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    "Russian agent Butina begs U.S. judge for mercy, gets 18 months in prison "

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    ATLASCUB

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    Post  ATLASCUB on Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:25 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Admitted Russian agent Maria Butina was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday after the Siberia native, her voice breaking with emotion, begged a judge for mercy and expressed remorse for conspiring with a Russian official to infiltrate a gun rights group and influence U.S. conservative activists and Republicans.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-butina/russian-agent-butina-begs-us-judge-for-mercy-gets-18-months-in-prison-idUSKCN1S20B7
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    Post  kvs on Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:07 pm

    ATLASCUB wrote:
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Admitted Russian agent Maria Butina was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday after the Siberia native, her voice breaking with emotion, begged a judge for mercy and expressed remorse for conspiring with a Russian official to infiltrate a gun rights group and influence U.S. conservative activists and Republicans.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-butina/russian-agent-butina-begs-us-judge-for-mercy-gets-18-months-in-prison-idUSKCN1S20B7

    US show trial.

    Russia needs to arrest and try US agents like Navalny for high treason, sedition and conspiring with Russia's enemies.

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    Post  franco on Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:30 pm

    kvs wrote:
    ATLASCUB wrote:
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Admitted Russian agent Maria Butina was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday after the Siberia native, her voice breaking with emotion, begged a judge for mercy and expressed remorse for conspiring with a Russian official to infiltrate a gun rights group and influence U.S. conservative activists and Republicans.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-butina/russian-agent-butina-begs-us-judge-for-mercy-gets-18-months-in-prison-idUSKCN1S20B7

    US show trial.

    Russia needs to arrest and try US agents like Navalny for high treason, sedition and conspiring with Russia's enemies.  


    Navalny is a nobody in Russia and no threat.

    Putin and government play a very disciplined and well thought out PR campaign for the "hearts & minds" of foreign populaces and all areas of their leadership.
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:33 am

    The problem is that Russia plays by the rules and moral ethics, while the US does not.

    So often Russia ends up trading real spies for innocent people who should not have been arrested in the first place.

    Perhaps Russia should say it will start infecting children and ducks with Novachok in the UK if the US doesn't change its ways... after Trump has a cry about it he will no doubt step in immediately and make it right.

    In fact the best move Putin could make is to phone Trump directly and tell him if he does not pull his head in and keeps acting like a censored that Putin will personally endorse him as president during the next election cycle... hahahahahahahahahaha
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    Post  Big_Gazza on Fri May 03, 2019 2:35 pm

    ATLASCUB wrote:
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Admitted Russian agent Maria Butina was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday after the Siberia native, her voice breaking with emotion, begged a judge for mercy and expressed remorse for conspiring with a Russian official to infiltrate a gun rights group and influence U.S. conservative activists and Republicans.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-butina/russian-agent-butina-begs-us-judge-for-mercy-gets-18-months-in-prison-idUSKCN1S20B7

    Admitted? They kept her in solitary confinement under a suicide watch for weeks (which requires the prison to continually awaken her to check she isn't trying to "self-harm") in a blatant ploy to break her spirit and force her to make a plea. Its SOP for US public prosecutors and Murican gulags are chock-a-blok full of people who have committed no crime but were intimidated into "confessing" to avoid a 10 year stretch (the victim knows the State has all the money and power, and they have no hope without an expensive lawyer which they can never afford). The prosecutor doesn't care about guilt or innocence - they simply want a tick in a box and another case-file closed.

    The US criminal (and judicial) system is a disgusting farce. Mad

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    Post  MiamiMachineShop on Fri May 03, 2019 3:43 pm

    Russia has several Americans arrested as well, in this game everyone plays, Russia currently has Michael Calvey and Paul Whelan under arrest for espionage and fraud respectively. It will go on.
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    Post  Isos on Fri May 03, 2019 5:07 pm

    She should have played the feminism cards. You know "you arrest me because I'm a female. You oppress me ...".
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    Post  GarryB on Sat May 04, 2019 3:26 am

    Russia has several Americans arrested as well, in this game everyone plays, Russia currently has Michael Calvey and Paul Whelan under arrest for espionage and fraud respectively. It will go on.

    Espionage and fraud are real crimes.

    Butina is getting a year and a half jail time for not signing up as being a foreign agent because she talked to people in the NRA about getting support to liberalise the gun laws in Russia... how is that hurting the US?

    Those americans are real criminals... I hope the Russian courts give them really serious penalties and don't trade prisoners.

    Butina is one Russia who has learned a lesson for her love of Americas freedoms... it will be interesting to read the book.

    She should have played the feminism cards. You know "you arrest me because I'm a female. You oppress me ...".

    She is Russian... in the eyes of american politicians these days that equates to child molester... there is nothing to be gained trying to help her or even understand her situation...

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