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WASHINGTON – Andrew Weissmann, the principal prosecutor of Robert Mueller, will leave the office of the special council by next week around, a source close to him confirmed to NBC News.
The news was reported for the first time by National Public Radio, citing two family sources.
The Mueller FBI Investigator, David Archey, also left the Mueller team to become the field office manager for Richmond, according to an announcement of the # 39. ; FBI published Friday. A senior counterintelligence official, Archey had been the senior agent of Mueller's team.
High profile departures are the last public signal that the special adviser is close to closing his investigation into possible links between Trump's campaign and the 2016 Russian electoral interference effort.
The forces of order and congressional officials told NBC News that Mueller's investigation is nearing its end. A confidential report from the Mueller office should soon be sent to the Department of Justice. The Democrats of Congress say they will demand its full release.
Weissmann is the former head of the criminal fraud section of the Justice Department who led the charge against former Enron executives. Previously, as a prosecutor in New York, he tried two dozen cases of mafia, according to reports.
Wednesday Weissmann led the arguments on the conviction of the former president of Trump campaign Paul Manafort and many members of Mueller's team were in the courtroom. The source said Weissmann would not leave with the main unfinished legal affairs still to be played. There was no sign that Mueller's grand jury has been meeting since he released a prosecution at former Trump partner Roger Stone in January.
Weissmann will resume teaching at New York University, among other commitments, the source said.
Officials in the police forces tell NBC News that Mueller has initiated cases not directly connected with Russia to other Justice Department offices. Prosecutors in New York continue to investigate the people of the Trump organization and Trump's inaugural committee, while Virginia prosecutors investigate foreign pressures