The special counsel Robert Mueller’s office filed a motion to scale back evidence-sharing in its case against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities charged in the Russia investigation.
Mueller cited the risk of revealing the identities of “uncharged co-conspirators” to Russian intelligence.
The motion confirms that Mueller’s February indictment against the Russians was far from an exhaustive list of those suspected of being involved in influence operations in the US.
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The special counsel Robert Mueller’s office filed a protective order Tuesday to limit evidence-sharing in the case against the 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities indicted in February as part of the Russia investigation.
Mueller charged them with conspiring to interfere in the 2016 US election by mounting a social media disinformation campaign to sway voter opinions during the presidential campaign.
In its motion on Tuesday, Mueller’s office cited the risk of revealing to Russian intelligence the identities of “uncharged individuals and entities” believed to be “continuing to engage in interference operations” in the US.
“The evidence in this case will also include numerous reports and affidavits filed in connection with this investigation that describe investigative steps, identify uncharged co-conspirators, and disclose various law enforcement and intelligence collection techniques,” the document said.
The motion was filed in response to a demand last month from Concord Management and Consulting, one of the firms charged in February, that the US government turn over 51 categories of information to the defense to help it prepare for trial.
Concord was founded by Yevgeniy Prigozhin, a wealthy Russian businessman who is linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin and senior Russian intelligence operatives. Prigozhin was one of the individuals Mueller indicted in February for allegedly bankrolling a Russian troll farm’s efforts to spread fake news and disinformation leading …read more
Source:: Business Insider