NRA-linked Russian aide arrested, charged as foreign agent

Michael Isikoff
Chief Investigative Correspondent
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    SD
    "Paul Erickson, a GOP consultant based in South Dakota who helped Butina set up a limited liability company in that state, emailed a senior official in the Trump campaign – under the subject line “Kremlin connection” — offering to serve as a “backchannel” between the Trump campaign and Putin." - No collusion. Nothing to see here. Riiiiight!
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    kcbh
    The filings allege that she undertook her activities without officially disclosing the fact that she was acting as an agent of Russian government, as required by law.
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    BrandonW
    WHAT AN ADMINISTRATION
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    Jan
    I read from someone with good authority that the US Congressman who met with Butina and Torsin in Moscow in August 2015 was Rep. Dana Rohrabacher.
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    Amber
    I love my country more than my political affiliation.
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    wildwest
    NRA + Russians + National Prayer Day.

    Nice combination.
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    Rollingwiththeconfusion
    "Chief among the groups Butina and her boss, Russian central banker, Alexander Torshin, sought to infiltrate was the NRA." That's not exactly hard to do. All it takes is payment of the membership fee...
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    Tommy
    “No member of my campaign had any contact with Russians” - Donald Trump, Feb. 2017.
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    lu
    NRA, Trump campaign, Butina showed up at a conservative evangelical Christian event.
    Butina’s efforts to arrange “friendship and dialogue” dinners between Russian officials and members of Congress, as well as bring a delegation of Russians, including Torshin, to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.
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    Dave
    This is yet another Russian/Putin "active measure." But, why would they target the NRA?