Monday, July 23, 2018

How Maria Butina Became A Trump Republican

The Justice Department accused Maria Butina of being a Russian spy.  This article describes how she aligned herself with the NRA and the Christian Right to serve Russian interests in the US.  Russian interests align well with Trump's form of nationalism in the US.
                    In documents filed in Butina’s case, the U.S. Department of Justice wrote: "Moscow seeks to create wedges that reduce trust and confidence in democratic processes, degrade democratization efforts, weaken U.S. partnerships with European allies, undermine Western sanctions, encourage anti-US political views, and counter efforts to bring Ukraine and other former Soviet states into European institutions."

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