A courtroom sketch of Maria Butina is making the rounds on Twitter. The illustration shows Butina pleading guilty in the courtroom. However, people don't quite feel they properly captured the look of the Russian spy.
Does she really look like Matt Damon?
Matt Damon has some range. https://t.co/KAv1x78zHj— Adam Zopf (@Adam Zopf)1544735139.0
I mean, I guess?
@adamzopf Sure does. https://t.co/9dcxoNqFFr— Peter (@Peter)1544735489.0
@adamzopf Yes!!! Hahahaha well played!— Saul Guccimain (@Saul Guccimain)1544736478.0
@ABC Matt Damon from The Great Wall??— LegalizeIt (@LegalizeIt)1544736917.0
@tristanod @ABC Hahahaha yes in the Great Wall. Fine film.— Uncle Rico (@Uncle Rico)1544741826.0
@ABC 100 % Matt Damon in that Great Wall movie.— Ali McTuzi (@Ali McTuzi)1544755455.0
@ABC https://t.co/Ucpm62jqQ5— Mildred (@Mildred)1544745520.0
Maria Butina, the Russian gun rights activist, has pleaded guilty to the charges of conspiracy and failure to register as a foreign agent. The Russian national is believed to have infiltrated conservative and gun rights lobbying groups under the orders of a Russian official.
While official names have not been announced in connection with this charge, the gun right's group is believed to be the NRA, and the Russian Official is Alexander Torshin, deputy governor of the Russain Central Bank.
Maybe she looks more like Dwight Shrute?
@ABC https://t.co/TS89nGwh7K— Kyle (@Kyle)1544731244.0
@ABC dwight schrute meets sister-wife— wyatt tall (@wyatt tall)1544735038.0
Butina arranged for the gun rights activists to meet with Russian officials and has evidence against her suggesting an end goal of establishing an unofficial communication channel with US politicians. Her continuing communication with the unnamed Russian official in these activities has many in the country worried.
Can anyone figure out who she looks like?
TIL that maria butina is such a good spy that even the courtroom sketch artists don't know what she looks like https://t.co/7SSLnj2dIX— Meghan 🎅🏼verdeep (@Meghan 🎅🏼verdeep)1544730266.0
@ABC Actually more like this https://t.co/0WFS1GoGpf— Andy M. Elijah (@Andy M. Elijah)1544798224.0
@AlexJayBrady @ABC And a snack— Stoya! Come to Athens! Paul Mason is happening! (@Stoya! Come to Athens! Paul Mason is happening!)1544738621.0
@ABC after returning to the shire, samwise gamgee grew his hair long and plead guilty to working as a mordor agent— jason little (@jason little)1544740682.0
@ABC It’s Adam Ruins Everything with a ponytail.— Red Mosquit🍩 (@Red Mosquit🍩)1544736837.0
@ABC Wow. All of a sudden, Maria Butina looks like Alton Brown with a wig. Sorry @altonbrown.— The Troll Hunter (@The Troll Hunter)1544729575.0
Maybe it just isn't meant to be.
Courtroom sketch artists are definitely not fans of Maria Butina.— Michelle (@Michelle)1544753403.0
@ABC Courtroom artists are really coming into their own this treason-season.— Truthy McHurtsalot (@Truthy McHurtsalot)1544735519.0
The charge Butina is pleading to carries a sentence of up to five years though it's unlikely she'll get that time. Her deal with prosecutors to be cooperative with the investigation will likely lead to leniency.