Andrew Weissmann, Mueller’s Top Aide, Is Leaving

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Andrew Weissman, one of the top prosecutors investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties between President Trump’s campaign and Moscow is reportedly leaving special counsel Robert Mueller’s office and the Department of Justice, NPR reported.

According to the report, Weissmann will teach at New York University and work on public service projects. 

NPR also noted that Weissmann’s departure comes after a top FBI agent in the investigation, David Archey, left the special counsel’s office earlier this month to start a new job. Multiple other prosecutors have also left the office in recent months, including Scott Meisler, Kyle Freeny and Brandon Van Grack.

Additionally, NPR reported that WilmerHale, the firm that Mueller and multiple other prosecutors left to join the special counsel, is expecting the return of some of its ex-partners.

At NYU, Weissmann is expected to work on improving forensic science standards used in courts in an effort to reduce wrongful convictions, according to the network. 


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