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One Statistic That Shows the Mueller Probe May Be Winding Down

The special counsel's team has gone from 17 prosecutors to 13 prosecutors in the last six weeks.

By NTK Staff | 10.03.2018 @1:00pm
One Statistic That Shows the Mueller Probe May Be Winding Down

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election may be winding down. One statistic, above other evidence, proves this point: 23.5 percent.

That’s how much of Mueller’s team of 17 prosecutors as of late this summer have left the team in the last six weeks, according to a Wednesday report from CBS News.

The Special Counsel’s office confirmed on Tuesday that lawyers Kyle Freeny and Brandon Van Grack left the team. Both lawyers were involved in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s case. Van Grack is also involved in the Michael Flynn plea, and Freeny is involved in the indictment of 12 Russian agents.

…They join Ryan Dickey and Brian Richardson, two other prosecutors who left the office in late August. Richardson was part of a team that prosecuted former Skadden Arps attorney Alex van der Zwaan for lying to the FBI while they were investigating Manafort and others involved in his Ukrainian work.

CBS News noted that the new departures will leave Mueller with 13 prosecutors.

President Trump may welcome such news. Though he hasn’t tweeted about Mueller in recent weeks, the last time Trump tweeted about the special counsel he called the probe “a totally illegal Witch Hunt!”

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