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Maria Butina Reportedly Interacted With Former Trump Campaign Aide in 2016

The ongoing saga of alleged Russian spy Maria Butina now includes a former Trump campaign aide who had multiple interactions with her during the campaign.

It turns out that Butina interacted and exchanged emails with J.D. Gordon, a Trump campaign national security advisor. Per the Washington Post:

Butina sought out interactions with J.D. Gordon, who served for six months as the Trump campaign’s director of national security before leaving in August 2016 and being offered a role in the nascent Trump transition effort, according to documents and testimony provided to the Senate Intelligence Committee and described to The Washington Post.

The two exchanged several emails in September and October 2016, culminating in an invitation from Gordon to attend a concert by the rock band Styx in Washington. Gordon also invited Butina to attend his birthday party in late October of that year.

There has been a fair amount of reporting on the interactions Butina had with American political figures, including the time she asked then-candidate Donald Trump a question about Russia during a public event.

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