Top Prosecutor To Step Down From Mueller Probe

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Either the Special Counsel’s investigation is winding down or something interesting is going on in that office, because top prosecutor Andrew Weissmann plans to leave soon.

Weissmann, according to NPR, is “the architect of the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort” and will leave Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office in order to “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.”

Though Weissmann’s name isn’t as well-known as Mueller or Peter Strzok or Lisa Page or Andrew McCabe, he has his own biases that made his placement on the special counsel questionable. Weissmann attended Hillary Clinton’s election night party in 2016 and told then-Acting Attorney General Sally Yates that he was “so proud…

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