Putin Calls U.S. Treatment of Admitted Agent Butina An Outrage
According to Reuters, 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.
Butina was sentenced on Friday for conspiring with a Russian official to infiltrate a gun rights group and influence U.S. conservative activists and Republicans.
Speaking in Beijing, Putin said the sentence looked like an attempt by U.S.