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This Mueller Prosecutor Still Wants Law Brought to Bear Against Trump

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Andrew Weissmann (David J. Phillip/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 24 November 2020 07:44 PM

Andrew Weissmann, a senior prosecutor on special counsel's Robert Mueller team – President Donald Trump derided him as one of the "13 Angry Democrats" – wants the president prosecuted once he leaves office.

"I believe the next attorney general should investigate Mr. Trump and, if warranted, prosecute him for potential federal crimes," Weissmann wrote in an op-ed for The New York Times.

Weissmann did admit pursuing a former U.S. president would be divisive, be seen as "merely exacting revenge," and suck up "the administration's energy."

Still, the Mueller investigation's top charge would be obstruction of justice, something Weissmann claimed, without verification, is a "view is widely shared."

"Mr. Trump's criminal exposure is clear," he wrote, adding "we amassed ample evidence to support a charge that Mr. Trump obstructed justice."

"Mr. Trump can't point to what the special counsel investigation did not find (e.g., 'collusion') when he obstructed that very investigation," Weissman claimed.

"In short, being president should mean you are more accountable, not less, to the rule of law," he concluded.

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Andrew Weissmann, a senior prosecutor on special counsel's Robert Mueller team – President Donald Trump derided him as one of the "13 Angry Democrats" – wants the president prosecuted once he leaves office.
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