The top prosecutor on special counsel Robert Mueller's team is preparing to leave the office and the Justice Department, according to multiple outlets.
Two unnamed sources told NPR that Andrew Weissmann is departing to teach at New York University. During his decades-long career with the DOJ, Weissmann most notably prosecuted a number of high-profile mafia cases in New York and later oversaw the Enron investigations.
As part of Mueller's team, Weissmann led the cases against Paul Manafort. As a result of those two cases, the former Trump campaign chairman's facing seven and a half years in prison for conspiracy and fraud.
Weissmann's reported departure could signal that Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is winding down. Several outlets have been reporting that Mueller will soon deliver his findings to the attorney general.