This document, which was shared with defense lawyers but not published in the current case, was another Russian disinformation campaign – this time, to discredit Mueller's investigation, federal prosecutors wrote on Wednesday.
"It seems that some of the defensive discoveries available to the defense have been changed and distributed as part of a disinformation campaign aimed at (apparently) discrediting ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the US political system," wrote prosecutors.
For documents, even though they do not contain sensitive information that could harm American national security, prosecutors said they should never get public opinion.
At the end of October, the account @HackingRedstone published a Twitter website with documents from a criminal case against Concord Management and Consulting. The computer that published the documents was in Russia, the FBI. Some documents contained numbers and labels used by the Department of Justice to organize the evidence electronically.
But the US government and Mueller's office were not hacked. Instead, prosecutors claim that the persons who had access to the evidence in this case could distribute it.
"Concord's request to send a sensitive discovery to the Russian Federation unreasonably jeopardizes the US state's security interests," the prosecutors wrote. "Moreover, according to the obvious Twitter pro-Russian goal, as long as the persons who created the webpage live outside the United States, this violation is unlikely to be penalized."
13 The Russian people accused of concordia have not entered a US court and cannot be extradited by international institutions.
Wednesday's filing takes place as the Department of Justice, including Washington's federal prosecutors and Mueller's office, struggling with Concord's attempt to share information with the company's contacts in Russia.
The Department of Justice does not particularly agree with the exchange of evidence with Yevgeniy Prigozhin, an oligarch close to Putin, who has been paid with Concord as a company controller. Concord has said he was not guilty of a conspiracy charge related to a Russian operation to distribute political propaganda online to create disagreement between American voters and support Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
The judge must prohibit the dissemination of sensitive information between Russians in this regard, the Justice Department writes. The judge has retained the sensitive information so far, so the American lawyers involved can only see it in special circumstances.
Concord says it must be able to share more information about several people, including Russians and Prigozhin, to prepare for the trial.