Prosecutors: Mueller Filing on Russian Company Was Itself Used for Disinformation

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Concord is accused, along with 13 Russian individuals and two other business entities, of being part of a conspiracy to defraud the USA government through a scheme to create hundreds of false online personas who masqueraded as Americans while they aggressively sowed social and political discord during the 2016 presidential campaign.

A Russian Twitter account published documents from one of the cases special counsel Robert Mueller has filed in an effort to spread disinformation, according to a new report.

Prosecutors say they do not oppose allowing Concord's corporate officers to see the evidence.

Concord is controlled by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a wealthy businessman known as "Putin's chef" for his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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The Russian firm, Concord Management and Consulting LLC, is being prosecuted in Mueller's investigation of USA allegations that Moscow meddled in 2016 to undermine the American democratic process and help then-Republican candidate Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Wednesday's filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is the latest in a dispute between prosecutors and Concord's American attorneys over whether the defense team can share highly sensitive evidence with Concord's corporate officers in Russian Federation.

Mueller's Wednesday filing noted that employees of Concord were welcome to review sensitive discovery materials in the office of the law firm Reed Smith. You can view all the files Mueller had about the IRA and Russian collusion.

The claims were made in a filing on Wednesday in his investigation into Russian election interference and alleged collusion with the Trump campaign.

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Concord has pleaded not guilty and is the only Russian entity charged in the Mueller probe to appear in court to mount a defense. The filing also said that defense lawyers told the Mueller team that the vendor it was using reported no unauthorized access to the nonsensitive files.

The webpage allegedly linked in the tweet is said to have contained "file folders with names and folder structures that are unique to the names and structures of materials. produced by the government in discovery".

The FBI has found no evidence that USA servers were compromised, and the IP address of the account used to publish the materials originated in Russian Federation, prosecutors said.

The filing argued that attorneys for Concord should not be given access to "sensitive" evidence gathered by Mueller's team for the case. Also, a database program called "Relativity" was purportedly used to sort and store the filings, for example, suggesting "that the data was not taken from the Special Counsel's Office or the U.S. Attorney's Office, because the government has not used Relativity databases to store data related to this case".

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Friedrich, who was appointed by President Trump in 2017, has rebuked Dubelier for making "meritless" attacks on Mueller, his team, other US prosecutors and federal law enforcement.

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