Mueller Says Discovery Leak Aimed To Smear Russia Probe

Law360 (January 30, 2019, 11:44 PM EST) -- A Russia-linked website shared manipulated and leaked discovery materials turned over to a defendant in a case stemming from Robert Mueller's probe into interference with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Special Counsel's Office said in a Wednesday filing in D.C. federal court.

The office said it suspects the leak was aimed at "discrediting" Special Counsel Mueller's investigation, and argued that the incident shows the dangers of loosening discovery restrictions in a case accusing Russian company Concord Management and Consulting LLC of conspiring to defraud the U.S. by conducting unregistered political activities.

Concord had asked the court in December for permission...

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