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Calendars Show Team Mueller Practiced Court Arguments

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By    |   Wednesday, 15 May 2019 09:49 AM

Newly released documents show special counsel Robert Mueller’s team engaged in prep sessions, known as “moot courts” before making formal legal arguments, Politico is reporting.

The prep sessions were held in advance of major showdowns, according to the website. The information comes from about 15 months of calendars for Mueller’s top deputy Andrew Weissmann. Seventy-three pages of documents, including text messages and calendar entries were released as a result of a Freedom of Information Act filed by Judicial Watch. The documents were posted on the Judicial Watch website.

Politico, in its review of the documents, noted Mueller’s office appears to have taken key hearings seriously by setting up moot court sessions before the major showdowns.

One calendar entry appears to show a prep session scheduled for Deputy Solicitor General Michael Dreeben in advance of a hearing regarding Paul Manafort, the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump. Dreeben had helped Mueller’s office on various matters.

Other prep sessions were listed for issues relating to alleged leaks and to Manafort’s motions to dismiss charges against him,” Politico noted.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said the documents also showed Weissmann had a role in hiring members of the Mueller team.

“These documents show Andrew Weissmann, an anti-Trump activist, had a hand in hiring key members of Mueller’s team – who also happened to be political opponents of President Trump,” Fitton said. “These documents show that Mueller outsourced his hiring decisions to Andrew Weissmann.”

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Newly released documents show special counsel Robert Mueller’s team engaged in prep sessions, known as “moot courts” before making formal legal arguments, Politico is reporting.
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