The Justice Department has decided to drop charges against two Russian companies that were indicted by Robert Mueller for the crime of funding a social media meme campaign. According to the Special Counsel these memes had a “strategic goal to sow discord in the U.S. political system, including the 2016 presidential election.” It is a pathetic ending to a story that was given maximum coverage on the day Rod Rosenstein announced the indictments of 13 Russians who engaged in “information warfare.”
“There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity. There is no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election.”Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
February 16, 2018
After just a few days on the job Special Counsel Robert Mueller knew there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. While his team spent millions interviewing hundreds of people associated with the Trump campaign in search of a crime the lawyers found time to charge Russian citizens with crimes for which they would never stand trial. The assumption must have been that accusing Russian nationals of wrongdoing that could never be proved would also never need to be defended. The Crossfire Hurricane team underestimated Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin who answered the call and met the DOJ in court.
Concord Management and Consulting LLC and Concord Catering were three companies indicted along with the 13 Russians and Yevgeny Prigozhin owns them. The case contesting the charges was brought to Washington’s federal court and a trial was set for next month. The DOJ did not want to defend the accusations made in 2018 so they dropped the charges.
The concept of Russian’s tilting the outcome of a US presidential election has always been a preposterous excuse for the outcome of the 2016 election. No amount of money spent on memes, no matter how good the memes are, could overcome the daily brainwashing the main stream media inflicts on the voting public. Mueller was fully aware that the Russian’s “strategic goal to sow discord in the U.S. political system, including the 2016 presidential election” was a fiction. Today another one of his made up crimes was dismissed.
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