Special counsel Bob Mueller “collected a nude selfie” as part of his team’s investigation into a Russian company his office indicted earlier this year, according to a lawyer for the firm.
Attorney Eric Dubelier, who represents Concord Management and Consulting, accused the special counsel of illegally collecting information from the firm in a court filing Thursday.
Dubelier wrote that the nude selfie was among the millions of documents the special counsel collected.
The filing did not specify where the selfie came from or how it was obtained.
“Could the manner in which he collected a nude selfie really threaten the national security of the United States?” Dubelier wrote.
The filing attempted to undermine the basis for the probe.
“The Special Counsel has made up a crime that has never been prosecuted before in the history of the United States, and now seeks to make up secret procedures for communicating ex parte to the court,” the filing said.
Concord alleged to be tied to Putin:
Concord was one of three Russian organizations and 13 Russians indicted in February in relation to the Russian campaign to help elect Donald Trump.
Concord Management and Consulting and Concord Catering were indicted along with the Internet Research Agency, which is said to have carried out the online influence campaign. Concord is said to have financed the efforts.
Prosecutors say Concord is controlled by Evgeny Prigozhin, a businessman with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as the military.