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FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN’S CAMPAIGN has canceled plans for a fundraiser headlined by Andrew Weissmann, a former top prosecutor with Robert Mueller’s special counsel team who has been a lightning rod among supporters of President Trump. The June 2 event had been billed as a “fireside chat” with Weissmann, who departed Mueller’s team last year and is working on a book about his role in the probe, and Anne Milgram, a former New Jersey attorney general. The fundraiser was pulled shortly after it was posted late last week, but not before it garnered widespread media attention, people familiar with the decision.
Biden campaign cancels a fundraiser with Andrew Weissmann, a top Mueller prosecutor, after it quickly became a Trump talking point https://t.co/zzijLgfk5m
— Gabe Rubin (@Rubinations) May 29, 2020
Biden Campaign Drops Fundraiser With Former Top Prosecutor on Mueller’s Team Andrew Weissman https://t.co/CQPwx2tOsD
— Alex Thompson (@AlxThomp) May 29, 2020