The Guy Behind the Mueller Investigation Scored a $1.5M Payday
The Mueller investigation was really the Andrew Weissmann investigation. Even in his own book, Rep. Schiff admitted that Mueller was not all there.
Although Schiff writes that he pursued Mueller to deliver his July 2019 testimony , the reality was "heartbreaking" to Schiff when he struggled to answer basic questions.
"Had I known how much he had changed, I would not have pursued his testimony with such vigor — in fact, I would not have pursued it at all," Schiff wrote in his upcoming book Midnight in Washington, according to CNN.
"No questions calling for a narrative answer," Schiff told the committee, according to his book. "No multipart questions. If you think your question may be too long, it is. Cut it down."
Description: “That same month, an agent sent a proposal to four of the Big Five publishers for a book on the Mueller investigation. Only Simon & Schuster and Penguin Random House submitted offers. After hearing that its bid of $625,000 was lower, Simon & Schuster increased its bid to $1.5 million. A senior Simon & Schuster executive told the agent that Simon & Schuster had not offered her agency “an advance of this magnitude to a new author in the nine years I’ve been here.” Penguin Random House increased its offer to $1.5 million plus up to $500,000 in sales bonuses.
That's quite a lot of cash for a dead and failed investigation to be retold in a book by a guy whose name no one knows.
If that is indeed, as Gawker suggests, Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation by Andrew Weissmann, it currently sits at #696,156, but is at #173 in Federal Jurisdiction Law. So, exciting stuff. How does that justify the $1.5 million?
As Kyle Smith noted when analyzing Cuomo's book sales, "He was paid, we learn from Vanity Fair, “at least low to mid seven figures.” Huh? Low seven figures is $1 million. Mid seven figures is $5 million. He was paid somewhere in the vicinity of $3 million for this book? Crown must have known they had no chance of breaking even on this deal. What gives? Even at robust sales of 46,000 copies, that means Cuomo was paid $65 for every copy sold "
Maybe Mueller can come out of retirement to investigate how book deals for Democrats work.