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Old May 4th, 2019 #1
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Old May 4th, 2019 #2
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Why is Maria Butina in Prison?


by Ron Paul
April 30, 2019

Russian gun rights activist and graduate exchange student Maria Butina was sentenced to 18 months in prison last week for “conspiracy to act as a foreign agent without registering.” Her “crime” was to work to make connections among American gun rights activists in hopes of building up her organization, the Right to Bear Arms, when she returned to Russia.

She was not employed by the Russian government nor was she a lobbyist on Putin’s behalf. In fact the Putin Administration is hostile to Russian gun rights groups. Nevertheless the US mainstream media and Trump’s Justice Department are treating her as public enemy number one in a case that will no doubt set the dangerous precedent of criminalizing person-to-person diplomacy in the United States.

The Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) was passed in 1938 under pressure from the FDR Administration partly to silence opposition to the US entry into World War II. While a handful of cases were prosecuted during the war, between 1966 and 2015 the Justice Department only brought seven FARA cases for prosecution.

Though very few cases have been brought on FARA violations, one of them was against Samir Vincent, who was paid millions of dollars by Saddam Hussein to lobby for sanctions relief without registering. He got off with a fine and “community service.”

Millions of dollars in unregistered payments from Saddam Hussein gets no jail time, while Butina gets 18 months in prison for privately promoting a cause most Americans support! How is this justice?

The US Justice Department is not even as tough on illegals who commit capital crimes in the US!

Unfortunately Maria Butina was in the wrong place at the wrong time. With the rise of the “Russiagate” hysteria, Butina’s case was seen as a useful tool by Democrats to push the idea that President Trump was put into office by the Russians. Plus, many of them are also hostile to our Second Amendment and to the National Rifle Association. So it was a perfect storm for Butina.

Sadly, conservatives are mostly silent on this miscarriage of justice. They are also caught up in the idea that America can only be great if it goes abroad seeking monsters to destroy.
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Old May 5th, 2019 #3
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If she's a Russian gun activist, what the heck was she doing in USA?

Right. Sucking cocks of American politicians in exchange for information.

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(Newser) – 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

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Paul Erickson, boyfriend of alleged Russian spy Maria Butina, indicted on fraud charges

WASHINGTON – Paul Erickson, a Republican operative who dated a woman accused of spying on the U.S. on behalf of Russia, was indicted on federal charges of wire fraud and money laundering.

Erickson was indicted on Tuesday in South Dakota in what prosecutors described as a two-decades-long scheme to attract investors then use the cash to enrich himself.

He pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 11 counts and was released on bond.
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In court papers, prosecutors said her only tie to the U.S. is a "personal relationship" with an unidentified man whose description matches that of Republican operative Paul Erickson, according to the Washington Post.

Although Butina lived with the man, the relationship was "duplicitous," prosecutors said, suggesting that she had no real interest in him and was using him to further her goals.

"Butina appears to treat it [the relationship] as simply a necessary aspect of her activities," the prosecutors' memo said.

"For example, on at least one occasion, Butina offered an individual other than U.S. Person 1 sex in exchange for a position within a special interest organization. Further, in papers seized by the FBI, Butina complained about living with U.S. Person 1 and expressed disdain for continuing to cohabitate with U.S. Person 1."

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Old May 6th, 2019 #4
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Prosecutors Admit ‘Mistakes’ in Maria Butina Charges, Judge Still Refuses Bail

Judge says no possible situation where Butina can be released pending trial

Jason Ditz / September 10, 2018 / News / Russia

(...) What is clear is that some of the biggest charges against her were simply false. Prosecutors filed a document Friday admitting that they were “mistaken” about the allegations that she had offered sex in return for access to Republican circles.
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With that allegation having crumbled, Butina’s charges center on the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), and whether she was obliged to register as an agent of a foreign government based on her political activism. Violations of FARA in this regard are routine, and criminal prosecutions are exceedingly rare. Successful prosecutions under FARA are all but unheard of. FARA has long been criticized for its selective enforcement, and the US has historically chosen to ignore, for instance, lobbyists working for the Israeli government while aggressively going after people perceived as working for countries like Cuba, with whom the US is less friendly.
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The judge conceded that she didn’t see how prosecutors could’ve made the mistakes about the joking text messages either, saying she said that the joke was “apparent on their face.” Yet the hype resulting from those bogus charges are clearly informing the judge’s refusal to consider bail, imagining Butina to have high-level Russian government connections that can simply spirit her out of the country at a moment’s notice. This is certainly not the sort of treatment a typical FARA registration matter would justify.
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Prison for Not Registering as a Russian Agent

Butina apologizes for the 'discord' she created

Jason Ditz / April 26, 2019 / News / Butina, NRA, Russia

Russian graduate student Maria Butina, who found herself at the center of a preposterously complicated and entirely fictional spying case, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison on the only charge prosecutors were able to make stick, failing to register as a foreign agent for Russia.

Prosecutors must see this as a clear failure, originally starting with elaborate allegations about Butina being a spy who used sex to infiltrate Republican circles, before ultimately having to back away from almost everything they originally claimed.

Even the charge that stuck, violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) was an incredibly flimsy charge, built around her having seemingly unofficial contact with some Russian officials and an interest in gun rights that had her active in the NRA.

Somehow this was spun into “infiltrating” the NRA to some vague end for the sake of the trial. It should be noted, however, that even in the case of overt violations of FARA, which this clearly was not, a prison sentence is extremely rare. Indeed, many thousands of people in the DC area would be argued to be violating FARA under the interpretation of this case, but it has never been suggested that they be arrested, let alone imprisoned.

Generally FARA is a law used by prosecutors to try to get leverage on someone for the sake of coercing testimony. In Butina’s case, all the other allegations were on even shakier ground, and it turned into a consolation prize for prosecutors desperate to make something stick.
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Old May 7th, 2019 #5
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Old May 7th, 2019 #6
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The u.s. jewdicial system is going to make examples out of Miss Butina and Julian Assange.
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You all say American jewdicial system is biased and corrupt and simultaneously quote the same system about alleged Butina's innocence after she agreed to deal with investigation. Logic is not your strongest feauture to say it mildly, especially when you quote doubtful American pacifist site antiwar.com

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The site was founded in December 1995, as a response to the Bosnian war.

The site’s first objective “was to fight against intervention in the Balkans under the Clinton presidency.
The site features many writers from across the political spectrum, including conservatives such as Noam Chomsky and Juan Cole.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiwar.com
"Let those balkanians kill each other, don't intervene and don't stop them" - their formula of pacifism

P.S. still have no explanation why Butina suddenly moved from prospering Russia to decaing USA?
 
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She is arrested because of being: 1) White 2) Russian 3) Straight girl

 
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