The Russian government has always denied they had any involvement in the infiltration of the NRA, but new reporting from U.S. intelligence agencies shows that this is not true.
By Sarah N. Lynch
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prosecutors and defense lawyers are in talks potentially to resolve a criminal case accusing gun-rights activist Maria Butina of acting as a Russian agent to infiltrate a pro-gun rights organization in the United States and influence U.S. foreign policy toward Russia.
All the facts of Butina’s crimes haven’t been released to the public but we do know she was given the job of coming to the U.S. and establishing contacts and relationships with powerful executives of the National Rifle Association (NRA). Through her NRA contacts she was then able to meet and get to know intimately some of the NRA’s top employees: Republican politicians, including prominent members of Congress as well as governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin.