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Maria Butina has flipped. The gun-loving Russian spy who built a secret back channel from the Kremlin all the way to the heart of the American conservative movement will now be cooperating with the feds in any matters they’re interested in. So what can prosecutors get from her that her sloppy spycraft hasn’t already leaked? And now that she’s singing to the FBI, how long until the Russian foreign ministry changes its #FreeMariaButina Twitter avatar?
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