Prominent Mueller Prosecutor Expected to Leave Team Soon

Posted: March 14, 2019, 11:55 am

Prominent Mueller Prosecutor Expected to Leave Team Soon

FILE - Kyle Freeny (C) and Andrew Weissmann (R), members of special counsel Robert Mueller's team of prosecutors probing potential ties between Russia and U.S. Presidential Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, leave court in Washington D.C., U.S., Sept. 29, 2017.
FILE – Kyle Freeny (C) and Andrew Weissmann (R), members of special counsel Robert Mueller's team of prosecutors probing potential ties between Russia and U.S. Presidential Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, leave court in Washington D.C., U.S., Sept. 29, 2017.

One of the most prominent prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller is leaving the team soon, a likely indication that the investigation is close to wrapping up

One of the most prominent prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller is leaving the team soon, a likely indication that the investigation is close to wrapping up.

More than any other member of Mueller's team, Andrew Weissmann has been a target of President Donald Trump's outrage and singled out for criticism as an aggressive prosecutor.

Mueller spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement Thursday that Weissmann would be concluding his work with the team “in the near future.'' He did not give a date.

Weissmann, who worked as an FBI general counsel under Mueller, most recently, led the Justice Department's fraud section. He achieved prominence for his work as a prosecutor while investigating the mob in New York City and the Enron scandal.

NPR first reported Weissmann's expected departure.

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