Grassley Intensifies Probe Into Anti-Trump Bias at FBI
Another top investigator on Mueller’s team is facing new charges of bias against Trump after Judicial Watch on Tuesday released emails showing that the Justice Department attorney had extolled then acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to enforce Trump’s travel ban.
Andrew Weissmann sent an email to Yates in January, when he was still the chief of the Justice Department’s Criminal Fraud Section, applauding her for refusing to enforce the temporary travel ban on people entering the United States from several predominantly Muslim countries.
“I am so proud. And in awe,” Weissmann emailed Yates. “Thank you so much. All my deepest respects.”
Earlier that day, Trump had fired Yates for refusing to defend the travel ban.
The Judicial Watch emails also show strong bias by several other Justice Department employees against Trump’s travel ban.