Mueller’s pit bull whose record is as dirty as Mueller’s himself tried to get Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash to deliver dirt on Donald Trump and in exchange, he would see to it that the United States would drop all bribery charges against him.
There was never any deal made either because he had nothing on Donald Trump or because he had the good sense not to trust Weissmann. Weissmann was a huge Hillary supporter and he attended what was supposed to be Hillary’s victory party in New York City.
There are stories that he cried when Hillary lost.
Andrew Weissmann, who served as one of Robert Mueller’s top deputies on the Russia probe, offered a Ukrainian oligarch a sweetheart deal in 2017 in exchange for information on President Donald Trump, according to a new report.
In July 2017, Weissmann, who has been labeled Mueller’s “pit bull” because of his aggressive prosecutorial style, met with attorneys representing Dmitry Firtash, an energy magnate who was indicted on bribery charges in 2014, reports The Hill.
The story cites sources familiar with Weissmann’s offer and defense memos written in meetings with the prosecutor.
One of the defense memos said that Weissmann claimed he could “resolve the Firtash case” by withdrawing charges against the oligarch, who has since been ordered extradited to the U.S. from Austria.
“The complete dropping of the proceedings … was doubtless on the table,” a Firtash defense memo reportedly says.
Weissmann, who served as chief of the Justice Department’s criminal fraud section before joining the special counsel’s team, claimed that prosecutors were looking for information on Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and were also exploring links between Trump’s real estate firm and Felix Sater, a real estate developer who worked with former Trump attorney Michael Cohen on a failed effort to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.