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 Aug. 15, 2019 1 min read

BREAKING: Maria Butina’s lawyer confirmed that she was “romantically involved” with Patrick Byrne, and that government officials had instructed the Overstock CEO on how to interact with her. Butina, a Russian spy, infiltrated the highest ranks of the @NRA.  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/business/overstock-paul-byrne-maria-butina-affair.html 

The couple met in Las Vegas where Byrne spoke at an annual gathering of libertarians. Byrne says Butina introduced herself and wanted to discuss her gun rights group, but he says he wasn’t interested. He later became suspicious of Butina’s intentions and reached out to the FBI.

Byrne says he is still “quite fond” of Butina: “Maria should go home and be president of Russia one day. That is the best thing that could happen to Russia and the U.S.”


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