Andrew Weissmann, a prominent member of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, will soon be stepping down to study and teach at New York University, NPR is reporting.
Weissmann’s upcoming departure is the latest sign that Mueller is all but done, NPR said.
NPR attributed details of Weissman’s upcoming departure to two sources. And it described Weissmann as the architect of the case brought against Paul Manafort, who had served as chairman of the Donald Trump presidential campaign.
Weissman was the target of attacks from critics such as Rush Limbaugh and conservative legal interest groups, according to NPR.
"Andrew is attacked because he is feared; those under investigation know just how effective he is," former Enron prosecutor Kathryn Ruemmler said. "He has not only peerless technical skills, but the fearlessness necessary for pursuing high profile, complex cases and a passionate commitment to seeing justice is done."
NBC News said Weissmann is expected to leave in about a week. It also reported that a confidential report by Mueller’s office is expected to be sent to the Justice Department soon. The network news noted Democratic lawmakers say they will demand the full release of the report.
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