THE SPY WHO SHAGGED MEYesterday I blogged about the story of a Bond girl and a former “Playboy” model who fell in love and sexted with a legendary Eastern European hacker who most likely is a collection of 12 Russian cyber-spies. Today a story of a more traditional spy who came in from the cold:

Maria Butina is one of the most controversial women in the world right now.

The 29-year-old Russian national has been accused of spying on the United States, using sex and deception to gain valuable contacts and information.

She’s been arrested on charges of conspiracy and acting as a foreign government agent.

The government is alleging that the woman was carrying out a plan to influence American politics on behalf of a Russian government official, and influence the Republican Party — currently led by President Donald Trump — to be friendlier to Russia, through the National Rifle Association (NRA).

No doubt there is a porn satire somewhere in there to be made about the horizontal adventures of Russian honeypot agent Maria “Putina” Buttina, particularly in light of the following tid-bit:

At the same time, Butina was said to be in a relationship with an older man she didn’t like, but had regular sex with. He was referred to as “US Person 1”, and later identified as Republican political operative Paul Erickson.

Court documents state that Butina expressed “disdain” for having to live with him, but got something out of it — he allegedly did her homework for her at American University, allowing her to maintain her high 4.0 grade score.

She allegedly offered sex to another person in exchange for a position with a special interest organisation.

The truth of the matter is that the Russians have been engaged in espionage in and against the United States since 1917, but particularly from the 1930s onward, post FDR’s diplomatic recognition of the Soviet Union. Independent Russia took up where the Evil Empire left off, even if for a few years of the Yeltsin presidency the spying activity was down, partly because of the budgetary constraints and partly on the account of somewhat friendlier relations between the two countries (what a brief shining moment that was, full of potential, when the Russian history might have gone in a different, better direction). Putin is an ex-KGB man and consequently a big fan of the security and intelligence apparatus, which has been in a full swing again for the past 18 years. To all of a sudden discover with a shock, as many seem to be doing at the moment, that Russia is not a friendly country and has been consistently spying on America merely shows an awful level of ignorance.

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