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28 October 2020

The US Attorney General names charges against Prigozhin a criminalization of politics

The US Attorney General William Barr harshly criticized the investigation of former special Prosecutor Robert Mueller about the alleged interference of the Concord company in the US elections in 2016. This is stated in the article "Bill Barr defended Yevgeniy Prigozhin last night", which recently appeared in the famous right-wing blog Empty Wheel.

According to journalists, speaking at the Hillsdale Law Institute, the US Attorney General said that political action should not be subject to legal prosecution. In fact, Barr denounced Mueller for the criminalization of politics. Barr assures that as long as he holds the post of Attorney General, nothing like this will happen.

"Rather than root out true crimes — while leaving ethically dubious conduct to the voters — our prosecutors have all too often inserted themselves into the political process based on the flimsiest of legal theories… It is utterly unsurprising that prosecutors continue to do so today to the extent the Justice Department’s leaders will permit it," - the Prosecutor said.

The author of the article believes that Barr primarily implies a lawsuit "on interference in the US elections" against a Russian businessman, the owner of Concord company, Yevgeny Prigozhin.

The US Justice Department lost the case without proving the real facts of "Russian interference".

In addition, the Attorney General in his speech hinted at those who benefited from this "investigation", namely the Obama administration, whose people were present in Mueller's office and wrote notes to the Supreme Court.

In the spring, the US Justice Department dropped charges against Concord company for allegedly interfering in the US presidential election in 2016. Former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller spent several years looking for evidence of a "Russian trace" in the case. His "investigation" took about $30 million from the pocket of American taxpayers. After the failure, Mueller was forced to resign.

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