July 1, 2017 2:02 pm -

In case you missed it: news broke late yesterday that Russiagate special counsel Robert Mueller has added New York federal prosecutor Andrew Goldstein to his team.

Goldstein was former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s top public corruption prosecutor and kept the same role under Acting U.S Attorney Joon Kim.

He’s known for multiple successful prosecutions of New York lawmakers on corruption charges. He’s also highly regarded in the Southern District and across Justice for those prosecutions, his thoroughness in investigations, and high level of success.

Separately, a person with direct knowledge of the matter says that all cases previously handled in New York, which includes the probe of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, have been transferred to Mueller.

And there’s this detail from The New York Times:

Mr. Goldstein, 43, joined the United States attorney’s office in 2010 and has also worked in its money laundering and asset forfeiture unit. In 2013, Mr. Goldstein helped win the convictions of three men in connection with a scandal-ridden payroll modernization project known as CityTime.

Here’s hoping reality TV show host Donald J. Trump enjoys Trump Tower and Mar-A-Lago — while he still has them!

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.