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Top DOJ Official Attended Hillary Election Night Watch Party

We promised you more heads would roll at the DOJ, but we didn’t expect it would happen inside of 24 hours.

And so here it is.

There was already gnashing of teeth after reports surfaced that Andrew Weissmann, former head of the DOJ fraud section, had sent an email to acting Attorney General Sally Yates congratulating her on her refusal to enforce President Trump’s travel ban.

It has now been revealed that Weissmann’s anti-Trump sentiments run quite a bit deeper.

He reportedly attended Hillary Clinton’s election night watch party, which is a clear violation of the DOJ’s requirement that officials to remain apolitical.

It also demonstrates the flagrant assumption among the Obama elites at the helm of the agency that Hillary would win without any issues.

And now, it seems, it’s time for payback.

Oh, and one more thing: Weissmann is a lead attorney on the Mueller team. Hmm.

Here’s more from WSJ…

At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, Republicans focused on Mr. Strzok and Mr. Weissmann, who sent an email to former acting attorney general Sally Yates the night she was fired applauding her decision to instruct Justice Department lawyers not to defend Mr. Trump’s initial travel ban.

“I am so proud,” Mr. Weissmann wrote in the subject line of an email, which was released by the conservative group Judicial Watch. Mr. Weissmann also attended Hillary Clinton’s election-night party at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York, according to people familiar with his attendance.

At the time, Mr. Weissmann was running the Justice Department’s fraud section, which is a senior career post within the agency. In his current role, Mr. Weissmann has been leading the case against Paul Manafort , the former Trump campaign chairman, and Rick Gates, a campaign aide. Both men have been indicted on lobbying and financial crimes, charges they deny and which aren’t related to the Trump campaign.


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