“He brought this case and he realized he is worse off from having brought this case,” Andrew Weissmann, the former general counsel of the FBI, told Lawrence O’Donnell.
Former FBI General Counsel Andrew Weissmann explained why he thinks Donald Trump is “quiet quitting” from his special master case.
Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC interviewed Weissmann and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman.
Special master Raymond Dearie ordered Trump’s lawyers to find a document vendor, but the Department of Justice said in a Tuesday legal filing that none of the five major firms want to work for Trump, so the federal government guaranteed payment.
“I think there is something we can take away from what seems like a small potatoes kind of thing,” Weissmann said. “I think what Donald Trump is doing is quite quitting. He brought this case and he realized he is worse off from having brought this case.”
Weissman noted reports attorney Chris Kise left only weeks after being paid $3 million.
“I wouldn’t want to work on this either,” he said.
“So is really strategically made a terrible blunder,” Weissmann concluded.