The Russian company Concord Management and Consulting has latched on to the idea that special counsel Robert Mueller is conducting a "witch hunt," and accused him in a court filing Wednesday of indicting the company because of anti-Russian political motivations.
Concord Management, which has pleaded not guilty to a conspiracy charge related to social media use before the 2016 election, also asked the court to make more details public about the Mueller investigation.
The words "witch hunt" aren't written in the document that Concord filed in DC District Court on Wednesday. But Concord clearly reflects the same point of view as President Donald Trump.
Instead of using Trump's words, Concord borrowed a quote from an underling of Russian dictator Josef Stalin.
"The pinpoint demographic and ideological targeting of the Special Counsel's mandate is ironically reminiscent of a quotation attributed to Lavrenty Beria, the chief of Joseph Stalin's secret police," the Russian company writes in a footnote. " 'Show me the man, and I'll find you the crime.' "
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