MEDIA FAIL IN PROGRESS: Blue checks confuse NSC staffer for Russian Maria Butina

Posted at 9:42 am on July 17, 2018 by Greg P.

Who’s ready for a little Zapruder analysis this morning? At issue is this old photo released by the Russian news agency TASS that blue checks are convinced shows newly accused Russian national Maria Butina in the Oval Office meeting with President Trump last year:


Here’s a front-on view of the mystery redhead from a now-deleted tweet by Dr. Dena Grayson, wife of Alan Grayson:


We got a screenshot of the pic she attached before she deleted it:

But the woman looks a lot like Cari Grace Lutkins of the National Security Council:

Update 9:55 — Here’s Singer’s deleted tweet:


Here’s Ms. Lutkins:

And here’s Butina:

And now it’s confirmed that it’s not Butina:

All redheads look alike?


Screenshot for posterity: