Kirsters Baish| As we know from experience, when there is not sufficient evidence in any given trial, that trial is put to rest, or in proper terms, acquitted. Attorney Eric Dubelier had some important words for America when he pointed out that special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment against 16 Russian companies for allegedly having interfered in the 2016 presidential election couldn’t have been 100% correct since one of the companies listed doesn’t even exist.
This past Wednesday, Dubelier went in front of United States Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey inside a Washington D.C. federal courtroom. He was there on behalf of Concord Management and Consulting LLC, one of the sixteen companies mentioned in Mueller’s indictment.
Concord Management and Consulting is run by Yevgeny Prigozhin. According to Reuters, Prigozhin is believed to have deep ties to the Russian military and political establishment. His connections are believed to go as deep as the President of Russia himself, Vladimir Putin.
Harvey questioned Dubelier if he was also in the courts on behalf of a different company that was controlled by Prigozhin which was named in Mueller’s indictment.
Court transcripts explain that Harvey questioned Dubelier,”What about Concord Catering? The government makes an allegation that there’s some association. Do you represent them or not today? And are we arraigning them as well?”
“We’re not. And the reason for that, your honor, is I think we’re dealing with a situation of the government having indicted the proverbial ham sandwich,” Dubelier explained.
He answered by claiming that Concord Catering didn’t exist back in 2016.
“That company didn’t exist as a legal entity during the time period alleged by the government. If at some later time they show me that it did exist, we would probably represent them. But for purposes of today, no, we do not.”
The Daily Wire reports that the reference to indicting “a ham sandwich” most likely came from the 1985 report from the New York Daily News in which New York Chief Judge Sol Wachtler stated that the government prosecutors have such a huge influence over grand juries that they would be able to get them to “indict a ham sandwich.”
The Western Journal reports:
The court appearance was the first by any of the Russian defendants accused by Mueller of participating in a covert social media campaign aimed in part at helping Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, according to the Associated Press.
Prigozhin is one of 13 Russian individuals charged in the indictment alleging a broad conspiracy that prosecutors say was carried out by the Internet Research Agency, a Russian social media troll farm, to sow discord in the U.S. political system over a three-year period that included the 2016 election.
Prigozhin’s company was accused of overseeing and handing over millions in cash for funding to Internet Research Agency. Dubelier plead not guilty on behalf of his client. There were no representatives for any of the other corporations that Mueller named in his indictment present in the court.
“Alas, they are not here,” prosecutor Jeannie Rhee stated to the judge. “The government would be thrilled if they were here.”