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Just Security Op-Ed: The Campaign Finance Case Against Donald Trump is a Strong One: Just Ask John Edwards’ Prosecutors

"Trump may not be held accountable for his actions in a court of law, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t break laws getting elected in 2016. That’s a matter for the court of public opinion. And the case against Trump is strong." - Paul Seamus Ryan in a Just Security Op-Ed

USA Today: Trump's claims about Cohen's campaign-finance admissions make no sense, experts say

"These statements do the opposite of what he intends," said Paul Ryan, a top lawyer for Common Cause. "They don't prove his innocence. They, in fact, underscore his guilt."

Wall Street Journal: Michael Cohen’s Plea Puts Trump Under Legal Scrutiny

“The simple fact that a sitting president is implicated is pretty astounding and something we haven’t seen in decades, if ever,” said Paul Seamus Ryan, a vice president at Common Cause, a Washington-based group that had filed a complaint with the Justice Department about the payments.

New York Times: Cohen Implicates President Trump. What Do Prosecutors Do Now?

“We’re talking potential years of jail time if he’s not the sitting president but was instead a civilian candidate,” said Paul S. Ryan, the vice president of policy and litigation at Common Cause, which filed campaign finance complaints based on the payments made to the women connected to Mr. Trump.

Money & Influence 08.2.2018

Sinclair Broadcasting: Koch network brushes off Trump's latest Twitter attack as GOP rift grows

“Democracy is not supposed to be the sport of kings and billionaires,” said Stephen Spaulding, chief of strategy and external affairs for Common Cause. “Notwithstanding the Koch-Trump feud, the Koch network continues to exert enormous influence over public policy and the Republican Party at the federal and state levels.”

USA Today Op-Ed: Trying to impeach Rod Rosenstein is only to undercut Robert Mueller's investigation

The investigation must follow the evidence wherever it leads. The American people are entitled to answers and accountability. With the approaching elections, Americans are closely watching how Congress will respond to this latest effort to subvert the rule of law.

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