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NRA-RUSSIA NEWS: We uncovered evidence that top NRA leaders embraced Russian agent Maria Butina even as she worked to arm anti-American thugs abroad motherjones.com/politics/2019/…
The NRA told us they had no clue about Maria Butina’s activities hostile to US national security interests. But all the evidence we gathered—blog posts, social media, video of the violent newsroom takeover—has been publicly available for years. motherjones.com/politics/2019/…
How does the “freedom loving” NRA explain its top leaders embracing a Russian national who actively worked against US national security interests? motherjones.com/politics/2019/…
Remember, US sanctions since Putin seized Crimea have been at the heart of the Russia investigation, and Trump’s relationship with the Kremlin. Butina sought to undermine those sanctions—including famously asking Trump about them directly in 2015 motherjones.com/politics/2019/…
It's very curious that the NRA would pull a foreign national like Maria Butina in close without scrutinizing who she was. Over several years she had interactions with multiple NRA presidents, CEO Wayne LaPierre, and other top NRA officials motherjones.com/politics/2019/…
My colleague @H_Lev did terrific work co-reporting this story and also did the translations. But again, anyone vetting Butina could've found all this stuff pretty easily: Her many blog and social media posts, videos of her speeches. So why didn't the NRA? motherjones.com/politics/2019/…
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