Supporters of President Donald Trump who believe the Trump-Russia probe is nothing but a witch hunt now have more ammunition after startling revelations by Judicial Watch.
Just days after reports emerged that an FBI agent was removed from the probe headed up by Robert Mueller thanks to anti-Trump text messages, it has now been revealed that a key prosecutor on the case praised Sally Yates for defying the travel ban Trump sought to impose just days into his mandate.
Yates was then the acting Attorney General, a holdover from the Obama administration, who refused to implement Trump's travel restrictions on seven Muslim majority countries linked to terrorism. On January 30, 2017, Andrew Weissmann, a key prosecutor in the Mueller probe, emailed Yates to declare he was in awe.
"I am so proud," read the subject line. "And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects, Andrew Weissmann," read the remainder of the email.
The email was obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information request. Tom Fitton with Judicial Watch tells Fox News that part of the reason this is so problematic is that Weissmann sent the email from his government email account, as a government employee.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton called the new Weissmann document an “astonishing and disturbing find.”
“Andrew Weisman, a key prosecutor on Robert Mueller’s team, praised Obama DOJ holdover Sally Yates after she lawlessly thwarted President Trump,” he said in a statement. “How much more evidence do we need that the Mueller operation has been irredeemably compromised by anti-Trump partisans?”
Add to this the revelations about FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from the investigation secretly last summer over anti-Trump text messages. The Mueller campaign appears to have a problem on their hands.