by Countable | 12.13.18
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Maria Butina has plead guilty to engaging in conspiracy to influence U.S. politics.
As part of the deal, Butina admitted to being involved in an organized effort, backed by Russian officials, to infiltrate Republican political circles.
Butina attended conferences with the National Rifle Association and the National Prayer Breakfast where she "sought to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over U.S. politics," prosecutors said.
Butina is the first Russian national convicted for attempting to influence U.S. politics during the 2016 election.
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Republicans have sold out the country, and they think they’re above the laws of this country. No wall of any size can protect us from compromised leadership.
Butterflies are an elaborate part of the worlds pollinators and it’s detrimental for all to preserve this sanctuary for humankind overall growth and development as well as all others species that depend on Mutualism for its very existence as well! No wall...even as high as the heavens will stop immigration...all countries are built on migrants relocating for a better life or as in the past to cultivate land and colonization. Good luck stopping them. It just won’t happen only sending them back once they’ve arrived Illegally which seems to be the norm. I vote NO on the Butterfly 🦋 issues! They are a vital part of our eco system stabilization, Health and nutrition and economic stability!
No a butterfly sanctuary should not be bulldozed for the border wall. There is no need for any more of a border wall. Stop driving up the debt for ridiculous, unnecessary things.
A butterfly sanctuary? Seriously? You’re suggesting that our national security is a lesser concern than the welfare of a few bugs? Oh, right. You’re pro-abortion, too, aren’t you? Yes, that explains everything. Morons.
I hope Ms. Butina brings down the NRA, the Republican Party, and DJT. Butterflies are worth more than any wall
If you believe that physical border security is an extremely high priority, and you also believe a wall is the answer, then of course this question seems silly. But since there is ZERO evidence that either is true - and mountains of evidence that other forms of security (e.g. cyber) matter more, and that butterflies are a keystone to ecological survival - well, I guess this question is still silly. Why are we still discussing? President Trump, take down that wall.
This butterfly sanctuary is another one, of many things, that SHOULD prevent Trumpster’s Wall from becoming a reality.
Oh come on man. Build the wall already
The bogus, useless Great Walll of Trump is not worth the loss of 1 butterfly. Do not enable him in his campaign to destroy America's economy, reputation and ecology.
We need to build a wall to protect our southern border! How can people not see that ?? Why did Texas fight to save the Alamo??To protect our country from falling into the hands of people who do not love our country. Right now we need to protect our country from invasions from people who only want what they can get for themselves. We need to keep our country safe from people coming in and using our country for wealth and not love our country enough to come into our country through proper channels and becoming US citizens and speaking our language and being able to defend our country if need be
If I’m not mistaken, this Russian spy came into our country with the international purpose to convince the right wing idiots at the NRA to give access to powerful idiots in Congress Don’t see a wall there!
Don’t wreck the butterfly sanctuary for a wall we don’t need & is a waste of money
A butterfly sanctuary can be moved and re built. The protection of this country and its citizens takes higher priority. BUILD THE BORDER WALL.
Butterflies? Really? Omg...let OUR President protect our country. I guess people would rather have drugs, crime and only God knows what to come across our borders as long as we save the butterflies. The world has gone NUTS!
The border wall protects nothing. Most migrants come through other ways already. We need to protect the environment far more than we need to let Twitler rob the public for that useless boondoggle.
Infrastructure needs this money, not some stupid wall. When you think of security think about air planes and cargo ships, the main source of illegal activity. Come on people, think! And vote for people that think for themselves!
Trump’s all about Trump and he is heavily into crushing anything in his way. Praying for Karma!
Save the Butterflies, Bulldoze trump!!!