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A judge agreed to appoint an independent “firewall” lawyer to review pretrial evidence related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s case against Russians who allegedly interfered in the 2016 election.
The evidence will be screened for possible national security issues before it is turned over to a Kremlin-linked defendant, Bloomberg News reported Monday.
U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich approved the request for the counsel because Mueller is concerned with providing evidence to Yevgeny Prigozhin, a wealthy Russian businessman and longtime associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The article goes on to state the following:
The Department of Justice’s legal team warned against Prigozhin gaining access to “sensitive” evidence.
That evidence would include details about the government’s investigation, identities of people and companies that are cooperating and personal information on Americans who were victims of identity theft, the outlet noted.
Prigozhin and his firm, Concord Management and Consulting LLC., were indicted as part of Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling during the presidential election.
— Bloomberg (@business) August 6, 2018
‘Firewall counsel’ appointed to protect government secrets during court proceedings against the Kremlin troll farm funded by “Putin’s chef,” Prigozhin, whom Mueller says is trying to get his hands on “sensitive discovery while evading prosecution.”#Maddow https://t.co/9i9EWcmZb6 pic.twitter.com/lb8wU4MthQ
— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) August 7, 2018
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