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DOJ’s Weissmann Joining Mueller’s Russia Investigation Team, Sources Say

  • Andrew Weissmann oversaw VW, foreign bribery, bank cases
  • Wilmer’s Rhee also said to be joining Mueller-led group
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Former FBI Chief Mueller to Lead Russia Probe

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Special counsel Robert Mueller is bolstering his team of U.S. investigators probing possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, adding a top Justice Department official who’s been overseeing corporate fraud and foreign-bribery investigations, as well as a former law-firm colleague, according to people familiar with the matter.

Justice Department fraud chief Andrew Weissmann is the most senior government lawyer to join Mueller, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who became special counsel on May 17, said two people, who asked not to be named discussing a personnel matter that hasn’t been made public.