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Mueller's investigation bears the hallmark of an organized crime case

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Paul Manafort's recent plea deal and cooperation agreement with the special counsel Robert Mueller is the latest indication of how the Russia investigation mirrors an organized crime case.
The hallmark of any prosecutor's approach to an organized crime case is the use of cooperating witnesses to move up the chain.
"You start low and you ask people: who did you answer to? Who gave you orders? Who did you report to?" said one Justice Department veteran. "That's the only way to get to the top of a criminal organization, and that's exactly what Mueller's doing."
But there are also a few...
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Paul Manafort Plea Deal Was ‘Very Bad Day for the Trump Administration,' Says Alan Dershowitz

Paul Manafort Plea Deal Was ‘Very Bad Day for the Trump Administration,' Says Alan Dershowitz

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It's bad because he doesn't know what Manafort is saying and he can't count on Manafort saying only things that the special counsel already knows."
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Adam Schiff: Trump Is Terrified That Manafort Is Cooperating

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Rep, Adam Schiff said that Trump and his lawyers are terrified that Paul Manafort is cooperating with Robert Mueller.
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Adam Schiff on Trump, Mueller, Manafort: Special Counsel and Democrats Will Drain the Swamp

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House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff said special counsel Robert Mueller is the real figure who is "draining the swamp," and that President Trump is "terrified" of what his former campaign chairman may be telling prosecutors.
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