There’s been a lot of talk about an alleged Russian spy in the news lately, and because it quickly fits into the lib narrative about the 2016 election, it took off quickly:
Maria Butina met with Donald Trump Jr. and lived with a Republican consultant. Where will this investigation lead? https://t.co/wj3njYUv8q
— Vox (@voxdotcom) July 22, 2018
Alleged Russian agent Mariia Butina used her platform advocating for firearms ownership in Russia as a way to make connections to the NRA. Joy Reid and her panel discuss the NRA’s Russian ties that go beyond Butina. https://t.co/fmOD5ojrKf
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 22, 2018
Russian 'spy who offered sex for access and infiltrated the NRA on Kremlin orders' is pictured at Trump's inauguration https://t.co/b4ka1ZijhU
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) July 21, 2018
I have a weird feeling that story is about to get a lot less interesting to many liberal media outlets. Check out the year the accused Russian spy started mingling with the federal government:
Accused Russian agent Maria Butina had wider high-level contacts in Washington than previously known, taking part in 2015 meetings between a visiting Russian official and two senior officials at the U.S. Federal Reserve and Treasury Department.
2015? Suddenly I sense a great boner killer among The Resistance.
The meetings, revealed by several people familiar with the sessions and a report from a Washington think tank that arranged them, involved Stanley Fischer, Fed vice chairman at the time, and Nathan Sheets, then Treasury undersecretary for international affairs.
Butina travelled to the United States in April 2015 with Alexander Torshin, then the Russian Central Bank deputy governor, and they took part in separate meetings with Fischer and Sheets to discuss U.S.-Russian economic relations during Democratic former President Barack Obama’s administration.
If this story goes any deeper into the era of the Obama administration, it’s going to disappear from the mainstream media’s radar faster than Nancy Pelosi can assign a body count to tax cuts.