Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is going into its second year.
And he’s more desperate than ever to find evidence indicting Trump for collusion with Russia.
But so far he hasn’t, and to make matters worse he just got smacked with life-changing news in federal court.
Concord Management and Consulting is one of the companies that special counsel Robert Mueller has been accused of interfering in the 2016 election.
He is claiming they ran a “troll farm,” with the express goal of disrupting the Federal Election Commission.
Mueller must now prove that they not only interfered with the election but that they were aware of the illegality of their actions.
And making this even harder for Mueller, the company isn’t just taking the allegations without a fight.
They have asked a federal judge to determine if Mueller is engaging in a sham criminal case.
The firm being accused by Mueller in the Russia probe also claims that foreign interference in the presidential election is a “make-believe crime.”
As reported by The Daily Caller:
“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.
Mueller’s team must prove Concord purposely disrupted the functioning of the Federal Election Commission and was aware of the illegality of their actions, attorneys argue. The company’s lawyers attached an indictment from 1998 against a California fundraiser accused of disguising contributions to the 1996 Clinton-Gore campaign. One of the lawyers who worked the case is now the judge presiding over Mueller’s charges.”
This is terrible news for Mueller.
If the federal judge rules in the favor of Concord Management and Consulting, it is bad news for Mueller and his entire investigation.
Much of his investigation would unravel overnight, and it would be a huge discrediting blow for his reputation.
Regardless, he has destroyed his reputation already and may be forced to close his investigation soon.
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