Here’s how Russian Federation apparently tried to join Trump’s attacks against Robert Mueller

Here’s how Russian Federation apparently tried to join Trump’s attacks against Robert Mueller

Mueller made that allegation in a court filing in his criminal case pending against Concord Management and Consulting, a Russian company owned by Yevgeny Prigozhin, the oligarch who is known as "Putin's chef".

The evidence in the case against Russian company Concord Management, which is accused to have interfered in the 2016 presidential elections, has been "altered and disseminated" after it was given to the firm's defence team during discovery, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office said on Wednesday. Concord is alleged to have funded the operation of the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm that spread divisive content to USA audiences on social media as part of broader effort to meddle in the 2016 vote.

Prosecutors now allege that some of the information turned over to Concord before trial got out in October - after a now-suspended Twitter user touted that it had a "Mueller database" and a computer with a Russian IP address published thousands of documents online.

Earlier in the day, Mueller's team claimed in court that sensitive, non-public materials from one of the special counsel's indictments ended up on a public Russian server.

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".

The special counsel's office said that the online account used to publish the discovery materials was registered by a user with an internet address who resides in Russian Federation.

More news: Rose prevails at Torrey Pines for 10th PGA win

Mueller is leading a probe into Russia's purported meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election and whether Trump or his campaign colluded with the Kremlin.

The Kremlin denies it meddled in the elections and President Trump has called the inquiry a political witch hunt.

Wednesday's filing in the US 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.

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.

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said that he expects the investigation to be wrapped up soon, but judging from FBI Director Christopher Wray's face, that might not actually be the case. The company pleaded not guilty in May.

Related Articles

  • Major travel disruption as heavy snow hits England and Wales

    Major travel disruption as heavy snow hits England and Wales

    The Met Office said there is a 60 per cent chance of a sleet shower at 6pm which will turn into heavy snow by 10pm. A Met Office weather warning issued on Wednesday told the region to brace for ice and freezing fog.
    British parliament votes towards Brexit deal

    British parliament votes towards Brexit deal

    However, May's Brexit plan was overwhelmingly rejected by both Pro-Remain and Brexiteer MPs in a historic Commons vote on Tuesday. Outside, rival protesters sounded off and squared off, with some aiming angry shouts of "traitor" at their opponents.
    New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty could retire after Super Bowl LIII

    New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty could retire after Super Bowl LIII

    Anticipation is also ramping up for Maroon 5's Super Bowl halftime show, which will also include Travis Scott and Big Boi. In an interview, Brady said in reference to Trump's dismissal of the protest: "I certainly disagree with what he said".
  • Former Manchester United target on his way to Arsenal? Maybe!

    Former Manchester United target on his way to Arsenal? Maybe!

    Emery said he did not want to sign defensive cover because it would lead to problems when his injured players returned to fitness. Marco Silva's side should plot an ambitious swoop for Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic and hijack Arsenal's reported interest in him.
    New York Knicks Trade Kristaps Porzingis: Details

    New York Knicks Trade Kristaps Porzingis: Details

    The Knicks are last in the Eastern Conference at 10-40, so Porzingis won't be able to save them this season. This was not the first sign of cracks in the relationship between Porzingis and the Knicks.
    Maroon 5 cancels Super Bowl halftime news conference

    Maroon 5 cancels Super Bowl halftime news conference

    Halftime Heat will air on the WWE Network , but it will also appear on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter , and the WWE app. The match was made following the brawl that broke out after Takeover: Phoenix went off the air.
  • Government after NSSO ‘Report’

    Government after NSSO ‘Report’

    He said the country was creating more than 7 million jobs a year, enough for "new entrants" joining the workforce. The government's policy thinktank NITI Aayog does not know what is India's current unemployment rate.
    AFC wins 3rd straight Pro Bowl, 26-7 over NFC in Orlando

    AFC wins 3rd straight Pro Bowl, 26-7 over NFC in Orlando

    The game would finish with the AFC winning 26-7 which is the biggest margin of victory in the Pro Bowl game since 2003. It's now been learned that four of the officials working last week's Rams-Saints game live in Los Angeles.
    Sir Nick Faldo heaps praise on 'impressive' Tiger Woods

    Sir Nick Faldo heaps praise on 'impressive' Tiger Woods

    After dropping to minus-3, Woods was able to get back to even with a birdie on No. 17, his eighth hole of the day. The 43-year-old golf star was one-over-par through four holes in the first round of the tournament on Thursday.
  • Interest Rates to Remain Steady for Now, Fed Says

    Interest Rates to Remain Steady for Now, Fed Says

    The policymakers also said they're prepared to slow the reduction of their bond holdings if needed to help the economy. On Wednesday, the statement said "market-based measures of inflation compensation have moved lower in recent months".
    Mario Game Is Coming To Phones

    Mario Game Is Coming To Phones

    That number comes from what the Nintendo Switch sold last year, having cleared out 17.79 million units in its initial fiscal year. Pokemon: Let's Go , meanwhile, shifted 10 million, and Super Mario Party , which launched on October 5th, sold 5.3 million.
    Raptors Tactical: How do you attempt to slow James Harden?

    Raptors Tactical: How do you attempt to slow James Harden?

    Lou Williams recorded a triple-double with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Clippers past the Bulls 106-101. Houston Rockets forward/center Kenneth Faried will stay in the starting lineup Friday versus the Toronto Raptors .