Former top Mueller deputy Andrew Weissmann to head virtual fundraiser for Biden
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Remember how conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump were complaining about the extremely biased nature of the prosecutors former special counsel Robert Mueller selected to conduct the ‘Russian collusion’ probe?
We do. To be exact, of the 16 prosecutors Mueller enlisted to conduct the investigation, 13 were registered Democrats and 11 were bona fide donors to Democratic candidates.
One of the biggest Democrat donors on the team was Mueller’s principle deputy, Andrew Weissmann. Records uncovered by The Daily Caller at the time found that he had given a total of $10,000 to Democrat candidates in recent years.
In fact, Weissmann, an early member of Mueller’s team, attended Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s election-night party in New York City.
The following January, he sent an email to then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates, praising her for refusing to enforce President Donald Trump’s travel ban. “I am so proud and in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects,” he wrote.
So it should surprise no one that Weissmann is now going to host a virtual fundraiser for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Fox News reports:
The former lead prosecutor on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, Andrew Weissmann, is leading a virtual fundraiser next week for Joe Biden's presidential campaign.
According to the Biden campaign, Weissmann will be headlining a “virtual fireside chat” moderated by Anne Milgram --- the former New Jersey attorney general -- on June 2 at 8 p.m.
The chat will take place on Zoom, and “guests who RSVP by making a contribution…will be sent instructions for how to join via Zoom,” according to the invitation from the Biden “Victory Fund.”
So, what’s our friend Weissmann been doing since leaving the partisan Russian collusion witch hunt? Why, teaching young law school students how to become Leftist political hacks.
After the probe, he returned to the New York University School of Law last May as a distinguished senior fellow with the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, where he was teaching when Mueller chose him for his team.
A former federal prosecutor, conservatives routinely swatted at Weissman for his bullying tactics against witnesses, but also for his shady past.
As head of the Justice Department’s task force that investigated and prosecuted Enron executives in the energy giant’s collapse, he was accused of misconduct and left the task force abruptly.
The Federalist’s Margot Cleveland uncovered some revealing documents related to the case and wrote about them in March 2019:
The now unsealed records expose efforts by Weissmann, and the Enron Task Force he led, to intimidate witnesses and to interfere in the attorney-client relationship of a cooperating witness. Several affidavits unsealed last week catalogued veiled threats made to witnesses the Enron defendants sought to interview. However, because many of the attorneys would speak only off the record to Enron’s attorneys, the courts refused to consider the affidavits sufficient to prove prosecutorial misconduct.
Two attorneys, however, were willing to testify. In a just-unsealed affidavit, one lawyer stated that an FBI agent working for the Enron Task Force overseen by Weissmann warned his client against talking to the Enron defense team because “those are bad guys.” The second attorney stated that an FBI agent had made veiled threats against his client in a separate Enron trial. …
In any event, although it is true that Weissmann’s conduct in the Enron case did not reach the level of a constitutional violation, that doesn’t mean it was appropriate. Nor was Weissmann’s disconcerting behavior isolated: Weissmann has demonstrated a “reckless win-until-reverse modus operandi that has destroyed countless lives. Weissmann’s tactics sent four Merrill Lynch executives to prison, until a federal appellate court overturned their convictions and freed the men—but not before upending their lives.”
And now Weissmann is stumping for Biden.