Mueller Team’s Big Guns

At a Thursday hearing on Paul Manafort’s motion to dismiss criminal charges for acts committed prior to 2014 as beyond the scope of the Mueller’s investigation the Special Counsel’s Office brought out the heavy hitters including Deputy Solicitor General Michael Dreeben.

Art Lien

Courtartist is me, Art Lien. I've been sketching the courts since 1976, and for most of that time the U.S. Supreme Court has been my regular beat. I've been working almost exclusively for NBC News since 1980. Courtroom sketching is a form of visual journalism or reportage drawing that is slowly dying out. Where once upon a time news organization each had their own artist covering a story, today a "pool" artist often sketches for all. It is a demanding and stressful discipline where the drawing is often done directly and under tight deadline.

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2 comments on “Mueller Team’s Big Guns
  1. Avatar Eric Lien says:

    My name is Eric Lien, I’ve seen your name for all these years and wondered if we are cousins. My dad was Albert Lien from Rib Lake Wisconsin. I’m 67 so I think we are close in age😁

    • Art Lien Art Lien says:

      I wish I knew, Eric. I don’t have much information on my family tree. My father, Arthur, grew up in Spokane, WA and had a sister, Karen. Their father, also Arthur, was chief medical officer in Spokane and probably first generation American though I’m not sure.

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