May 15, 2018
One of the Russian companies special counsel Robert Mueller accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election is asking a federal judge to determine if he is engaging in a sham criminal case.
Foreign interference in the presidential election is a “make-believe crime,” Concord Management and Consulting said in a court filing Monday. The company argues the case is an example of Mueller attempting to “justify his own existence” by indicting “a Russian — any Russian.”
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has “rejected the history and integrity of the DOJ and instead licensed a Special Counsel who for all practical political purposes cannot be fired, to indict a case that has absolutely nothing to do with any links or coordination between any candidate and the Russian Government,” Concord wrote in the court filing.
Concord’s lawyers also petitioned the judge to review the instructions Mueller’s team gave the grand jury in securing the indictment.
The company is the only one among three Russian companies Mueller indicted in February that has responded to the charges in court. Concord Management pleaded not guilty to a conspiracy charge related to creating a so-called troll farm to goad people into voting for President Donald Trump. Mueller has been unable to reach the other defendants in the case — most of which reside overseas.
This article was posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 7:30 am