Weissmann said that he remembered thinking, at the time, that this was because Swartz and Ahmad wanted to insulate the political leadership from an allegation of politically targeting Manafort."
"There was something very interesting when the Italians were trying to get rid of Berlusconi and they had very very similar demigod who also was amoral," Mr. Weissmann said. "And one of the ways they did it was you don't just talk about his personal failings. You go to the facts. You talk about why his policies are wrong. I think that's what the Democrats have to point out. All of this is just adjectives. There's actually a complete dearth of the president's saying what actually is wrong with these people. What have they actually said that's incorrect."
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