In Plea Deal, Russian Woman Admits to Being a Secret Agent

The case has offered insight into how Moscow seeks to influence American policy.

  • Published 13 December 2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian woman accused of being a secret agent admitted Thursday that she conspired to infiltrate the American gun-rights movement to gather intelligence on conservative political groups as Donald Trump rose to power. Maria Butina, 30, agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge as part of a deal with federal prosecutors. The case, which is separate from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election,… Read at AP News