Russian Spy Maria Butina Allegedly Offered Sex to ‘US Person’ to Get Job at ‘Special Interest Organization’
Who is the Russian 29 year old woman Maria Butina accused of infiltrating NRA, CPAC, National Prayer Breakfast? The indictment reads like an episode of The Americans. She appears in court today.https://t.co/NmcbzknThD
— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) July 18, 2018
Maria Butina is in court today to face charges of conspiracy and being an unregistered foreign agent of Russia. Documents revealed today show it is much more than that, even, including some very tawdry allegations.
The FBI says Butina was in contact with Russian intelligence while infiltrating the NRA and other political groups over the years, and in one of the bureau’s court filings, they claim she offered to have sex with someone in exchange for a job at an unnamed “special interest organization.”
The document says that when Butina lived with her older boyfriend, she allegedly offered to engage in a “honeypot” scheme, which is using sex to either trap, blackmail, or obtain intel from a target. The filing also says that Butina viewed her relationship with “U.S. Person 1” as a “necessary aspect of her activities” and that she expressed disdain for having to live with him.
The government's argument to keep Maria Butina in pretrial detention includes this section. pic.twitter.com/zPBD3fD54Z
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) July 18, 2018
It’s not clear whether Butina was taken up on that alleged proposition.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, though. Law&Crime has the full details on Butane’s upcoming trial and it is well worth reading.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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