The Russian Collusion Case No One in DC Wants to Hear About
In the midst of the 2017-2018 Trump-Russia-Collusion flap
some young Justice Department turks in tailored suits looking to make their
legal mark somewhere, somehow, were gifted by the Obama Democrats with what
turned out to be one of the most egregious con jobs in the deep state’s
anti-gun, anti-Trump playbook. They arrested a young Russian girl enamoured
with guns and admiration for the NRA which she hoped to emulate with her own
Russian gun group, The Right To Bear Arms. You can see the background story here.
Maria Butina, seen in recent years at several NRA functions
as well as the gun industry’s annual SHOT SHOW, had come to America, enrolled
at and studied for a degree at Washington’s American University. The hype that
turned out to be the escape clause for former FBI head James Comey who, as
others did, anticipated a sure thing Hillary Clinton presidential victory
(because all the polls and pundits knew
that Clinton was so far ahead that she’d emerge not just as president,
defeating Donald Trump, but as Comey’s boss).
At the time Comey was delivering his report on Hilary’s
private server used for State Department business and could only criticize
Hillary for “careless handling” of classified documents. Comey had little
choice in his Congressionally demanded report but to come up with a soft touch
criticism that would not lead to the level of a crime against the government by
Clinton nor Clinton’s firing of Comey if he gave an honest report about not
just Hillary’s private servers but material on them such as the saga of
Butina was an easy distraction. Only wanting to hang with
and emulate the NRA for her own Russian gun group, she met and became active
with several American politicians and NRA/Republican members of that gun group.
In the confusion of cameras focusing on the election in which Donald Trump
somehow went against convention and, thanks to the electoral college
representing 37 fly-over states voters, beat Hillary. Democrat members of the
deep state swamp couldn’t believe that Clinton lost to Trump.
In the process, however, and since the NRA had boldly
advertised its $30 million invested support of the Trump campaign, prosecutors
for the Obama Justice Department looked beyond their own political egos to
blame somebody and jumped at every opportunity. One of those convenient targets
was Butina, arrested on a trumped-up charge as a Russian spy because of her
growing group of pro-gun friends but told that if she cooperated she would only
get minimum time served as punishment. “Minimum time” was never fully explained
to Butina, who could see it as days or weeks, maybe. Instead, she cooperated
and the minimum time turned out to be 18 months behind bars.
Her relationship with other Soviet ex-Russian officials as
well as the American friends which she was quickly drawn to was enough for the
two young prosecutors to justify their own over-the-door shingles.
Now, thoroughly disillusioned with American politics, Butino
will be released today and allowed passage back to Russia where she says she
will once agakn take up leadership of the NRA-influenced Keep and Bear Arms. If
the Russians don’t like it, they can shut her down. We doubt that they will; Keep and Bear Arms
and Maria Butina are not political threats in Russia. Only in the United States.
Is the gun weather changing? Going from ‘flying off the shelves’ to mostly cloudy?
Bob Rogers is the Editor and Publisher of GunPro Plus, America’s premier daily digital gun news portal. After a successful 20-year career as the Editor for a major magazine in the gun industry, Bob launched GunPro Plus to bring his industry expertise on gun news into the digital realm.
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