Shannon Watts @shannonrwatts Founder of @MomsDemand, grassroots army of @Everytown. The @NRA’s worst nightmare. Author of “Fight Like A Mother.” IG: instagram.com/shannonrwatts Jul. 18, 2018 1 min read

2011: Bolton appointed to @NRA international affairs subcommittee; Butina forms Right to Bear Arms in Russia
2013: Bolton works with Butina on gun rights video
2015: NRA delegation travels to meet Butina in Moscow
2016: Butina arrives in US on student visa
 https://n.pr/2FZhXbS 

2016: Butina's contact emails acquaintance: "I’ve been involved in securing a VERY private line of communication between the Kremlin and key POLITICAL PARTY leaders through the [NRA].”
2016: Trump unexpectedly wins presidency. The @NRA spends $30 million supporting his campaign.

2017: Butina invited to inauguration and given VIP tickets to Freedom Ball.
2017: Butina invited to National Prayer Breakfast.
2018: Butina's boss, Alexander Torshin, sanctioned by US government for Russian interference in 2016.
2018: Butina arrested; charged as Kremlin agent.


You can follow @shannonrwatts.



Bookmark

____
Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.

Enjoy Threader? Sign up.

Threader is an independent project created by only two developers. The site gets 500,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Running this space is expensive and time consuming. If you find Threader useful, please consider supporting us to make it a sustainable project.