By Novemberthe two were discussing Butina's long-term visa options for coming to the US, including work visas, prosecutors said. Erickson was also active in his community serving on the board of the Institute for Lutheran Theology in Political operatives who encountered him in recent years described him as gregarious but said he tended to overstate his contacts and abilities. Trump, Comey never discussed Flynn. That relationship ended in court as well.
In Mayshe applied for a student visa, according to prosecutors, and enrolled at American University where she studied at the highly regarded School of International Service.
The Russian accused of using sex, lies and guns to infiltrate US politics
Maria Butina," but did not say by whom. Erickson also approached the Trump campaign. But in court papers, prosecutors said Butina's university enrollment was a cover for her covert duties and that she suggested, falsely, on her visa application that she was no longer employed by the Russian official at the time she applied for a student visa. She settled into life in Washington and a tai chi studio awarded her a scholarship. According to court papers, the Russian official responded, "You're a daredevil girl! One such exchange occurred a month before the U.