“Sex and schmoozing are common Russian spy tactics. Publicity makes Maria Butina different,” USA Today, August 2018

CIA veteran and TAG President Jack Devine was quoted in Sean Rossman’s article on Russian spy Maria Butina published in the USA Today in August. Rossman writes, “Part of what differentiates Butina, Devine said, is how she blended covert political action, like cozying up to the NRA, and espionage, or gathering intelligence to send to Russia.” For Jack, the Butina case – and the Russian election meddling – is evidence the Russians have grown bolder in their spy efforts.

Sex and schmoozing are common Russian spy tactics. Publicity makes Maria Butina different