The presidential campaign of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE has canceled a fundraiser with Andrew Weissmann, a former top prosecutor with Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN’s Toobin warns McCabe is in ‘perilous condition’ with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill’s 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s special counsel team that investigated Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The “fireside chat” with Weissmann was scheduled for June 2 and was slated to be moderated by Anne Milgram, the former New Jersey attorney general.
The announcement of the event led some Republicans to say it was evidence of Weissmann’s political bias during the Russia investigation.
“As if we didn’t already know, Andrew Weissmann’s politics are officially unmasked,” former Trump White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerFederal plan to contain Washington protests employs 7,600 personnel: report Democrats introduce bill to rein in Trump’s power under Insurrection Act OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Murkowski, Mattis criticism ratchets up pressure on GOP over Trump| Esper orders hundreds of active-duty troops outside DC sent home day after reversal | Iran releases US Navy veteran Michael White MORE tweeted when the fundraiser was announced.
As if we didn’t already know, Andrew Weissmann’s politics are officially unmasked https://t.co/qW3CfTN8Ar
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) May 21, 2020
Tim Murtaugh, the communication director for Trump’s reelection campaign, told Fox News: “It’s no surprise that a guy who tried to take down the president through the sham impeachment would also help Joe Biden’s campaign. It doesn’t get any swampier than this: trying to stage a partisan coup against the president and then raising money for his political opponent.”
The Biden campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Weissmann, a longtime federal prosecutor, has also signed a deal with Random House to write a book.