‘Putin wins again’: Trump ripped for ‘coronavirus news dump’ that DOJ is ending prosecution of election meddling
DOJ photo of William Barr and screengrab of Vladimir Putin

Attorney General Bill Barr's Department of Justice moved to end a prosecution over 2016 foreign election meddling in an after-hours filing on Monday.


"The U.S. Justice Department moved Monday to drop its two-year-long prosecution of a Russian company charged with orchestrating a social media campaign to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election," The Washington Post reported Monday evening. "The stunning reversal came weeks before the case — a spin off of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe — was to go to trial."

Legal observers were shocked by the decision.

Here's some of what people were saying: