The top prosecutor on Robert Mueller’s team, Andrew Weissmann, is writing a book.
Weissmann spoke with potential publishers in recent days, and there was ample interest in his book proposal, according to publishing industry sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Random House was the winning bidder for the book, one of the sources said.
Random House representatives have not responded to requests for comment.
Following CNN’s report about the book proposal early Friday, The New York Times reported that the untitled book will “explore his work on the special counsel’s inquiry.”
Weissmann built the case against President Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort. As one of the most prominent members of the Mueller team, Weissmann was called out by Trump and was frequently derided by right-wing commentators. He has not spoken publicly about his experience.
In March, as the special counsel’s office wound down its work, CNN’s reported that Weissmann would be leaving the office and the Justice Department. His next step: teaching at NYU.
Weissmann was represented by literacy agent Esther Newberg, according to one of the sources.