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Monday, March 18, 2019

Oh My: Support for Impeachment, Faith in Mueller Crater in New Poll, as Majority Agrees Trump Is a 'Witch Hunt' Victim

We'll get to the new polling in a moment, but first, some context: I realize that the commentariat has been speculating for many months about the Mueller probe finally "wrapping up," including repeated assertions from the president's team that the investigation was nearly over. At last, it appears as though such conjecture is actually accurate. A few weeks ago, various news sources reported that the report was being prepared, with other bread crumbs seeming to confirm that Mueller and team were in their home stretch. A new detail that emerged last week about one of the Special Counsel's top deputies making arrangements to re-enter the 'normal' workforce:
Special counsel Robert Mueller's top deputy is leaving his post, adding to speculation that Mueller's office is winding down its work. Deputy special counsel Andrew Weissmann, who oversaw Mueller's high-profile case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is expected to leave the office soon, Mueller spokesman Peter Carr confirmed. "Andrew Weissmann will be concluding his detail to the Special Counsel's Office in the near future,” he said in an email, declining to comment further. Weissmann is expected to take a teaching post at New York University this fall...
We're still quite a distance from the fall, but if major aspects of the probe were still active, it's unlikely that a top official would be making plans to teach later this year. On the other hand, it's also conceivable that because the Manafort angle has been exhausted, perhaps Mueller has given Weissmann permission to depart, now that the area of his focus is wrapped up. Conceivable, but unlikely, in my view; Mueller would probably want to keep his core team together so long as any major avenues of exploration were still underway. Meanwhile, amid speculation that the public may not get to see the bulk of Mueller's findings, the House unanimously passed a resolution last week expressing the legislative body's will on that issue:


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He needs to start Suing the Hell out of the Demoncrats !!!

Defamation !!!! Harassment !!!! & so on !!!!! etc etc