For John, BLUF: I find Mr Weissman commenting on President Trump to be a reminder of the concerns of many for two levels of justice in the United State, one for Republicans and one for Democrats. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Washington Times, by Columnist Rowan Scarborough, 7 February 2020.
Here is the lede plus several:
Former senior Trump-Russia prosector Andrew Weissmann says Democrats should mimic Italian politics for the way to “get rid of” President Trump, whom he called a “demigod” and “amoral.”Prosecutor Weissmann thinks President Trump is amoral? Has he looked in the mirror? Does he remember the late Senator Ted Stevens or the Arthur Andersen LLP v United States case?
Conservatives say Mr. Weissmann’s advice on MSNBC reveals what his goal was all along as a senior prosecutor on the staff of special counsel Robert Mueller.
Mr. Weissmann, a Democratic Party donor and one of 18 Mueller prosecutors, also lamented he could never get Mr. Trump to sit down for an interview where a slip up could have resulted in federal perjury charges.
Mr. Weissmann made the pro-removal remarks on Thursday after Mr. Trump held a Senate acquittal celebration at the White House. The president lashed out at FBI chieftains, such as former agent Peter Strzok, for investigating an election conspiracy he said agents knew didn’t happen.
He also ridiculed the Democrats for buying a dossier based on Kremlin sources that was essentially a hoax, but used by the FBI to target Trump associates.
The final Mueller report, which Mr. Weissmann helped write, said the FBI didn’t establish a Trump-Russia conspiracy.
Previously on MSNBC, Mr. Weissmann said Mr. Trump talks on an open phone line so Russian President Vladimir Putin can listen in.
Mr. Weissmann said on Thursday that the way Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, like Mr. Trump a populist conservative, was ousted is a model for Democrats. Also like Mr. Trump, Mr. Berlusconi is a billionaire. Critics claimed he used government policy to help his companies. He was convicted of tax fraud after serving longer than any post-World War II prime minister.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff