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Putin calls U.S. treatment of admitted agent Butina an outrage

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday made his first comments on a U.S. court sentencing admitted Russian foreign agent Maria Butina to 18 months in prison, calling her treatment a travesty of justice. Speaking in Beijing, Putin said the sentence looked like an attempt by U.S. law enforcement and judicial officials to save face. “It’s an outrage,” Putin said. “It’s not clear what she was convicted of or what crime she committed. I think it’s a prime example of ‘saving face.’ They arrested her and put the girl in jail. But there was nothing on her, so in order not to look totally stupid they gave her, fixed her up, with an 18-month sentence to show that she was guilty of something.”
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I agree with Putin. It's beyond me what she could have even "confessed" to.

The term "foreign agent" is so overblown as well.

Submitted on Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 11:35:31 PM

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You agree with Putin?

Again.

Submitted on Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 at 4:49:38 PM

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Of course I do! He's my boss, too. (Admit it, you knew I was a Russian agent.)

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"Saving Face" by throwing a young lady into prison for trying to influence Wayne LaPierre, how does that work?

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If that's your question, I can only suggest you get acquainted with the story. It doesn't appear you know enough about it.

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No because it makes the US court look bad.

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She is a political prisoner.

I just returned from 6 weeks in Russia. It is a normal country. Many of the police don't even carry guns. I was never stopped once and questioned or had my ID checked. I felt safer there than in almost any US city.

The people are wonderful. They don't want war. There was no constant drumming of the war drums. They are not anti-American, although they are anti-Trump. People have as much personal freedom as here in the US.

BTW, I would have never known that there are economic sanction. The shelves are full of consumer items, including US and EU products.

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I'll bet they're not as resistant to the truth over there, either.

I'm willing to bet also, if Russian authorities were to pull the same stunt with a foreign citizen as done with Butina, there would be at least some public backlash.

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