David Hogg from Parkland sends "thoughts and prayers". to the PR team & # 39; of the NRA after the accused Russian agent pleads guilty

<pre><pre>David Hogg from Parkland sends "thoughts and prayers". to the PR team & # 39; of the NRA after the accused Russian agent pleads guilty

Parkland, Fla., Archer at school David Hogg offered "thoughts and prayers" to the public relations team of the National Rifle Association (NRA) on Thursday after a Russian woman with ties to the group guilty to the federal court to accede act as an unregistered foreign agent.

Maria Butina, 30, was arrested and charged earlier this year and initially refused to accuse her of infiltrating and influencing American political organizations, including the NRA.

Hogg survived the shooting on 14 February at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which killed 17 people.

He and his classmates have since become outspoken critics of the NRA in the battle for the reform of the rifle weapon.

Hogg mocked the NRA and spokeswoman Dana Loesch on Twitter with news stories about Butina.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) said that Butina traveled to attend a "Gun Rights Organization Convention," later identified as an NRA convention in 2015. Butina also invited powerful NRA members to Moscow.

The NRA has not made a public statement about Butina since her arrest. The Hill has tried to comment on her guilty plea.

Butina admitted on Thursday in a district court for the district of Columbia that she conspired with and acted under the leadership of a Russian government official to set up unofficial lines of communication with people who could influence US politics in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

The judicial documents mention an American as her co-conspirator, identified by her lawyers such as Paul Erickson, a political employee of GOP with whom Butina had a romantic relationship.

She faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $ 250,000.

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