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Overstock CEO resigns over relationship with Russian ‘spy’

AFP, Washington

The chief executive of the e-commerce firm Overstock.com stepped down on Thursday over his relationship with an alleged Russian intelligence operative jailed for meddling in US politics.

Patrick Byrne only recently admitted that he had a close relationship with Maria Butina for three years, during the period when she beguiled top Republican and National Rifle Association officials with talk of strengthening Moscow-Washington relations and her flair with guns.

He said in an eccentric company statement last week that he had been pulled into the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election by the deep state" and "men in black", charging that the FBI probe was "political espionage" more than law enforcement.

On Thursday he resigned, saying he had become "already far too controversial" to run the company and that he did "not wish to disrupt possible strategic discussions" over its future.

"The news that I shared is bubbling (however haphazardly) into the public," he said.

"Though patriotic Americans are writing me in support, my presence may affect and complicate all manner of business relationships, from insurability to strategic discussions regarding our retail business."

Butina is serving 18 months in jail after becoming the only Russian arrested and convicted in the sprawling three-year investigation into Russia election meddling.

 

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