Mueller ‘pit bull’ Andrew Weissmann fumes over Trump pardons, suggests new avenue to nail political foes

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s “pit bull,” attorney Andrew Weissmann, threw a veritable tantrum on social media Wednesday after President Donald Trump pardoned two of his victims, Roger Stone and Paul Manafort.

Both Stone and Manafort were ruthlessly prosecuted by Weissmann during the since-discredited Russian collusion delusion hoax and conspiracy theory.

“Mr. Manafort has endured years of unfair treatment and is one of the most prominent victims of what has been revealed to be perhaps the greatest witch hunt in American history. As Mr. Manafort’s trial judge observed, prior to the Special Counsel investigation, Mr. Manafort had led an ‘otherwise blameless life,'” the White House noted in its pardon.

The White House wrote similarly of Stone, whom it argued was “treated very unfairly” and “subjected to a pre-dawn raid of his home,” and all over a process crime discovered during an illegitimate investigation.

Weissmann, who now works at MSNBC alongside disgraced former CIA Director John Brennan, staunchly disagreed.

In tweets posted late Wednesday, he compared the otherwise non-controversial pardons to pardons given by “a mob boss.”

He also called for targeting both Stone and Manafort again with what sounded like another round of politically motivated prosecutions.


There’s a word for what Weissmann is suggesting: Prosecutorial misconduct.

According to former Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey AND legal scholar Jonathan Turley, prosecutorial misconduct is nothing new for Weissmann.

“One of Mr. Mueller’s early hires among the dozen-plus lawyers already aboard has a troubling history with the word ‘corruptly.’ Andrew Weissmann led the Enron prosecution team that pressed an aggressive interpretation of ‘corruptly,’ which permitted a conviction even absent the kind of guilty knowledge the law normally associates with criminal charges,” Mukasey wrote in the summer of 2017.

As a result, the accounting firm Arthur Andersen was convicted. By the time the conviction was reversed on appeal to the Supreme Court in 2005—in large part due to the erroneous application of ‘corruptly’ in the statute at issue—Arthur Andersen had already ceased operation.”

In other words, Weissmann oversaw a false prosecution. But it gets worse.

Likewise, Weissmann secured convictions against four executives with Merrill Lynch by stretching the criminal code beyond recognition The Fifth Circuit reversed them. He also resigned from the Enron task force in the midst of complaints over his tactics,” Turley noted in his own 2017 column.

Moreover, Turley added, “Weissmann’s alleged unethical tactics” were so foul that none other than famed attorney Sidney Powell went after him in 2012 by filing ethics complaints in Texas and Washington: “She alleged witness threatening, withholding exculpatory evidence and, ironically, in light of the Manafort controversy, the use of ‘false and misleading summaries.'”

Speaking on Fox News’ “Life, Liberty & Levin” last year, she herself went into extensive detail documenting Weissmann’s shady past:

Dovetailing back to Weissmann’s tweets, he also retweeted a tweet from former Obama administration Department of Defense counsel Ryan Goodman that calls for the president to be targeted for “obstruction of justice” again.


Goodman is a far-left zealot with a trigger-happy finger as it pertains to legal matters. After a naturalization ceremony was aired during the Republican National Convention in August, Goodman joined other far-left individuals in calling for yet more prosecutions.



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