Russian Federation leaks Mueller investigation evidence online

Russian Federation leaks Mueller investigation evidence online

Russian Federation leaks Mueller investigation evidence online

Those documents were given in discovery - the legal process in which a defendant is given an opportunity to view the plaintiff's case against them - to Concord Management, LLC, the defendant in the infamous "Russian troll farm" case.

The subsequent investigation has revealed that certain non-sensitive discovery materials in the defense's possession appear to have been altered and disseminated as part of a disinformation campaign aimed (apparently) at discrediting ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the USA political system, ' according to the government's lawyers.

Based in St. Petersburg, the Internet Research Agency employed social media users accused of weaponizing social media platforms to peddle politically-charged disinformation and propaganda leading up to the 2016 US presidential race, according to federal prosecutors.

Mueller said that "sensitive" materials identifies individuals and entities that have not been criminally charged, but whom "the government believes are continuing to engage in operations that interfere with lawful USA government functions like those activities charged in the indictment".

The Justice Department says the information, if sent to Russian Federation, would be obtained by Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is indicted as a co-conspirator but has not appeared before the court as well as other "unnamed individuals who are outside the jurisdiction of this Court".

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USA prosecutors are locked in a dispute with attorneys for a company called Concord over how to share highly sensitive evidence. Some of the documents were also fraudulently created, seemingly to discredit the Mueller investigation. "We are like hundreds of others, but we are the one and only who got the Special Counsel Mueller database", the message from @HackingRedstone read.

The leak I mentioned in Mueller's documents file to the court with prosecution of Concord Management and Consulting, a Russian company, which was allegedly funding hackers operation by Russia's notorious Internet Research Agency (IRA). The Kremlin denies election interference and President Trump denies there was any collusion, calling the inquiry a political witch hunt.

Others in Trump's orbit charged by prosecutors include former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, his former campaign deputy, Richard Gates, and his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn and former lawyer Michael Cohen.

He has pleaded not guilty to seven criminal charges, including making five false statements to investigators, obstructing the investigation and witness tampering.

As Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker told CBS News' Paula Reid this week that the Mueller investigation was "close to being completed", Mr. Trump said he never spoke to Whitaker about that.

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