WITCH HUNT: Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s lead prosecutor Andrew Weissmann attacked President Trump during an interview on MSNBC.
Weissmann, the lead prosecutor for former special counsel Robert Mueller, threatened that President Trump could face charges due to his pardons of Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and Charles Kushner.
He said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” that President Donald Trump’s pardons of Paul Manafort and Roger Stone mean they can be forced to testify against him.
MSNBC: Andrew Weissman, former prosecutor in the Mueller Office of the Special Counsel, described POUTS’s pardons as undermining the rule of law and creating a separate system of justice for politicians.
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Maddow said, “The Fifth Amendment issue — that the pardon removes the stain of a conviction, but a pardoned person — once a person has been pardoned for specific crimes, they can’t escape having to testify about anything that comes within the scope of their pardon in the future.”
Weissmann said, “Absolutely. So you know, this is the kind of thing, when I hear this news, I put on my sort of former Brooklyn prosecutor hat of, ‘okay, what can we do?’ And there are actually two things that the next attorney general can do with respect to the president because the president has a very, very broad power to pardon, but he cannot pardon in exchange for something. In other words, there can not be a bribe or a quid pro quo.”
He continued, “The president faces criminal exposure for obstruction of the Mueller investigation. And what we’re seeing in the last few days is,