US charges Russian national of being a foreign agent

Posted: 1:08 PM, Jul 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-16 20:49:24Z

The US government charged a Russian national with being a spy for the Russian government in the US and developing relationships "with US persons and infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics."

Maria Butina, who was involved with a Russian gun group that the National Rifle Association was supportive of, was arrested on Sunday and appeared in court in Washington, DC to Monday, according to the Justice Department.

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