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Sun Jun 11, 2017, 02:33 PM

Legal dream team in white shirts and dark suits

Right out of the gate, Mueller brought on three partners from his former law firm, WilmerHale, with significant litigating experience in high stakes cases: Aaron Zebley, who previously served as Mueller's chief of staff at the FBI; Jeannie Rhee, a former federal prosecutor and top official at the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel; and James Quarles, who worked on the Watergate investigation as a young prosecutor.

Mueller has also reportedly recruited skillful prosecutors from within the highest levels at DOJ -- including Andrew Weissmann, chief of the Criminal Division's fraud section, who served as former director of the Enron Task Force and general counsel under Mueller at the FBI.

But perhaps the most significant hire to date was reported by the National Law Journal on Friday: deputy solicitor general Michael Dreeben, a prolific Supreme Court advocate who oversees the Justice Department's criminal appellate docket.

"You don't bring Michael Dreeben onto something ordinary," said Katyal. "He's the top criminal law practitioner in the United States."


http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/10/politics/robert-mueller-russia-investigation-team/index.html

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mobeau69 Jun 2017 OP
njhoneybadger Jun 2017 #1
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mobeau69 Jun 2017 #4
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2017 #5
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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 02:49 PM

1. There's a new sheriff in town.

Yeehaw!

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Response to njhoneybadger (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 03:05 PM

2. Yep, this is one helluva team.

“Dreeben is 1 of the top legal & appellate minds at DOJ in modern times,” former Manhattan U.S. attorney Preet Bharara tweeted after learning of Mueller’s recruitment of Dreeben.

He added, “My admiration goes far beyond his 8-0 insider trading win in Salman,” referring to a 2016 case in which Dreeben argued on behalf of the government before the Supreme Court and won the case, 8-0.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 03:17 PM

3. This team against tRump's hack lawyers

LOL

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Response to njhoneybadger (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 03:29 PM

4. LOL! Like this:

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 04:28 PM

5. Oooo goosebumps!

“Dreeben is 1 of the top legal & appellate minds at DOJ in modern times,” former Manhattan U.S. attorney Preet Bharara tweeted after learning of Mueller’s recruitment of Dreeben.

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Sun Jun 11, 2017, 05:49 PM

6. Mueller is bring serious heat.

Even if they fire him, they can't fire everyone on the team. Predisent 45 is so cooked.

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