Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Former lead prosecutor Andrew Weissmann is reportedly hosting a virtual fundraiser for Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign. The event is set for June 2nd and will feature the former attorney general of New Jersey Anne Milgram.
Andrew Weissmann, former lead prosecutor on Mueller’s special counsel team, is headlining a June 2nd virtual fundraiser for Biden. pic.twitter.com/3lq7ld5m0u
— Ken Thomas (@KThomasDC) May 21, 2020
Weissmann has long been criticized for his immoral actions and is known for his anti-Trump sentiment.
In 1997, Weissmann was “reprimanded by a judge in the Eastern District of New York for withholding evidence,” according to Sara A. Carter’s reporting. In 2016, he was also reported to the Department of Justice Inspector General and Senate Judiciary Committee for alleged “corrupt legal practices,” according to documents and the attorney involved in a whistleblower case reviewed by Carter.
He was described as Mueller’s “Pitbull” for his legal strategy.
During his time in the Special Counsel’s office, Weissmann mainly oversaw the case against Paul Manafort, who was recently released from prison amid the novel coronavirus pandemic to serve the remainder of his sentence from home.
Weissmann later left his role at the Special Counsel’s office in 2019.