Russian firm indicted by Mueller wants permission to disclose 'sensitive' US info

Russian firm indicted by Mueller wants permission to disclose 'sensitive' US info
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A Russian consulting firm indicted by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE is set to ask a U.S. court for permission to internally share information the federal government deems "sensitive."

Concord Management and Consulting LLC said in a motion filed Tuesday that it will argue for releasing the info to Concord officers and employees.

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The court document did not say what information Concord wants to share but noted that the judge's decision will "significantly affect the defense position to how it can proceed."

The company and Mueller's office have agreed to file motions and countermotions regarding the disclosure issue through February.

The special counsel's office declined to comment, and Concord's attorneys did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Concord is accused of funding a Russian troll farm and has ties to Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin, a Russian businessman known as "Putin's chef" because of his close links to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The firm is among three business entities and 13 Russian nationals indicted by Mueller in February for their alleged role in a Russian troll factory's efforts to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The company is the only one of those indicted which has opted to answer in court. Concord has pleaded not guilty.

The company tried and failed in August to get the charges against it dismissed, arguing that Mueller was unlawfully appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinShowdown looms over Mueller report If Mueller's report lacks indictments, collusion is a delusion Conservatives wage assault on Mueller report MORE, who was overseeing the Russian investigation until Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general on Nov. 7.