‘I was completely exhausted emotionally after everything I'd been through': Maria Butina recalls the nightmare of jail time in US

Posted On: Jul 15, 2020   |   Posted By: RT

‘I was completely exhausted emotionally after everything I'd been through': Maria Butina recalls the nightmare of jail time in US

Two years ago a Russian woman was arrested in the US and portrayed as a honeypot spy by the ‘Russiagate' obsessed media. Now, Maria Butina recalls how she found herself trapped in the hell of the American penal system.
Butina is a gun rights advocate, who found herself dragged into the subsequently discredited ‘Trump-Russia' saga and sentenced to 18 months in prison by a federal court. US prosecutors and the media worked hard to present her as a cunning spy using her feminine charms to slither into the corrupt underbelly of the National Rifle Association and expose American conservatives to malign Kremlin influence.
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‘My hair color was proof of guilt': Maria Butina talks her arrest, the NRA, and Senate testimony
Now back in Russia, Butina works as a rights activist and is the co-host of a program on RT in Russian. She shared an excerpt from her upcoming memoir, which tells how she arrived in the city jail of Alexandria, Northern Virginia, after her arrest on July 15.
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