(National Sentinel) Corrupt: The lawyer special counsel Robert Mueller refers to as a “pit bull” was officially reprimanded by a judge in the Eastern District of New York in 1997 for withholding evidence, reports investigative journalist and Fox News correspondent Sara A. Carter.

She notes:

The top attorney in Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s office was reported to the Department of Justice’s Inspector General by a lawyer representing whistleblowers for alleged “corrupt legal practices” nearly a decade before the 2016 presidential election, this reporter has learned. … 

In 2015 Weissmann was selected to run the Department of Justice’s criminal fraud section and was later handpicked by Mueller to join the ongoing Special Counsel’s Office investigation into the alleged obstruction and alleged collusion between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia.

But Weissmann’s rise to the top was rocky from the start. Although he’s been described as a tough prosecutor by some, his involvement in a case targeting the Colombo crime family in a New York Eastern District Court was the first of many that would draw criticism from his peers, as well as judges.

Civil rights and criminal defense attorney David Schoen was the lawyer who reported Weissmann, Carter reported.

Schoen reportedly met with Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz and several FBI officials in 2015. Schoen told Carter his concerns about Weissman are not political — Schoen says he’s never been a member of any political party — but rather from “egregious” actions that occurred in previous cases.

“The issue with Weissmann both pre-dates and transcends any of these current political issues,” Schoen, who also used to represent the ACLU in civil rights cases in Alabama, told Carter.

“I have met with Senator (Charles) Grassley’s staff and the DOJ IG about these issues and that was well before all of this…I care about these issues as a person who chose this profession and am otherwise very proud to be able to practice law, as the proud son of an FBI agent, and as a civil rights attorney dedicated to doing my part in trying to improve public institutions,” he continued.

But it’s likely that Weissman is political. As The National Sentinel reported in December, he attended 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s election night party.

Weissmann’s attendance at the party is troubling because it is demonstrative of a pattern of political bias against President Donald J. Trump and Republicans in general.

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