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Russian ‘agent’ held on charges of seeking to infiltrate US gov’t

Washington, United States -- A Russian gun rights enthusiast, who built a network of powerful Republican contacts under the direction of a Kremlin power-broker, was ordered held without bond Wednesday after FBI counterintelligence agents accused her of conspiring to infiltrate the United States government. US prosecutors said Maria Butina, 29, exploited her close links with the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA) gun lobby while posing as a visiting graduate student to endear herself with senior

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