GOP didn't want to 'tarnish' NRA by questoning alleged Russian spy, Democratic congressman says

Adam Schiff on Maria Butina on CNN.
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When Mariia Butina was indicted on conspiracy charges Monday, her name wasn't new to the House Intelligence Committee.

In fact, committee Democrats tried to question Butina, but the Republican majority apparently shut it down so she wouldn't "tarnish" the National Rifle Association, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Thursday on CNN's New Day.

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