Alleged Russian Spy Marina Butina Pleads Guilty to One Count of “Conspiracy to Act as Unregistered Agent of Foreign Government” https://www.thegatew...ign-government/
I’ll tell you a little story I’ve never told before. In March of 2015 I observed her at several events and really cozying up to conservatives and making what I thought was a weak-handed case that she was this courageous gun rights activist going up against Putin and there would one day be a Second Amendment in Russia. There’s never going to be a Second Amendment in Russia.
I became very perplexed by her behavior and her efforts of going up to presidential candidates and congressional candidates. So I started to do some reporting and I called FBI and US intelligence sources and very quickly I learned, “Yeah, we know that she’s somebody here as an agent of influence. She’s connected to this guy Tortian(sp?) and we know what she’s trying to do.”
And I thought, that’s really interesting. Are they going to tell the people she’s meeting with and it doesn’t appear they ever did. I thought the role of FBI counter-intelligence was to prevent contacts from occurring that are not in the interest of the United States. It sounds like they sat around and watched this for three or four years until it was convenient to create a headline.
The Deep State FBI knew that she was connected to a Russian operative but did not warn NRA or conservative officials about her intent while she was operating in the US.
It appears Butina was arrested only after NRA and conservative leaders would not deal with her.
The deep state was hoping for a few conservative scalps.
This is another dud by the Deep State FBI.
Seeing a lot of people pushing out the narrative that Butina "admitted" to being a Russian spy. First, that's ridiculous, given she did not at all operate in the shadows. Second, Butina took a deal after being locked up in solitary confinement for months
Defenders of the status quo are always stronger than reformers seeking change,
UNTIL the status quo self-destructs from its own corruption, and the reformers are free to build on its ashes.