When Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted a bunch of Russian individuals and some Russian companies, he expected nothing to come of it. After all, these Russians were untouchable and did not need to respond. The Russian government would protect them and there would never be a trial or an appearance before a judge. That plan was flushed down the toilet when a Russian company responded and asked for disclosure. What? Suddenly, the Special Counsel’s evidence is a matter of national security? Here is what he is up against.
As Written and Reported By Peter Flaherty for the Daily Caller:
Imagine if Bill Clinton’s presidency had followed Trump’s.
This is rich. Robert Mueller now says that if he turns over evidence to the lawyers of defendants he has charged with crimes, the documents might find their way to foreign intelligence services. Mueller is right, especially when the defendants are Russians with close ties to Vladimir Putin and the Russian government.
The problem is of Mueller’s creation. When he indicted three business entities and 13 individuals in February, he knew it was unlikely they would ever show up in the United States to face trial. The indictments were nice window dressing because they had to do with actual Russian meddling in the 2016 election, unlike the rest of the investigation.
The only problem is that one of the defendants, a firm called Concord Management and Consulting LLC, had its American attorneys show up to enter a not guilty plea. That makes Concord a real defendant entitled to the evidence that the prosecution plans to use against it.
Concord’s moniker may sound Western, but the firm appears to be owned by Yevgeny Prigozhin, who the Associated Press once dubbed “Putin’s chef.” Prigozhin is connected to two other firms also charged by Mueller with conducting internet trolling operations in the United States during the campaign……
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