The arrest of the suspect in the espionage Butinai associated with summit Putin and trump


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Robert Neil Driscoll, a lawyer of the arrested in USA Russian women’s Butinai, said that her arrest before the meeting of the American and the Russian President was no accident, reports TASS.

“Not sure, what was the timing, but I know that the reasons that they [the prosecutors USA] presented to the court, have no sense,” he explained.

He added that he has no information about how political the case whether Butynol, however, believes her innocent. “I can only say that the case against Maria Butunoi, from what I can see, is extremely precarious,” added Driscoll.

The lawyer denies that her arrest by the US secret services was due to the investigation into alleged Russian intervention in the American elections in 2016, which holds spectacular Robert Mueller.

Earlier, on 20 July, became aware of the details of career Butinai. She studied at the American University in Washington and from may to August 2017 passed training in the company of APTLD (Asia Pacific top level domains).

About the arrest of a 29-year-old Russian woman was known on July 16. She is accused of “involvement in the conspiracy business in favor of a foreign state on the territory of the United States,” as well as in business activities without being registered with the Ministry of justice as an agent of a foreign state.

It is assumed that Butina worked for top-ranking officials of the Russian government, which is under US sanctions. A Russian woman faces up to 15 years in prison if she’s convicted. Maria Butina rejects all the accusations. According to her lawyer, the girl passed in the Senate and eight thousand documents and passed an 8-hour interrogation.

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