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Mon Jun 19, 2017, 05:29 PM

Mueller team lawyer brings witness-flipping expertise to Trump probes

Source: Reuters

A veteran federal prosecutor recruited onto special counsel Robert Mueller's team is known for a skill that may come in handy in the investigation of potential ties between Russia and U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign team: persuading witnesses to turn on friends, colleagues and superiors.

Andrew Weissmann, who headed the U.S. Justice Department's criminal fraud section before joining Mueller's team last month, is best known for two assignments - the investigation of now-defunct energy company Enron and organized crime cases in Brooklyn, New York - that depended heavily on gaining witness cooperation.

Securing the cooperation of people close to Trump, many of whom have been retaining their own lawyers, could be important for Mueller, who was named by the Justice Department as special counsel on May 17 and is investigating, among other issues, whether Trump himself has sought to obstruct justice. Trump has denied allegations of both collusion and obstruction.

"Flipping" witnesses is a common, although not always successful, tactic in criminal prosecutions.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-lawyers-idUSKBN19A1CM

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 06:37 PM

1. Mueller has assembled a strong legal team

You do not assemble this type of team without expecting to get some indictments

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Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:30 PM

2. Happy feet.

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Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:17 PM

3. If he's brought in a flipper...

This is about to get even heavier and good. I would think you wouldn't bring in someone who is a pro at witness flipping unless you had a need for them.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:09 PM

4. The more I hear about who he hires, the more hopeful I get.

Please don't let us down Mueller!

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