Andrew Weissmann, a former federal prosecutor who investigated Donald Trump’s position in Russian interference within the 2016 election, has imagined a second time period for the ex-president. And it’s no blissful hour. (Watch the video under.)
Asked Tuesday by MSNBC’s “All In” host Chris Hayes what he considered “a Department of Justice in a Trump second term,” Weissmann replied:
“I think that I don’t have enough alcohol in my apartment to deal with that. Because there clearly would not be a rule of law. He’s basically gonna pardon whoever he wants to pardon. He can ask them to commit crimes for him. You could have people who, as you said, are like Bill Barr but even worse.”
Weissmann, a former lead prosecutor in Robert Mueller’s particular counsel’s workplace who labored on the report about Trump, was elaborating on a brand new guide’s declare that the Department of Justice requested a U.S. lawyer to tweak authorized language to distance then-President Trump from private lawyer Michael Cohen’s hush-money funds to porn star Stormy Daniels. Daniels claimed she had an affair with Trump.
Weissmann then introduced up Sidney Powell, the conspiracy theorist who litigated Trump’s false claims of election fraud and helped concoct methods with Trump to overturn his defeat.
“He was thinking of installing Sidney Powell as a special counsel,” Weissmann mentioned. “So the people he surrounds himself with and emulates are an absolute nightmare to a working fundamental democracy. So it’s really unfathomable to people in the department and outside of the department. And those are Republicans and Democrats who I think all share that view if you believe in the rule of law.”
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