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Robert Mueller, William Barr rebuked by judge in case of Russia company Concord


Added 07-21-19 07:35:02pm EST - “A federal judge has chastised former special counsel Robert Mueller and Attorney General William Barr for stating that the Russian government was behind election year social media trolling when there is no evidence presented by prosecutors.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Federal judge sides with Russian company, rebukes Mueller, Barr”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A federal judge has chastised former special counsel Robert Mueller and Attorney General William Barr for stating that the Russian government was behind election year social media trolling when there is no evidence presented by prosecutors.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Dabney L. Friedrich culminated a secret legal battle between the Justice Department and the Russian firm Concord Management and Consulting LLC.

The judge this month began unsealing legal briefs and transcripts, which reveal that the release of Mr. Mueller’s 448-page report and Mr. Barr’s public statements triggered Concord attorney Eric A. Dubelier to seek contempt proceedings against both.

Mr. Dubelier said Mr. Mueller prejudiced a potential jury by stating that the Kremlin ran the social media campaign, which the federal government says Concord funded. That connection isn’t contained in the special counsel’s February 2018 indictment against Concord.

“That’s not alleged in the indictment primarily because there is no evidence to support that it was. There is none,” Mr. Dubelier told the judge at a closed May 28 hearing for which a transcript was just unsealed.

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