Transcript for Russian agent Maria Butina faces sentencing
It's sentencing day for Marie Bettina the Russian agent gun rights activists who cultivated political context during the 2016. Campaign is now facing up to eighteen months in prison. It just care Phillips is outside the federal courthouse in DC where the teen will be later this morning good morning here. Good morning Georgia Marie every Tina has cooperated with the feds. She's pleaded guilty to conspiring to act as a foreign agent and now prosecutors. Water to serve nine more months in prison she was arrested last giant last July rather you'll remember it charged. With attempting to develop a Covert influence operation trying to gain access. With the trap administration and build. Back channels to the Kremlin will her lawyers argue that she was simply trying to strengthen the relationship between the US and Russia. And should be sentenced to time served before the judge makes a decision today. Bettina will have a chance to speak to the court and ultimately. She'll likely be deported I did have a chance to visit her several times in jail George. And she says she's just looking forward to get home staying out of the spotlight. And no more gun activism for her only question is will end here thanks very much.
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