Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mueller's Fake Russian Indictment

Remember when Robert Mueller announced back in February that he was indicting 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for waging “information warfare” in the United States, interfering with the 2016 presidential election, and conspiracy to defraud the United States?
Mueller generated HUGE headlines with the February indictment, safe in the knowledge the Russians were beyond U.S. jurisdiction. Therefore, there would be NO trial — only sensational, breathless Russian collusion accusations hurled at President Trump for the sheep to lap up.
Well, now, Mueller may have to try the case. The Russian lawyers for one of the companies, Concord, intends to invoke “discovery” to obtain U.S. intelligence about what they knew.
“I guess Mueller thought it was a freebie, for sure. He thought it could make this association of Russian collusion and it would never be challenged in court. Mueller made an unforced error. One thing you never want to do is to indict in a case that you’re not prepared to try," Andrew McCarthy, a former Federal prosecutor said.
Mueller tried to delay the trial. U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich said no, agreed with Concord, and rejected Mueller’s request for a delay in the trial without comment. The case will resume July 9.

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