A mea culpa on the witness tampering case against Paul Manafort and the merits of Rod Rosenstein's memo in support of James Comey.
Paul Rosenzweig is the founder of Red Branch Consulting PLLC, a homeland security consulting company and a Senior Fellow at the R Street Institute. He is also a Senior Advisor to The Chertoff Group. Mr. Rosenzweig formerly served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the Department of Homeland Security. He is a Professorial Lecturer in Law at George Washington University and an Adjunct Lecturer at Northwestern University.
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The indictment made public Friday suggests that the witness-tampering evidence against Paul Manafort may be stronger than I initially thought.
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The witness-tampering allegations against Paul Manafort appear rather thin. That may mean that the Mueller team has more evidence. Or it may mean that the Mueller team rushed.
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