Attorneys for a Russian company indicted for “meddling” in the 2016 presidential election slammed the special counsel’s ongoing probe Monday; saying Robert Mueller’s team was out to “indict a Russian… any Russian.”
Lawyers for Concord Management and Consulting LLC slammed Mueller’s “political” witch hunt; claiming their clients had nothing to do with interfering in the 2016 race for the White House for either political candidate.
“The reason is obvious, and political to justify his own existence the Special Counsel has to indict a Russian — any Russian,” the lawyers wrote.
The attorneys called on US District Judge Dabney Friedrich to overturn the indictment, saying “With that information, the court can determine whether those instructions could support a motion to dismiss the facially invalid count one of the indictment.”
“The instant indictment fails to allege that the defendant knew it was acting unlawfully and that it intended to violate the underlying regulatory offenses,” the court paperwork said.
Mueller's Attorney VISITED CLINTONS on Election Night
A senior attorney on special counsel Robert Mueller’s legal team has even more connections to the Clinton campaign than previously thought; attending Hillary’s election night soiree in New York City along with other senior aides, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Andrew Weissmann, described by the New York Times as Mueller’s “pit-bull,” allegedly attended the Clinton Campaign’s supposed victory party last November.
“Mr. Weissmann also attended Hillary Clinton’s election-night party at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York, according to people familiar with his attendance,” writes the Journal.
Earlier this week, government watchdog agency Judicial Watch released an email exchange between the attorney and acting Attorney General Sally Yates, praising her decision to rebuke President Trump’s initial travel ban.
“I am so proud. And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects,” he wrote in late January.
Weissmann’s anti-Trump bias, along with other senior officials scattered throughout the special counsel’s office, raises serious ethical and legal questions over Mueller’s probe into Russia-Trump collusion in the 2016 election.
On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal urged Robert Mueller to step-down from his position, citing a host of conflicts of interest and the recent revelations regarding anti-Trump political bias throughout the investigation.
BREAKING: Robert Mueller INDICTS 13 RUSSIANS for Election Interference
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office indicted 13 Russian nationals and three “entities” in his ongoing probe of foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election; making the charges the latest developments in his months-long investigation into Russian “meddling.”
The publicly available indictment says the foreign actors sought to “defraud the United States by impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful functions of government through fraud and deceit for the purpose of interfering with the US political and electoral process, including the presidential election of 2016.”
The announcement also specifies that three Russian nationals are charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, with five facing charges of “aggravated identity theft.”
More information as it becomes available.