A trumped-up case against the “troll farm” fell apart Prosecutors dropped all charges that supposedly connected Russia and the US election in 2016
On Monday, the federal prosecutor's office decided to drop all charges against the Russian company Concord Management and the Internet Research Agency, because of the impossibility of interrogating any of the representatives of the accused.
Among other things, prosecutors said that the continuation of this case could jeopardize national security, apparently because, allegedly, evidence of the mystical participation of another country in the US presidential election was obtained illegally or semi-illegally.
“A trial which could risk the exposure of classified information to a Russian intelligence-linked 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 concluded, according to Daily Beast.
The previously provided Mueller report turned out to be just a collection of conjectures and speculation, with a completely absent evidence base. This, in turn, led to the removal of all charges from Donald Trump in the case of impeachment, and, accordingly, the removal of charges from Russian companies was only a matter of time.
According to a motion filed on Monday by prosecutors to at least “incriminate” the St. Petersburg-based troll farm, law enforcement agencies need not only to provide substantial evidence but also methods for their production, which do not comply with international laws or even US domestic law.
After unfounded accusations in favor of Concord, the leadership of the Russian company made the only logical decision to challenge the false accusations, and as it turned out not in vain.
To date, Concord Management and its owner, Yevgeniy Prigozhin, is still under sanctions. The withdrawal of charges hasn’t put an end to the Justice Department’s criminal case against the "Russian trolls".
"Thirteen Russian employees of Concord Management, working for the Internet Research Agency, were charged variously with conspiracy to defraud the US, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and identity theft under the same indictment — and those charges still stand," reports Daily Beast.