Russian human rights commissioner Tatyana Moskalkova recently offered the agent, Maria Butina, the job during her first public appearance since being deported last month.
“She accepted the proposal,” the TASS news agency quoted Moskalkova as saying on Friday.
Russian national Maria Butina attends a meeting on human rights at the State Duma in Moscow on Friday. Speaking at the meeting on human rights at the State Duma, Maria Butina said she was called a “Kremlin’s temptress” in the US prosecutors indictments. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Federal prosecutors said Butina used contacts within the National Rifle Association and the National Prayer Breakfast to get close to politicians and get information to benefit Russia.
The case has strained American-Russian relations; Moscow slammed Butina’s conviction and allegations that it meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.