What we know about the Russian woman indicted on espionage charges and her link with the NRA

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On Monday, the Justice Department announced espionage charges against Maria Butina. She says she’s a Russian gun-rights advocate. Butina was arrested on Sunday in Washington. She’s accused of infiltrating an American political group at the direction of a senior Kremlin official. That political group isn’t named in the indictment, but it’s widely believed to be the NRA. This is a separate investigation from the one led by Robert Mueller.