The Homeland Security Advisor will now report to the National Security Advisor. Though there are good arguments for that organizational structure, on balance it is a mistake.
Paul Rosenzweig is the founder of Red Branch Consulting PLLC, a homeland security consulting company and 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, an Adjunct Lecturer at Northwestern University, and a Visiting Fellow at The Heritage Foundation.
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If you don't find this report seriously creepy, you are far more sanguine than I am.
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Preet Bharara made a mistake. By refusing to resign he contributes (inadvertently) to the destruction of norms that he is, presumably, combatting.