"Honeypot" Russian operative offered sex for favors

A 29-year-old Russian spy named Maria Butina was charged this week for acting as a foreign agent, and in new court filings detailing why A SPY might be a flight risk and should be held until the trial, one of the ways she tried to gain entry into a special interest organization was by offering sex; a classic "honeypot." 

"...on at least one occasion, Butina offered an individual other than U.S. Person 1 sex in exchange for a position within a special interest organization."

As far as being a flight risk:

"Butina is a Russian citizen with no meaningful ties to the United States, she has every reason to flee this prosecution. Butina entered the United States with the express purpose of working as part of a covert Russian influence campaign and did not disclose that fact-not on her visa application and not to the Attorney General."

She's a spy. They could've just said, "She's a spy."

- CoryUpdate

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