Joe diGenova told Lou Dobbs they may call in Robert Mueller’s team members to testify including hitman Andrew Weissmann, known as one of the most unethical prosecutors in the history of the department. This comes after weekend reports Weissmann arranged meeting with AP reporters to use them to obtain a search warrant on a storage facility owned by former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort.
Joe diGenova: What we now know is that Weissmann who has done this before and is now recognized widely in the United States among lawyers as one of the most unethical prosecutors in the history of the department. Weissmann engineered this meeting between DOJ lawyers and FBI agents and the Associated Press for them to basically share information among themselves, including grand jury information, in order to put pressure on Manafort. We are watching the destruction of the FBI by people actually inside the Mueller investigation like Weissmann. This has to stop… Manfort’s attorneys have asked for a hearing. I actually think the judge is going to grant it. I think there is going to be a hearing. It will be an opportunity to put Weissmann on the witness stand along with a lot of other FBI and DOJ employees who were involved in setting up these meetings. Remember the IG Report laid out cold how the FBI had a policy of leaking information.
Via Lou Dobbs:
FOUR AP REPORTERS GAVE FBI CODE FOR STORAGE PLACE OF PAUL MANAFORT DURING ARRANGED MEETING BY ANDREW WEISSMANN
- Four Associated Press journalists provided DOJ and FBI with a code for the storage facility of Paul Manafort in an arranged meeting by Andrew Weissmann, Mueller’s current deputy, who provided guidance to the reporters for their ongoing Manafort investigation.
( Daily Caller ) The documents show that Andrew Weissmann arranged a meeting with…four Associated Press reporters on April 11, 2017, just over a month before Mueller was appointed special counsel.
“The meeting was arranged by Andrew Weissmann,” Greenaway wrote in her report, for the first time establishing that Weissmann took part in the meeting.
Greenaway also said that Weissmann provided guidance to the reporters for their investigation.
The AP journalists, Chad Day, Ted Bridis, Jack Gillum and Eric Tucker, were conducting an extensive investigation of Manafort, including payments he received through various shell companies set up in Cyprus.
During the meeting, the AP reporters told the DOJ and FBI officials that they had learned about Manafort’s storage locker. Greenaway’s report says that the journalists provided government officials with a code for the storage facility but did not provide a name of the company or an address.
….In the hearing, FBI Special Agent Jeffrey Pfeiffer said that the FBI may have conducted a May 2017 raid of a storage locker that Manafort was renting based on a tip from AP reporters. He also said that the purpose of the meeting was for the DOJ and FBI to obtain information from The AP.
Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Mueller ‘Pit Dog’ Andrew Weissmann Text Messages Regarding Trump, Clinton
- Andrew Weissmann had been in attendance at Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election night party
- Weissmann wrote praising former acting Attorney General Sally Yates for defying Trump on enforcement of the president’s so-called travel ban.
(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit asking the court to compel the Department of Justice produce “all text messages to or from DOJ official Andrew Weissmann” regarding President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-01356)). Weissmann is a senior deputy for Special Counsel Robert Mueller and a former chief of the Justice Department criminal fraud division.
Judicial Watch filed suit after the DOJ failed to respond to a December 15, 2017, FOIA request for:
- All text messages sent to or from DOJ official Andrew Weissmann regarding Donald Trump and/or Hillary Clinton between August 8, 2016 and the present.
- All calendar entries, whether in physical or electronic form, for Weissmann from January 1, 2015 to the present.
Weissmann’s objectivity in Mueller’s investigation was called into question in December 2017 when a Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit uncovered an email Weissmann wrote praising former acting Attorney General Sally Yates for defying Trump on enforcement of the president’s so-called travel ban.
Weissmann wrote to Obama appointee Yates in the email: “I am so proud. And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects.” President Trump fired Yates over her refusal to defend the policy. Yates was appointed by President Obama and was serving in an acting capacity as Attorney General for President Trump.
Also in December 2017, the Wall Street Journal reported that Weissmann had been in attendance at Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election night party. According to the Washington Post, Weissman contributed more than $4000 to the Obama Victory Fund in 2008 and $2300 to the Clinton campaign in 2007.
Weissmann, described by The New York Times as Mueller’s “pit bull,” is the lead prosecutor in the Mueller team’s case against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.
“Andrew Weissmann is demonstrably an anti-Trump/pro-Clinton activist,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “And it is suspicious the Justice Department refuses to turn over any Weissmann text messages, especially given the anti-Trump bias documented in the FBI”s Strzok-Page texts.”
Read more: https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-sues-doj-for-mueller-deputy-andrew-weissmann-text-messages-regarding-trump-clinton/?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=press%20release
ANDREW WEISSMANN, MUELLER’S TOP DOG, Intimidated witnesses by threatening indictments, created crimes that did not exist
- Andrew Weissmann intimidated witnesses by threatening indictments and created crimes that did not exist . He named 114 unindicted co-conspirators, the largest number of such targeted people in the history of federally prosecuted white-collar crime.
( Washington Times ) Today, Mr. Weissmann stands as special counsel Robert Mueller’s top gun in a squadron of nearly 20 prosecutors and scores of FBI agents delving into Trump–Russia. Mr. Weissmann is leading the probe into the biggest target to date, Paul Manafort, President Trump’s onetime campaign manager.
- Andrew Weissmann intimidated witnesses by threatening indictments, created crimes that did not exist and, in one case, withheld evidence that could have aided the accused.
- Weissmann named 114 unindicted co-conspirators
- Defense attorney Kirkendall did some research. He found that it was by far the largest number of such targeted people in the history of federally prosecuted white-collar crime.
- At one hearing, an incredulous district court judge looked down at an Enron defendant and told him he was pleading guilty to a wire fraud crime that did not exist.
- In 2010, Justice began releasing confidential Enron task force documents. They showed that Mr. Weissmann’s team provided misleading summaries at trial of raw witness statements to the FBI and to the grand jury.
- Defense attorneys say Mr. Weissmann bent or broke the rules. As proof, they point to appeals court decisions, exhibits and witness statements.
- The Supreme Court, in a 9-0 vote in 2005, overturned the Andersen conviction. A year later, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals erased all the fraud convictions against four Merrill Lynch managers. The jury had acquitted another defendant.
“People went off to prison for a completely phantom of a case,” said Mr. Kirkendall.
- His hardball tactics seem intact today. Within weeks of his arrival in June, the FBI executed a no-knock, predawn raid on Mr. Manafort’s condo.
Task force prosecutors rose to significant government posts.
Mr. Weissmann joined Mr. Mueller at the FBI and then arrived at a powerhouse New York law firm as a white-collar-crime defense specialist. He returned to the FBI as Mr. Mueller’s general counsel and, later, was appointed by the Obama administration as chief of Justice’s fraud unit in Washington.
FBI Director Christopher Wray, the Justice Department assistant attorney general who named him task force chief a decade ago, is now supplying Mr. Weissmann with the FBI manpower he needs to pursue Trump–Russia.
Kathryn Ruemmler prosecuted both the Merrill defendants and Lay-Skilling. Years later, she emerged in the prestigious post of White House counsel to President Obama.
Lisa Monaco, another task force prosecutor, stayed at Justice, was Mr. Mueller’s chief of staff and then went to the Obama White House as the president’s top counterterrorism adviser. She joined CNN as an analyst this year.
MUELLER’S LEAD PROSECUTOR ARRANGED MEETING WITH FOUR AP REPORTERS TO DISCUSS PAUL MANAFORT INVESTIGATION
- Robert Mueller’s lead prosecutor Andrew Weissmann arranged a meeting with DOJ and FBI officials and four Associated Press reporters on April 11, 2017, just over a month before Mueller was appointed special counsel.
- Weissmann provided guidance to the reporters for their Paul Manafort investigation.
- The AP journalists, Chad Day, Ted Bridis, Jack Gillum and Eric Tucker, were conducting an extensive investigation of Manafort.
- During the meeting, the AP reporters told the DOJ and FBI officials that they had learned about Manafort’s storage locker. Greenaway’s report says that the journalists provided government officials with a code for the storage facility but did not provide a name of the company or an address.
- At the time of the meeting with the AP reporters, “there was an ongoing grand jury investigation of Mr. Manafort in the Eastern District of Virginia.”
( Daily Caller ) Justice Department documents released on Friday confirm that the DOJ attorney known as Robert Mueller’s “pit bull” arranged a meeting with journalists in April 2017 to discuss an investigation into Paul Manafort.
The documents show that Andrew Weissmann arranged a meeting with DOJ and FBI officials and four Associated Press reporters on April 11, 2017, just over a month before Mueller was appointed special counsel.
Manafort’s lawyers obtained the documents on June 29 and revealed them in a briefing filed in federal court in Virginia. The attorneys are pushing for a hearing into what they say are possible leaks of secret grand jury information, false information and potentially classified materials from the meeting.
“The meeting raises serious concerns about whether a violation of grand jury secrecy occurred,” a lawyer for Manafort, Kevin Downing, wrote in a motion requesting a hearing. “Based on the FBI’s own notes of the meeting, it is beyond question that a hearing is warranted.”
Manafort’s attorneys have for months questioned whether Weissmann, the number two official on the Mueller team, leaked information about Manafort to The AP. At the time of the meeting, Weissmann served as chief of the Justice Department’s criminal fraud section.
He previously served as general counsel to Mueller when he was FBI director. Weissmann joined the special counsel’s investigation when it was formed on May 17, 2017.
MANAFORT PUT IN JAIL BY OBAMA APPOINTED JUDGE AND MUELLER’S PROSECUTOR WHO ATTENDED HILLARY’S ELECTION NIGHT PARTY
Obama-appointed Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson tossed former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in jail by revoking his bail over alleged witness tampering.
Also, Mueller’s prosecutor who petitioned to put Paul Manafort in prison attended Hillary Clinton’s election night party. The Democrat collusion continues.
The Gateway Pundit:
In 2017 Judge Jackson dismissed the wrongful death suit against Hillary Clinton filed by two of the families who lost loved ones in Benghazi. The families argued that Clinton had done little to help their sons and then lied to cover it up.
The Mueller prosecutor who petitioned Judge Jackson to throw Manafort in jail attended Hillary Clinton’s election night party.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s right-hand man, Andrew Weissmann, was accused of using “corrupt legal practices,” and withholding evidence in a previous case involving the Colombo crime family, reported Fox News contributor Sara A. Carter
DIRTY MUELLER’S LEAD PROSECUTOR ANDREW WEISMANN HAS HISTORY OF PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT, COURTS REVERSING CONVICTIONS, TERROR TACTICS
Andrew Weissmann: Little has been said of the danger of prosecutorial overreach and the true history of Mueller’s lead prosecutor and his close friend. Time after time, courts have reversed Weissmann’s most touted “victories” for his tactics.
Mueller’s rare, predawn raid of Manafort’s home — a fearsome treat usually reserved for mobsters and drug dealers — is textbook Weissmann terrorism. And of course, the details were leaked — another illegal tactic.
Mueller tapped a different sort of prosecutor to lead his investigation — his long-time friend and former counsel, Andrew Weissmann. He is not just a “tough” prosecutor. Time after time, courts have reversed Weissmann’s most touted “victories” for his tactics. This is hardly the stuff of a hero in the law.
Weissmann, as deputy and later director of the Enron Task Force, destroyed the venerable accounting firm of Arthur Andersen LLP and its 85,000 jobs worldwide — only to be reversed several years later by a unanimous Supreme Court.
Next, Weissmann creatively criminalized a business transaction between Merrill Lynch and Enron. Four Merrill executives went to prison for as long as a year. Weissmann’s team made sure they did not even get bail pending their appeals, even though the charges Weissmann concocted, like those against Andersen, were literally unprecedented.
Weissmann’s prosecution devastated the lives and families of the Merrill executives, causing enormous defense costs, unimaginable stress and torturous prison time. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the mass of the case.
Weissmann quietly resigned from the Enron Task Force just as the judge in the Enron Broadband prosecution began excoriating Weissmann’s team and the press began catching on to Weissmann’s modus operandi.
Mueller knows this history. Is this why he tapped Weissmann to target Paul Manafort?
Manafort, a Trump associate, is simply a small step in Weissmann’s quest to impugn this presidency or to reverse the results of the 2016 election. Never mind that months of investigation by multiple entities have produced no evidence of “collusion.” Mueller’s rare, predawn raid of Manafort’s home — a fearsome treat usually reserved for mobsters and drug dealers — is textbook Weissmann terrorism. And of course, the details were leaked — another illegal tactic.