For John, BLUF: Being Anti-Trump, and obvious about it, is not compatible with being impartial in investigations by the Special Counsel. Nothing to see here; just move along.
New documents obtained by government watchdog Judicial Watch show a top DOJ prosecutor, who is now working as a deputy on Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s investigation, cheered the decision by former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates to defy orders and refusal to enforce President Trump’s first travel ban in January. Yates was the acting attorney general at the time and was promptly fired for her defiance.And it isn't like Ms Sally Yates was on the proper side of the question, at least per the US Supreme Court.
Emails show Andrew Weissmann, who served as chief of the Justice Department’s Criminal Fraud Section under President Obama, loved Yates’ refusal to implement the ban.
“I am so proud. And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects,” Weissmann wrote.
The New York Times has described Weissmann as “Mueller’s Pitbull.”
And, as for Mr Andrew Weissmann, Here is Law Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds' comment:
Nothing says “independent and professional” like fanboi squee at sticking it to the hated Trump. These people are embarrassing.It seems to me that Mr Mueller needs to tighten up his organization and explain to his players that there are ethics rules and explain to them that leaking information is unethical. And he needs to start thinking about the Brady disclosure rules. He has to not only be good, but also look good.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff