Feds said alleged Russian spy Maria Butina used sex for influence. Now, they're walking that back.
It's an embarrassing climb-down by prosecutors, but the core accusation that she spent years as an unregistered agent of the Russian government remains unresolved.
Everything we know about Maria Butina, the gun-toting Russian spy accused of offering sex for power
The scandal of Russian interference in the 2016 election keeps getting weirder
UK points finger at Russia for poisoned spy, Trump stays mum
British Prime Minister Theresa May said “it is highly likely that Russia was responsible” for using a rare, military-grade nerve agent to poison an ex-intelligence officer and his daughter last week.
Russian spy and daughter found slumped on a bench were poisoned with nerve agent, police say
Investigators believe the father and daughter were targeted in a premeditated attack