>> Russia is still meddling in US politics according to the Office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. US prosecutors say evidence linked to its Russia probe has been stolen and spread around online in an attempt to tarnish its investigation. The news came to light in a court filing in Washington on Wednesday.
US prosecutors are locked in the dispute with attorneys for a company called Concord over how to share highly sensitive evidence. Concord is under investigation for bank rolling a Russian propaganda campaign to tip the 2016 election in favor of Donald Trump. In the filing, prosecutors said that a Twitter user @HackingRedstone bragged about hacking evidence in the case last October and twitted out an Internet link with a message, enjoy the reading.
The link led to what seemed to be documents for Mueller's team but prosecutor say the files had been doctored and changed so as to discredit their investigation. The FBI says the account's IP address originated in Russia. So far, Mueller has indicted 13 Russians and three Russian companies, including Concord.
He's also looking into whether members of the Trump campaign coordinated with Moscow. The Kremlin denies it meddled in the elections, and President Trump has called the inquiry a political which hunt. The investigation is close to wrapping up according to Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.