The Mueller team has lost two of its prosecutros. Breitbart reports:
Two prosecutors tasked with investigating allegations of possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election have left the Office of the Special Counsel.
Brian Richardson and Ryan Dickey, two “relatively junior,” members of Robert Mueller’s team, are no longer working directly for Mueller, according to the Justice Department. In a statement to CNN, special counsel spokesperson Peter Carr affirmed both prosecutors did not exit the probe due to misconduct or perceived political bias, but refused to provide further details surrounding their departures.
“Richardson had been among Mueller’s attorneys at Dutch lawyer Alex Van Der Zwaan’s sentencing in April. Richardson had joined Mueller’s office directly — whereas some lawyers moved over on detail from other parts of the Justice Department — after he finished a clerkship for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer,” CNN reports.
Van Der Zwaan pleaded guilty in February to making false statements to federal agents regarding conversations he shared with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and business partner Rick Gates. The Dutch lawyer served one month in prison at a low-security facility in Pennsylvania.
Why did these two prosecutors resign?