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Jonathan Armstrong has asked if the team could explore the guilty plea of Michael Cohen and the guilty verdict against Paul Manafort.
The next two episodes of ‘Everything Compliance’ are dedicated to issues surrounding, raised by or related to these two events.
In this episode (Part 1) we have Mike Volkov and Matt Kelly. Their commentary is followed with the customary rants.
- Mike Volkov – from Cohen an explanation of how prosecutors build cases with witness flipping. From the Manafort trial, how do prosecutors use documents to tell a credible story when the prime prosecution witness is questionable character like Rick Gates? Mike rants about the absence of any class at the White House in their treatment of the death of John McCain.
- Matt Kelly – Trump has attacked Cohen for being a ‘rat’ and praised Manafort for keeping his mouth shut. Can you use this as an opening to explore what such a diatribe might mean for corporate whistleblowing, particularly in view of the new proposed SEC whistleblower rules? Matt rants against the scooter-share company Bird, which is invading and then retreating from communities without approval, apologies or so much as a by-your-leave.
Next week, Jonathan Armstrong and Jay Rosen will provide their views.
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