Top Mueller Lieutenant: It’s Really Telling That Trump Didn’t Deny Quid Pro Quo in Letter to Pelosi

On the eve of his eventual impeachment, President Donald Trump sent Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) an exclamatory six-page letter. While the letter was widely denounced for lacking a modicum of decorum, one of Robert Mueller’s former top lieutenants from the Russia investigation, pointed out a glaring omission in the Trump missive: a denial.

Appearing on MSNBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd Friday evening, Andrew Weissmann, previously dubbed Mueller’s “legal pit bull,” noted that behind the chaos and vitriol of Trump’s letter, the language– at least in one aspect – is carefully crafted so that Trump never denies that he attempted a quid pro quo deal for his personal and political benefit. The reason, according
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