What’s the matter Weissmann, do you have something to hide? And isn’t that normally called ‘Obstruction Of Justice’?
We want the criminal investigation into any and all malfeasance surrounding the illicit spying on, harassment of, and unjustified criminal prosecution of people in the Trump orbit over accusations that were KNOWN to be discredited long before charges were filed to run smoothly to its completion.
Those who have done nothing wrong, we would like to see vindicated. And those who abused their power to destroy a political rival we would like to see feel the full weight of the law.
That is how justice is SUPPOSED to work.
Unless you were one of the insiders cooperating in the bulls**t investigation that you knew to be bogus from before Trump ever took office.
Which, incidentally, is what’s being said of Weissmann himself.
Weissmann was not interested in prosecuting the guilty, so much as harassing and destroying the enemy. Tens of millions of dollars later, they came up empty-handed. There WAS no Trump-Russia collusion.
But they already knew that.
And why did they have to cut short the Mueller investigation?
Because Trump appointed someone who could NOT be bullied into recusing himself.
He already KNEW the job. He didn’t owe anybody favors. He wasn’t worried about career advancement.
He couldn’t be bullied or bought.
The jig was up. But now Weissmann is looking for payback. He wants to stall the Durham Investigation.
Andrew Weissmann, a former Justice Department official who was known as Mueller’s “pit bull” during the Russia investigation, struck a sense of urgency in a New York Times op-ed on Wednesday, noting that there are 90 days until an election contest that will pit President Trump against former Vice President Joe Biden.
He wrote, along with former Defense Department special counsel Ryan Goodman, that U.S. Attorney John Durham’s criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation and U.S. Attorney John Bash’s investigation into “unmasking” requests by Obama administration officials targeting Trump associates show Barr is poised to “trample” written policy that no action be influenced by politics and an unwritten norm urging officials to defer publicly charging or taking any other overt investigative steps or disclosures that could affect a coming election.
“Justice Department employees,” they wrote, “in meeting their ethical and legal obligations, should be well advised not to participate in any such effort.”
That’s pretty rich, coming from Weissmann. He could have closed the Mueller investigation before it was open. They know the predicate was bullcrap. They knew that Flynn was legit. They know that Carter Page was being set up.
Not like shady tactics are anything new for Weissmann.
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. —Federalist
And even if they didn’t know all the things they clearly must have known, it sure wouldn’t take them 2 years to find out. This investigation was nothing more than an effort at tying Trump’s hands, so Democrats, by way of a Special investigator, could control the DOJ for as much of Trump’s term as possible (they were looking for any excuse to cry ‘obstruction of justice’ to justify impeachment) but that ALSO served to protect Democrats from the DOJ looking into any wrongdoing on the Democrats part.
The Trump DOJ couldn’t begin to freely perform its function until the Mueller hearing. Then the book was closed, and they could look wherever they needed to.
And we notice how some Democrats in this story just happened to get immunity. Like Manafort’s partner, for instance — Podesta, whose brother ran Hillary’s campaign.
"What the Attorney General is capable of is what he has done already, which is to talk about that he's very disturbed by what he's hearing in the Durham investigation. He's not supposed to be commenting on that at all" – @AWeissmann_ w/ @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/m32vMnw4G6
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) August 5, 2020
Do you know what ELSE isn’t supposed to be made public?
Closed-door hearings, and Grand Jury testimony. And yet, some of THAT managed to find its way into the Mueller Report.
You already corrupted the 2018 election, Weissmann. Your opinions on this one are of no value to us.