It's possible that her aversion to Polonium means that she will simply plead guilty without actually cooperating. Still bad for the NRA, but not the tell-all we would like.Skinypupy wrote: ↑Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:24 pmLooking like the Russian spy has now flipped.
Having this shitstorm potentially splatter all over the NRA is just icing on the cake.Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys may have reached a plea deal in the criminal case against gun rights activist and alleged Russian agent Maria Butina.
In a joint filing Monday, the parties asked the federal district court judge overseeing the case to set a plea hearing at the court’s earliest convenience.
“The parties have resolved this matter, and the Defendant Maria Butina remains in custody,” they wrote.
The parties asked for the plea hearing to be held on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of this week.
[EDIT: I suppose it's possible that exposing NRA and GOP collusion serves the mission at this stage. Putin's goal has always been to corrupt and and sow distrust of democracy.]
Meanwhile, let's remember that Trump just *happened* to call on Butina in an audience of hundreds at something called FreedomFest in 2015. She asks a question about sanctions, and he very pointedly declares that he likes Putin and that there is no need for sanctions (1:48).
Link to video.
He goes on for quite a while, actually. It almost feels like he was ready with these points about Russia, ya know?