Mueller deputy Weissmann's offer to a Ukrainian oligarch to drop prosecution in exchange for damaging testimony on Trump

It's an open secret that Robert Mueller was a figurehead in the special counsel probe aimed at unseating President Trump, and that the actual operational boss of the team of Trump-haters was Andrew Weissmann. Former U.S. attorney Joe DiGenova goes so far as to call the Mueller Report the "Weissmann Report."

With Mueller's testimony scheduled for Wednesday, leakers have revealed to John Solomon of The Hill that Weissmann pushed an effort to obtain incriminating testimony about Trump "collusion" from a Ukrainian oligarch, Dmitry Firtash, to the ethical limits and maybe beyond offering to drop prosecution on a case pending in the United States in return for something to use against Trump.

The offer was declined, and the oligarch's attorneys state that this is because there was nothing to offer. But what makes the situation scandalous is that an Austrian court where the oligarch fled has received documents on the offer that have led it to halt extradition to the United States to face trial on the case that Weissmann offered to drop, telling the world that something fishy indeed was going on