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The DOJ indicted an NRA-linked Russian national and charged her with spying

4 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Maria Butina, a Russian gun-rights activist with deep ties to the National Rifle Association, was arrested on espionage charges.
Butina is accused of working as a Russian agent at the direction of a high-ranking Russian government official - believed to be fellow gun-right activist Alexander Torshin.
An affidavit submitted along with the criminal complaint against Butina said she and the official worked to establish "back channel" lines of communication with US political operatives.
The aim was "to penetrate the US national decision-making apparatus" and advance...
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