NRA-Linked Russian Spy Pleads Guilty Of Conspiracy

Talking Points Memo reports:

Accused Russian agent Maria Butina pleaded guilty in a Washington, D.C. federal courtroom today to a conspiracy charge, according to reports from the courthouse.

CNN reported that Butina admitted at the plea hearing to “knowingly engaging in conspiracy against the United States.”

Butina ran much of her infiltration campaign while studying at a master’s program at American University, appearing at NRA events and asking a question of then-candidate Donald Trump in a now-infamous video.

Butina faces five years in prison.