Andrew Weissmann, the rabidly anti-Trump prosecutor responsible for assembling and commanding Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team of Democratic lawyers -- the team that wasted almost two years and over 30 million dollars investigating the Trump campaign -- is now fundraising and stumping for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
On June 2, the former Trump investigator is scheduled to host a virtual fundraising event for former Vice President Joe Biden, sure to be replete with the candidate's signature gaffes and the campaign's technical glitches. The event, a "virtual fireside chat," will be headlined by Weissmann and moderated by former New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram, according to the Biden campaign.
Andrew Weissmann helped fill the Mueller team with anti-Trump investigators, many of whom contributed to the Hillary Clinton campaign. Weissmann himself even attended what was supposed to be Hillary Clinton's "victory" party on election night in 2016, as reported by Business Insider. Weissmann also sent former acting Attorney General Sally Yates an email praising Yates for her insubordination in refusing to defend the Trump administration's travel ban on terrorism-producing countries.
In the Special Counsel's office, Weissmann mainly oversaw the case against former Trump campaign official Paul Manafort. Manafort was found guilty on eight felony counts, including tax evasion and wire fraud, and sentenced to 7.5 years in federal prison in April 2018. Manafort was recently released and sent home from prison due to the Wuhan coronavirus.
Weissmann left the Special Counsel's office in 2019 to reportedly teach at New York University and pursue his longstanding interest in preventing wrongful convictions, something Weissmann has been accused of perpetrating himself throughout his controversial career as a federal prosecutor.