“Mr. Trump’s criminal exposure is clear,” he claimsMueller had cleared Trump of collusion and obstruction in 2019
Joe Biden’s Department of Justice should prosecute Donald Trump, assuming he’s inaugurated in January, according to special counsel Robert Mueller’s top deputy investigator Andrew Weissmann.
In a Tuesday op-ed for the New York Times, Weissmann began by acknowledging that prosecuting Trump would certainly divide the country and preoccupy Biden’s administration from real issues, but such an action must be taken anyway.
“Any renewed investigative activity or a criminal prosecution would further divide the country and stoke claims that the Justice Department was merely exacting revenge,” Weissmann said. “An investigation and trial would be a spectacle that would surely consume the administration’s energy.”
“But as painful and hard as it may be for the country, I believe the next attorney general should investigate Mr. Trump and, if warranted, prosecute him for potential federal crimes.”
“Mr. Trump’s criminal exposure is clear,” he said, adding that there is “ample evidence to support a charge that Mr. Trump obstructed justice,” in the Mueller probe, which cleared Trump of any wrongdoing between himself and the Russian government — including obstruction of justice.
“In short, being president should mean you are more accountable, not less, to the rule of law,” he concluded.
The Democrat and media establishment has clearly signaled their intention to prosecute Trump.
On Monday, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) demanded that Biden “send a message across the world” by investigating Trump.