WASHINGTON | US: Active grand jury probe tied to Russian social media

3Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

WASHINGTON —Jan 03, 2019  — The Justice Department says there’s an ongoing grand jury investigation related to a Russian social media troll farm accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election.

That’s according to a court filing Thursday from prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington.

The lawyers told a judge they want to reply under seal to an ongoing court dispute with a Russian company because their response concerns a “matter occurring before the grand jury.”

Mueller’s office last February indicted three Russian individuals and three Russian companies accused in a social media effort to sway American public opinion ahead of the election.

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