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US charges Russian national with being a foreign agent

Posted July 16, 2018 2:48 p.m. EDT
Updated July 16, 2018 3:11 p.m. EDT

— The US government charged a Russian national heavily involved in gun rights with being a spy for the Russian government in the US and developing relationships "with US persons and infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics."

Maria Butina, who was involved with a Russian gun group that the National Rifle Association was supportive of, was arrested on Sunday and appeared in court in Washington, DC to Monday, according to the Justice Department.

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