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Fri Jul 13, 2018, 04:36 PM

If the twelve Russian intelligence officers named in the Mueller indictment do not submit to the

jurisdiction of the U.S. courts, can they be tried in absentia? If so, how would this affect any prosecution of the as-yet unnamed (co)conspirators who are American citizens?

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 04:41 PM

1. I believe that they can be, but

No country with which the US has an extradition treaty would likely send any of these Russians to the US unless they were guaranteed a new and fair trial

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 04:47 PM

2. The FBI will make its cases against domestic enemies

without personal sworn testimony from the indicted Russians, though no doubt with evidence involving those Russians, such as obtained through hacking and bugging and other witnesses.

If I were among the Americans the Mueller investigation was moving in on, I'd be putting my affairs in order. The DOJ has a very good record for building tight cases before bringing charges, and Mueller's is very much the DOJ's A team.

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