Top Prosecutor Leaves Mueller’s Team After GOP Lawmakers Complain to AG Bill Barr About Her Anti-Trump Bias
Another top prosecutor left Mueller’s team this week, making this the second high-profile departure from the Russia witch hunt this month.
Zainab Ahmad, a US Attorney in the Eastern District of New York and Andrew Weissmann’s partner-in-crime was one of the prosecutors on Mueller’s team who signed General Mike Flynn’s guilty plea.
Mueller’s “pit bull” Andrew Weissmann stepped down from the special counsel’s team last week.
Peter Carr, the spokesman for the special counsel said this week that Zainab Ahmad has concluded her work with Mueller.
“Zainab Ahmad has concluded her detail with the Special Counsel’s Office but will continue to represent the office on specific pending matters that were assigned to her during her detail,” Peter Carr said in a statement, reported Yahoo.
Reps. Meadows and Jordan sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr on March 1st outlining that Bruce Ohr, according to his testimony to the House Oversight and Judiciary Committee, admitted to telling both Andrew Weissmann and Zainab Ahmad in August of 2016 that dossier author Christopher Steel was “desperate to stop Trump.”
The FBI never told the FISA court that the dossier could be ‘potentially bias’ given the author of it was desperate to stop Donald Trump from becoming president.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) speculated that Zainab Ahmed left Mueller’s team because of a letter he sent to Attorney General Bill Barr pointing out her bias against Trump.
“We sent a letter pointing out that Andrew Weissmann, who is also leaving the special counsel, and Ms. Ahmad met with Bruce Ohr prior to the 2016 election,” Jordan said. “And Mr. Ohr conveyed to them that Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier, had talked to him and he was conveying that information to both of these individuals who went on Bob Mueller’s team that Mr. Steele was desperate to stop Trump. We pointed it out to Mr. Barr. Maybe that had to do with them leaving as well. I don’t know.”
Rep. @Jim_Jordan speculates that a top lawyer on Mueller's team left today because the investigation could soon end.
"It also might be a letter Mr. Meadows and I sent to AG Bill Barr just 19 days ago."
The letter, he explained, points out a bias against Trump at the DOJ. pic.twitter.com/BximWrpZ3l
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 19, 2019
Ahmad AND Weissmann leaving the Mueller team.
We sent a letter to AG William Barr on March 1st outlining that Bruce Ohr told them both in August 2016 that Chris Steele was “desperate to stop Trump.”
But the FBI didn’t tell the FISA Court this critical information.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) March 20, 2019