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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:20 PM

Russia demands release of woman in U.S. charged as unregistered agent

Russia issued a statement Thursday criticizing U.S. officials for their treatment of Maria Butina, a Russian woman living in the U.S. who has been charged with acting as an unregistered foreign agent.

A statement from the Russian Embassy accused U.S. authorities of arresting Butina on "trumped-up charges" and claimed that prosecutors were trying to "intimidate" her ahead of her trial by placing her in solitary confinement.

"We will continue demanding the release of Maria, victim of the blatant outrage," the embassy said before slamming the Trump administration for its criticism of Russia's involvement in a recent border dispute with Ukrainian forces that resulted in the capture of several Ukrainian sailors.

"If our American partners think they can comment on the detention of people who violated Russia's state border, they should start by commenting [on] the situation around the political prisoner held in their country," the embassy said.




https://thehill.com/policy/international/420093-russia-demands-release-of-woman-charged-with-acting-as-unregistered

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Reply Russia demands release of woman in U.S. charged as unregistered agent (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 6 OP
niyad Dec 6 #1
peggysue2 Dec 6 #2
Qutzupalotl Dec 6 #3
struggle4progress Dec 6 #4
gibraltar72 Dec 6 #5
kysrsoze Dec 6 #6
leftynyc Dec 6 #7
strongermessage Dec 6 #8
saidsimplesimon Dec 6 #9

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:26 PM

1. "The Maria Butina Song (I Can Get A Man With A Gun)" Sandy and Richard Riccardi

Marina Butina, the m-16 tsarina

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:28 PM

2. Let them whine all they want

Maddow reported last night that the judge had announced a scheduled phone call between Butina's lawyers and Mueller's crew. She could have some interesting information to cough up on her boyfriend, the NRA and Republican contacts. Apparently, she doesn't much like life inside prison.

Too bad.

As for the Russians? They're practicing false equivalencies/whatboutism once again.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:44 PM

3. "demanding"



Maybe donít fuck with our democracy and we wonít throw your spies in jail.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:46 PM

4. "Remember, Donnie! We still have those tapes and the other ones, too!"

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:46 PM

5. Harrumph.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:48 PM

6. Russia, if you're listening... go fuck yourselves.

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Response to kysrsoze (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:49 PM

7. With a rusty saw (n/t)

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:54 PM

8. This is rich. Russia referring to her as being arrested on "trumped-up charges."

I hope that in the near future, trumped-up charges takes on a whole new meaning.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 04:26 PM

9. Solitary confinement

and they are complaining? Perhaps she would be more comfortable in accommodations like those in Russia reserved for political prisoners.

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