Prominent Mueller Prosecutor Expected To Leave Team Soon

One of the most prominent prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller is leaving the team soon, a likely indication that the investigation is close to wrapping up.

More than any other member of Mueller's team, Andrew Weissmann has been a target of President Donald Trump's outrage and singled out for attacks, including by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, as an overly aggressive prosecutor.

Mueller spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement Thursday that Weissmann would be concluding his work with the team "in the near future." He did not give a date, but the looming departure is not surprising given that the principal case Weissmann has worked on — the prosecution of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort — came to a close Wednesday with a sentencing in federal court in Washington.

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