Ms. Butina was arrested over the weekend in Washington and was in contact with Russian intelligence, prosecutors said.
Ms. Butina presented herself as a backer of President Trump and gun rights. But prosecutors say she was a Russian government agent.
Faith in the justice system and in our intelligence agencies cannot be collateral damage in a partisan grudge match, says the former director of the F.B.I. and C.I.A.
On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, police officials said they will not wait past Aug. 31 to begin disciplinary hearings.
Rather than defend America against those who would threaten it, he attacked his own citizens and institutions while hailing the leader of a hostile power.