By Ann Brown
So what does an ex-U.S. Sheriff have in common with an accused Russian spy? Hanging out at National Rifle Association (NRA) events and traveling together to Russia, among other things, it seems.
It has surfaced that then-Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke went on a six-day organized trip to Russia in 2015, a group founded by an alleged Russian spy actually footed the bill for his expenses.
Maria Butina was just charged by the U.S. Department of Justice with trying to infiltrate the NRA and other political groups. Yet she and Clarke, who was part of an NRA delegation, appeared together during an NRA trip.
“Butina’s group, The Right to Bear Arms, covered $6,000 of Clarke’s meal, hotel, and transportation expenses, according to the ex-sheriff’s Milwaukee County financial disclosure form,” Fox6now News reported.
There are several photos in which the alleged covert Russian agent and Clarke appear together. Photos on Butina’s own “Facebook page showed Butina seated below and immediately to the left of a sign which read, ‘Welcome to Russia, Comrads.’ The top of the sign showed a silhouette of St. Click here to read entire article