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USA: 'Butina will be vindicated' - lawyer of alleged Russian foreign agent

United States, Washington D.C.
July 25, 2018 at 14:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Robert Driscoll, lawyer of alleged Russian foreign agent Maria Butina expressed confidence that she "will be vindicated at the end of this process," speaking after a court hearing in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.

Driscoll stressed that eventually "everyone will realise the truth of the matter", before refusing to make any further comments.

Russian citizen Maria Butina was arrested by the FBI on July 15 on the suspicion of working for the Kremlin and trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Republican Party.

The 29-year old Russian graduate student is accused of conspiring against the US government and failing to register as a foreign agent. Her lawyer denies all charges against her.

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Robert Driscoll, lawyer of alleged Russian foreign agent Maria Butina expressed confidence that she "will be vindicated at the end of this process," speaking after a court hearing in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.

Driscoll stressed that eventually "everyone will realise the truth of the matter", before refusing to make any further comments.

Russian citizen Maria Butina was arrested by the FBI on July 15 on the suspicion of working for the Kremlin and trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Republican Party.

The 29-year old Russian graduate student is accused of conspiring against the US government and failing to register as a foreign agent. Her lawyer denies all charges against her.

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