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Omar Aslam Lugo @OmarAslamLugo
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Maria Butina was arrested yesterday & charged a few minutes ago w/ Conspiracy to Violate US Law as Foreign Agent of Russia.

She's close to NRA leadership, bragged about Trump-Russia connections, and proposed Russia back-channel to Trump campaign w/ GOP operative Paul Erickson.
Maria Butina's graduate school focus on cryptocurrency and blockchain (Bitcoin) while she works as an *unpaid* assistant to a known Russian money launderer w/ ties to FSB is a bit on the nose.

Absent from her LinkedIn: two businesses she owned w/ GOP operative Paul Erickson.
1. Level of "duh" that Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA48) is unnamed lawmaker referenced in Maria Butina indictment?

Indictment states Butina/Torshin met lawmaker in Russia Aug 2015.

Rohrabacher & Gregory Meeks (D-NY05) led delegation to Russia 4-6Aug15.
2. After Aug 2015 Russian mtg w/ Torshin & Rohrabacher, Butina returned to DC & held "friendship and dialogue" dinners where Dana Rohrabacher was a fixture in 2016/17.

Connection to former Rohrabacher intern Erik Prince visiting Seychelles feels imminent.
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