Robert Mueller had one more card to play in his crusade to bring down Donald Trump.
Mueller and his team of Democrat prosecutors were counting on a big win in a criminal case to keep the Russian collusion hoax alive.
But then Robert Mueller walked into court. This defeat was the worst humiliation of his life.
During the Russian collusion hoax, the fake news media would boast that since Mueller indicted 34 individuals, Donald Trump “falsely claimed” the investigation was a witch hunt.
The President’s allies fired back that none of the indictments were for conspiracy during the election to hack or disseminate Democrat Party emails.
Trump supporters also poked holes in the Mueller case by noting that the majority of the indictments were just for show because they were brought against Russians that would never see the inside of a U.S. courtroom.
Mueller proved President Trump and his supporters correct on this count by dismissing the charges against Concord Management and Consulting – the Russian troll farm Mueller accused of so-called “election meddling.”
“Upon careful consideration of all of the circumstances, and particularly in light of recent events and a change in the balance of the government’s proof due to a classification determination, as well as other facts described in more detail in a classified addendum to this motion, the government has concluded that further proceedings as to Concord, a Russian company with no presence in the United States and no exposure to meaningful punishment in the event of a conviction, promotes neither the interests of justice nor the nation’s security. The government has therefore decided that the calculation of whether a substantial federal interest is served by this prosecution, see Justice Manual § 9-27.230, has changed since the indictment was returned, and the better course is to cease litigation as to the Concord Defendants,” the motion read.
Prosecutors argued they were forced to drop the case because the discovery period – whereby the prosecution turns over evidence to the defendant – allowed the Russian government access to how the United States would respond to election meddling.
“When defense counsel first appeared on behalf of Concord, counsel stated that they were ‘authorized’ to appear and ‘to make representations on behalf’ of Concord, and that Concord was fully subjecting itself to the Court’s jurisdiction. 5/9/18 Tr. 5 (ECF No. 9). Though skeptical of Concord’s (but not counsel’s) asserted commitments at the initial appearance, the government has proceeded in good faith—expending the resources of the Department of Justice and other government agencies; incurring the costs of disclosing sensitive non-public information in discovery that has gone to Russia; and, importantly, causing the Court to expend significant resources in resolving dozens of often-complex motions and otherwise ensuring that the litigation has proceeded fairly and efficiently,” the motion read.
“Concord has been eager and aggressive in using the judicial system to gather information about how the United States detects and prevents foreign election interference. Concord filed numerous motions to dismiss, motions for bills of particulars, motions to conduct discovery of prosecutorial decision-making, motions seeking grand jury materials, and motions to compel other discovery,” the motion to dismiss charges continued.
Not only was Robert Mueller’s indictment of the Russian troll farm a farce since no one from the company would ever show up in court to answer the charges, Mueller’s desire for a PR win by issuing a show indictment to hint at collusion he could never prove ended up harming American national security.
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