Accused Russian agent Butina drunkenly told US college friends she was working with Russians to infiltrate the NRA: report
Maria Butina

According to a new report on Maria Butina -- the Russian national being held by federal officials on charges of conspiracy and acting as a foreign agent in the U.S. --, she drunkenly bragged about working with the Kremlin in order to infiltrate the NRA.


CNN reports that government officials were alerted to what was once considered odd claims she made to classmates while attending graduate-level classes at American University, months before she was taken into custody.

According to the report, Butina admitted in class that she was a liaison between the Trump campaign and the Russians, claimed one CNN source at the school.

Others at the school stated that she became more brazen and confessional in her comments in the after-hours, admitting that she was working on gaining access to the National Rifle Association.

According to the report, "On at least two separate occasions she got drunk and spoke openly about her contacts within the Russian government, even acknowledging that Russian intelligence services were involved with the gun rights group she ran in Moscow."

You can read the whole report here.