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 Post subject: A rule 12 request
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 12:40 am 
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The topic of this thread is about a rule 12 request in "the initial discovery request on behalf of our client Concord Management
and Consulting LLC (“Concord”). We intend to supplement this letter as necessary."
This discovery request can be found in Attachment B of Mueller's motion to continue the initial appearance and arraignment of defendant Concord Management and Consulting LLC: https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000163 ... ff51b70001

A motion the trial judge denied today. The news story about that can be found here: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/ ... lay-570627

This Rule 12 request is a "Motion That Must Be Made Before Trial. The following defenses, objections, and requests must be raised by pretrial motion if the basis for the motion is then reasonably available and the motion can be determined without a trial on the merits."
-- https://www.federalrulesofcriminalproce ... l-motions/

The text of the request says:

Quote:
As a predicate to motions pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 12, the government is
requested to turn over to defense counsel and to disclose:

1. From 1945 to present, each and every instance where any officer, employee and/or agent
of the United States Government engaged in operations to interfere with elections and political processes
in any foreign country; including but not limited to information relating to whether any such activity
utilized propaganda in any format, including but not limited to the use of social media. This disclosure
should include any and all information regarding the use of computer infrastructure inside and outside
of the United States, false foreign identities, goals to sow discord in a foreign political system, assistance
to a foreign elected official or candidate, attacks on a foreign elected official or candidate, assassination
or conspiracy to assassinate a foreign elected official or candidate, buying political advertisements,
posing as foreign persons and/or failure to honestly identify to foreign voters the involvement of any
officer, employee or agent of the United States Government.

2. From 1945 to present, each and every instance where any United States or foreign person
has been charged by the government with violating 18 U.S.C. 371, for allegedly impairing, obstructing
and defeating lawful governmental functions of the United States by dishonest means in order to
interfere with the United States’ political and electoral processes.

3. Any documents reflecting or relating to any wire communications or oral
communications intercepted by state or federal law enforcement authorities, to which any owner, officer,
agent or employee of Concord was a party, or during which any such owner, officer, employee or agent
was present.

4. Whether any evidence or information in the government’s possession, custody, or control
was obtained by search and seizure, electronic surveillance, a beeper or other tracking device, a pen
register or a mail cover from the defendant or its premises, together with a description of such evidence,
all applications and affidavits submitted in support thereof, all court orders in connection therewith, and
all inventory orders, inventories and reports of service thereof.


That would not be just a few boxes of information. Among many other boxes of files it would entail every radio log and transcript for every hour that Radio Free Europe has broadcast since 1945. It would entail a list of all of our spy's. A copy of every file at the CIA, every file at NSA.

I don't know if the Federal government has an office building large enough to house all the file boxes which would be needed to fulfill this rule 12 discovery request.

I'm pretty sure there are enough ships to transport that many file boxes to Russia, but it would require several of the largest container ships on the high seas.


The judge didn't rule that Mueller has to fulfill this specific rule 12 discovery request. The judge just ruled that the scheduled arraignment for Concord Management and Consulting would go forward next Wednesday.


I think it is pretty clear that this rule 12 request is a defense (Russian) objection to the charges brought which can be summed up with just one giant word, Hypocrites!

:|

The judge is a Trump appointee. :(

The lawyers for Concord Management and Consulting are with Reed Smith, one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the world: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed_Smith


This case appears like it is going to be entertaining to say the least. I hope the judge doesn't toss the case.


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