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Mueller Tasks an Adviser With Getting Ahead of Pre-Emptive Pardons

  • Dreeben defended more than 100 U.S. cases to Supreme Court
  • Criminal law expert could bulletproof Mueller team’s work
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Why Robert Mueller Is the Perfect Man for the Job

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a distinctly modern problem. The president, judging by his tweets, could try to pardon people in his circle even before prosecutors charge anyone with a crime.

Mueller’s all-star team of prosecutors, with expertise in money laundering and foreign bribery, has an answer to that. He’s Michael Dreeben, a bookish career government lawyer with more than 100 Supreme Court appearances under his belt.