Lawyers for indicted Russian company combat Mueller in federal court over ‘nude selfies’ evidence

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In February 2018, special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and two Russian companies with conspiring to defraud the United States by “impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful functions of the government through fraud and deceit for the purpose of interfering with the U.S. political and electoral processes, including the presidential election of 2016.”

In November, attorneys for Concord Management and Consulting, one of the Russian firms charged by Mueller, sought to have the case dismissed. The request was denied by Trump-appointed federal Judge Dabney Friedrich. According to prosecutors, Concord Management and Consulting “financed and organized an army of internet trolls and social media ad buys as well as other tactics to try and sow discord in the U.S. and aid Trump’s candidacy for president.”

Now, lawyers for Concord Management are seeking to share “sensitive” information with the Russian government, information that Mueller has apparently argued would cast too much light on the investigation’s evidence-collection techniques. Apparently that evidence includes “nude selfies.” USA Today reporter Brad Heath has additional, disturbing details.

<GULP> Now, before we jump to conclusions, the filings do not indicate who took the nude selfies. For the sake of our collective mental health, we are all hoping it is he-who-shall-not-be-named and that it will never see the light of day. You know, like a mushroom.

You can read the complete filing here.

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