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In the last episode. Jonathan Armstrong asked if the team could explore the guilty plea of Michael Cohen and the guilty verdict against Paul Manafort.
This is the second of two episodes of ‘Everything Compliance’ dedicated to issues surrounding, raised by or related to these two events.
Last week, Mike Volkov and Matt Kelly presented their views. In this episode we have commentary by Jay Rosen and Jonathan Armstrong. After the commentary we follow with rants.
- Jay Rosen begins with the Tom Fox mantra of ‘Document, Document, Document’ to consider the use of documents in both cases. The Cohen case was built on the paper trail. He explains how prosecutors used it to uncover the fraud and why companies must properly record documents. Jay then gives a shout out to John McCain for his services to our country
- Jonathan Armstrong considers the numerous discussions in the US as to whether prosecutors should or even can investigate the President, his team and family for their actions. He uses this as a jumping off point to consider if a UK PM and their team were to act in a similar fashion, would UK prosecutors have the ability to investigate? What is the relationship of the CPS & SFO to the party in power for criminal investigations? Armstrong then rants on curse of the enthusiastic amateur.
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