The court withdrew the charges against the Russian company, which is accused of meddling in the election in 2016
District of Columbia court on Monday refused to dismiss the case against the Russian company Concord Management and Consulting, which is accused of funding propaganda operations designed to influence the outcome of the presidential elections in 2016 in favor of Donald trump. The court found that spectracolor Robert Mueller did not exceed its authority. The company filed a motion to dismiss the case, arguing that Muller had been appointed illegally and has no prosecutorial powers.
“Conducting investigations and initiating proceedings in relation to the company Concord, spectracolor exceeded their powers”, – stated in the decree of the judge Dabney Friedrich.
It is rejected and put forward by the company argument that the Deputy attorney General Rod Rosenstein, after the withdrawal of the General Prosecutor Jeff and Roman sessions assumed control of the “Russian investigation”, in the appointment of Mueller violated the constitutional provision on appointments. Friedrich decided that the decisions of the Supreme court and the district courts, it is clear that, Rosenstein had the right to appoint Mueller.
According to the prosecution, the Concord company is under the control of Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, who was allegedly closely associated with Putin and other representatives of the Russian military and political establishment.
This company together with two legal entities and 13 Russian citizens were charged with espionage and attempts to influence the outcome of the 2016 election to help win trump.
Russian interference in the elections denies. Trump insists that any collusion between Moscow and his campaign staff were not, calling the Mueller investigation “a witch hunt”.