Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s top prosecutor Andrew Weissmann will be leaving his role at the special counsel’s office and Justice Department soon, according to the Special Counsel’s office.
Special Counsel spokesman Peter Carr told SaraACarter.com that “Andrew Weissmann will be concluding his detail to the Special Counsel’s Office in the near future.” Carr did not elaborate on whether or not Mueller’s Special Counsel will be wrapping up.
Weissmann, however, has not been without criticism. This reporter has written numerous stories on Weissmann’s tactics.
For example, in 1997 Weissmann was officially reprimanded by a judge in the Eastern District of New York for withholding evidence. Weissmann was also reported to the Department of Justice Inspector General and Senate Judiciary Committee in 2016 for alleged “corrupt legal practices,” according to documents and the attorney involved in a whistleblower case.
Defense Attorney Sidney Powell, has called Weissmann the poster boy for prosecutorial misconduct. She said Mueller handpicked Weissmann for lead prosecutor in the Special Counsel’s office because of his past tactics. For example, she said, in the Enron Task Force case where Weissmann was also appointed by Mueller.
She said Weissmann prosecuted Arthur Anderson, then CEO of the accounting company targeted by Weissmann. Weissmann said Anderson was allegedly destroying evidence but Powell said the charge was not real. She told this reporter that Weissmann combined two separate statutes to make a “crime out of something that wasn’t.”
Powell, who wrote LICENSED TO LIE: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice after she won the case against Weissmann in the Supreme Court. However, Anderson was ruined and so was his company that employed tens of thousands of people.
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