Judge silences both sides in alleged Russian spy Butina's case
Politico ---------- A federal judge imposed a complete gag order Monday in the case of accused Russian covert operative Maria Butina, saying both sides have jeopardized the chances of finding an impartial jury for a trial that already has drawn international attention. Butina, who is being held on charges she failed to register as a foreign agent, has become a symbol in the U.S. of a new type of Russian political influence campaign meant to push influential U.S. conservatives toward more pro-Russian positions. The accusation has been fueled by media coverage of government court filings with salacious details such as an alleged sex-for-influence offer. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.