Trump-Appointed Judge Upholds Mueller Indictment Against Concord Management in Junk Russian Bot Case
Dabney Friedrich, a Trump-appointed federal judge upheld Mueller’s indictment against Concord Management on Thursday.
Concord Management and Consulting Co., a Russian company accused of operating a “troll farm” to interfere in the 2016 presidential election pleaded not guilty and filed a motion to dismiss Mueller’s indictment; the judge sided with Mueller on Thursday.
A federal judge on Thursday upheld a federal indictment against the Russian troll farm accused of meddling in the 2016 election, handing a victory to special counsel Robert Mueller.
In a 32-page opinion, Judge Dabney Friedrich rejected efforts by Concord Management and Consulting to dismiss the indictment, which accused the Russian company of conspiring to defraud the US government. Mueller’s team says the company was involved in a well-funded “troll farm” that pumped out political propaganda to millions of Americans throughout the 2016 presidential campaign
Last month, Judge Dabney Friedrich was having serious doubts about the ‘conspiracy against the U.S.’ charges against Concord Management brought forth by the Special Counsel.
In a court order filed in October, the judge said Concord Management’s conduct was not in violation of the law.
But today she sided with Mueller.
Mueller’s team was not expecting Concord Management to show up to court.
The indictment of Concord Management was a publicity stunt to justify Mueller’s salary and witch hunt.
Concord Management has put up a fight in court, often mocking Mueller’s team and previously accused them of ‘indicting a ham sandwich.’
Russian Troll Case update: Court denies Concord's motion to dismiss
Judge agrees w/ Special Counsel that it doesn't have to prove the defendants "had a legal duty to file reports w/ the FEC" for there to be a crime of defrauding the FEC.
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