(INTELLIHUB) — Accused Russian agent Maria Butina and former Russian Central Bank Governor Alexander Torshin met in April of 2015 with Obama administration officials Stanley Fischer (vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank at the time) and Nathan Sheets (Treasury secretary of international affairs during the Obama administration) on several occasions which managed to go unreported by the media.
The two semi-secret meetings were set-up by the Center for the National Interest, a Washington-based group which claims to have gotten representatives from both nations to open up a dialogue with one another and it was all done under Barack Obama’s watch.
Withal, a judge on Wednesday ordered that Butina remain jailed until her trial date after U.S. officials accused her of being tied to Russian intelligence and acting as a foreign agent.
Butina reportedly has close ties to Putin and may have been “conspiring with two American citizens and a top Russian official to influence U.S. policy toward Russia and infiltrate a gun rights group believed to be the National Rifle Association,” as Reuters reports.
It looks like Obama may have some explaining to do.