A press release from the Department of Justice stated that "from as early as 2015 and continuing through at least February 2017, Butina worked at the direction of a high-level official in the Russian government who was previously a member of the legislature of the Russian Federation and later became a top official at the Russian Central Bank".
The government claims that between 2015 and February 2017 Butina "worked at the direction of a high-level official in the Russian government", who was sanctioned by the U.S. in April 2018.
Court papers do not name the Kremlin official.
Butina has been an outspoken activist for gun rights in Russian Federation, however. A 2017 article, published on an AU website for the Carmel Institute of Russian History & Culture, described Butina as a master's student in the School of International Service.
Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee sought to interview Butina during their investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 campaign, but were not able to convince their Republican counterparts to seek interviews with her and several people connected to her. The Russian official "said it was very good".
Torshin and Butina unsuccessfully tried to secure a meeting with President Trump before the 2016 election, a source familiar with the matter told CBS News last November. Writes to me that D. Trump (member of NRA) is really for cooperation with Russian Federation. The FBI is reportedly investigating Torshin for illegally funneling money to the NRA so as to aid Trump's 2016 campaign. However, this meeting never happened. Prosecutors also note that the official has since been sanctioned by the US.
Butina is believed to have met with USA politicians and political candidates as part of the influence operation, according to the Justice Department.
Maria Butina had developed close ties with the Republican party and had become an advocate for gun rights, according to United States media reports.
According to court papers, Butina met with United States politicians and candidates, attended events sponsored by special interest groups - including two National Prayer Breakfast events - and organized Russian-American "friendship and dialogue" dinners in Washington with the goal of "reporting back to Moscow" what she had learned. On other occasions, in one of her graduate classes, she repeated this claim.
The Republican rebuke from Capitol Hill came largely from those lawmakers who have been willing to openly criticize the president. Democratic party chairman Tom Perez said Mr Trump should cancel the talks, and that Mr Putin "not a friend of the United States".
Les militants de HRC ont précisé n'avoir à aucun moment été inquiétés par les services de sécurité du pays nordique. Un ancien directeur de la CIA, John Brennan, a sans ambages estimé que l'attitude de Trump confinait à la trahison.
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Snyder said neither the exact location of the incident nor the total number of passengers aboard the boat were immediately known. Kilauea was still erupting lava as of Sunday, according to the United States Geological Survey.
As for adjusting to the links style of play and learning how far to hit shots on each hole, Woods said: "It is mainly trajectory". His normal distance with that club is 180. "Right now the fairways are faster than the greens", Woods told Bob Harig of ESPN .
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Si le joueur semble déjà d'accord avec le PSG, la Juventus ne fera pas de cadeau à Paris et attend 50M€ pour son latéral gauche. La première offre parisienne est d'ailleurs attendue sous peu, le joueur étant de retour à l'entraînement après ses vacances.
Avec Kylian Mbappé , Ngolo Kante ou encore Benjamin Pavard, Raphaël Varane aura été l'un des chouchous de ce Mondial. Sacrée championne du monde dimanche à Moscou, l'équipe de France est attendue à Paris ce lundi après-midi.
Putin 'proud' of Russia's handling of World Cup
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Le record insolite d'Adil Rami — France
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Roku just entered the wireless speaker space
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China files WTO challenge to US $200 billion tariff plan
The Chinese government have threatened to take "firm and forceful measures" if Trump does indeed follow through on his threat. Europe and China are discussing closer ties to counter-balance US President Donald Trump's " America First" policies.
Theresa May braced for showdown with Brexit rebels
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