conspiring “to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States without prior notification to the Attorney General,
This is a fairly minor thing.
More of the big propaganda narrative, exaggerating, distorting and using people.
Drip, drip, drip......
A phony picture, a phony story, a made-up fact, printed or published, with the intention of creating a narrative and impression, then claiming to have made an “honest” mistake;
subversion at its best, or worst, depending on one’s point of view.