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Maria Butina: Feds charge Russian national for acting as covert Kremlin agent

Maria Butina: Feds charge Russian national for acting as covert Kremlin agent

The gun-control activist, who has called the National Rifle Association a terrorist organization, retweeted an article on Monday's indictment of Maria Butina . A spokesperson for the University did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A statement from Butina's attorney, Robert Driscoll, denied any wrongdoing and described her actions as "open and public networking".



Spectacle or substance? World awaits details from Trump-Putin summit

He spoke at a meeting with representatives of 55 intelligence units from 34 countries who worked on securing the tournament. But after being given the idea by his interviewer, Trump said, "Certainly I'll be asking about it". The summit is expected to touch on a variety of issues, including Russian election meddling, Syria, arms control, Putin's 2014 takeover of Crimea from Ukraine and sanctions.



Russian Gun-Rights Activist Charged As Covert Kremlin Agent

However, she is pictured in numerous photographs on her Facebook page with Alexander Torshin, the deputy head of Russia's Central Bank, and a person familiar with the matter confirmed to Reuters that she worked for him. The charges against Butina were not brought by special counsel Robert Mueller, but rather, by the Justice Department itself. Driscoll called the substance of the charge levied against her in the complaint unsealed Monday "overblown".


Comments by former clerks may backfire on Trump's high court pick

Comments by former clerks may backfire on Trump's high court pick

Christopher Kang, who worked in the Obama White House and helped with the nominations of liberal Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, said he was surprised by some of the comments by Kavanaugh's clerks. Pro-choice activist groups have decried Kavanaugh's nomination as a threat to women's rights. Judge Brett Kavanaugh listens to Sen. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., walks with his phone on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Washington .



Theresa May's Government Implodes as 9th MP Resigns over Soft Brexit Plan

City A.M. understands that amendments including one forcing the government to commit to having separate Value-Added Tax regime from the EU and another requiring primary legislation if the United Kingdom seeks to remain in the EU's customs union are likely to be waved through today.


Clashes, road accidents mar World Cup celebrations in France

Clashes, road accidents mar World Cup celebrations in France

The players arrived to a raucous welcome at Charles De Gaulle airport northeast of Paris , including a "water salute" by the fire brigade which sprayed arcs of water over the Air France jet as it taxied to the gate. Tear gas was lobbed at one point on the Champs-Elysees. French media reported that authorities detained 90 people for questioning in the Paris region and some 290 around France.