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Judge Tells U.S. to Tone It Down in Russian Meddling Prosecution

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Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

A federal judge in Washington ordered the U.S. to limit the public statements it makes about a Russian consulting firm that was indicted for interfering in the 2016 election, but stopped short of finding the government in contempt.

U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich warned the government in an order issued July 1 and made public Monday that “any future violations of that order will trigger a range of potential sanctions,” possibly from an admonition to disbarment.