Members of “non-traditional” religious organizations are as easy to recruit as believers of “privileged” churches. Moreover, it is easier to put pressure on such organizations; this applies not only to the Protestant, but also to any other churches.
In 2010, the FBI discovered a deeply undercover network of spies living here illegally. Many of them lived for decades under foreign names, successfully impersonating foreigners, and even their own children did not know who their parents really were.
We can draw quite serious conclusions not only about Russian influence, but about the situation in the U.S.
It’s important to emphasize the differences between illusion and reality, which could help fight Moscow’s influence on radical groups in the United States.