(Tea Party PAC) – Deep State superstar and “Mueller’s pitbull,” Andrew Weissman, a prominent member of the Special Counsel investigation into President Donald Trump, let it slip on Thursday that they had been “trying to get rid of” President Trump, in part by laying a perjury trap to get him on record under oath.
Weissman stepped down from the special counsel before Mueller’s final report was released and trotted off to get a book deal about his time working on the high-profile case.
He also signed with NBC and MSNBC as a legal analyst, and it was in this capacity that he made an appearance on MSNBC on Thursday afternoon to comment on President Donald Trump’s comments from earlier in the day about the acquittal in the US Senate.
A spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee shared a video clip of Weissman’s segment on Twitter, explaining that “Weissmann just admitted what we always knew.”
Whether he realizes it or not, Andrew Weissmann just admitted what we always knew:
The purpose of the Mueller investigation was "trying to get rid of" President Trump and laying a perjury trap
The President didn't fall for it, and the truth WON pic.twitter.com/YcOWi9Bybz
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) February 6, 2020
Weissmann basically admits in this interview that he wanted Trump removed and that it was a coup.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 7, 2020
Of Trump, whom he accused of “mouthing off” earlier in the day, Weissman said, “He never submitted to an interview, he never testified under oath — it’s true, the same happened in the Mueller case.”
“Why do you think that is?” MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace asked.
“There’s a classic reason,” Weissman replied. “There is legal jeopardy that attaches if you sit for an interview or if you say something under oath to federal prosecutors, to federal prosecutors, to the House, to the Senate — so if you notice, the president is happy to talk today about ‘oh, this is evil and these people are corrupt,’ but when it came time for him to put up or shut up, which is are you willing to actually say this under oath or even in an interview, he’s completely silent.”
This is a little old thing called the Fifth Amendment, which Trump is entitled to just like any other American.
Trump said while making comments in the East Room on Thursday, the president said that the Russian collusion probe had been “all bullsh*t,” insisting that he was “treated unbelievably unfairly.”
Trump referred to crooked former FBI director James Comey as a “sleazebag,” and slammed the “top scum” at the bureau including disgraced and adulterous former agent Peter Strzok.
“We’ve been going through this now for three years. It was evil, it was corrupt, it was dirty cops, it was leakers. It was a disgrace. Had I not fired James Comey, who was a disaster, by the way, it’s possible I wouldn’t even be standing here right now,” he said. “We caught him in the act. Dirty cops. Bad people.”
“These are the crookedest, most dishonest, dirtiest people I’ve ever seen,” he continued.
Weissman embodies the spirit of the “13 angry Democrats” Trump often described when discussing the special counsel.
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) denounced Weissmann in an editorial as Mueller’s “corruptly biased henchman,” explaining that he had done “most of the hiring” of the members of the counsel, “stacking the deck with angry, anti-Trump prosecutors.”
“This has always been the Weissmann investigation,” he said, speaking of the Russian collusion probe.
As for bias, while there are many signs, the fact Weissmann attended Clinton’s 2016 election night party in New York City, according to The Wall Street Journal, may say all that needs to be said.