You protest too much. Your evasion of the point is obvious and disingenuous.
Again and for the record, this is the discovery phase of the process. DISCOVERY. Look it up mate.
The defense has not yet been presented. In other words they have not yet acted substantively. What they HAVE done is taken the preliminary step, as is their right, of requesting discovery. YOU do not know what the defense is going to do and YOU won't know until the defense acts during the trial.
On the basis of previous experience what we can reasonably conclude is that it is highly possible and indeed quite likely that the defense will include response to what the discovery phase reveals. That would be sensible, perhaps obvious even. Nevertheless, at this point you don't know and whatever the communications and instructions between defense counsel and the defendant may happen be, they remain legally privileged, hence unavailable to you.
Now the substantive point to grasp at this stage is that what is going on in this trial has two levels of significance. There is the obvious. That is, the Russian company seeks to defend itself against the allegations made against it. This despite the fact that there is little or no sanction the US Court or US enforcement agencies can take against it should it be convicted. Then there is the more substantive. This is about revealing what the US govt has been doing itself. In effect the US govt, or elements of it, are being put on trial in the court of international opinion. THIS is the far more consequential. You ought to think carefully on this aspect.
You write, "They need to drive the message that the US profoundly anti-Russia."
"They" do not need to "drive" that message. It is clear to Russians that the US govt actually is profoundly anti-Russia. They receive this message from the actions of the US govt every day and have been receiving it for some years now.
There are US missile bases right along on Russia's land borders. There are NATO military forces, including German, closer to Moscow now then when the Nazis launched the Barbarossa campaign in WW2. There have been a continuing and escalating series of provocations against Russian territory, Russian interests and ethnic Russian people by a US led coalition of "allies" (satraps really). There has been a constant push to wreck Russian trade, industry and international relations led by....... the US govt. There has been a constant effort to undermine Russia's energy exports to Europe and even to China. There have been broken disarmament treaties (including in missiles, poison gas weapons, nuclear weapons). There has been a record of broken promises, hostile undertakings, wrecked diplomacy, dishonesty, duplicity, hypocrisy and threats directed against the Russians. All of this initiated and delivered against the Russian.
The real activities have already made an indelible mark. It is the actions of the US which have spoken and they have spoken loud and hard. Making the obvious conclusion is trivial.
Quoting, "Putin needs a boogie man."
It appears matters are exactly the other way around. It is the US govt that needs bogey men. Look to their deeds.
Final point. You really need to travel and spend a few years outside of the US. Your ignorance of the rest of the world, what its people are experiencing and concluding in no way achieves bliss.....