Andrew Weissmann, as any MSNBC viewer probably knows, was a lead prosecutor in the Mueller investigation and general counsel to the FBI. He has also prosecuted the heads of some of the most notorious mob families. He’s a guy who’s been around the block with both Donald Trump and the worst of the worst criminals.
So Weissmann’s comments on MSNBC Thursday made me sit up and take notice.
In a discussion about the looming third set of criminal charges against Donald Trump, this time for trying to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, host Nicolle Wallace sounded almost triumphant as she said Trump’s defense for this set of charges has already been “annihilated by Trump-supporting Republicans” who have said publicly they were unwilling to break the law for Trump.
Weissmann agreed but also hinted that that makes this a moment of significant peril. He predicted that even more than in Trump’s Manhattan indictment over hush money to Stormy Daniels and more than in the stolen/misused classified documents case in Florida, the coming charges will bring “a real assault on the courts and the rule of law.”