popular figure in conservative circles in 2016, certainly earned her keep. The indictment issued last week states she worked closely with a Russian ...
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US Says Evidence Against Accused Russian Must Remain Secret

Bloomberg - 25 Jul 2018
Prosecutors said they are concerned that Butina's lawyer, Robert Driscoll, will publicize information he receives from the government, which could harm U.S. efforts to charge additional people. They cited Driscoll's media appearances since his client ...
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Washingtonian Today: How Mariia Butina Scammed Us All

Washingtonian - 03 Aug 2018
Happy Friday, Washingtonians! Trump has once again called the media “fake, fake disgusting news”; Lafayette Square protests continue for three weeks in; Paul Manafort's trial carries on. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more through ...
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Sources: Maria Butina bragged of Russian ties

CNN - 02 Aug 2018
Maria Butina, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy and acting as a foreign agent in the US, tended to brag about her ties to Russian intelligence when she was intoxicated, according to people familiar with the situation. CNN's Sara ...
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Spies Are More Common, and Boring, Than You Think

Bloomberg - 31 Jul 2018
How many spies are there anyway? Many Americans were surprised this month by allegations that a Russian woman, Mariia Butina, had infiltrated the National Rifle Association and was having sex with well-placed men, in the hopes of receiving information ...

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