Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s top prosecutor and “pit Bull,” Andrew Weissmann, has announced that he will stepping down.
This certainly seems to suggest that the Mueller investigation is coming to a close.
Weissmann is responsible for building the case against Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, as well as going after several other people with ties to President Trump.
The prosecutor will be moving on to work and study at New York University where he will work on a wide variety of projects.
Check out what National Public Radio (NPR) reported:
Weissmann has borne the brunt of attacks from critics such as Rush Limbaugh and conservative legal interest groups.
They cited his attendance at Hillary Clinton’s election night party in 2016 and a positive email he wrote to former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she refused to defend the Trump administration’s first Muslim travel ban.
A later version of that ban was eventually upheld by a majority of the Supreme Court.
Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon also issued a warning about Weissmann and other senior members of the special counsel team when they were named in 2017.
Trump and his aides would be facing off against a group of “killers,” Bannon reportedly said. Author Michael Wolff wrote that Bannon told him that Weissmann was like “the LeBron James of money laundering investigations.”
Former Enron prosecutor Kathryn Ruemmler said there’s a reason for the attacks on Weissmann.
“Andrew is attacked because he is feared; those under investigation know just how effective he is,” Ruemmler said. “He has not only peerless technical skills, but the fearlessness necessary for pursuing high-profile, complex cases and a passionate commitment to seeing justice is done.”
One more Swamp member out of Washington D.C! Great news!
Weissmann’s departure suggests that the Mueller investigation is wrapping up soon considering someone like him wouldn’t be leaving the investigation if they were still perusing evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the Trump campaign.
He isn’t the only member of the Mueller investigation who is moving on.
David Archey, Special Agent in Charge, left the Mueller investigation on March 4th to lead the FBI office in Richmond, VA.
Brandon Van Grack has also left the investigation for a head role in the Justice Department to enforce compliance of the Foreign Agents Registration Act which is stemming from the situation involving Manafort and Rick Gates.
Finally, Wilmer Hale which is the law firm that the Mueller investigation was using for the special council, is preparing to go back to their old form of business.
All of these departures in recent weeks proves that the well has run dry concerning the Russia investigation and things are coming to a close.
By the looks of things, Mueller has found no wrongdoing by the Trump campaign in relation to Russia collusion.
If there had been collusion, we would have found out months ago and these prominent members of the Mueller investigation would not be leaving this soon.
Considering we do know that the Clinton Campaign colluded with Russia, when will we get a special council appointed for her?
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