Nov. 28 (UPI) — A Russian business implicated in special counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe of alleged interference in the 2016 election wants to share “sensitive” U.S. government data in its court case.
The company, Concord Management and Consulting, which is among three Russian business entities indicted in Mueller’s probe in February for alleged efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, plans to argue that Concord officers or employees should be able to access the “sensitive” information, according to a motion filed Tuesday.
Concord argued in the filing that the judge’s decision on the disclosure would “significantly affect the defense position to how it can proceed.”
The information that Concord wanted to have disclosed was not specified.
Concord is owned by Yevgeniy Prigozhin, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Prighozhin, a Russian businessman, is known as “Putin’s chef” because of his close ties to President Vladimir Putin.
The Russian firm is accused of helping fund an operation where Russian nationals impersonated Americans online to spread false information and divide the public on issues before the 2016 election.
In addition to the three businesses indicted, 13 Russian nationals were also indicted in February.
Concord is the only Russian company of the three indicted that has chosen to answer in court, and it has pleaded not guilty.