The publication of documents shared with defense attorneys, but not publicly available in the current case, was yet another disinformation campaign from Russia – this time aimed at discrediting Muller's investigation, federal prosecutors wrote on Wednesday. 19659002] "Some insensitive material found in the defense appears to have been altered and disseminated as part of a disinformation campaign aimed at (obviously) discrediting ongoing investigations into Russian intervention in the US political system," the prosecutor wrote. Documents – although they did not contain sensitive information that could harm US national security – should never reach public opinion, prosecutors said.
At the end of October, @HackingRedstone posted on Twitter a webpage of criminal proceedings against Concord Management and Consulting. The computer that published the documents was in Russia, the FBI found. Some of the documents contained the numbers and labels used by the Ministry of Justice to organize the evidence electronically.
But the US government and Muller's office were not hacked. Instead, prosecutors argue that those who have had access to the evidence in the case may have spread it.
"Concorde's request to send the sensible discovery to the Russian Federation unjustifiably threatens the interests of the United States' national security," the prosecutor wrote. "In addition, in line with the apparent pro-Russian twittering goal, as long as the people who created the website live outside the United States, this violation is likely to remain unpunished."
did not appear in the US court and they can not be extradited by international bodies.
Information submission on Wednesday comes when the Justice Department, including federal prosecutors in Washington and Muller's office, fights for Concord's attempt to share information about the company's contacts with Russia
The Ministry of Justice disagreement with the sharing of evidence with Eugene Prigojin, close to Putin oligarch, who was accused with Concorde as the company's controller. Concord did not plead guilty to a conspiracy charge linked to a Russian operation to spread political online propaganda to break the US voters and to support Donald Trump in the presidential election in 201
The judge should ban the exchange of sensitive information in the case between the Russians related to him, the Ministry of Justice wrote. The judge has kept sensitive information so far so that the US lawyers involved can only see him in special circumstances.
Concorde says he should be able to share more information in the case between more people, including the Russians and Prigojin, to prepare for trial.