Lawyers responsible for bringing down Richard Nixon, Enron and the mafia are lining up for a shot to prosecute Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice or other crimes related to his treatment of the Russia scandal. Special investigator and former FBI Director Robert Mueller is assembling a prosecution team that should make Donald Trump and his team very, very nervous.
Mueller’s picks thus far are three former colleagues from his last position at the Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr law firm: Aaron Zebley, who also was Mueller’s FBI chief of staff; Jeannie Rhee, a former DOJ attorney; and Quarles, who got his start in Washington some four decades ago as an assistant Watergate prosecutor.
But Mueller’s biggest hire to date was [Andrew] Weissmann, who is taking a leave from his current post leading the Justice Department’s criminal fraud section. The two men have a long history together at the FBI, where Weissmann served as both the bureau’s general counsel from 2011 to 2013 and as Mueller’s special counsel in 2005.
Weissmann’s prosecution record includes overseeing the investigations into more than 30 people while running the Enron Task Force, including CEOs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling. And while working in the U.S. attorney’s office in the eastern district of New York, he tried more than 25 cases involving members of the Genovese, Colombo and Gambino crime families.’
Again, this should make Trump very, very nervous. These are very serious lawyers that have specialized in bringing down corrupt businessmen, politicians and companies. Sounds like a perfect storm in the works to bring this clown show crashing down.