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

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    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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