Biden campaign cancels fundraiser with Mueller prosecutor

Biden campaign cancels fundraiser with Mueller prosecutor
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The presidential campaign of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFormer Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick Bloomberg rolls out M ad buy to boost Biden in Florida MORE has canceled a fundraiser with Andrew Weissmann, a former top prosecutor with Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s special counsel team that investigated Russia's interference in the 2016 election, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The “fireside chat” with Weissmann was scheduled for June 2 and was slated to be moderated by Anne Milgram, the former New Jersey attorney general.

The announcement of the event led some Republicans to say it was evidence of Weissmann’s political bias during the Russia investigation.


"As if we didn’t already know, Andrew Weissmann’s politics are officially unmasked," former Trump White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerKellyanne Conway to leave White House at end of month Pro-Trump duo Diamond and Silk launch new program on Newsmax TV The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Supreme Court's unanimous decision on the Electoral College MORE tweeted when the fundraiser was announced.

Tim Murtaugh, the communication director for Trump’s reelection campaign, told Fox News: “It’s no surprise that a guy who tried to take down the president through the sham impeachment would also help Joe Biden’s campaign. It doesn’t get any swampier than this: trying to stage a partisan coup against the president and then raising money for his political opponent.”

The Biden campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Weissmann, a longtime federal prosecutor, has also signed a deal with Random House to write a book.