In the latest development that has further debunked the “Russian interference” narrative, the Department of Justice on Monday filed a motion to drop its prosecution of two Russian companies that have been accused of running “troll farms” during the 2016 election, as reported by Fox News.
The DOJ was granted its request by a federal judge to drop charges of “conspiring to defraud U.S. agencies” as a result of alleged election interference, which the Left had claimed was due to these companies and other Russian entities setting up “troll farms” to spread memes and disinformation during the election.
The charges against Concord Management and Consulting LLC, and Concord Catering, were thus dropped. As the charged individuals were all Russian nationals, they were unlikely to face any actual punishment, and pursuing such charges could have presented a threat to America’s national security. In response to the charges originally filed by Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation, Concord had actually entered an appearance in federal court vowing to contest the charges, which was an unexpected move for the Mueller team.
There was never any concrete evidence of “troll farming” or any Russian interference in the 2016 election. The additional allegations of “collusion” between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government was eventually debunked by Mueller’s own investigation.