She even made no secret of her desire to help broker a secret meeting with Donald Trump, then a candidate, and Vladimir Putin during the 2016 US election. Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The Age •Brisbane Times
Moscow says another Russian citizen, Dmitry Makarenko, has been detained by the FBI. It's a new wrinkle after the arrests of Maria Butina in the United States and Paul Whelan in allegations of acting..
The United States is demanding Moscow provide details on the detention of a retired U.S. Marine in Russia on spying charges, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, adding Washington may..
A Russian woman pleaded guilty in a US court on Thursday to a single conspiracy charge in a deal with prosecutors and admitted to working with a top Russian official to infiltrate powerful gun rights.. SBS - Published
Her admission add to the pace of developments in investigations around the 2016 election, with several people close to Trump now cooperating with prosecutors. Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning Herald •The Age
Maria Butina, the Russian accused of trying to infiltrate the NRA - which has close ties to Republican politicians - appears to be cutting a deal with prosecutors and could plead guilty to some charges.. SBS - Published
Maria Butina, a Russian gun rights activist, is poised to plead guilty in a case involving accusations she was working as an agent for the Kremlin in the US. Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning Herald •The Age
Prosecutors admit they had been "mistaken" in interpreting joking text messages between Maria Butina and a friend who helped her renew her car insurance. Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The Age •Brisbane Times
The Russian gun-rights activist who was charged with working as a Kremlin agent met with an ex-Trump aide who anticipated joining presidential transition team. Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning Herald •The Age