MUELLER hires another top federal gov't. CRIMINAL law prosecutor

Jul 2015
There was one last week I heard about, he was a top prosecutor for organized crime. I heard about this one passing by the TV earlier. This one has done criminal prosecutions. Sounds like this is getting more SERIOUS!

National Security
Top criminal law expert joins special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe

Former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III is special counsel in the probe of possible coordination between Trump associates and Russian officials in the 2016 presidential election campaign. (Evan Vucci/AP)

By Sari Horwitz June 9 at 8:47 PM
One of the federal government’s top criminal law specialists is joining the investigation by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III centered on possible coordination between President Trump’s associates and Russian officials.

Justice Department deputy solicitor general Michael Dreeben, who has argued more than 100 cases before the Supreme Court, is the department’s go-to lawyer on criminal justice cases and is highly respected by Democrats and Republicans because of his encyclopedic knowledge of criminal law.

Dreeben will work part time for Mueller, according to Justice officials, while he continues to oversee the department’s criminal appellate cases.
Former and current Justice Department officials say that Mueller’s recruitment of Dreeben shows how serious he is about the investigation and signals complexities in the probe.

“Michael is the most brilliant and most knowledgeable federal criminal lawyer in America — period,” said Walter Dellinger, a law professor at Duke University School of Law and acting solicitor general for the 1996-1997 term of the Supreme Court.
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I learned early on in my time as acting [solicitor general] that there was no point of ever thinking of second-guessing Michael on a matter of federal criminal law, because he just knew more than I did or could ever know,” Dellinger said. “He’s a straight shooter and is held in the greatest esteem by the FBI and lawyers in U.S. attorneys offices all over the country.”...

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