They include men and women responsible for bringing down Nixon, Enron, and the mafia.
As Donald Trump and company continue their audacious plan to humiliate each and every American with their constant incompetence, one man is pushing to find the truth about the president and his cronies’ connections to Russia and their clumsy, foolish, shockingly transparent attempts to cover up any wrongdoing. That man is Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed by the Justice Department to lead the investigation, and a new story from Politico paints an interesting portrait of the team Mueller is assembling. In fact, I’m pretty sure, if I were Donald Trump, that this news of this team would make me very, very nervous.
He already has picked three former colleagues from his last job as a
partner at the Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr law firm: Aaron
Zebley, who also was Mueller’s FBI chief of staff; Jeannie Rhee, a
former DOJ attorney; and Quarles, who got his start in Washington some
four decades ago as an assistant Watergate prosecutor.
But Mueller’s biggest hire to date was [Andrew] Weissmann, who is
taking a leave from his current post leading the Justice Department’s
criminal fraud section. The two men have a long history together at
the FBI, where Weissmann served as both the bureau’s general counsel
from 2011 to 2013 and as Mueller’s special counsel in 2005.
Weissmann’s prosecution record includes overseeing the investigations
into more than 30 people while running the Enron Task Force, including
CEOs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling. And while working in the U.S.
attorney’s office in the eastern district of New York, he tried more
than 25 cases involving members of the Genovese, Colombo and Gambino
Imagine being a president and a corrupt businessman who potentially is at the head of an immense conspiracy. Your life is full of paranoia. You don’t know whom to trust. The people around you are constantly trying to manipulate you. You’re out of your depth in most meetings. The media won’t stop talking about the scandal you’re at the center of, but you hope against hope that you’ll wake up tomorrow and it’ll just go away.
And then you find out the guys who are investigating you are people who have literally brought down presidents and corrupt businessmen. That’s the situation our president finds himself in now. And if we’ve learned anything from the past two years of Donald Trump’s political career, it’s that there’s nothing this guy handles worse than pressure. I have no doubt that we’re only days away from a Twitter rant about how these guys are losers who should be deported for being FAKE NEWS or something equally stupid.
If He Were Doing Any Other Job, Trump Would Have Been Fired by Now
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