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The former special counsel Robert Mueller issued a rare public statement on Tuesday denying some claims that Andrew Weissmann, his right-hand man in the Russia probe, made in a newly released memoir.
“It is not surprising that members of the Special Counsel’s Office did not always agree, but it is disappointing to hear criticism of our team based on incomplete information,” Mueller said in his statement, which was first reported by The Washington Post.
The special counsel’s office operated “knowing that our work would be scrutinized from all sides,” Mueller’s statement continued. “When important decisions had to be made, I made them. I did so as I have always done, without any interest in currying favor or fear of the consequences. I stand by those decisions and by the conclusions of our investigation.”
Mueller’s statement comes after Weissmann’s book, “Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation,” was released to the public…