‘Disappointing’: Mueller Defends Trump Probe Against Criticism from One of His Own Prosecutors

by Chuck Ross

In a rare public statement issued Tuesday, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller defended his investigation of President Donald Trump against criticism from one of his top prosecutors, Andrew Weissmann.

In a book released Tuesday, Weissmann alleged that the special counsel’s team was not aggressive enough in its investigation of Trump. Weissmann asserted that investigators should have pursued the president’s tax returns and looked deeper into his business activities from before he took office.

Weissmann, who led the investigation into Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, also thought that Mueller’s team pulled punches in an unsuccessful bid to interview Trump.

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