According to Reuters Robert Muller has added another establishment sleaze to his team.
A former U.S. Justice Department official has become the latest lawyer to join special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, a spokesman for the team confirmed.
Greg Andres started on Tuesday, becoming the 16th lawyer on the team, said Josh Stueve, a spokesman for the special counsel.
Most recently a white-collar criminal defense lawyer with New York law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, Andres, 50, served at the Justice Department from 2010 to 2012. He was deputy assistant attorney general in the criminal division, where he oversaw the fraud unit and managed the program that targeted illegal foreign bribery.
Mueller, who was appointed special counsel in May, is looking into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the election, among other matters. Congressional committees are also investigating the matter.
That Mueller continues to expand his team means the probe is not going to end anytime soon, said Robert Ray, who succeeded Kenneth Starr as independent counsel for the Whitewater investigation during the Clinton administration.
Now, this should come as a shock to no-one. Over 98% of Muller’s team political donations went to Democrats and he seems to be expanding far past his probe. As we reported Muller is attempting to use Immunity deals to take out President Trump. This seems to be him furthering that attempt.
Among the cases Andres oversaw at the Justice Department was the prosecution of Texas financier Robert Allen Stanford, who was convicted in 2012 for operating an $8 billion Ponzi scheme.
Before that, Andres was a federal prosecutor in Brooklyn for over a decade, eventually serving as chief of the criminal division in the U.S. attorney’s office there. He prosecuted several members of the Bonanno organized crime family, one of whom was accused of plotting to have Andres killed.
A graduate of Notre Dame and University of Chicago Law School, Andres was a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin from 1989 to 1992.
He is married to Ronnie Abrams, a U.S. district judge in Manhattan nominated to the bench in 2011 by Democratic President Barack Obama.
It’s clear that Andres was brought in to impact the investigation on things other than Russia-Trump collusion in the election. The idea that Trump was paid big money to rig our election is almost nonsensical at this point. What does hold ground is the bribing of someone such as Paul Manafort to help influence Pro-Russia sentiment within the Trump campaign.(See Correction)
Either way, Donald Trump never colluded with Russia but that won’t stop this witch hunt from continuing.
The initial account stated “What does hold ground is the bribing of someone such as Paul Manafort to help influence Pro-Russia sentiment within the Trump campaign” This has caused people to think I’m referring to the Russian Government or somebody associated with it. I was instead referring to the idea that deep state neo-cons such as McCain(Manafort worked for with for McCain in 2008) or someone with dirt on him could have used Manafort to frame Trump in order to overthrow him. I am by no means stating that Trump’s campagin colluded with the Russians as a way to rig our election or that Muller is justfied in his witchhunt.