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William Ford
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8:51 AM

Following the FBI’s raids on the home, office, and hotel room of the president’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, President Trump is reportedly contemplating firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Susan Hennessey, Matthew Kahn, and Benjamin Wittes offered six takeaways from the president’s threats to remove Rosenstein.

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Following the FBI’s raids on the home, office, and hotel room of the president’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, President Trump is reportedly contemplating firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Susan Hennessey, Matthew Kahn, and Benjamin Wittes offered six takeaways from the president’s threats to remove Rosenstein. Jack Goldsmith examined the cycles of panicked reactions to Trump’s threats to dismiss senior Justice Department officials.


Wittes argued that the FBI’s raids on Cohen and Trump’s vociferous reactions indicate that a confrontation between the president and the Justice Department draws nearer. Paul Rosenzweig dissected the attorney-client issue and the crime-fraud exception at the heart of the FBI’s raids on Cohen.


Harry Larson and Sabrina McCubbin scrutinized four recent examples of prosecuting attorneys alongside their clients. Quinta Jurecic posted Cohen’s filing for a temporary restraining order to prevent federal investigators from reviewing the material collected during the raids; she posted the government’s opposition to the motion.


Kahn posted the latest installment of Rational Security: The "On the Edge of Our Seats" Edition.



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William Ford is an impact associate at Protect Democracy. He previously was an appellate litigation fellow in the New York Attorney General's Office and a research intern at Lawfare. He holds a bachelor's degree with honors from the College of the Holy Cross.

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