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Accused Russian agent Maria Butina reportedly met with U.S. Treasury and Fed officials

“Accused Russian agent Maria Butina had wider high-level contacts in Washington than previously known, taking part in 2015 meetings between a visiting Russian official and two senior officials at the U.S. Federal Reserve and Treasury Department” writes Str Afp for cnbc.com. Butina has pleaded not guilty to charges she acted as a foreign agent for Russia. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Russian Foreign Ministry launches #FreeMariaButina campaign

“Alleged Russian agent maria Butina ordered to remain in custody after prosecutors argue she has ties to Russian intelligence Why an accused Russian agent visited an American university and South Dakota summer camp” writes Siobh N O’grady for washingtonpost.com. U.S. prosecutors claim the 29-year-old has been operating as a covert Russian agent.Butina has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy and failing to declare herself as an agent of a foreign government. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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New clues in UK Novichok poisoning case point to an assassination plot involving Russia’s military intelligence service

“Russian double agent Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned by the nerve agent in Salisbury, England, in March” writes Kelly Mclaughlin for businessinsider.com. UK officials in protective suits inspect a bench where Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found after a suspected nerve agent attack.In recent weeks British police have also been investigating a second Novichok attack, in which a woman died on July 8.Peter Nicholls/Reuters UK police believe that they have identified the suspected perpetrators behind the Novichok poisoning attack on Russian former spy Sergei Skripal. Source: businessinsider.com…

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‘You’re a daredevil girl!’ U.S. details Russian woman’s quest to sway NRA, GOP to do Moscow’s bidding

“Prosecutors say a woman charged with being an illicit Russian agent used sex, and money, to build contacts” writes Sharon Lafraniere for seattletimes.com. She “should be considered on a par with other covert Russian agents,” prosecutors said in a memo.In a search of her apartment near American University in Washington, FBI agents uncovered a trail of messages between Butina and Torshin. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina had ties to Russian intelligence agency, jailed pending trial

“The FBI has found evidence that the Russian woman arrested on charges of conspiracy against the U.S. and being an unregistered agent for Russia’s government had ties to Russian intelligence” reports washingtonexaminer.com. “She is not an agent of the Russian government, the Russian Federation.She was arrested Sunday and indicted Tuesday on charges of conspiracy against the U.S. and acting as an unregistered foreign agent of the Russian government. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Judge orders Russian agent jailed pending trial

“WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday ordered accused Russian agent Maria Butina jailed until her trial after U.S. prosecutors argued she has ties to Russian intelligence and poses a serious flight risk” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. Her attorney, Robert Driscoll, has said she is not a Russian agent and poses no flight risk, after she was arrested on Sunday without warning.During a preliminary hearing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, prosecutors showed a photo of Butina meeting an alleged Russian intelligence…

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U.S. asks court to detain alleged Russian agent pending trial

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal court on Wednesday to detain alleged Russian agent Maria Butina pending her trial, saying she poses a serious flight risk, has ties to Russian intelligence and will likely appeal to people in the Russian government to help her flee” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Butina, who founded a pro-gun Russian advocacy group called Right to Bear Arms, has not been charged with espionage or with being a member of a Russian intelligence service.The Justice Department said Butina has been…

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Accused Russian agent traded sex for influence, prosecutors say

“That official, who left the U.S. in March, was suspected of being a Russian intelligence officer, according to prosecutors” writes Daniel Flatley for sun-sentinel.com. Russian national and gun-rights advocate Maria Butina traded sex for a position in a special-interest organization, according to U.S. prosecutors who asked a judge to keep her in jail before trial because of her ties to Russian intelligence services. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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