Maria Butina's lawyer Robert Driscoll criticised the spy charges against his client, speaking to RT in Washington DC on Tuesday. Butina was detained on July 15 over charges of conspiring against the US government and for failing to register as a foreign agent. However, Driscoll stated that «none of the allegations have anything spy-like about it.» «Well, I think, if you read the indictment of... Еще the case, she is alleged to be an agent of Russia who failed to register with the Attorney General,» said the lawyer. He went on saying that «the government conceding that even under their own theory that if she filed a piece of paper with the Attorney General office at the beginning of her trip to America, everything she did was legal.» The lawyer also criticised the way that his client's case was being presented to the public. «Allegation [about the sex trade] was particularly damaging to Maria because it makes it more like spy novel and frankly easier for the public to digest,» the attorney concluded. Driscoll's full interview will be aired on RT on Wednesday, August 1 at 21:00 GMT.