This week it was revealed that one of the Russian companies Mueller indicted for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was revealed as not even existing during the time period alleged by Muller's team of prosecutors. This was revealed by a lawyer representing the defendant.
Per Daily Wire:
U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey asked Eric Dubelier, one of two lawyers representing the accused Russian company, Concord Management and Consulting LLC, if he was representing a third company listed in Mueller's indictment.
"What about Concord Catering?" Harvey asked Dubelier. "The government makes an allegation that there's some association. I don't mean for you to – do you represent them, or not, today? And are we arraigning them as well?"
"We're not," Dubelier responded. "And the reason for that, Your Honor, is I think we're dealing with a situation of the government having indicted the proverbial ham sandwich."
"That company didn't exist as a legal entity during the time period alleged by the government," Dubelier continued. "If at some later time they show me that it did exist, we would probably represent them. But for purposes of today, no, we do not."
The term "indict a ham sandwich" is believed to have originated from a 1985 report in the New York Daily News when New York Chief Judge Sol Wachtler told the news publication that government prosecutors have so much influence over grand juries that they could get them to "indict a ham sandwich."
Pretty crazy stuff. Indicting a company that wasn't even in existence. This scores some points for the team that says it is all one big witch hunt.
Dear Robert Mueller:
Your case against the 13 Russians is getting interesting. Concord Management called your bluff--hysterical. How's that egg taste?
Concord wants to exercise their "right to a speedy trial."
HAVE FUN DURING DISCOVERY!
— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) May 11, 2018
Meanwhile: Mueller's office has asked to delay the first court appearance for Concord Management and Consulting, one of the Russian companies charged in the election interference case — indicates there's an issue about whether Concord was properly served https://t.co/qWnBK12pDg pic.twitter.com/E0Wg9WhCde
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) May 4, 2018
Having indicted a bunch of Russians thinking they could not be brought to justice, Mueller has been completely outmaneuvered by one of the Russian corp defendants, Concord Management and Consulting, that wishes to go to trial and demands production of Mueller’s evidence.
— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) May 9, 2018
This was very embarrassing for the Mueller team, considering that they want the court to convict someone without providing sufficient evidence
Mueller's team begged the judge for a delay, stating they were unable to deliver the summons to Concord Management.
— Saving America ? (@SavingAmerica4U) May 6, 2018