DOJ moves to drop Mueller disinformation charges against 2 Russian firms

Federal prosecutors said Monday that they were moving to drop charges against two Russian companies accused of funding a social media campaign to influence U.S. voters in the 2016 presidential election.

The companies, Concord Management and Consulting and Concord Catering, were among three companies and 13 individuals then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged with conspiracy to spread disinformation on social media, one of the main indictments that came out of his team’s two-year Russia investigation.

The Justice Department has concluded that holding a trial for a corporate defendant with no U.S. presence and no prospect for punishment would needlessly reveal sensitive law enforcement techniques, “potentially undermining their effectiveness.”

(In other words they didn’t have a case)

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