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Sat May 5, 2018, 09:45 PM

Judge rejects Mueller's request for delay in Russian troll farm case

Source: Politico

A federal judge has rejected special counsel Robert Mueller’s request to delay the first court hearing in a criminal case charging three Russian companies and 13 Russian citizens with using social media and other means to foment strife among Americans in advance of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

In a brief order Saturday evening, U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich offered no explanation for her decision to deny a request prosecutors made Friday to put off the scheduled Wednesday arraignment for Concord Management and Consulting, one of the three firms charged in the case.

The 13 people charged in the high-profile indictment in February are considered unlikely to ever appear in a U.S. court. The three businesses accused of facilitating the alleged Russian troll farm operation — the Internet Research Agency, Concord Management, and Concord Catering — were also expected to simply ignore the American criminal proceedings.

Last month, however, a pair of Washington-area lawyers suddenly surfaced in the case, notifying the court that they represent Concord Management. POLITICO reported at the time that the move appeared to be a bid to force Mueller’s team to turn over relevant evidence to the Russian firm and perhaps even to bait prosecutors into an embarrassing dismissal in order to avoid disclosing sensitive information.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/04/mueller-russia-interference-election-case-delay-570627



Judge is appointed by Trump.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 09:56 PM

1. Politico helped in stealing the elections 2016

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 10:06 PM

2. Same judge who gave the banks a big win over credit unions

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 10:17 PM

3. Rejected by recent Trump appointed judge

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 10:22 PM

4. This has had me worried.

The accelerating corruption of perhaps the only defense we have left.. the judiciary.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #4)

Sun May 6, 2018, 01:27 PM

14. McConnell recently bragged that he's making "generational changes" to the judiciary.

Where is the MSM on this? That's right. They've been busy defending Sarah Huckabee Sanders from an attack on her eye makeup.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 10:43 PM

5. The Judge Should Recuse Himself For Being A Trump Appointee...

,,,This Should Be An Outrage, But Sadly Congress Dems Won't Fight It, Sad. Tired Of This Shit.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 10:43 PM

6. Wishful thinking:

 

Mueller unseals a few indictments Monday morning to really piss off Trump.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 11:02 PM

7. I smell a big, fat, commie rat.





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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 11:08 PM

8. Immaculate researcher SpicyFiles downloaded and posted documents, emails and letters

related to this case today. The documents are from the Pacer (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website.

A small fraction of her post:

In which we find out on April 11, 2018, “counsel entered appearances on behalf of one of the defendants, Concord [Caterting]“ and the Special Counsel discloses:

“...counsel sent broad-ranging requests for information to the government. Counsel sought a bill of particulars, demanding 51 categories of information, including details about online platforms the government has discovered, individuals believed to have been involved in charged and uncharged activity, and names of potential witnesses.”

requested discovery, including of all statements, recordings, or electronic surveillance of Concord officers and employees,

Attachment B, at 1-3, and, as “a predicate” to motions practice, information about more than 70 years of American foreign policy—“each and every instance” from “1945 to present” where the U.S. government “engaged in operations to interfere with elections and political processes in any foreign country,” (emphasis added)


All documents can be seen here:

https://maddogpac.com/blogs/spicy-files/internet-reseach-group-et-al-indictment-updated

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #8)

Sat May 5, 2018, 11:35 PM

11. Oh, Law not on defense side, facts neither, so they attack the prosecution with "What about" isms


Trying to drag the US through the mud because Putin is muddy.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 11:29 PM

9. Even Trumpkins

don't know what Mueller knows (they only know their own pieces, not the whole puzzle), which is why they're desperate to know what Mueller has on those he's already charged -- to prepare/coordinate their bullshit to defend those not yet charged.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 11:32 PM

10. From those "DC-area lawyers" to Russian firm to Putin to Trump / Manafort / Ghouliani . . nt

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 02:22 AM

12. Explains McConnel's pledge: "approving trump judicial appointments now top priotity"

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:21 AM

13. In office for about...

five months. This is where * appointments are leading us.

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