The Maria Butina Russian Propaganda Show

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To uncover just how much the US Empire has interfered in Russia’s political evolution, Abby Martin interviews Mark Ames, an American journalist who spent a decade reporting from Yeltsin’ and Putin’s Russia and witnessed the country’s transformation from an American “colony” to it’s “number one threat.”
 
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Insert any other ethnic group or race in where you sexually disparage Russian women as sluts and see what reaction you would get! All of you "woke" liberal democrats seem to believe that racism and misogyny are okay when applied to enemies of the state!
But this isn't surprising as I noticed back when Maria Butina was arrested, the MSM was going along with the FBI smear conspiracy that portrayed her as an 'Anna Chapman' type of female spy, even though they knew in advance they had no fucking evidence, and were guilty of trying to frame a case!

If I had time I would go into the arrest, incarceration on no legitimate grounds of Max Blumenthal, that hasn't been reported on AP or Reuters and was done just as a warning that today's fascist deep state will use force against any non-compliant independent journalists who continue to report truth against power.....such as the real game that's been going on in the destruction of Syria or joining the "Embassy Protectors" who were invited by the Venezuelan Government to enter their closed embassy building in Washington that the US Gov is trying to place in charge of handpicked coup plotters an collaborators.

With all the crapping you and other Russia haters spew about what Putin does to journalists, the same damn thing is happening in America today and sure as hell the MSM isn't reporting on journalists being harassed, abused and even disappeared (Michael Hastings). Like I've said many times, you need to look at the violations of rights in your own country since 9-11 instead of pointing all the focus on what goes on half way around the world!

Worth an add:
Mainstream Journalists Who Refuse To Defend Dissident Journalists Are Worshippers Of Power
 
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To uncover just how much the US Empire has interfered in Russia’s political evolution, Abby Martin interviews Mark Ames, an American journalist who spent a decade reporting from Yeltsin’ and Putin’s Russia and witnessed the country’s transformation from an American “colony” to it’s “number one threat.”
If Mark Ames and other former Exiled staffers sold out, they could be making millions and appearing on CNN and MSNBC today.
 
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Insert any other ethnic group or race in where you sexually disparage Russian women as sluts and see what reaction you would get! All of you "woke" liberal democrats seem to believe that racism and misogyny are okay when applied to enemies of the state!
at least you admit she's an enemy of the state

that's a start
 
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You are sometimes beyond belief. Sputnik, eh?

Did you hear? Butina was held in a gulag.

The richness of a Russian agent supporting American gun rights is evidently lost on you.
Oh Right! Must Not Look At Russian Sources.....Eyes Might Burn!
A big reason why you spew so much middle of the road corporate propaganda is because your narrow vision limits your reading and viewing to sources your "fact checkers" declare is credible!

Your verified sources didn't tell you Maria Butina was thrown in to prison in solitary confinement, even though the actual charges were minor and they had no reasons to believe she was a flight risk!

They also didn't tell you that she and her family in Russia are members of an opposition political party that has been calling for personal freedoms to carry firearms...which are still severely restricted in Russia. Many Russians who live in remote, rural regions like in Siberia, want the rights to carry guns for protection against wild animals and human predators....just like many rural dwellers over here! But, why not present it as a Russian spy story in disgusting and degrading terms.......... implying she's a slut or a whore (something that only you woke liberals seem to be allowed to do....as long as its against races and ethnicities that are enemies of the state: Russians and Chinese)!

A more recent Sputnik News article is the one I expected to be up when I first posted, because I had just listened to an interview her lawyer - Robert Driscoll made on the Sputnik Radio show: Loud and Clear....hosted by antiwar activist - Brian Becker and whistleblower - John Kiriakou:

The legal counsel who represented Russian national Maria Butina told Sputnik Monday the US government’s treatment of his client was intended to give the impression she was a spy. Butina returned to Russia Saturday following more than a year in a US prison.​
Butina returned to Moscow Saturday after being imprisoned for over a year at the Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution for a single charge of conspiracy to act as an unregistered foreign agent.​
Robert Driscoll, who leads the Washington, DC, office of the law firm of McGlintchey Stafford and represented Butina, told Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear Monday that the US government’s treatment of Butina was “absurd.”​
“She was never charged as a spy ... but I think the government either thought or wanted to give the impression she was a spy from the way they treated her. They arrested her without warning. I had been in touch with the US Attorney's Office, we knew there was an investigation before, her apartment had been searched. I said, ‘Look, we’re transparent. I can give you all the documents you need. I'll sit down, I’ll possibly bring her in. You can talk to her. You can see there’s nothing to this.’ And they just wouldn't return my calls and eventually arrested her in July of 2018 - and even more shockingly, said she’s a flight risk and moved to deny bail, which is amazing for a student who had no money, who had rented a U-Haul to go to South Dakota,” Driscoll told hosts John Kiriakou and Brian Becker.​
“I was very shocked that the government took that position,” he continued, also noting that the “notion that she was a flight risk was absurd” because there were many opportunities she could have taken to flee but didn’t.​
After being arrested in Washington, DC, on charges of acting as an unregistered foreign agent on behalf of the Russian government, Butina initially pleaded not guilty. In December 2018, after a prolonged period of solitary confinement, she entered a plea deal on a single charge of conspiring to act as an illegal foreign agent. The original charge of acting as an unregistered agent was dropped as part of the agreement with prosecutors, Sputnik reported.​
“The sentencing was complicated and unfortunate in my view, but the government did give her what is called a 5K1.1 letter, which is a substantial assistance letter authorizing the judge to enter a lower sentence if the judge wanted to, and the prosecution doesn’t give those to you if they think you’re lying. So they clearly believed her when she said she wasn’t a spy, that she wasn’t working for the Russians, that she wasn’t directed by a Russian intelligence agency. They knew all of that, and yet they persisted with seeking what I thought was an outrageously long sentence … they knew that she didn’t know of any obligation to notify the attorney general,” Driscoll added.​
Butina was charged under US Code § 951, which states: “Whoever, other than a diplomatic or consular officer or attaché, acts in the United States as an agent of a foreign government without prior notification to the attorney general … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both,” according to Cornell Law School.​
“No one in the history of this statute has ever notified the attorney general that they are in the country acting as a foreign agent, because what it’s designed for - it’s essentially a legal hook. It’s designed for when the government finds an actual sleeper agent in the country so they can arrest that person without waiting for them to do any espionage. So they make it a crime to be in the country as a foreign agent without having notified the attorney general,” Driscoll said.​
Butina has been likened in the media to Anna Vasilyevna Chapman, a Russian intelligence agent who was arrested in the US on June 27, 2010, for espionage on behalf of the Russian Federation's external intelligence agency. However, according to Driscoll, there are no similarities between the two, because in Chapman’s case, there was evidence of conspiracy.​
“There was nothing resembling that in her [Butina’s] case. There were no dead drops. There were terabytes of info that the government got out of her [Butina’s] apartment. And you know how many classified documents they found? Zero,” Driscoll said. “The government acknowledged to me directly that nothing she did in the US was illegal but for the absence of the registration.”​
The Department of Justice had also accused the Russian national of trading sex for favors in the DC political sphere, but later retracted those comments.​
“The sex stuff was utter BS. There was no basis to it … there was no evidence for it. The government acknowledged that, but as you said, the damage is done online,” Driscoll added.​
According to Driscoll, Butina is just happy to be home now, though she has “mixed views” about the US. “Overall she likes the American people, and she likes the country. Not surprisingly, she’s got her qualms about the justice system at this point,” he noted.​

https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201910291077169949-us-gov-wanted-to-give-impression-she-was-a-spy---maria-butinas-lawyer/
 

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Oh Right! Must Not Look At Russian Sources.....Eyes Might Burn!
A big reason why you spew so much middle of the road corporate propaganda is because your narrow vision limits your reading and viewing to sources your "fact checkers" declare is credible!

Your verified sources didn't tell you Maria Butina was thrown in to prison in solitary confinement, even though the actual charges were minor and they had no reasons to believe she was a flight risk!

They also didn't tell you that she and her family in Russia are members of an opposition political party that has been calling for personal freedoms to carry firearms...which are still severely restricted in Russia. Many Russians who live in remote, rural regions like in Siberia, want the rights to carry guns for protection against wild animals and human predators....just like many rural dwellers over here! But, why not present it as a Russian spy story in disgusting and degrading terms.......... implying she's a slut or a whore (something that only you woke liberals seem to be allowed to do....as long as its against races and ethnicities that are enemies of the state: Russians and Chinese)!

A more recent Sputnik News article is the one I expected to be up when I first posted, because I had just listened to an interview her lawyer - Robert Driscoll made on the Sputnik Radio show: Loud and Clear....hosted by antiwar activist - Brian Becker and whistleblower - John Kiriakou:

The legal counsel who represented Russian national Maria Butina told Sputnik Monday the US government’s treatment of his client was intended to give the impression she was a spy. Butina returned to Russia Saturday following more than a year in a US prison.​
Butina returned to Moscow Saturday after being imprisoned for over a year at the Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution for a single charge of conspiracy to act as an unregistered foreign agent.​
Robert Driscoll, who leads the Washington, DC, office of the law firm of McGlintchey Stafford and represented Butina, told Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear Monday that the US government’s treatment of Butina was “absurd.”​

“I was very shocked that the government took that position,” he continued, also noting that the “notion that she was a flight risk was absurd” because there were many opportunities she could have taken to flee but didn’t.​
After being arrested in Washington, DC, on charges of acting as an unregistered foreign agent on behalf of the Russian government, Butina initially pleaded not guilty. In December 2018, after a prolonged period of solitary confinement, she entered a plea deal on a single charge of conspiring to act as an illegal foreign agent. The original charge of acting as an unregistered agent was dropped as part of the agreement with prosecutors, Sputnik reported.​

Butina was charged under US Code § 951, which states: “Whoever, other than a diplomatic or consular officer or attaché, acts in the United States as an agent of a foreign government without prior notification to the attorney general … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both,” according to Cornell Law School.​

Butina has been likened in the media to Anna Vasilyevna Chapman, a Russian intelligence agent who was arrested in the US on June 27, 2010, for espionage on behalf of the Russian Federation's external intelligence agency. However, according to Driscoll, there are no similarities between the two, because in Chapman’s case, there was evidence of conspiracy.​

The Department of Justice had also accused the Russian national of trading sex for favors in the DC political sphere, but later retracted those comments.​
“The sex stuff was utter BS. There was no basis to it … there was no evidence for it. The government acknowledged that, but as you said, the damage is done online,” Driscoll added.​
According to Driscoll, Butina is just happy to be home now, though she has “mixed views” about the US. “Overall she likes the American people, and she likes the country. Not surprisingly, she’s got her qualms about the justice system at this point,” he noted.​


https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201910291077169949-us-gov-wanted-to-give-impression-she-was-a-spy---maria-butinas-lawyer/
Being concise isn’t one of your strong suits.

It’s bloody infantile to take Putin’s propaganda machine at face value. It’s sublimely naive to underestimate him. It’s so “Western” to be blind to plots that take more than a couple of years to play out.

It’s stupid to take Russia’s FOX News analogue as factual.
 
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Being concise isn’t one of your strong suits.

It’s bloody infantile to take Putin’s propaganda machine at face value. It’s sublimely naive to underestimate him. It’s so “Western” to be blind to plots that take more than a couple of years to play out.

It’s stupid to take Russia’s FOX News analogue as factual.
You take the fraudulent, brainwashing war porn for liberals - Vice News as your go-to news source along with WaPo and other CIA propaganda sources, so you have no room to talk, and all you can do is attack the source! Because Robert Driscoll is speaking for the defense, and you have nothing to counter him with!
 

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You take the fraudulent, brainwashing war porn for liberals - Vice News as your go-to news source along with WaPo and other CIA propaganda sources, so you have no room to talk, and all you can do is attack the source! Because Robert Driscoll is speaking for the defense, and you have nothing to counter him with!
I don't have "a" bloody "go to" news source, and frankly I'm tired as hell of your "knowing" what I think, or what my news sources are.

I'm positive you fail to see you hypocrisy above. You attack "my" news sources and then accuse me of attacking news sources.

Sputnik is so far over the edge that anyone who fails to see this is willingly blind to it, or, on the payroll.

Once again, I'm finished with your know-it-all, rude attitude.
 
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