This morning, it was reported by multiple news outlets that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s top prosecutor and the “architect of the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort,” would be stepping down. Most of the news outlets reporting about Weissmann’s departure called it a sign that Mueller’s investigation was wrapping up. We all knew the Mueller investigation was wrapping up, so that’s not really news to anyone. What is news, however, is why Andrew Weissmann is stepping down before the close of the investigation? What is also not being reported is how much Andrew Weissman despises President Trump.
A December 2017 article that appeared on the Powerline Blog, written by Paul Mirengoff titled, ANDREW WEISSMANN, PROUD MEMBER OF THE RESISTANCE, Mirengoff reveals how the arrogant Weissmann bragged about being a member of the Trump Resistance.
Mirengoff writes: This is no longer a suspicion. We know it’s true because Judicial Watch obtained an email Weissmann sent to fellow resistance member Sally Yates after she refused to comply with President Trump’s order to issue a travel ban. Weissmann gushed:
I am so proud. And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects.
Of course, Weissmann was proud. Refusal by a government functionary to carry out a presidential order is a quintessential act of resistance.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton calls Weissmann’s email “an astonishing and disturbing finding.” Well, disturbing anyway. I’m not astonished. Weissmann’s praise reflects the view of many liberal lawyers in Washington, D.C. I bet it’s shared widely within Mueller’s team.
This morning, NPR reported about Weissmann’s resignation – One of the most prominent members of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russia’s attack on the 2016 presidential election will soon leave the office and the Justice Department, two sources close to the matter tell NPR.
Andrew Weissmann, the architect of the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, will study and teach at New York University and work on a variety of public service projects, including his longstanding interest in preventing wrongful convictions by shoring up forensic science standards used in courts, the sources added.
The departure is the strongest sign yet that Mueller and his team have all but concluded their work.
Jack Posobiec of OANN (One America News Network) reportedly has a much different take on why Andrew Weissmann is stepping down. Posobiec, who claims he has an insider on the special counsel team, was able to reveal what he says really happened.
During a walk to Posobiec recorded himself walking to the federal courthouse as he revealed how Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s top prosecutor, Andrew Weissman, and U.S. Attorney General William Barr met last night and had a “big disagreement, big discussion about going forward for further indictments.” Posobiec revealed that some of the names being thrown around for possible indictments by Weissmann were Jared Kushner, Don Jr., and even Eric Prince. Posobiec claimed that “this is what Weissmann wanted to continue on.” Posobiec said, “Barr essentially said, ‘look, what do you have on these guys— and is it a fishing expedition or not?'” Posobiec claimed that after Weissman revealed what evidence he had, AG William Barr told him that it wasn’t enough. Posobiec claimed, “Weissman became very upset at that, because Barr is not Sessions or Rosenstein, and said, ‘no’ and he shut it down.” Posobiec then revealed that Weissmann resigned this morning, “And after he shut it down, this morning, Weissman announced he resigned.”
Posobiec claims that he got all of the intel from an inside source, saying that someday, he may be able to reveal how he got a source inside the special counsel’s office, but finished by saying, “I ain’t telling you that story today, folks.”
To see his recording, click on the link inside Jack Posobiec’s tweet:
Scoop Confirmed: Barr gives Weissman the BOOT https://t.co/KS9BAnmgQR
— Jack Posobiec ✝️ (@JackPosobiec) March 14, 2019