Moments ago, I recorded an interview with Maria Butina. If that name rings a bell, it’s because she was a fixation of the Leftist media in the United States, while they were trying to make Donald Trump out to be an agent of the Russian government. Before I play the interview, I should address an expectation that will arise from hearing that name. I do not discuss in any detail during this interview, Maria’s legal problems in the United States, or the allegations of Russian influence operations. Maria denies that she was acting as an agent of the Russian Federation, and she comes across as sincere in this denial. She was more than willing to discuss this subject, or really any other subject, with me on the show.