Andrew Weissmann has been intimately involved in some of the biggest corruption scandals in US history. He was a key member of the Enron Task Force and then the Mueller Special Counsel. But before this, Weissmann was involved in FBI activities with the mob in New York in the 1990s.
Attorney Sidney Powell shared the following about Andrew Weissmann:
The hallmark of the Department of Justice for decades has been to seek justice not convictions and if that meant letting a guilty person go free to make sure the government did it all right, then that was supposed to happen.
But Mr. Weissman, he couldn’t spell the word ‘ethics’ despite the fact somebody actually had him teach a course in it one time, I think over in England. His mantra is ‘the end justifies the means’… he targets people, individuals. And you’re right, I had no doubt from the moment he was picked for the Mueller Special Counsel operation, that he would have filed RICO charges against President Trump and seized every asset he ever had, if there had been any way he could do that.
He’s just filled with hatred for apparently most Americans and certainly anybody affiliated with President Trump. And he’s willing to do anything to destroy them.
Attorney David Schoen shared on Weissmann:
I have said, from my personal experience at least with this case, I consider Andrew Weissmann to be the most ethically bankrupt prosecutor I have ever encountered, and that’s a pretty broad spectrum of prosecutors over the course of my career…
Another indication of Weissmann’s ethics goes back to the Michael Sessa case back in 1993. In the Sessa case (Sessa is currently in prison now for 30 years with no chance of parole), a corrupt FBI agent actually testified for Weissmann in the case.
(Above: Michael Sessa in the middle, with Vic, Jr. and John Orena in Aruba just before Michael’s arrest.)
From the Times of Israel in an article written by David Schoen right before Robert Mueller was to go before the US House of Representatives:
In the 1990s the New York news media reported that a “war” broke out within the so-called Colombo organized crime family, resulting in several high profile murders. Documents obtained since reveal that at the heart of the matter was a corrupt relationship between an FBI agent and a ruthless mafia killer that fomented and promoted the “war” to advance their own agenda. Additional documents obtained through FOIA directly from the DOJ, reveal a much more complicated program of Top Echelon Confidential Informants working with the government that included in its numbers some of the most notorious mafia figures in the annals of organized crime. But that is a longer story for another day.
It turns out that the corrupt agent, later himself charged with several murders to advance the cause of his mob hit man partner, ran his “investigation” under the supervision of Andrew Weissmann and his colleagues. When news of the corrupt relationship finally broke through its inadvertent discovery, of all the prosecutors involved only Weissmann was singled out by then Chief Federal Judge Charles Sifton for his unethical conduct in concealing the corrupt relationship from the defendants he prosecuted and who were directly affected by it. Shockingly, though, after the Order excoriating Weissmann was issued, Sifton withdrew his Order and replaced it with another omitting Weissmann’s name. This was done at the demand of Weissmann’s boss who expressed the concern that it could hurt Weissmann’s career. That was the beginning of the licensing of Andrew Weissmann to corrupt the criminal process in cases around the country in the decades since.
Once the exculpatory information Weissmann unethically had withheld was made public and juries were told about it, all 16 of the remaining Colombo family defendants Weissmann’s team prosecuted were acquitted in front of 4 different federal judges and 48 different jurors.
But at least two men, Michael Sessa and Victor Orena, remain in prison for now over twenty-seven years, convicted and sentenced before the evidence Weissmann withheld was revealed. Consider just the following examples of dirty tricks Weissmann used to deny these two men a fair trial and secure their convictions and life sentences:
In the Sessa case, the corrupt FBI agent actually testified as a witness for Weissmann. He lied over and over again and Weissmann knew it. Not only did he fail to correct the lies, the jury was told that if they thought for a moment that anything the agent said was not true, they should acquit; but of course, Weissmann well knew the agent was lying and kept that from the jury and the defendant. One of Weissmann’s key witnesses in the case has admitted on tape that he was told what to say at trial. When the same witness was asked at trial, right in front of Weissmann, whether he had been paid for his work as a cooperating witness, he lied and said he had not been. As Weissmann well knew, the witness had been paid well over $100,000. The defendant in the case has at all times maintained his absolute innocence. When he demanded the investigative file in the case, Weissmann’s team represented to the judge that there was nothing exculpatory in it and refused to turn it over. Years later when it was obtained independently, the file revealed multiple suspects for the murder, none of whom was the defendant who was convicted, and one of whom was the mafia hit man aligned with the FBI agent. Weissmann knowingly lied to the court about crimes committed by one of his key witnesses and falsely denied that one of his confidential sources in the case had been that same mafia hit man. There are many more examples of Weissmann’s unconscionable transgressions in just this one case.
In the Orena case, the wrongfully convicted defendant is now well into his 80s and in poor health and still remains in prison. In that case, one of Weissmann’s top confidential informants has approached the man’s family to tell them a great deal about the outrageous misconduct engaged in by Weissmann and his colleagues. This same informant had told the government that someone else had killed the victim and explained why. His statement was memorialized in a report that was withheld by Weissmann from the defendant and the court. A key piece of evidence in the case was a bag of guns agents claimed to have found under a deck at the defendant’s house. The defendant denied knowing anything about the guns. It turns out the government found a fingerprint on the bag. Notwithstanding expert testimony that any such bag with a latent print would be safely stored in an evidence vault, when the defense team learned about the print and asked to have it forensically examined, it was told the bag had “disappeared.” Finally, the defendant learned after his trial that Weissmann and his colleagues had all along withheld a vitally important investigative report that undercut their entire theory of prosecution. The judge in another case made Weissmann produce it and the jury acquitted.
Andrew Weissmann is one of the most corrupt individuals to work in the DOJ. He doesn’t seem to care who he hurts, it’s all about the end game.
None of Weissmann’s corrupt and dishonest actions over the years prevented Weissmann from moving up the ranks in the DOJ, they helped him.
Weissmann and Robert Mueller and others in the Enron Task force destroyed over 80,000 Arthur Andersen professionals’ careers in the early 2000s.
Weissmann’s actions led to four Merrill Lynch professionals facing time in prison, one in solitary, all were later found innocent in the mid-2000s.
Weissmann then went on to lead the Mueller witchhunt in its attempted coup of the President of the United States. The list of unethical and arguably criminal actions by Weissmann in the Mueller witchhunt is unending.
Weissmann’s corrupt actions are the standard for the DOJ today.
Weissmann is still trying to get President Trump.