Maria Butina’s Trump-Russia Plea Deal Revealed. It Looks Like She Gave Up EVERYONE
Less than 24 hours after accused Russian spy Maria Butina’s cooperating plea deal in the Trump-Russia scandal was announced, we’re now getting details of that deal. No, we don’t yet have confirmation of the names of the people she gave up. But considering the lenient sentence she just received, we don’t even need names, because it means she gave up everyone.
The draft filing of the plea deal notes that Butina relied on assistance from Erickson and took direction from her handler — former Russian banker Alexander Torshin — as she “sought to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over US politics. Butina sought to use those unofficial lines of communication for the benefit of the Russia Federation.”
Butina kept the Kremlin apprised of her activities and her “assessment of the political landscape in the United States in advance of the 2016 election,” according to the draft filing. Yet she’s getting little to no prison time.
Despite the mountain of crimes committed by Butina, federal prosecutors are only requiring her to plead guilty to a single comparatively minor charge, which will likely carry a zero to six-month prison sentence.
The bottom line is that federal prosecutors working in league with Robert Mueller just gave a potential free pass to a Russian spy who conspired with various Americans to alter the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
This can only mean that, during her proffer session, she gave up so much valuable information on so many bigger fish, they decided it was worth giving her a free pass. Everyone in the GOP and NRA with ties to Butina should be panicking right now.