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Paula Chertok🗽 @PaulaChertok
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#BREAKING Maria Butina pleads guilty—the first Russian national convicted of trying to influence US policy during the 2016 election. She infiltrated top American political circles using guns (NRA), religion and Republicans.…
Maria #Butina pleads guilty to engaging in conspiracy against US - CNNPolitics…
"Butina sought to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over US politics." She infiltrated the NRA & religious groups to bolster Russian interests. She said in court today she acted "under direction of" a Russian official (Torshin).
Must be awkward for Bolton in the White House today. Butina pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the US—at the direction of Kremlin banker-lawmaker-godfather Alexandr Torshin. Remember when Bolton made that NRA video in Russian for Torshin? Our NSA was part of Russia's operation!
I know the walls are closing in on Trump's staggering corruption. But how do we even process that the US National Security Adviser was part of Maria Butina's Russian operation? Bolton made a gun promo video for Russia at Butina's handler Torshin's request
I'm thinking Maria Butina would make a great Chief-of-Staff to Trump. She has experience dealing with many Republican operatives. NRA officials, Santorum, Scott Walker, Don Jr. And she knows the ropes in Washington. She even attended Trump's inauguration.
So Butina case is part of a broader DOJ & FBI counterintelligence investigation that predated the 2016 election. Its focus: Torshin efforts to infiltrate Christian conservatives orgs & NRA since 2011 to promote pro-Russia policies on behalf of the Kremlin.…
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