Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday revealed his office is prepared to flood two terabytes of Russian social media content — without any translation — into the court record to comply with a discovery request by one of the defendants in his collusion case.
The government’s lead attorney, Jeannie Sclafani Rhee, confirmed her office had compiled two terabytes of Russian-language social media content and confirmed little of it was translated.
“The government did not translate every single word and doesn’t have to,” she told the court.
The tactic was denounced by Eric Dubelier, the American attorney retained by Concord Management and Consulting — one of the three Russian companies indicted by Mueller last February as part of a broad indictment against 13 Russian individuals in his Russian collusion case. The defendants are accused of “conspiracy to defraud the United States” for interfering in the 2016 presidential election, the indictment said.
“We are most concerned with the release of massive amount of social media in Russian,” Dubelier told U.S. District Court Judge Dabney L. Friedrich, a Trump appointee. “They had five weeks to ramp up on discovery. There has been no, no discovery.”
A terabyte is the equivalent of 1,024 gigabytes of information. Another way to measure the quantity of information is that Mueller’s social media content could fill nearly 1,500 CD-ROMS.
One of Concord’s chief weapons against Mueller has been the Russian company’s request for discovery — the examination of evidence Mueller has collected concerning the charge of Russian collusion. The defense tactic could be used to embarrass Mueller and the U.S. intelligence community, as reported earlier by The Daily Caller News Foundation. read more
SNIP: Mueller is pulling the same type of bullshit that a court in a 3rd world nation would do.