Shannon Watts @shannonrwatts Founder of @MomsDemand, grassroots army of @Everytown. The @NRA’s worst nightmare. Author of “Fight Like A Mother.” IG: 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 

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.

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