DOJ drops abruptly initiated once-vaunted pursuit of the Russian troll farm of Müller

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In a striking and unexpected waiver of a once-vaunted law enforcement Monday to drop charges against two Russian companies accused initiated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the justice Departmen moved from the financing of a social media meme campaign, their “strategic objective is to sow discord in the U.S. political system, including the 2016 presidential elections.”

Late Monday night, with the jury selection in the case begins in just two weeks, a Federal judge granted the DOJ motion to kill, the Prosecutor’s office.

Concord Management and Consulting LLC, Concord Catering were collected at three companies and 13 people in February 2018 Muller. The alleged criminal effort, including social media postings and campaigns to divide American public opinion and discord in the electorate, the officials said, although no actual effect on the voters was never proven.

Of the 13 Russians and three Russian companies, collected by Muller in the social media disinformation effort, the Concord was the only defendant to enter an appearance in the Washington Federal court that the dispute and the allegations. Mueller is a 37-page indictment said the actions described by prosecutors dated back to the year 2014. (Müller later on separate charges against other bodies brought in connection with a hack of the Democrats’ E-Mails in the summer of 2018.)

President Trump, that no Russian collusion with his campaign was ever proved, and the Republicans, and even to the left of the middle commenators argued that the Russian disinformation was largely irrelevant, given the fact that social media and other platforms are already riddled with inaccuracies.


“In front of a pandemic, there was a time when we were relentlessly told to be afraid of Russian social-media accounts,” mused the journalist Aaron Mate on Monday. “Your juvenile memes chosen not only Trump, but also ‘sowed chaos.’ If Müller is accused of 13 Russians about him, he was celebrated as a hero. Well, the DOJ is just the case fell.”

Various media had hyped the indcitment, with NPR calling the Russians ” activities an “attack” on democracy.

“For me, personally, to hear these charges and to hear what they asked the Russians for the — it was the first time that I felt like finally, finally, for the first time since we realized that all of this was happening, finally, it feels like someone defending us,” MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said at the time, seemingly barely hold back our tears.

Concord is controlled by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a wealthy businessman, known as “Putin’s cook” in his relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He was hit with U.S. sanctions against Russian interference in the election of 2016 and pays in addition to his company in the indictment brought by Müller.

FILE – In this 4. July 2017 file photo, Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin is shown, before a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. The Ministry of justice moves to drop charges against some Russian enterprises accused of funding a social media campaign to sway American public opinion during the 2016 US presidential election. (Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool photo via AP, file)

The company, filed with the help of a high-performance firm, a series of movements that in the last two years, including dismissed charges and the exclusion of certain evidence from the case.

In January 2019, prosecutors said confidential material out of the Russia investigation, the goods have been handed over to the defender for Eintracht, has been modified and posted online to discredit as part of a disinformation campaign, the special counsel Russia-investigation.


The files emerged online in a link posted by a pro-Russia Twitter account. But the Ministry of justice stopped for a moment to accuse the Concord of leaking material.

Nevertheless, she argues that the company sent the request to the delicate new evidence to Russia “inappropriate risks to the national security interests of the United States.”

Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced that the office of the public Prosecutor of the Russian trolls in 2018; that the charges dropped. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)

Some of the appearances before the court in the case of unusually controversial, with the Federal judge overseeing it, a lawyer for the company, Eric Dubelier chastise, for references in court documents submitted to Looney Tunes and the 1978 raunchy Comedy “Animal House” to criticize, the Miller investigation.

“I’m going to say that it is the district plain and simple: Knock it off,” U. S judge Dabney Friedrich said Dubelier in a January 2019 to appear in court.

Dubelier, the described the case as a “” crime, has been accused of allegations of Prosecutor misconduct, and even once, the judge of bias.


“The real Department of Justice” never the case,” Dubelier said in a 2018 to hear. At one point, he summons perch rejected DOJ, state attorneys “are already behaving in a manner inconsistent with the procedures of the DOJ.”

He also accused the DOJ, that “indicted the proverbial ham sandwich.” And the Twitter users of Techno-fog was observed to be Dubelier also flat accused Müller of the prosecutors, a liar.

But with the case of the trial, the state approaches, the lawyers beat a hasty retreat, and said she had to weigh the risk of potentially sensitive information relating to national security against the benefits of continuing with the lawsuit against a company would probably not face a significant penalty in the United States.

In a court filing on Monday, prosecutors said harmony was “greedy and aggressive with the judiciary to collect information about how the United States detects and prevents that foreign choice-of interference.”

“In a word, Concord has shown its intention to reap the benefits of the jurisdiction of the court, while positioning itself to withdraw, all the real obligations or responsibilities,” prosecutors wrote in Monday’s filing. “It is no longer in the best interests of justice or national security, to continue this persecution.”

At the same time, the Assistant Attorney General for National security John Demers and the U.S. attorney of Washington, Timothy Shea, the first accusation is defended.

“There is a substantial Federal interest in the defense of American democratic institutions, whereby those who strive to criminally disrupt, and to take the responsibility, that is why this prosecution was properly started in the first place,” said the Prosecutor’s office.

She added: “In terms of the defendant’s conduct, however, his volatile presence and immunity to punishment, the risk of law enforcement tools and techniques, and the post-indictment change in the correction of deduction of the balance of equities has shifted.”


Concord Catering non-lawyers to appear in court, but prosecutors said they would try to drop charges against the company, because they, too, would have been driven by Prigozhin and “on the basis of the likelihood that this approach to litigation, the same as Concord.”

Prosecutors vowed to continue to pursue their case against the 13 Russians, who were named in Miller’s indictment, along with the troll-farm, Concord, allegedly financed have, the Internet Research Agency.

Fox News’ Jake Gibson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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