Mueller's pit bull Andrew Weissmann leaving the Special Counsel office
Robert Mueller's top prosecutor leaving special counsel's office
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WASHINGTON — Andrew Weissmann, Robert Mueller's top prosecutor, is leaving the special counsel's office within the next week or so, a source close to him confirmed to NBC News.
The news was first reported by National Public Radio, citing two sources familiar with the matter.
Mueller's top FBI investigator, David Archey, has also left Mueller's team to become the agent in charge of the Richmond field office, according to a FBI announcement posted Friday. A top counterintelligence official, Archey had been the senior agent on Mueller's team.
The high profile departures are the latest public signal that the special counsel is close to wrapping up his investigation into possible links between the Trump campaign and the 2016 Russian election interference effort.
Law enforcement and Congressional officials have told NBC News that the Mueller investigation is nearing its end. A confidential report by Mueller's office is expected to be sent to the Department of Justice soon. Congressional Democrats say they will demand its full release.
Weissmann is the former chief of the Justice Department criminal fraud section who led the prosecution of former Enron executives. Previously, as a prosecutor in New York, he tried two dozen mafia cases, according to news reports.