Judicial Watch released emails from the Department of Justice today and some of them showed support for former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates when she refused to support President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions from some Middle East countries.

It sounds like no big deal, right? Well, it turns out one of the supporters is Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Deputy Andrew Weissman. He is one of the top prosecutors in Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia.

On January 27, shortly after the inauguration, Trump issued a travel order on several Middle East countries. Yates demanded the DOJ not to defend the executive order on January 30. Trump fired her for her actions later that day.

Weissmann, who worked as the Chief of the Justice Department’s Criminal Fraud Section, emailed Yates:

“I am so proud. And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects.”


As you can see, Yates forwarded it to her personal email address. Weissmann sent the email a little after Trump fired her. He was not part of the Mueller probe, yet. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton blasted the find:

“This is an astonishing and disturbing find. Andrew Weisman, a key prosecutor on Robert Mueller’s team, praised Obama DOJ holdover Sally Yates after she lawlessly thwarted President Trump,” stated Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton. “How much more evidence do we need that the Mueller operation has been irredeemably compromised by anti-Trump partisans? Shut it down.”

The New York Times published an article in October that described how the indictment of Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort set the tone for the investigation.

The article mentions Weissman:

Admirers of Andrew Weissmann, one of the team’s senior prosecutors, describe him as relentless and uncompromising, while his detractors say his scorched earth tactics have backfired in some previous cases. Greg B. Andres, another one of Mr. Mueller’s prosecutors, once ran an investigation into a Mafia kingpin. Zainab N. Ahmad made her name as a prosecutor pursing high-profile terrorism cases.

Records show that Weissmann is a Democratic donor, giving $6,600 combined to former President Barack Obama and failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

This is another black eye for Mueller’s investigation. We found out over the weekend that Mueller removed an FBI agent from the investigation over the summer for sending anti-Trump messages. Yesterday, we discovered that this agent, Peter Strzok, is also the man who changed former FBI Director James Comey’s description of Hillary’s handling of classified information from “grossly negligence” to “extremely careless.”

Reports today show that Mueller’s investigation cost taxpayers almost $7 million between May 17 and September 30.


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