Skip to main content
Tags: jim jordan | zainab ahmad | andrew weismann | report | trump

Jordan: Mueller Staff Departures May Be Sign Report Is Near

By    |   Tuesday, 19 March 2019 03:20 PM EDT

The departures of  Andrew Weissmann and Zainab Ahmad, two key members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation team, may be a sign that his report is coming out soon, Rep. Jim Jordan, a ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, said Tuesday.

"We all kind of suspect that it is," the Ohio Republican told Fox News' "Outnumbered Overtime" anchor Harris Faulkner. "It also might be a letter that [Rep. Mark] Meadows and I sent to Attorney General [William] Barr on March 1."

Jordan said the letter pointed out that Weissmann and Ahmad met with former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, the husband of Fusion GPS official Nellie Ohr, before the 2016 election. At that time, information was conveyed to both of them that Christopher Steele, the author of a salacious dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump, was desperate to stop his election, he added.

Jordan acknowledged that the two may be leaving just because the investigation is nearly over, but "we'll have to wait and see."

The news means the Justice Department knew about the bias, but didn't give it to the Foreign Intelligence and Surveillance Act [FISA] court the first time it went to get a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign, said Jordan.

"That is problematic," he said. "We think that is a potential conflict."

Sandy Fitzgerald

Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics. 

© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
The departures of Andrew Weissmann and Zainab Ahmad, two key members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation team, may be a sign that his report is coming out soon, Rep. Jim Jordan, a ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, said Tuesday.
jim jordan, zainab ahmad, andrew weismann, report, trump
218
2019-20-19
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 03:20 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved