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Washington Post: Manafort, Cohen cases reveal weaknesses in enforcement of tax and election laws

“I have a hard time imagining how those violations [by Cohen] would have come to attention of the FEC absent the investigative journalism that brought these violations to the public light, that led Common Cause to file our complaints,” said Paul S. Ryan, vice president of policy and litigation at Common Cause.

USA Today: Michael Cohen’s hush money plea marks rare 'win' in campaign system

“We haven’t had effective enforcement at the Federal Election Commission in 10 years,” said Paul Ryan, a top attorney with the Washington-based Common Cause.

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

The Weekly Standard: Swamp Creatures

“Paul Manafort is one of the most egregious actors in the system and the fact that he was so closely connected to President Trump and the Trump campaign is indicative of how poorly this administration views ethics and ethical issues," said Aaron Scherb, director of legislative affairs for the nonpartisan advocacy group Common Cause,

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."

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