Russian Agent Pleads Guilty to Conspiring in 2016 Presidential Election

Russian Agent Pleads Guilty to Conspiring in 2016 Presidential Election

photo credit: Stokkete // Shutterstock

Suspected Russian spy, Maria Butina has plead guilty to conspiracy against the US.

She is the first Russian national plead to guilty as part of the Mueller investigation. Maria admitted that her & an American, who is listed as “U.S. Person 1” conspired with and acted under the direction of a Russian government official to establish unofficial lines of communications with people able to influence U.S. politics leading up to the 2016 presidential election.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Erik Kenerson said Butina drafted a proposal in March 2015 called the “Description of the Diplomacy Project in which Butina suggested using these unofficial lines of communication to influence U.S. foreign policy toward Russia and predicted that the candidate nominated by Political Party #1 would likely win the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

Butane faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

Written by Clarke Jones

Source: The Hill

Instagram