Maria Butina has agreed to cooperate with investigators and provide information about Russian government efforts to infiltrate GOP political circles.
Intelligence officers have been investigating the senior civil servant since last March.
The 1993 killing of Freddie Woodruff, the CIA branch chief in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, left unanswered questions. Texas lawyer Michael Pullara talks to Newsweek about his work to uncover the truth about Woodruff's death.
"Your work defending your client needs to happen in this courtroom, not on the public airwaves," a judge told Maria Butina's lawyer.
Accused Russian agent Maria Butina managed to weave herself into a web of conservative business dealings, including a jet fuel deal with the wife of the former National Rifle Association president.
China claimed the disputed Spratly Islands as its own and told a U.S. Navy spy plane flying over to "avoid any misunderstanding."
Russia has constantly stoked fears about the web, which President Vladimir Putin regards as a CIA invention.
Police did not charge the man with a crime as he didn't manage to capture any footage.
The drones are so convincing that other birds fly beside them.
"Do you know Russian? Are you an [sic] US citizen with a college degree? Do you have an interest in serving your country?"
The president's attacks on the U.S. intelligence community have cast CIA and FBI leaders into the unprecedented role of public "truth tellers."
Vladimir Uglev identified the poison that hospitalized former double agent Sergei Skripal as Novichok.
Iranian officials have called for users to leave the encrypted messenger and move to a homemade alternative, complete with "death to America" and "Let's pray" stickers.
The man who may have invented the poison that took down Sergey Skripal has said he supports the British government's stance on Russia.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Russia was like a beast with "long arms" and "lots of tentacles."
At least 20 countries have kicked out more than 130 Russian diplomats, believed to be covert intelligence officers.
The U.S., Germany, France, other EU countries and Ukraine have all announced they are expelling Russian diplomats.
Four countries bordering Russia reportedly called in Moscow's top diplomats on their territory as the EU decided its response to spy poisoning scandal.