On Tuesday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller asked a federal judge for a protection order from lawyers from Concord Management and Consulting LLC, one of three companies indicted in the Russia probe, who are seeking to review evidence in their case. Mueller's team have reason to believe that Russia is actively running "interference operations" that may affect ongoing investigations.
As a result, Mueller wants evidence protected from Russian intelligence services who may want it to disrupt the investigation.
Concord Management is a catering business run by Yevgeny Prigozhin that serves the Kremlin. Lawyers for Concord want to see the evidence in preparation of their defense. However, in this court filing, Mueller states that “as long as Prigozhin chooses not to appear personally in front of this court, he is not entitled to review any discovery in this case."