We ARE back in the ole Cold War days people….
The US have been hold Butina on spying charges….
She recently decided to cut a deal with the US government admitting she was spying for the Russians….
Now we have an America picked up the Russian capital for spying….
The way the game is played?
The Russians are now a position to get their person back as the media applies pressure on the Trump Admin thru family members of the American held…
Russian rules have been applied ….
Trump is gonna lose another one it appears….
The Russian’s seem to have an American President by the short hairs, eh?
An American has been arrested in Moscow on espionage charges that could result in 20 years in prison, Russian authorities said Monday.
“On December 28, 2018 staff members of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) detained US citizen Paul Whelan in Moscow while on a spy mission,” the FSB said in a statement.
A criminal investigation has been launched, and the FSB said Whelan could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry said the U.S. Embassy in Moscow was informed “in a timely manner of the detention.” The U.S. State Department confirmed it had been notified of the arrest.
“Russia’s obligations under the Vienna Convention require them to provide consular access,” the State Department said in a statement. “We have requested this access and expect Russian authorities to provide it.”
The department provided no further details, citing privacy considerations.
The Russian announcement came one day after President Vladimir Putin released a holiday greeting to President Donald Trump that stressed the importance of Russia-U.S. relations in “ensuring strategic stability and international security.” The one-sentence message also “reaffirmed that Russia is open to dialogue with the United States on the most extensive agenda.”
Earlier this month, Russian national Maria Butina pleaded guilty to conspiring to act as an agent for the Kremlin without registering in the United States. Butina also agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors….