Stay Tuned with Preet

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Subscribers: 6437
Reviews: 36

Andy Fyon
 Oct 1, 2020
Fabulous podcast. The interview with Errol Louis was informative, funny, and unsettling.

Daniel Evans
 May 17, 2020

Joan
 Feb 13, 2020
Daniel Goldman interview is exceptionally timely and despite its length, extremely engaging. I enjoyed the "trial haircut" banter as well as the excellent counterpoint of fact, opinion and Goldman's personal experiences.

ginny
 Feb 13, 2020


 Feb 12, 2020

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Join former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara as he breaks down legal topics in the news and engages thought leaders in a podcast about power, policy, and justice.


Episode Date
Revisiting Patterns of Change (with Heather Cox Richardson)
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In this episode of Stay Tuned, “Revisiting Patterns of Change,” Boston College History Professor Heather Cox Richardson joins Preet to discuss the evolution of the Republican Party, the danger of false political imagery, and the lasting legacy of American racism.    This episode initially aired in June 2020. The re-aired episode includes new exclusive bonus material.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/revisiting-patterns-of-change-with-heather-cox-richardson/   To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig and features by CAFE staff: CAFE.com/brief As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.   Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios.  Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Technical Director: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: David Kurlander, Sam Ozer-Staton, and Noa Azulai. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 25, 2020
CAFE Insider 11/24: Turn the Page
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down who President Trump might pardon and the extent of his pardon powers, including whether he can pardon even himself.  In the full episode, Preet and Anne discuss the GSA Administrator's letter informing President-elect Biden that the formal presidential transition process can begin, Biden’s first round of cabinet selections, the ongoing election litigation, and the Trump campaign’s disavowal of controversial attorney Sidney Powell. To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including audio notes from Preet and Elie Honig and the United Security and Cyber Space podcasts, try out the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief This podcast is produced by CAFE Studios.  Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Adam Waller – Senior Editorial Producer; Matthew Billy – Audio Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  U.S. Constitution Article II, Section 2, Clause 1. Presidential pardon power Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel memo, 1974 Clemency Statistics, Department of Justice Frequently Asked Questions, Department of Justice See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 25, 2020
Sample: Cyber Space ft. David Sanger
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In this sample of the Cyber Space podcast, David Sanger, the Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times, speaks with John Carlin about the controversy surrounding ransomware payment laws.  In the full episode, Sanger also discusses the optimal governmental response to ransomware and other cyber threats, and the new HBO documentary based on Sanger’s book, “The Perfect Weapon.” Cyber Space is the newest podcast for members of CAFE Insider. Every other Friday, Carlin, who led the Justice Department’s National Security Division, explores issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and law with leaders who’ve made an impact in the world of cybersecurity.  To listen to the full episode and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, try the membership free for 2 weeks: cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive a free weekly newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig, and more: cafe.com/brief Cyber Space is produced by CAFE Studios.  Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Audio Producer: Nat Weiner; Editorial Producers: Noa Azulai, Sam Ozer-Staton. Cyber Space is produced in association with Brooklyn Law School’s BLIP clinic. Special thanks to Amanda Kadish, Isabel Agosto, Jordan Khorshad, and Motty Rivki. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 20, 2020
Reporting the Divide (with Martha Raddatz)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Reporting the Divide,” Preet is joined by Martha Raddatz, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent at ABC News and co-anchor of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Raddatz reflects on her 6,000-mile road trip in the months leading up to the election, what she’s learned from five years of covering Donald Trump, and the implications of the recent shakeups at the Pentagon. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/reporting-the-divide-with-martha-raddatz/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, sign up to receive a link to this week’s election focused episode of CAFE Insider: cafe.com/preet  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios.  Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Technical Director: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: David Kurlander, Sam Ozer-Staton, and Noa Azulai. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 19, 2020
CAFE Insider 11/17: Sulkers & Losers
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down Ronald Klain’s appointment as White House chief of staff and celebrate CAFE Insider’s two-year anniversary. In the full episode, Preet and Anne discuss President Trump’s decision to put Rudy Giuliani in charge of his legal efforts to contest the outcome of the election, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s controversial speech at the Federalist Society Convention, and more. To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including audio notes from Preet and Elie Honig and the United Security and Cyber Space podcasts, try out the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief This podcast is produced by CAFE Studios.  Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Adam Waller – Senior Editorial Producer; Matthew Billy – Audio Producer; Jake Kaplan & Sam Ozer-Staton – Editorial Producers REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  “Kavanaugh and The Court (with Ron Klain),” Stay Tuned with Preet, 9/13/18 “President-elect Joe Biden Names Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff,” Biden-Harris Transition statement, 11/11/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 18, 2020
United Security: Interview With John Brennan
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In this special episode of the United Security podcast, Ken Wainstein interviews former CIA Director John Brennan.  To listen to the full episode for free, sign up to receive a link in your email inbox:  cafe.com/united.  Members of CAFE Insider can listen to the podcast on the player of their choice. To get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including audio notes from Preet and Elie Honig and the CAFE Insider and Cyber Space podcasts, try out the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief This podcast is produced by CAFE Studios.  Tamara Sepper — Executive Producer;  Adam Waller — Senior Editorial Producer;  Nat Weiner — Audio Producer;  Sam Ozer-Staton — Editorial Producer;  David Kurlander — Editorial Producer.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 13, 2020
Risks Realized (with Ian Bremmer)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Risks Realized,” Preet is joined by Ian Bremmer, the founder and CEO of Eurasia Group, a leading global political risk and research firm. They discuss America’s standing in the world, Bremmer’s prediction from January that Trump would contest the election results, and what it will take to bridge the political divide.   For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: cafe.com/stay-tuned/risks-realized-with-ian-bremmer/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, sign up to receive a link to this week’s election focused episode of CAFE Insider: cafe.com/preet  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios.  Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Senior Audio Producer: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: David Kurlander, Sam Ozer-Staton, and Noa Azulai.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 12, 2020
CAFE Insider 11/10: State of Denial
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In this episode of CAFE Insider, “State of Denial,” Preet and Anne break down the presidential election and the related litigation, Attorney General Bill Barr’s controversial memo authorizing federal prosecutors to investigate voter fraud before the election results are certified, Trump’s firing of Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and more. To listen to the full episode for free, sign up to receive a link in your email inbox:  CAFE.com/preet  Members of CAFE Insider can listen to the podcast on the player of their choice. To get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including audio notes from Preet and Elie Honig and the United Security and Cyber Space podcasts, try out the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief This podcast is produced by CAFE Studios.  Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Adam Waller – Senior Editorial Producer; Matthew Billy – Audio Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 11, 2020
Election Debrief (with CAFE hosts)
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On this week’s special episode of Stay Tuned, “Election Debrief,” Preet is joined by the CAFE host team to break down a stressful election night and discuss what we’re likely to see in the coming days and weeks.  Anne Milgram, co-host of the CAFE Insider podcast, served as New Jersey’s Attorney General from 2007 to 2010.  John Carlin, host of CAFE’s Cyber Space podcast, served as Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s National Security Division during the Obama administration and as Chief of Staff to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller.  Ken Wainstein, co-host with Lisa Monaco of CAFE’s United Security podcast, served as Homeland Security Adviser to President George W. Bush and as Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s National Security Division. Elie Honig, who writes the weekly Note from Elie for CAFE and host of the forthcoming CAFE podcast Mobbed Up , served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and co-chief of the organized crime unit in the Southern District of New York and as Director of the Department of Law and Public Safety at New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: cafe.com/stay-tuned/election-debrief-with-cafe-hosts To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: CAFE.com/brief As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios.  Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Senior Audio Producer: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: Sam Ozer-Staton, Noa Azulai, David Kurlander.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 04, 2020
Note From Preet: Never More Proud To Be An American
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CAFE Insiders can enjoy this recording of Preet reading his note, “Never More Proud To Be An American,” and read his note in the CAFE Insider Newsletter every Thursday. To get access to all exclusive content, try the membership free for two weeks: cafe.com/insider See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 03, 2020
United Security Sample - Politics Infecting Intelligence
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In this sample from the United Security podcast, Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein weigh in on DNI John Ratcliffe’s selective declassification of intelligence, including “unverified intelligence” regarding Hillary Clinton.  In the full episode, Lisa and Ken offer an update on ongoing threats to election security, including the recent announcement by top intelligence officials that Russia and Iran have obtained American voter registration data. They also discuss the sweeping indictment against six Russian intelligence officers in connection with some of the world’s most high-profile cyberattacks.  To listen to the full episode and get access to the full archive of CAFE Insider content, try the membership free for two weeks: cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the free weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: cafe.com/brief See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 30, 2020
Our Next Move (with Garry Kasparov)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Our Next Move,” Preet is joined by chess grandmaster and human rights advocate Garry Kasparov to talk about the impending U.S. presidential election, President Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin, and how humor can be used to process dark political moments.   For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/our-next-move-with-garry-kasparov/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios.  Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Senior Audio Producer: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: David Kurlander, Sam Ozer-Staton, and Noa Azulai. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 29, 2020
CAFE Insider 10/27: What to Expect When You’re Electing
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down the Supreme Court decision regarding absentee ballots in Wisconsin and law enforcement preparations to ensure voter safety at the polls.   In the full episode, Preet and Anne discuss Russian and Iranian efforts to influence the election, President Trump’s threats to deploy troops to poll sites, Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation, and more.  To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security and Cyber Space podcasts, try out the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief This podcast is produced by CAFE Studios.  Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Adam Waller – Senior Editorial Producer; Matthew Billy – Audio Producer; Jake Kaplan & Sam Ozer-Staton – Editorial Producers REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  52 U.S. Code §10101. Voting rights Democratic National Committee v. Wisconsin State Legislature, U.S. Supreme Court, opinion, concurrences, and dissents, 10/26/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 27, 2020
Sample - Cyber Space ft Sue Gordon
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In this sample of the Cyber Space podcast, Sue Gordon, the former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, speaks with John Carlin about her experience delivering intelligence briefings to five of the last six U.S. presidents, and why she felt she had to resign under President Trump.  In the full episode, Gordon also discusses her pathbreaking 40-year career in intelligence, and the current threats to the security of the U.S. election.  Cyber Space is the newest podcast for members of CAFE Insider. Every other Friday, Carlin, who led the Justice Department’s National Security Division, explores issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and law with leaders who’ve made an impact in the world of cybersecurity.  To listen to the full episode and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, try the membership free for 2 weeks: cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive a free weekly newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig, and more: cafe.com/brief Cyber Space is produced by CAFE Studios.  Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Audio Producer: Nat Weiner; Editorial Producer: Sam Ozer-Staton Cyber Space is produced in association with Brooklyn Law School’s BLIP clinic. Special thanks to Amanda Kadish,Isabel Agosto, Jordan Khorshad, and Motty Rivki. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 23, 2020
Ignorance and Power (with Jon Meacham)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Ignorance and Power,” Preet answers listener questions about whether President Trump can legally destroy records during the transition period and whether he can issue pardons in secret. Then, Preet is joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham to talk through this historical moment in presidential politics, the importance of decency, and his new podcast, “It Was Said,” which looks back at some of the most memorable speeches in American history.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/ignorance-and-power-with-jon-meacham/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios.  Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Senior Audio Producer: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: David Kurlander, Sam Ozer-Staton, and Noa Azulai. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 22, 2020
CAFE Insider 10/20: “October Surprise(s)?”
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down the multitude of questions raised by the controversial New York Post article that sought to implicate Vice President Joe Biden in corruption related to a Ukrainian energy firm linked to Hunter Biden.   In the full episode, Preet and Anne discuss Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings; the terrorism charges in the foiled plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer; the DOJ “unmasking” probe investigating Obama administration officials that concluded without any charges or a public report; and more. To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security and Cyber Space podcasts, try out the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief This podcast is produced by CAFE Studios.  Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Adam Waller – Senior Editorial Producer; Matthew Billy – Audio Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  “EXCLUSIVE: Fox News Passed on Hunter Biden Laptop Story Over Credibility Concerns,” Mediaite, 10/19/20 “New York Post Published Hunter Biden Report Amid Newsroom Doubts,” NYT, 10/18/20 “White House was warned Giuliani was target of Russian intelligence operation to feed misinformation to Trump,” WaPo, 10/15/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 20, 2020
United Security Sample - ISIS On Trial
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In this sample from the United Security podcast, Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein break down the extradition of two ISIS militants to face trial in the United States.  In the full episode, Lisa and Ken offer an update on ongoing threats to election security, including a recent DHS assessment calling Russia the “primary covert influence actor.” They also discuss the national security implications of the White House COVID-19 cluster.  To listen to the full episode and get access to the full archive of CAFE Insider content, try the membership free for two weeks. Sign up to receive the free weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 16, 2020
The Post-Trump Clean-Up (with Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “The Post-Trump Clean-Up,” Preet answers listener questions about the hypothetical pardoning of President Trump, the presidential native-born citizen requirement, and the process for impeaching a Supreme Court Justice. Then, Preet is joined by legal scholars Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith, authors of After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency, to discuss their ideas for strengthening the rule of law and reforming our government.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: cafe.com/stay-tuned/the-post-trump-clean-up-with-bob-bauer-and-jack-goldsmith To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios.  Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Senior Audio Producer: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: Sam Ozer-Staton, Noa Azulai, David Kurlander. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 15, 2020
CAFE Insider 10/13: Don't Spare the Rod
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s involvement in the Trump administration’s child separation policy at the US-Mexico border.   In the full episode, Preet and Anne discuss the vice presidential debate, Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing, the foiled plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and more. To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security and Cyber Space podcasts, try out the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief This podcast is produced by CAFE Studios.  Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Adam Waller – Senior Editorial Producer; Matthew Billy – Audio Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  “‘We Need to Take Away Children,’ No Matter How Young, Justice Dept. Officials Said,” NYT, 10/6/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 14, 2020
Sample - Cyber Space ft Shawn Henry
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In this episode of Cyber Space, Shawn Henry, president of CrowdStrike, one of the world’s top cybersecurity firms, joins John Carlin to discuss election security, the threat of disinformation campaigns, and how cyber attacks have evolved over the last decade. Henry, who joined Crowdstrike in 2012 after a 24 year career in the FBI also discusses how he became involved in trying to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance.    Cyber Space is the newest podcast for members of CAFE Insider. Every other Friday, Carlin, who led the Justice Department’s National Security Division, explores issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and law with leaders who’ve made an impact in the world of cybersecurity.  To listen to the full episode and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, try the membership free for 2 weeks: cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive a free weekly newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig, and more: cafe.com/brief Cyber Space is produced by CAFE Studios.  Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Audio Producer: Nat Weiner; Editorial Producers: Noa Azulai, David Kurlander.  Cyber Space is produced in association with Brooklyn Law School’s BLIP clinic. Special thanks to Amanda Kadish,Isabel Agosto, Jordan Khorshad, and Motty Rivki for their help with research.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 09, 2020
Can Trump Steal The Election? (with Marc Elias)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Can Trump Steal The Election?” Preet is joined by Marc Elias, the Democrat’s top election lawyer and the person responsible for overseeing the Biden campaign’s state-by-state legal war room. Elias gives Preet the full rundown on voting: the facts on mail-in ballots, the current legal battles over voting rights all around the country, and the various ways that President Trump could attempt to undermine the outcome of the election. Plus, when will we actually know who won?    For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/could-trump-steal-the-election-with-marc-elias/   To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios.    Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Senior Audio Producer: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: Sam Ozer-Staton, Noa Azulai, David Kurlander. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 08, 2020
CAFE Insider 10/6: Covid-in-Chief
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak among GOP Senators on the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, safety measures in place for the forthcoming vice presidential debate, and the presidential line of succession. In the full episode, Preet and Anne discuss the latest in President Trump’s battle against COVID-19, the presidential debates, the Trump Administration’s designation of New York, Portland, and Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions,” and more. To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security and Cyber Space podcasts, try out the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief This podcast is produced by CAFE Studios.  Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Adam Waller – Senior Editorial Producer; Matthew Billy – Audio Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  U.S. Constitution Article II, Sec. 1, Clause 6 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution 3 U.S. Code §19. Vacancy in offices of both President and Vice President; officers eligible to act (Presidential Succession Act of 1947) Video of Stay Tuned Live Cocktail Hour, featuring Preet Bharara, Anne Milgram, Elie Honig, Lisa Monaco, John Carlin, and Ken Wainstein, CAFE.com, 10/1/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 06, 2020
Educating America (with Anne Milgram & John King Jr.)
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In this special episode of Stay Tuned, “Educating America,” former New Jersey Attorney General and CAFE Insider co-host Anne Milgram interviews former U.S. Education Secretary, John King Jr., who served in the Obama administration. King now runs The Education Trust, a national nonprofit that seeks to close the education gap in America. They discuss school reopenings across the country, the impact of COVID-19 on low income and minority students, and why America needs bold education reform now.   For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to:  https://cafe.com/stay-tuned-bonus/stay-tuned-bonus-10-05-john-king-jr To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet or @AnneMilgram with the hashtag #AskAnne. Email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios.  Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Senior Audio Producer: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: Noa Azulai, Sam Ozer-Staton. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 05, 2020
United Security Sample - Interference & Anarchy
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In this sample from the United Security podcast, Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein discuss the CIA’s secret assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his top aides are likely directing election disinformation efforts.  In the full episode, Lisa and Ken give a comprehensive election intelligence update and discuss the Justice Department’s labeling of New York City, Portland, and Seattle as anarchist jurisdictions. To listen and get access to the full archive of CAFE Insider content, try the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up receive the free weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: wwww.cafe.com/brief The United Security podcast is produced by CAFE Studios.  Executive Producer - Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer - Adam Waller; Audio Producer - Nat Weiner; Editorial Producers - Sam Ozer-Staton and David Kurlander See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 02, 2020
The Debate from Hell (with Errol Louis)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “The Debate From Hell,” Errol Louis, NY1 anchor and political analyst, joins Preet for a discussion about the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. They reflect on the tactics of the two nominees, and the event’s format, which drew much frustration and well-deserved criticism. Louis, who is one of New York’s most influential voices in news and politics, also discusses the quality of life in the city and the curious politics of its mayor, Bill De Blasio. Preet closes out the episode with a remembrance of the great journalist, editor, and writer Sir Harold Evans.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/the-debate-from-hell-with-errol-louis To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  If you don’t already receive CAFE emails, sign up to receive an invitation to the Stay Tuned Live cocktail hour featuring all CAFE hosts on October 1, 2020 at 6:30PM ET: www.cafe.com/preet  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios.  Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Senior Audio Producer: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: Noa Azulai, Sam Ozer-Staton, David Kurlander. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 01, 2020
CAFE Insider 9/29: POTUS & SCOTUS
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down the bombshell New York Times report exposing President Trump’s tax returns extending over two decades. In the full episode, Preet and Anne discuss President Trump’s nomination of 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the politics of the forthcoming confirmation battle, and more. To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security and Cyber Space podcasts, try out the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief To receive an invitation to the Stay Tuned Live Cocktail Hour with all CAFE hosts, held via Zoom on Thursday, October 1 at 6:30PM ET sign up here: www.cafe.com/preet  This podcast is produced by CAFE Studios.  Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Adam Waller – Senior Editorial Producer; Matthew Billy – Audio Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  “Long-Concealed Records Show Trump’s Chronic Losses and Years of Tax Avoidance,” NYT, 9/27/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 29, 2020
Sample - Cyber Space ft Kara Swisher
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In this episode, Kara Swisher, the prominent technology journalist and co-founder of Recode, joins Carlin to breakdown the dangers of social media, the challenge of maintaining privacy, and whether the biggest tech companies like Facebook and Twitter are too big. Swisher opens up about using TikTok on a burner phone, and why we need more voices like Senator Elizabeth Warren’s on Capitol Hill.  In this sample from the episode, Inglis and Swisher discuss whether November’s election is likely to be compromised by foreign cyber influences, what the recent partnership between Oracle and Tik Tok means for your privacy, and whether Silicon Valley’s most powerful technology companies should be broken up. Cyber Space is the newest podcast for members of CAFE Insider. Every other Friday, John Carlin, the former head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, explores issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and law with leaders who’ve made an impact in the world of cybersecurity.  To listen to the full episode, and access all other exclusive Insider content, try out the membership free for two weeks: cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, a weekly roundup of politically charged legal news, and historical lookbacks that help inform our current political challenges: cafe.com/brief See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 25, 2020
RBG & The Mountains She Moved
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “RBG & The Mountains She Moved,” Preet answers listener questions about DOJ’s recent designation of “anarchist” cities, Attorney General Barr’s diminution of line prosecutors, and whether Supreme Court justices will recuse themselves from the expected presidential election litigation.  Then, Melissa Murray, NYU Professor of Law & Faculty Director of the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network, joins Preet for a conversation about the legacy of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from her zealous advocacy in the 1970s, to her influential  dissents from the bench, to the threats that her legacy faces in a Court where conservative justices hold the supermajority.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: CAFE.com/stay-tuned/rbg-the-mountains-she-moved-with-melissa-murray/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  If you don’t already receive CAFE emails, sign up to receive an invitation to the Stay Tuned Live cocktail hour featuring all CAFE hosts on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 6:30PM ET: www.cafe.com/preet  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios.  Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Senior Audio Producer: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: Noa Azulai, Sam Ozer-Staton, David Kurlander, Jake Kaplan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 24, 2020
CAFE Insider 9/22: The Glorious RBG
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In this special episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne reflect on the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the ensuing political battle over filling the vacant SCOTUS seat, and more.  The paywall has been taken down on this episode so everyone can understand and appreciate the significance of RBG’s life and the coming confirmation fight. Preet and Anne will continue to cover this story as it develops. To listen to future episodes of the CAFE Insider podcast, and to get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security and Cyber Space podcasts, try out the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief To receive an invitation to the Stay Tuned Live Cocktail Hour with all CAFE hosts, held via Zoom on Thursday, October 1 at 6:30PM ET sign up here: www.cafe.com/preet This podcast is produced by CAFE Studios.  Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Adam Waller – Senior Editorial Producer; Matthew Billy – Audio Producer;  Editorial Producers: Jake Kaplan, Sam Ozer-Staton, Noa Azulai, and David Kurlander  REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  RUTH BADER GINSBURG Press Release Regarding Justice Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court, 9/18/20 “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87,” NPR, 9/18/20 “TRIBUTE: THE LEGACY OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG AND WRP STAFF,” ACLU “The True Story of the Case Ruth Bader Ginsburg Argues in ‘On the Basis of Sex,’” Smithsonian Magazine, 12/24/18 “Ruth Bader Ginsburg, No Fan of Donald Trump, Critiques Latest Term,” NYT, 7/10/16 “Ginsburg Apologizes For ‘Ill-Advised’ Trump Comments,” NPR, 7/14/16 VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Works Out With Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 3/21/18 Case law:  Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, U.S. Supreme Court, opinion & dissent, 6/30/14 Shelby County v. Holder, U.S. Supreme Court, opinion & dissent, 6/25/13 Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., U.S. Supreme Court, opinion & dissent, 5/29/07 United States v. Virginia, U.S. Supreme Court, opinion, 6/26/1996 Frontiero v. Richardson, U.S. Supreme Court, opinion, 5/14/1973 Reed v. Reed, U.S. Supreme Court, opinion, 11/22/1971 Moritz v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, U.S. Tax Court, opinion, 10/22/1970 SUPREME COURT VACANCY Judiciary Act of 1869 §1 “Get The Facts: What Leader McConnell Actually Said In 2016,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, 9/19/20 “4 Reasons to Doubt Mitch McConnell’s Power,” The Atlantic, 9/20/20 “The Future Of The Affordable Care Act In A Supreme Court Without Ginsburg,” NPR, 9/21/20 “Democrats break fundraising records after Ginsburg's death,” The Hill, 9/20/20 “It took conservatives 50 years to get a reliable majority on the Supreme Court. Here are 3 reasons why,” WaPo, 6/29/18 “Trump weighs Barrett, Lagoa for Court seat,” Politico, 9/19/20 Sen. Susan Collins statement, 9/19/20 Sen. Lisa Murkowski statement, 9/20/20 Sen. Lindsey Graham tweets, 9/19/20 VIDEO: Sen. Mitch McConnell speaking to press about SCOTUS seat vacancy, 2/23/16 VIDEO: Sen. Lindsey Graham speaking at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, 3/10/16 VIDEO: Sen. Lindsey Graham speaking at The Atlantic Festival, 10/3/18 VIDEO: Vice President Joe Biden speaking about RBG & Court vacancy, 9/20/20  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 22, 2020
United Security Sample - Back In the USSR
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In this sample from the United Security podcast, Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein explain the circumstances surrounding the alleged poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who recently awoke from a medically-induced coma.  In the full episode, Lisa and Ken continue their discussion about Navalny and the geopolitical implications of his poisoning, from potential U.S. sanctions to possible connections to the popular uprising in Belarus. To listen and get access to the full archive of CAFE Insider content, try the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up receive the free weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: wwww.cafe.com/brief The United Security podcast is produced by CAFE Studios.  References and Supplemental Materials: https://cafe.com/cyber-space-podcast/united-security-sample-back-in-the-u-s-s-r See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 18, 2020
What's Eating Us (with David Chang)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “What's Eating Us,” Preet answers listener questions about the resignation of Nora Dannehy, a veteran prosecutor and top aide to John Durham in the investigation into the FBI’s Russia probe. He also shares some wisdom from author and past Stay Tuned guest Isabel Wilkerson. Then, restaurateur and founder of Momofuku, David Chang, joins Preet for a conversation about his new memoir, “Eat A Peach,” in which he explores his childhood influences, struggles with mental health, and his unlikely journey to the top of the global culinary food chain. Plus, a discussion about Covid-19 and its impact on local restaurants.    For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/whats-eating-us-with-david-chang/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios.  Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Senior Audio Producer: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: Noa Azulai, Sam Ozer-Staton, David Kurlander See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 17, 2020
CAFE Insider 9/15: Durham, Defamation, and Disenfranchisement
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down the DOJ’s decision to take over the defense of President Trump in a defamation lawsuit brought by columnist E. Jean Carroll. In the full episode, Preet and Anne discuss the resignation of Nora Dannehy, a veteran prosecutor and top aide to John Durham in the investigation into the FBI’s Russia probe, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that people convicted of felonies in Florida must pay all fines and fees before registering to vote, and more. To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security and Cyber Space podcasts, try out the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  28 U.S. Code § 2679. Exclusiveness of remedy (Westfall Act) 28 U.S. Code Chapter 171—Tort Claims Procedure (Federal Tort Claims Act) E. Jean Carroll v. Donald J. Trumpnotice of removal, 9/8/20 This podcast is produced by CAFE Studios.  Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Adam Waller – Senior Editorial Producer; Matthew Billy – Audio Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 15, 2020
Sample - Cyber Space ft. Chris Inglis
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In the latest episode of Cyber Space, Chris Inglis, the former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency and current Professor of Cybersecurity Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy, joins host John Carlin for a wide-ranging discussion of U.S. cyber defense.  In this sample from the episode, Inglis explains why Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran pose the greatest cyber threat.  In the full episode, Inglis talks about his role on the Cyberspace Solarium Commission and the group’s proposals, the importance of instating a National Cyber Director to coordinate policy across the government and the private sector, his reflections on the Edward Snowden revelations, and more.  Cyber Space is the newest podcast for members of CAFE Insider. Every other Friday, John Carlin, the former head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, explores issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and law with leaders who’ve made an impact in the world of cybersecurity.  To listen to the full episode, and access all other exclusive Insider content, try out the membership free for two weeks: cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, a weekly roundup of politically charged legal news, and historical lookbacks that help inform our current political challenges: cafe.com/brief See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 11, 2020
The Merit Trap (with Michael Sandel)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “The Merit Trap,” Preet answers listener questions about whether state attorneys general can indict a sitting president, the status of the Senate Judiciary Committee's long-standing “blue slip” policy, and the move by the Department of Justice to take over the defense of President Trump in a defamation suit filed by columnist E. Jean Carroll.  Then, Harvard philosophy professor Michael Sandel joins Preet for a conversation about his new book, “The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good?” where he explores the corrosive role of meritocracy in the politics of our current moment.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/the-merit-trap-with-michael-sandel/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis byElie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 10, 2020
CAFE Insider 9/8: Losers & Suckers
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down allegations that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy carried out a straw-donor scheme prior to his tenure at the United States Postal Service. In the full episode, Preet and Anne discuss Attorney General Bill Barr’s CNN interview last week where he made dubious claims about voter fraud, among other election-related issues, Mississippi Attorney General’s dismissal of the case against Curtis Flowers, a Black man who spent 23 years in jail and was tried 6 times for allegedly murdering 4 people in 1996, and more. To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security and Cyber Space podcasts, try out the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  “Louis DeJoy’s rise as GOP fundraiser was powered by contributions from company workers who were later reimbursed, former employees say,” WaPo, 9/6/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 08, 2020
United Security Sample: What Is Domestic Terrorism?
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In this sample from the United Security podcast, Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein discuss domestic terrorism — the most urgent threats, the relevance of the “terrorist” designation, and whether or not Congress should enact legislation to make domestic terrorism a federal crime.  In the full episode, Lisa and Ken continue their discussion of domestic terrorism and also break down the significance of the decision by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe to cancel in-person congressional briefings on election security just months away from Election Day.  To listen and get access to the full archive of CAFE Insider content, try the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up receive the free weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: wwww.cafe.com/brief References and Supplemental Materials: https://cafe.com/?p=29422&preview=true See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 04, 2020
Becoming a Warrior (with Katie Hill)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Becoming a Warrior,” Preet answers listener questions about the decision by the Director of National Intelligence to cancel all in-person election security briefings for Congress, the likelihood that Trump will pardon Steve Bannon, the FBI’s role in SDNY indictments, and whether the Trump administration violated the Hatch Act during the RNC. Then, former California Congresswoman Katie Hill joins Preet for a conversation about her new memoir, She Will Rise: Becoming a Warrior in the Battle for True Equality, which details her personal experiences with misogyny and cyber exploitation — and her eventual resignation from Congress. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/becoming-a-warrior-with-katie-hill/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 03, 2020
CAFE Insider 9/1: Web of Ways
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down the case of Kyle Rittenhouse, who faces murder charges for fatally shooting two people during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In the full episode, Preet and Anne discuss the latest in the police shooting of Jacob Blake, the Trump administration’s potential Hatch Act violations during the RNC, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in the case of Michael Flynn, holding that the district court could review the DOJ’s move to dismiss all charges against the former national security adviser, and more. To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security and Cyber Space podcasts, try out the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  State of Wisconsin v. Kyle Rittenhouse, complaint, 8/27/20 WI Self-Defense Statute See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 01, 2020
Words Matter: Interview with Paul Begala & Jen Psaki
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White House and campaign veterans Jen Psaki and Paul Begala join Katie Barlow and Joe Lockhart for a discussion about the “Rainbows & Rainclouds” of the 2020 presidential campaign. In a McLaughlin Group tribute, Joe joins the panel, and Katie leads the group as they analyze the political landscape heading into the home stretch of the race for the White House. Jen explains the challenges facing Team Biden as they work to keep the Democrats united. Paul says the best strategy for defeating Trump is to ignore his Twitter feed and focus the voter’s attention on his track record and how his Administration has negatively impacted their lives. And Joe discusses Q-Anon – and why Team Trump is looking to this dangerous conspiracy group for new voters.  Recorded August 28, 2020 Words Matter will become part of the CAFE Insider membership product in the coming weeks. Become a member: www.cafe.com/words Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter which includes analysis by Elie Honig, links to new content, and more: www.cafe.com/brief And check Paul Begala’s new book You’re Fired: The Perfect Guide to Beating Donald Trump. https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Youre-Fired/Paul-Begala/9781982160043 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 31, 2020
Sample - Cyber Space ft. Monika Bickert
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Cyber Space is the newest podcast for members of CAFE Insider. Every other Friday, host John Carlin, the former head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, will explore issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and law with leaders who’ve made an impact in the world of cybersecurity.  In this sample from the latest episode, Monika Bickert, Facebook’s Head of Global Policy Management, joins Carlin for a conversation about the company’s policies surrounding political speech and misinformation and their new information initiative to get voters to the polls in November.  To listen to the full episode and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, try the membership free for 2 weeks: cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive a free weekly newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig, and more: cafe.com/brief See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 28, 2020
Reacting to the RNC (with Dan Balz & Brenda Berkman)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Reacting to the RNC,” Preet speaks with Dan Balz, the Washington Post’s longtime chief political correspondent, about the Republican National Convention, the state of the GOP, and this most unusual moment in American politics.  Then, Brenda Berkman, the first female firefighter in the history of the New York City Fire Department, joins Preet to talk about the unveiling of her project, “Monumental Women,” and the importance of gender representation in public statues.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a free weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 27, 2020
CAFE Insider 8/25: DeJoy, Bannon, Durham: Mail, Jail, Stale?
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To listen to the special episode of CAFE Insider, "DeJoy, Bannon, Durham: Mail, Jail, Stale?" for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive an email with a link to the episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 25, 2020
Words Matter: Interview with Michael Steele
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Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele joins Katie Barlow and Joe Lockhart to talk about the virtual Republican National Convention, the future of his party, and Donald Trump’s “magic dust” that the press and the political class often miss. Steele explains why he joined the Republican Party in the 1970s. He discusses where the party was heading and how it was growing until 2012. And how under Donald Trump, the GOP has been transformed into haven for racists, grifters, and conspiracy theorists. Recorded August 20, 2020 Words Matter will become part of the CAFE Insider membership product in the coming weeks. Become a member: www.cafe.com/words Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter which includes analysis by Elie Honig, links to new content, and more: www.cafe.com/brief See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 24, 2020
United Security Sample: The Double-Edged Sword of Technology
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In this sample from the United Security podcast, Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein break down the policy considerations and legal authorities associated with President Trump’s decision to ban Tiktok and WeChat by executive orders.  In the full episode, Lisa and Ken make sense of: -- The new revelations unearthed by Volume 5 of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s final report.  -- Concerns about cryptocurrency as a method of terrorist financing, as highlighted by the Justice Department’s largest-ever seizure of cryptocurrencies last week.  -- The arrest of media tycoon Jimmy Lai and the troubling enforcement of Hong Kong’s new national security law. To listen and get access to the full archive of CAFE Insider content, try the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up receive the free weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: wwww.cafe.com/brief See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 21, 2020
CAFE Insider 8/20: Bannon Indicted
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To listen to the special episode of CAFE Insider, "Bannon Indicted," for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive an email with a link to the episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 20, 2020
No Voter Left Behind (with Maria Teresa Kumar & Martha S. Jones)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “No Voter Left Behind,” Preet breaks down the virtual Democratic National Convention and the future of the Democratic Party with Maria Teresa Kumar, Founding President and CEO of Voto Latino. Then, Johns Hopkins History Professor Martha S. Jones, author of “Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All,” joins Stay Tuned for a special segment highlighting the centennial of the 19th Amendment, the lost stories of Black women who led the suffrage movement, and the racial injustices that plague the ongoing struggle for universal voting rights.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to:  https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/no-voter-left-behind-with-maria-teresa-kumar-martha-s-jones/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a free weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 20, 2020
Note from Preet: A Little Voice in Every Immigrant’s Head
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CAFE Insiders can enjoy this recording of Preet reading his note, "A Little Voice in Every Immigrant’s Head,” and read his note in the CAFE Insider Newsletter every Thursday. To get access to all exclusive content, try the membership free for two weeks: cafe.com/insider See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 19, 2020
Words Matter - Interview with Gov. Terry McAuliffe
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Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joins Katie Barlow and Joe Lockhart to talk about Vice Presidential Nominee Kamala Harris, the virtual Democratic National Convention and the 3rd Anniversary of Charlottesville. Governor McAuliffe says Senator Harris needs to directly address all of the issues on which progressives in the Democratic Party have concerns with her record. He also explains how political conventions have been transformed by the Coronavirus pandemic and how they may never again return to what they once were. And he shares his thoughts on Joe Biden’s campaign, systemic racism, and the 3rd Anniversary of the Charlottesville tragedy.  Recorded August 12, 2020 Words Matter will become part of the CAFE Insider membership product in the coming weeks. Become a member: www.cafe.com/words Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter which includes analysis by Elie Honig, links to new content, and more: www.cafe.com/brief See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 18, 2020
Cyber Space ft. Alex Stamos
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Cyber Space is the newest podcast for members of CAFE Insider. Every other Friday, host John Carlin, the former head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, will explore issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and law with leaders who’ve made an impact in the world of cybersecurity.  In this inaugural episode, Carlin speaks with Alex Stamos, Facebook’s former Chief Security Officer who led the company’s investigation into Russia’s manipulation of the 2016 presidential election. Stamos was previously Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo when the company dealt with a series of cyber attacks that resulted in the breach of some billion user accounts. Currently, he advises Zoom and leads Stanford University’s Internet Observatory. In the episode, Stamos discusses these experiences, addresses the debate over the role social media companies should play in fighting disinformation, and reacts to the biggest tech news, including the President’s intention to ban TikTok and WeChat.  Episode recorded on 8/7/20.  To listen to future episodes, become a member of CAFE Insider and get access to exclusive content, including the eponymous CAFE Insider podcast co-hosted by former SDNY U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and former N.J. Attorney General Anne Milgram, the United Security podcast hosted by former advisers to the president Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein, bonus content from Stay Tuned with Preet, audio essays by Preet and former SDNY organized crime chief Elie Honig, and more: cafe.com/insider.    Read the transcript and show notes: https://cafe.com/cyber-space-podcast/cyber-space-with-alex-stamos/ Listen to John Carlin preview the Cyber Space podcast in conversation with Preet Bharara: https://cafe.com/cyber-space-podcast/introducing-cyber-space-with-john-carlin/ .    Write to letters@cafe.com with your thoughts and questions.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 17, 2020
Introducing Cyber Space with John Carlin
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John Carlin, the Justice Department’s former head of the National Security Division, joins Preet for a conversation to preview his new CAFE podcast Cyber Space.  Cyber Space is the newest podcast for members of CAFE Insider. Every other Friday, Carlin will explore issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and law with leaders who’ve made an impact in the world of cybersecurity.  To listen for free to the first episode of Cyber Space featuring Facebook’s former Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos, sign up to receive a link: cafe.com/cyber See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 14, 2020
America's Caste System (with Isabel Wilkerson)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “America’s Caste System,” Preet answers listener questions about New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit against the National Rifle Association and about the latest in the never-ending saga of the Michael Flynn case.  Then, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson joins Preet for a conversation about her new book, “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.” Wilkerson explains the difference between caste and race, the ways that Nazi Germany drew inspiration from American racism, and the need for radical empathy as we deal with our own enduring caste system.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/americas-caste-system-with-isabel-wilkerson/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 13, 2020
CAFE Insider 8/11: The Executive's Privilege
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne discuss New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association.  In the full episode, Preet and Anne break down the political and legal questions around President Trump’s recent executive action, and latest in the legal fight over the House Judiciary Committee’s attempts to compel testimony from former White House Counsel Don McGahn.  To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security, co-hosted by Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein, try out the membership  free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief   REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  New York AG Letitia James’ lawsuit seeking to dissolve the NRA, 8/6/20 Ruth Marcus, “The NRA is a cesspool. That doesn’t mean it should be dissolved,” WaPo, 8/9/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 11, 2020
United Security Sample - Arms, Protests, Ballots
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In this sample from the United Security podcast, Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein address the criticisms of the warning issued by William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, on foreign election interference.  In the full episode, Lisa and Ken break down: --  The legal and policy questions raised by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to bypass congressional review on an $8.1 billions arms deal with Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates; -- The legal authorities for the deployment of federal agents in response to Black Lives Matter protests in Portland and the related concerns the move raises about the mission of the Department of Homeland Security;  To listen and get access to the full archive of CAFE Insider content, including the podcast co-hosted by Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram, try the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: wwww.cafe.com/brief See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 07, 2020
Did Mueller Miss the Mark? (with Jeffrey Toobin)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Did Mueller Miss the Mark?” Preet answers listener questions about the possibility of future Trump pardons, the strategy behind effective questioning of congressional witnesses, and how much influence Preet has at the top of the government.   Then, The New Yorker journalist Jeffrey Toobin joins Preet for a conversation about his new book, “True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump.” Toobin discusses the behind-the-scenes moments from the Mueller probe and impeachment, key figures from the investigations, and whether Chief Justice John Roberts is experiencing a jurisprudential shift to the left.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/did-mueller-miss-the-mark-with-jeffrey-toobin/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 06, 2020
CAFE Insider 8/4: Threats Foreign and Domestic
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne speak with Ben Wittes, the editor-in-chief of the Lawfare blog, about recent reports that the Department of Homeland Security compiled “intelligence reports” concerning his reporting on the Department’s response to the protests in Portland, OR.  To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security, co-hosted by Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein, try out the membership  free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  Ben’s interview on Stay Tuned with Preet, 10/19/17 “DHS Authorizes Domestic Surveillance to Protect Statues and Monuments,” Ben Wittes, Lawfare, 7/20/20 Ben’s initial tweet exposing a DHS internal memo about cracking down on leaks, 7/24/20 Ben’s subsequent tweet exposing a DHS internal memo about blaming Portland protests on Antifa, 7/26/20 “What if J. Edgar Hoover Had Been a Moron?” Ben Wittes, Lawfare, 8/3/20 “DHS compiled ‘intelligence reports’ on journalists who published leaked documents,” Shane Harris, Washington Post, 7/30/20 “DHS authorizes personnel to collect information on protesters it says threaten monuments,” Shane Harris, Washington Post, 7/20/20 “From the Start, Federal Agents Demanded a Role in Suppressing Anti-Racism Protests,” Mike Baker, New York Times, 7/28/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 04, 2020
Words Matter: Interview with Rod Rosenstein
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Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein joins Katie Barlow and Joe Lockhart for a wide-ranging discussion that includes his long DOJ career and why he hasn’t written a book since leaving public service, whether police departments suffer from systemic racism, reports that he suggested wearing a wire to record President Trump, and of course, the critical decisions points and controversies around Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Words Matter will become part of the CAFE Insider membership product in the coming weeks. Become a member: www.cafe.com/words Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter which includes analysis by Elie Honig, links to new content, and more: www.cafe.com/brief See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 03, 2020
Covering the State of Our Union (with Jake Tapper)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Covering the State of Our Union,” Preet answers listener questions about Trump’s well wishes to Ghislaine Maxwell, a U.S. Attorney’s role in civil cases, and Attorney General Barr’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.  Then, CNN journalist Jake Tapper joins Preet for a conversation focused on the film adaptation of “The Outpost,” his book about the War in Afghanistan. Tapper also discusses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump’s endless Tweeting, and more.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/covering-the-state-of-our-union-with-jake-tapper To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 30, 2020
CAFE Insider 7/28: Barr Fight
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne react to Attorney General Bill Barr’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. Their analysis continues for members of CAFE Insider, with a deep dive into President Trump’s recent deployment of hundreds of federal officers to American cities as part of “Operation Legend,” and the release of Michael Cohen from prison after a federal judge called his re-imprisonment “retaliatory” in response to his plans to publish a book.  To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security podcast co-hosted by Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein, try out the membership  free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief   REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  VIDEO: AG Barr’s complete testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, 7/28/20 Barr’s written opening statement, 7/28/20 Preet’s live-tweeting of the hearing, including about Jim Jordan, the quality of the questioning, and what he thinks should have been asked, 7/28/20 Anne’s live-tweeting of the hearing, including about members of Congress giving speeches, Hakeem Jeffries’ questioning, and Barr’s involvement in the Roger Stone case, 7/28/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 29, 2020
United Security Sample: Blended Threat: Twitter & China
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In this sample from the United Security podcast, Lisa and Ken make sense of the recent Twitter hack which has renewed concerns about cyber vulnerabilities related to the upcoming election.  In the full episode, they discuss the escalating tensions between the U.S. and China, with the Trump Administration’s decision to close the Chinese consulate in Houston and the Justice Department’s indictment of two Chinese nationals. Plus, reporting that President Trump has provided secret orders authorizing the CIA to conduct covert cyber attacks. To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the weekly podcast co-hosted by Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram, become a member and get two free weeks: www.cafe.com/insider References & Supplemental materials here: https://cafe.com/united-security/united-security-blended-threat-twitter-china/ Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 27, 2020
Beginning Again (with Eddie Glaude Jr.)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Beginning Again,” Preet answers listener questions about the ethics of the Trump family’s Goya endorsements, posse comitatus and the unidentified federal agents in Portland, and Preet’s frequent usage of the term “separate and apart.”  Then, Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude joins Preet for a conversation that covers his new book, “Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own,” and what we can learn from the late novelist about racism, America, and a path towards justice.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/beginning-again-with-eddie-glaude-jr/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 23, 2020
Scenes from the Mueller Probe (with Anne Milgram & Andrew Weissmann)
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In this special episode of Stay Tuned, “Scenes from the Mueller Probe,” Anne Milgram interviews Andrew Weissmann, a former lead prosecutor in the Mueller investigation. Weissmann reflects on the probe, shares his view on the Roger Stone commutation, and previews his forthcoming book, Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/scenes-from-the-mueller-probe-with-anne-milgram-andrew-weissmann/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, try the CAFE Insider membership free for two weeks and get access to the full archive of exclusive content, including the CAFE Insider podcast co-hosted by Preet and Anne Milgram: CAFE.com/Insider Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, a weekly roundup of politically charged legal news, and historical look-backs that help inform our current political challenges: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 22, 2020
CAFE Insider 7/21: Portland, Vance, and Voting Rights
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down the controversy surrounding the use of federal officers to arrest and detain protesters in Portland. In the full episode, they also discuss the most recent legal maneuvering in the Manhattan District Attorney’s pursuit of President Trump’s tax returns, and the Supreme Court’s decision to leave in place (for now) a lower court order which disenfranchises hundreds of thousands of people in Florida with felony convictions.  To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security Podcast co-hosted by Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein, become a member and two free weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS CLIP: Chad Wolf on Hannity, 7/16/20 Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution  40 U.S. Code § 1315, Law enforcement authority of Secretary of Homeland Security for protection of public property Bivens v. Six Unknown Fed. Narcotics Agents (1971), Supreme Court case concerning Fourth Amendment protection from unreasonable search and seizure   “What the Heck are Federal Law Enforcement Officers Doing in Portland?” Steve Vladeck, Lawfare, 7/17/20 “US Attorney for Oregon Calls for Investigation Into Portland Protester Arrests,” Oregon Public Radio, 7/17/20 Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum’s lawsuit against federal agencies, 7/17/20 Steve Vladeck’s twitter thread about 40 U.S.C. § 1315, 7/19/20 General Barry McCaffrey’s tweet on federal agents in Portland, 7/17/20 “Why Trump’s Military Tactics in Portland Will Likely Backfire,” Barbara McQuade, NY Mag, 7/18/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 21, 2020
Awakening to American Truths (with Cory Booker)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Awakening to American Truths,” Preet answers listener questions about the now-rescinded ICE policy that would have revoked visas of international college students and about the origins of the presidential pardon.  Then, United States Senator Cory Booker joins Preet for a conversation that covers the congressional response to COVID-19, his bill to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol Building, and his efforts to reform the police.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/awakening-to-american-truths-with-cory-booker/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, try the CAFE Insider membership free for two weeks and get access to the full archive of exclusive content, including the CAFE Insider podcast co-hosted by Preet and Anne Milgram: CAFE.com/Insider Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, a weekly roundup of politically charged legal news, and historical look-backs that help inform our current political challenges: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 16, 2020
CAFE Insider 7/14: Pardon Me?
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down President Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of his friend and advisor Roger Stone. In the full episode, they continue their discussion of Stone’s clemency and Robert Mueller’s op-ed in the Washington Post addressing the matter, the unusual circumstances under which Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen is returning to federal prison, the pair of long-anticipated Supreme Court decisions concerning Trump’s personal financial records, and the congressional testimony of former U.S. Attorney for SDNY Geoff Berman.  To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security Podcast co-hosted by Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein, become a member and two free weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief References and Supplemental Materials at CAFE.com CLIP: Barr tells ABC news the Stone prosecution was “righteous,” 7/9/20 CLIP: Trump defends decision to pardon Stone, 7/11/20 White House’s statement regarding Stone’s clemency, 7/10/20 DOJ’s explainer of the difference between a pardon and a commutation Lawfare’s explainer of why the president cannot pardon himself, 6/20/18 Bill Barr’s 2018 memo to Rod Rosenstein outlining his theory of “obstruction,” 6/8/18 “Roger Stone remains a convicted felon, and rightly so,” Robert Mueller, Washington Post, 7/11/20 “Graham to call Mueller to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee,” New York Times, 7/12/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 14, 2020
United Security: Bounties, Bolton and COVID-19
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On this inaugural episode of United Security, “Bounties, Bolton, and COVID-19,” Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein discuss recent reporting that the Russians paid bounties to Taliban linked militias to kill U.S. service members in Afghanistan, make sense of the Bolton saga including a breakdown of the pre-publication review process for former government officials, and provide an update on the resurgence of COVID-19.   --- To get access to future episodes of United Security, the CAFE Insider podcast, and other exclusive content, become a member and get 2 free weeks: cafe.com/insider  --- Link to episode shownotes & transcript: https://cafe.com/united-security/united-security-bounties-bolton-and-covid-19/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 13, 2020
Introducing United Security
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To get a free link to listen to the inaugural episode of the United Security podcast, head to cafe.com/united.    In the episode, “Bounties, Bolton, and COVID-19,” Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein discuss recent reporting that the Russians paid bounties to Taliban linked militias to kill U.S. service members in Afghanistan, make sense of the Bolton saga including a breakdown of the pre-publication review process for former government officials, and provide an update on the resurgence of COVID-19.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 10, 2020
Free and Fair Elections (with Ellen Weintraub)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Free and Fair Elections,” Preet speaks with former homeland security and counterterrorism advisors to the president Ken Wainstein and Lisa Monaco about their new CAFE podcast, United Security, which debuts on Friday, July 10th.  Then, Federal Election Commission (FEC) Commissioner Ellen Weintraub joins Preet to discuss the largest risks of the 2020 presidential election, the challenging dynamics of the FEC, and why we shouldn’t expect immediate results on election night. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/free-and-fair-elections-with-ellen-weintraub/ To receive a link to listen to the first episode of the United Security podcast for free, sign up at cafe.com/united-security.  To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 09, 2020
CAFE Insider 7/7: Ghislaine, ICE & DOJ
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Ghislaine, ICE & DOJ," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss SDNY's indictment of Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's longtime associate and enabler.  Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. Please find the References and Supplemental Materials on the CAFE website.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 07, 2020
Between Two Prosecutors: Part II (with Cyrus Vance Jr.)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Between Two Prosecutors: Part II,” Preet continues his discussion with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Vance first returns for an update about the movement against police brutality that has grown out of the killing of George Floyd and the reforms that his office is considering. Then, we offer the second half of Preet and Vance's conversation from late May, which focuses on Vance’s sex crimes prosecutions, on the relationship between COVID and racialized policing, and on the prospect of closing Riker’s Island. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/between-two-prosecutors-part-ii-with-cyrus-vance-jr/ To listen to Part I of Preet’s conversation with Cyrus Vance Jr., head to: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/between-two-prosecutors-part-i-with-cyrus-vance/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 02, 2020
CAFE Insider 6/30: The Judiciary Speaks
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "The Judiciary Speaks," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the Supreme Court’s abortion decision, the Trump administration’s push to overturn Obamacare, the latest in the Michael Flynn saga, and the House Judiciary Committee hearing about the politicization of the Department of Justice.  Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. Please find the References and Supplemental Materials on the CAFE website.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 30, 2020
The Justice Archives (with Gupta, Deitle, Ifill & Stevenson)
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In this special compilation episode of Stay Tuned, “The Justice Archives,” Preet revisits some of his favorite conversations about justice that he’s shared with past guests. Preet talks about NFL anthem protests with former Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Vanita Gupta, about police brutality with Matthew Shepard Foundation Director of Civil Rights Reform Cynthia Deitle, about racial profiling with NAACP Legal Defense Fund President Sherrilyn Ifill, and about the death penalty and legacy of lynching with Equal Justice Initiative President and Founder Bryan Stevenson.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to:  https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/the-justice-archives-with-gupta-deitle-ifill-stevenson/ To receive a free link to listen to a special emergency CAFE Insider episode, “The Firing of Geoff Berman — A Low Barr,” sign up at Cafe.com/preet.  Become a member of CAFE Insider now and get two free weeks at Cafe.com/Insider.  Link to Vanita Gupta episode: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/stay-tuned-civil-rights-and-wrongs-under-jeff-sessions-with-vanita-gupta/ Link to Cynthia Deitle episode: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/inside-the-fight-against-hate-with-cynthia-deitle/ Link to Sherrilyn Ifill episode: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/stay-tuned-race-bias-and-justice-with-sherrilyn-ifill/ Link to Bryan Stevenson episode: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/stay-tuned-cohen-testimony-just-mercy-with-bryan-stevenson/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 25, 2020
CAFE Insider 6/22: The Firing of Geoff Berman — A Low Barr
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To listen to the episode, "The Firing of Geoff Berman — A Low Barr," for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive an email with a link to the episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 22, 2020
The Camden Policing Model (with Anne Milgram & Scott Thomson)
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In this special episode of Stay Tuned, “The Camden Policing Model,” former New Jersey Attorney General and CAFE Insider co-host Anne Milgram interviews former Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson, whose reimagining of law enforcement in Camden has become a national model. Anne and Chief Thomson discuss their extensive collaboration in implementing Camden’s reforms, the challenges of state-level political ecosystems, and the lessons that they take as we work to reimagine policing across the country.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to:  https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/the-camden-policing-model-with-anne-milgram-scott-thomson/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 18, 2020
America, Racism & Patterns of Change (with Heather Cox Richardson)
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In this episode of Stay Tuned, “America, Racism & Patterns of Change,” Preet answers listener questions about jury impartiality in the expected trials of the officers who killed George Floyd and the prospect of electing (instead of appointing) Attorneys General. Then, Boston College History Professor Heather Cox Richardson joins Preet to discuss the evolution of the Republican Party, the utility of historical parallels in this time of protest, and the policies that might help heal our nation.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/america-racism-patterns-of-change-with-heather-cox-richardson/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 11, 2020
CAFE Insider 6/9: Policing in Crisis
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Policing in Crisis" co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the recent calls for “defunding” the police and other attempts at reform. Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. Please find the References and Supplemental Materials on the CAFE website.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 09, 2020
Cyber Space with John Carlin (ft. John Demers)
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“Cyber Space” is a new forthcoming podcast for members of CAFE Insider, where host John Carlin, former head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, will engage leaders from the government and the private sector to explore and make sense of issues at the intersection of cyber, law, and policy.   In this special episode, Carlin speaks with his successor at the Justice Department, Assistant Attorney General John Demers. The conversation covers a wide range of issues, including: The civil unrest sweeping the nation and the DOJ’s approach to domestic terrorism and the possibility of foreign involvement in inciting violence during the protests.  The provisions that led the DOJ to pull its support for legislation to authorize FISA authorities and the reforms undertaken after Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s reports. The debate over encryption technology and the consequences of law enforcement’s inability to access communications between terrorism suspects. The prosecutions targeting China’s cyber espionage and the rationale behind indicting state actors who are unlikely to ever show in court.  To become a member of CAFE Insider, head to cafe.com/insider and get a free two-week trial.  For updates on new episodes and to receive the free weekly CAFE Brief sign up at cafe.com/brief For additional show notes, head to cafe.com/bonus-podcast/cyber-space-with-john-carlin-ft-john-demers/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 05, 2020
Protest, Pain & Hope (with Karen Attiah)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Protest, Pain & Hope,” Preet is joined by Washington Post Global Opinions editor Karen Attiah to discuss the ongoing protests sparked by police brutality, legacies of racial violence in America, and the language we use to speak about inequality.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/protest-pain-hope-with-karen-attiah/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 04, 2020
CAFE Insider 6/2: George Floyd & America in Turmoil
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Jun 02, 2020
Between Two Prosecutors: Part I (with Cyrus Vance Jr.)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Between Two Prosecutors: Part I,” Preet answers listener questions about the Justice Department’s decision to close insider trading investigations into three U.S. senators, and the extent to which Congress can check the actions of the Supreme Court.  Then, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. joins Preet for a special two-part episode to discuss Vance’s prosecutorial philosophy, the peculiarities of law enforcement in New York City, and his reflections on Harvey Weinstein and other high-profile cases.  Tune in next Thursday to hear Part II of the conversation.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/between-two-prosecutors-part-i-with-cyrus-vance/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 28, 2020
CAFE Insider 5/26: Meet the Fokker Case
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Meet the Fokker Case" co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the latest developments in the highly unusual Michael Flynn case, including the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ordering District Judge Emmet Sullivan to explain his decision to appoint an amicus curiae to argue against the DOJ’s motion to dismiss the case. Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. Please find the References and Supplemental Materials on the CAFE website.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 27, 2020
The Shape of Recovery (with Zanny Minton Beddoes)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “The Shape of Recovery,” Preet answers listener questions about the possibility of video arguments for the Supreme Court, the early prison release of Paul Manafort, and the job security of FBI Director Christopher Wray. Then, The Economist editor-in-chief Zanny Minton Beddoes joins Preet to discuss the virtual workplace, the post-COVID global economy, and the dangers of financial illiteracy. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/the-shape-of-recovery-with-zanny-minton-beddoes/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 21, 2020
CAFE Insider 5/19: IGs, Unmaskings & Insider Trading
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "IGs, Unmaskings & Insider Trading," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down President Trump’s firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick amid a reported investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. Please find the References and Supplemental Materials on the CAFE website.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 19, 2020
Our Chronic Ills (with George Packer)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Our Chronic Ills,” Preet answers listener questions about LSAT fears and the legal precedents for disbarring attorneys general. Then, The Atlantic staff writer George Packer joins Preet to discuss his latest piece, “We are Living in a Failed State,” the Trump administration’s war on civil servants, and the enemies of writing.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/our-chronic-ills-with-george-packer/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 14, 2020
CAFE Insider 5/12: Water Under the Bridgegate
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Water Under the Bridgegate," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Kelly v. United States to overturn the fraud convictions of two members of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration — and the implications of that decision on the future of public corruption prosecutions.  Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS BRIDGEGATE Kelly v. United States (2020), the unanimous Supreme Court decision overturning the convictions of former NJ Governor Chris Christie’s associates for their roles in Bridgegate McDonnell v. United States (2015), Supreme Court precedent which narrowed the legal definition of public corruption  Skilling v. United States (2009), the Supreme Court case concerning the Enron scandal which significantly curtailed the scope of the “honest services” fraud statute  18 U.S. Code § 1343, Fraud by wire, radio, or television 18 U.S. Code § 666, Theft or bribery concerning programs receiving Federal funds 18 U.S. Code § 241, Conspiracy against rights Doing Justice, Preet’s book, in which he discusses prosecuting bad behavior under imperfect statutes  President Trump’s tweet congratulating Chris Christie on the Kelly decision, 5/7/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 12, 2020
CAFE Insider 5/8: Barr Spins, Flynn Wins
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To listen to the episode, "Barr Spins, Flynn Wins," for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive an email with a link to the episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 08, 2020
Consciousness & COVID Ethics (with Sam Harris)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Consciousness & COVID Ethics,” Preet answers listener questions about Republican-appointed judges, Dr. Fauci’s blocked testimony, and John Bolton’s inapropos tell-all book. Then, Preet is joined by Sam Harris, neuroscientist, author, and host of the Making Sense podcast, to explore the nature of consciousness and the awakened mind.  To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider.  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news and updates from Preet. And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS Vote for Stay Tuned with Preet to win a Webby for the best News & Politics podcast series THE Q&A: “Rules of Procedure United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary,” Senate Judiciary Committee Oral Arguments in Judiciary Committee v. Don McGahn, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, En Banc, 4/28/2020 Paul Kane and Seung Min Kim, “Trump’s judicial nominee clashes with Democrats over his comments critical of health care law,” Washington Post, 5/6/2020 Quint Forgey, “Trump Says Fauci Will Testify Before Senate, Blasts ‘House’ Set-Up,” Politico, 5/5/2020 Preet’s Retweet of Michael Isikoff’s Bolton Book Update, Twitter, 5/4/2020 THE INTERVIEW: Sam Harris, the Making Sense Podcast Sam Harris, the Waking Up App Sam Harris, Waking Up: Spirituality Without Religion, Simon & Schuster, 2014  Andrew Anthony, “Sam Harris: The New Atheist With a Spiritual Side,” The Guardian, 2/16/2019  MEDITATION: Sam Harris, “Mindfulness Meditation,” YouTube, 2015 Caren Osten Gerszberg, “My Week of ‘Noble Silence’,” New York Times, 12/6/2019 “Sam Harris Explains Why There’s No Free Will,” Inside the Hive with Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan, Vanity Fair, 10/25/2019 COVID-19 Sam Harris and Paul Bloom, Making Sense Episode #198, 3/16/2020 Chris Conover, “How Economists Calculate The Costs And Benefits Of COVID-19 Lockdowns,” Forbes, 3/27/2020 Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Tweet on Price of Human Life, Twitter, 3/24/2020 Jennifer Merceciera, “When Trump says he was being ‘sarcastic,’ it’s just part of his gaslighting,” Washington Post, 4/25/2020 GENETICS: Charles Murray and Sam Harris, “Forbidden Knowledge,” Making Sense, 4/22/2017 Ezra Klein and Sam Harris, “The Sam Harris-Ezra Klein Debate,” Vox, 4/19/2018 Sam Harris, “Ezra Klein: Editor-at-Large,” SamHarris.org, 3/27/2018 THE BUTTON:  Heather Roney, Twitter, 4/4/2020 McKinley Corbley, “3D-Printing Teen Makes Hundreds of Ingenious Devices to Alleviate Ear Pain for Healthcare Workers,” Good News Network, 4/23/2020 Betty Nguyen, “Brooklyn teen making 3D-printed face shields for NYC hospitals amid COVID-19 crisis,” PIX11, 4/23/2020 Tameem Akhgar, “Ventilator from old car parts? Afghan girls pursue prototype,” AP News, 4/19/2020 Brent Crane, “The High Schooler Who Became a COVID-19 Watchdog,” The New Yorker, 3/20/2020 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 07, 2020
CAFE Insider 5/5: The Return of Flynn & McGahn
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "The Return of Flynn & McGahn," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram assess whether the recently unsealed documents in the ongoing case involving former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn show that he was entrapped and otherwise mistreated by the FBI, as his supporters have argued. Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. STAY TUNED WEBBY NOMINATION Stay Tuned Webby's nomination for Best Podcast on News & Politics  MICHAEL FLYNN 18 U.S. Code § 1001, the statute which makes it a felony to lie about a matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch Unsealed documents relating to FBI’s Flynn investigation, 4/29/20 Flynn’s motion to dismiss the case, based on the recently unsealed documents, 4/24/20 Flynn’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea, 1/29/20 Flynn’s apology and admission of guilt, 12/1/17 The information of initial false statements charge to which Flynn pled guilty, 11/30/17 Timeline of Flynn’s relationship with Russia, FactCheck.org “Flynn Redux: What Those FBI Documents Really Show,” Lawfare, 5/1/20 The Logan Act, which criminalizes official correspondence by unauthorized private citizens with foreign governments  Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which requires that lobbyists for foreign governments make public disclosures  CLIP: Flynn leads “Lock her up!” chant at 2016 RNC, CNN CLIP: Comey discusses FBI Hillary Clinton investigation with George Stephanopoulos, 4/18/18 CLIP: Pence says Flynn made “inaccurate” statements, 2/20/17 CLIP: Trump floats rehiring Flynn, 4/30/20 CLIP: WH Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany defends Flynn, 5/1/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 06, 2020
The New Threat Matrix
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This special national security focused episode of Stay Tuned, “The New Threat Matrix,” is co-hosted by Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein. Both Lisa and Ken have served at the highest levels of government -- at the Justice Department and as presidential advisors on matters of homeland security and counterterrorism. Lisa served under President Barack Obama, and Ken under President George W. Bush. They also both served as Chief of Staff to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller. In this episode, Lisa and Ken do a deep dive on the national security implications of the coronavirus pandemic and break down the issues the U.S. would confront in the event of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s death or incapacitation.  Lisa and Ken’s conversation continues for members of CAFE Insider community. The special Insider bonus material covers the latest news on FISA and the historical context that helps us make sense of the recent Inspector General reports. Plus, the recent firing of Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson and what that means for U.S. national security. To listen, become a member of CAFE Insider.  And sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a free weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, historical deep dives, and links to all CAFE content. Write to us with your thoughts and questions at letters@CAFE.com Recorded on 4/30/20 REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS Host bios Lisa Monaco, O’Melveny Ken Wainstein, Davis Polk The Archive Lisa & Ken’s first podcast conversation: Stay Tuned National Security Special, 2/4/20 Special episode of CAFE Insider, featuring Lisa Monaco: Extraordinary Times, 3/17/20 Lisa Monaco joined Preet on Stay Tuned to help answer listener questions, 6/21/18 Lisa Monaco shares the story of her career in her first appearance on Stay Tuned: Behind Closed Doors: Advising Obama & Mueller, 9/28/17 Coronavirus Lisa Monaco and Michelle Flournoy, “Now’s Not the Time for Isolationism,” Politico, 4/8/20 “What caused the coronavirus? A skeptical take on the theories about the outbreak’s Chinese origin,” The Washington Post, 4/16/20 The U.N. Biological Weapons Convention - on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, homepage and reports A bill proposed by Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT): “To authorize a comprehensive, strategic approach for United States foreign assistance to developing countries to strengthen global health security, and for other purposes.” The 9-11 Commission report and related materials Rep. Adam Schiff’s press release and draft legislation: To establish the Commission on the COVID–19 Pandemic in the United States. “Under Fire For Coronavirus Response, Trump Officials Defend Disbanding Pandemic Team,” TIME, 3/19/20 “President’s intelligence briefing book repeatedly cited virus threat,” The Washington Post, 4/27/20 President’s Daily Brief: “Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US,” 8/6/01 (declassified and approved for release on 4/10/04) DOJ Memo: Department of Justice Enforcement Actions Related to COVID-19, 3/24/20 Harry Litman, “The DOJ Just Made it Too Easy to Link Coronavirus to Terrorism,” Los Angeles Times, 4/2/2020 Raffaello Pantucci, “After the Coronavirus, Terrorism Won’t Be the Same, Foreign Policy,” Foreign Policy, 4/22/20 Kim Jong-Un CLIP: “Trump: 'Very good idea' on Kim Jong Un's health,” 4/27/20 “Is the talk about Kim Jong Un being sick — or worse — true? Pyongyang is abuzz, too.,” The Washington Post, 4/26/20 “Kim Jong Un makes public appearance, Korean media reports,” Financial Times, 5/1/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 04, 2020
FISA Follies & Trump’s Taxes (with Steve Vladeck)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “FISA Follies & Trump’s Taxes,” Preet answers listener questions about vice presidential rules, Trump’s defunding of the WHO, and COVID-19’s effect on domestic violence. Then, Preet is joined by Steve Vladeck, the A. Dalton Cross Professor in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, to discuss FISA courts and President Trump’s upcoming Supreme Court battles.   To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. And if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s full episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.   REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A Philip Bump, “Could Joe Biden pick Barack Obama as his running mate? Yes. But.” Washington Post, 8/6/2015 Peter Baker, “VP Bill? Depends on Meaning of ‘Elected,’” Washington Post, 10/20/2006 Erica Werner, “Congressional Democrats allege Trump’s move to defund World Health Organization is illegal,” Washington Post, 4/15/2020 Jacob Pramuk, “Trump’s WHO funding threat echoes action that got him impeached, Democrats say,” CNBC, 4/15/2020 “The Impoundment Control Act of 1974: What Is It? Why Does It Matter?” House Committee on the Budget, 10/23/2019 “President Donald J. Trump Is Demanding Accountability From the World Health Organization,” WhiteHouse.gov, 4/15/2020 Michele Berger and Susan B. Sorensen, “Domestic violence and gun sales in the time of COVID-19,” Penn Today, 4/15/2020 Griffin Dix, “COVID-19, gun sales and guns in homes,” The Hill, 4/11/2020 THE INTERVIEW Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney, The National Security Law Podcast  Steve Vladeck and Ryan Goodman, Co-Editors-in-Chief, Just Security Blog Vladeck’s Biography, University of Texas School of Law   FISA:  “Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation,” Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice, 12/9/2019 “Management Advisory Memorandum for the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Regarding the Execution of Woods Procedures for Applications Filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Relating to U.S. Persons,” Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice, 3/30/2020 United States Intelligence Activities, Executive Order 12333, National Archives, 12/4/1981 Franks vs. Delaware (Supreme Court, 1978), Justia USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020, Congress.gov, 3/10/2020 Vladeck’s appearance before the House Select Intelligence Committee, CSPAN, 10/29/2013 Steve Vladeck, “The FISA Court and Article III,” Washigton and Lee Law Review, 6/1/2015 James G. McAdams III, “FISA: An Overview,” Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, 2006 Steve Vladeck, “The Best Evidence Yet That Government Surveillance Oversight Is Nowhere Near Adequate,” Slate, 10/31/2013 Steve Vladeck, “Trump's criticism of the Carter Page FISA warrant is wrong. But that doesn't mean the FISA process is right,” NBC News, 7/24/2018 Inspector General Memo on FISA Audit, Department of Justice, 3/30/2020 Ellen Nakashima and Devlin Barrett, “Problems with FBI surveillance extended far beyond probe of Trump campaign, Justice Dept. inspector general says,” Washington Post, 3/31/2020 Andrew C. McCarthy, “It’s Time to Rethink Foreign-Intelligence Surveillance,” National Review, 4/4/2020 COVID AND THE LAW: Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, “Department of Justice Enforcement Actions Related to COVID-19,” Department of Justice, 3/24/2020 Harry Litman, “The DOJ Just Made it Too Easy to Link Coronavirus to Terrorism,” Los Angeles Times, 4/2/2020 Chris Strohm, “Barr Threatens Legal Action Against Governors Over Lockdowns,” Bloomberg, 4/21/2020 UPCOMING LEGAL FIGHTS: Supplemental Briefing Order on Trump Tax Cases, Supreme Court, 4/27/2020 Steve Vladeck, Thread on Supreme Court Order, Twitter, 4/27/2020 Josh Chafetz, Congress’s Constitution: Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers, Yale University Press, 2017 Steve Vladeck, “What would happen if Trump ignored a divided Supreme Court ruling against him?” Washington Post, 10/14/2019 WAR CRIMES TRIALS: Gerd Hankel, “Leipzig War Crimes Trials,” International Encyclopedia of the First World War, 2016 Mitchell Yockelson, “The bizarre tale of a kidnapping attempt, the German kaiser and a beloved ashtray,” Washington Post, 8/14/2018 Rebecca Kheel and Morgan Chalfant, “Five Things to Know about the International Criminal Court,” The Hill, 9/10/2018 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 30, 2020
CAFE Insider 4/28: Legal Gambits
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Legal Gambits," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the lawsuit brought by Missouri against the Chinese government over COVID-19, and legislation introduced by Republicans in Congress which would allow lawsuits against foreign governments.  Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS IMMIGRATION ORDER Executive order limiting immigration in response to COVID-19, 4/22/20 Trump tweet announcing executive order suspending immigration, 4/20/20 “Trump’s temporary plan to halt immigration is part of a broader strategy, Stephen Miller says,” New York Times, 4/24/20 RICK BRIGHT REMOVAL Rick Bright’s statement on his removal from BARDA position, 4/22/20 Rep. Frank Pallone’s letter to HHS Inspector General calling for investigation of Bright matter, 4/23/20 “House to examine ouster of health official who doubted drugs Trump pushed,” New York Times, 4/23/20 “Ousting vaccine chief is going to ‘set us back,’ former FDA head says,” Politico, 4/26/20 “Vaccine expert from HHS to file whistleblower complaint,” CBS News, 4/24/20 SUING CHINA  Missouri AG’s complaint filed in Eastern District of Missouri, 4/21/20 Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) of 1976, the law granting foreign states immunity  28 U.S. Code § 1605, the statute outlining the exceptions to the immunity of a foreign state Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), the law carving out an exception in FSIA for lawsuits against states who have sponsored terrorism “Suing China over coronavirus won’t help. Here’s what will work,” John Bellinger, Washington Post op-ed, 4/23/20 “Congress hands Obama first veto override,” Politico, 9/28/16 MCCONNELL STATE BANKRUPTCY COMMENTS Clip: Mitch McConnell expresses support for allowing states to go bankrupt, Hugh Hewitt radio show, 4/22/20 “McConnell takes flak after suggesting bankruptcy for states rather than bailouts,” Washington Post, 4/23/20 SUPREME COURT  Ramos v. Louisiana, the decision banning non-unanimous jury verdicts in criminal cases “Why a case about jury verdicts could spell trouble for Roe v. Wade,” Ruth Marcus, Washington Post op-ed, 4/24/20 NY Rifle & Pistol Assoc. v. NYC, the decision on a now moot challenge to a NYC rule regarding the transport of firearms The Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution LAUGHING CHALLENGE “Centuries-old law against cursing in public repealed by Virginia legislators,” NPR, 2/19/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 28, 2020
Ballot Battles (with Michael Waldman)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, "Ballot Battles," Preet answers listeners’ questions about online learning, mail fraud, and the Equal Time Doctrine. Then, Michael Waldman, President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, joins Preet for a discussion about voting. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.   REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A “As School Moves Online, Many Students Stay Logged Out,” New York Times, 4/6/20 47 U.S. Code § 315: Candidates for public office, Legal Information Institute 18 U.S. Code § 1341: Frauds and swindles, Legal Information Institute  Stay Tuned: Blame Today On the 70s (with Kevin Kruse & Julian Zelizer), 1/24/19  THE INTERVIEW The Fight to Vote, Simon & Schuster (2017)  “How to Protect the 2020 Vote from the Coronavirus,” Brennan Center for Justice, 3/16/20  Stay Tuned: Gunning for the 2nd Amendment? (with Michael Waldman), 1/15/19 HISTORY OF VOTING RIGHTS:  President Abraham Lincoln, Last Public Address, 4/11/1865, Abraham Lincoln Online “The 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade,” The Atlantic, 3/1/13 Voting Rights Act of 1965, U.S. Government National Archives Recordings of President Lyndon B Johnson’s phone calls, DiscoverLBJ  “Confrontations for Justice,” The National Archives  Michael Waldman, “The Right to Vote? Don’t Count on It,” Brennan Center, 2/29/16 THE CONSTITUTION:  15th Amendment, National Constitution Center 17th Amendment, National Constitution Center  19th Amendment, National Constitution Center  SUPREME COURT DECISIONS:  Shelby County v. Holder (2013), Oyez Rucho v. Common Cause (2019), Oyez Lamone v. Benisek (2019), Oyez Republican National Committee v. Democratic National Committee (2020), SCOTUSblog VOTER FRAUD & SAFETY: Justin Levitt, “The Truth About Voter Fraud,” Brennan Center, 11/9/07 Watch: Voter ID Laws, “The Colbert Report,” Comedy Central, 7/20/11 “Trump Disbands Commission on Voter Fraud,” New York Times, 1/3/18  Tweet featuring Wisconsin Assembly speaker telling voters it’s safe to go out, 4/7/20  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 23, 2020
CAFE Insider 4/21: Rolling with Pandemic Punches
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Rolling with Pandemic Punches," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss: — President Trump’s threat to force Congress to adjourn so that he can bypass the Senate confirmation process for judicial nominees, a process known as “recess appointments.” — An update on members of Trump’s inner circle, including Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, and Paul Manafort, the possibility that the president might pardon them, and the Justice Department’s compassionate release policy.  — The Supreme Court’s decision to livestream oral arguments for the first time in its history due to coronavirus, and the high-profile cases that the public will now be able to hear, including those involving Trump’s taxes. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 21, 2020
Fighting for Life (with Wes Moore & David Lat)
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On this week’s special episode of Stay Tuned, Preet is joined by two guests.  Wes Moore is the CEO of Robin Hood NYC, a New York City-based antipoverty philanthropic organization. Moore is also a Rhodes Scholar, combat veteran, social entrepreneur, and bestselling author. In the midst of coronavirus, Robin Hood is at the forefront of relief efforts focused on aiding society’s most vulnerable.  David Lat is a Managing Director at the recruiting firm Lateral Link and the founder of the iconic legal blog Above the Law. Last month, Lat spent almost a week on a ventilator after falling extremely sick with COVID-19. Thankfully, Lat is now on the road to recovery and has been sharing his story and his larger reflections on the pandemic on social media, television, and in powerful opinion pieces in major newspapers. Lat--a healthy and energetic 44-year-old--has used his harrowing journey with coronavirus to remind us of our collective risk and to highlight the selfless work of frontline healthcare professionals.  To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. And if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s full episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS WES MOORE Robin Hood NYC COVID-19 Relief Fund Robin Hood & Columbia University’s Poverty Tracker: The State of Poverty and Disadvantage in New York City (February 2020) The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, Spiegel & Grau (2011)  Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City, One World (2020)  Poverty in America:  “How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty,” US Census Bureau, last revised: 8/27/19 “How is Poverty Measured?,” Institute for Research on Poverty  “The official U.S. poverty rate is based on a hopelessly out-of-date metric,” Washington Post, 9/16/19 Rourke L. O’Brien & David S. Pedulla, “Beyond the Poverty Line,” Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2010 Annie Nova, “Many Americans who can’t afford a $400 emergency blame debt,” CNBC, 7/21/29 Tracy Jan, “Redlining was banned 50 years ago. It’s still hurting minorities today,” Washington Post, 3/28/18 Pam Fessler, “One Family’s Story Shows How The Cycle Of Poverty is Hard to Break,” National Public Radio, 5/7/14 Covid-19 Impact on Vulnerable: Reis Thebault, Andrew Ba Tran, and Vanessa Williams, “The coronavirus is infecting and killing black Americans at an alarmingly high rate,” Washington Post, 4/7/20 “What the Racial Data Show,” The Atlantic, 4/6/20 Anthony Fisher, “Trump and the government are failing the nonprofits that help the homeless, elderly, and other vulnerable Americans,” Business Insider, 3/18/20 Matt Apuzzo and Monika Pronczuk, “Covid-19’s Economic Pain is Universal. But Relief? Depends on Where You Live,” New York Times, 3/23/20 DAVID LAT David Lat Biography, Lateral Link  Lat’s Column, Above the Law  David Lat, Supreme Ambitions: A Novel, American Bar Association, 2014 Coronavirus Journey  David Lat, “I spent six days on a ventilator with covid-19. It saved me, but my life is not the same,” Washington Post, 4/9/20 David Lat, thread on recovery, Twitter, 4/8/20 David Lat, thread on being a good patient, Twitter, 3/31/20 David Lat, thread on text messaging, Twitter, 4/8/20 David Lat, thread on obituaries, Twitter, 4/1/20 Caroline Lewis, “‘I Have A Greater Appreciation For Life’: David Lat On His Coronavirus Hospitalization & Recovery,” Gothamist, 4/13/20 Lat with Jim Sciutto, CNN, 4/10/20 Lat and his husband, Zachary Baron Shemtob, with Rachel Maddow, MSNBC, 4/6/20 Lat and Shemtob with Savannah Guthrie, Today Show, 4/6/20 COVID and Society Karen Heller, “The recovered: How it feels to be alive on the other side of the pandemic,” Washington Post, 4/15/20 Jennifer Senior, “The One Kind of Distancing We Can’t Afford,” New York Times, 4/12/20 Sinéad Baker, “80% of NYC's coronavirus patients who are put on ventilators ultimately die, and some doctors are trying to stop using them,” Business Insider, 4/9/20 Alana Wise, “Trump Falsely Claimed 'Total' Authority Over States — Now He's Backpedaling,” NPR, 4/14/20 Elyse Samuels and Meg Kelly, “How false hope spread about hydroxychloroquine to treat covid-19 — and the consequences that followed,” Washington Post, 4/13/20 Elizabeth Cohn, “Prominent scientists have bad news for the White House about coronavirus antibody tests,” CNN International, 4/15/20 Lat and the Law George Conway and David Lat, “Don’t like the Wisconsin election mess? Don’t blame the courts,” Washington Post, 4/11/20 Jonathan Miller, “He Fought the Law. They Both Won,” New York Times, 1/22/06 David Lat, “A Departure Memo, from David Lat,” Above the Law, 5/6/19 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 16, 2020
CAFE Insider 4/14: COVID Aftershocks
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To join the CAFE Insider community, head to cafe.com/insider In this episode of CAFE Insider, “COVID Aftershocks,” Preet and Anne break down all the latest politically-charged legal issues and developments, including: — The formation of a White House “Council to Re-Open America,” and President Trump’s false assertion that “when somebody is the President, authority is total.” — Concerns about the upcoming November election and the legal and political dynamics surrounding the push to vote-by-mail.  — The surprising constitutional questions around presidential succession in the U.S., as leaders around the world are falling ill with the coronavirus.  — Attorney General Bill Barr’s recent interview in which he said the media was “on a jihad” to discredit President Trump, and the DOJ’s intention to take action to protect religious freedom.  — The news that Apple and Google are teaming up to create “contact tracing” tools to help track and prevent the spread of the virus, and the privacy issues that arise from this kind of surveillance.  We hope you’re enjoying CAFE Insider. Email us at letters@cafe.com with your suggestions and questions for Preet and Anne. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS WHITE HOUSE COVID-19 RESPONSE:  10th Amendment of the U.S Constitution Clip: Trump says presidential authority is “total,” CNN, 4/13/20 Clip: Larry Kudlow says investors should “think about buying during these dips,” CNBC, 3/6/20 “Wilbur Ross’s prediction about the coronavirus bringing back jobs was wrong,” Vox, 4/2/20 “Trump’s grand reopening council triggers slew of new questions,” Politico, 4/13/20 VOTE-BY-MAIL Trump tweet criticizing vote-by-mail, 4/8/20 Brennan Center vote-by-mail explainer, 4/8/20  “Voting by mail and the race between Biden and Trump,” The Atlantic, 4/11/20 PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION  25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution  Presidential Succession Act of 1947, 3 U.S. Code § 19 Presidential Succession Act of 1792 Presidential Succession Act of 1886 Congressional Research Service report on presidential succession, 6/29/05 Continuity of Government Commission succession report, 6/1/09 Jack Goldsmith, “A Presidential Succession Nightmare,” Lawfare, 3/25/20 BARR & RELIGIOUS FREEDOM Free Exercise Clause of the 1st Amendment  AG Barr’s Fox News interview with Laura Ingraham, 4/8/20 DOJ spokesperson tweeting “expect action” on religious freedom, 4/11/20 Employment Division of Oregon v. Smith (1990), decision establishing rational basis test for religious freedom cases  “William Barr’s Wild Misreading of the First Amendment,” Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker, 10/17/19 “States Consider Whether Religious Services Qualify as ‘Essential,’” NPR, 4/1/20 CONTACT TRACING Apple’s official announcement of Google partnership on contact tracing, 4/10/20 Andy Slavitt tweet thanking Google and Apple, 4/10/20 “The biggest questions about Apple and Google’s new coronavirus tracker,” The Verge, 4/11/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 15, 2020
Trump v. The Invisible Enemy (with Peter Baker)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Trump v. The Invisible Enemy," Preet answers listener questions about: The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on Wisconsin’s plan to extend absentee voting amid the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic  Whether recently fired Inspector General for the Intelligence Community Michael Atkinson could sue the government for wrongful termination, and the parallels to the firing of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe  Transitioning from the military into the field of law Then, Preet is joined by Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times and a political analyst for MSNBC. Baker has covered four White Houses: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and, now, Trump.  To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. And if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s full episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free. Sign up to receive a link to the episode at cafe.com/preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.  REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A WISCONSIN PRIMARY: The Republican National Committee v. The Democratic National Committee (2020), the Supreme Court’s 4/6/20 decision on absentee voting in Wisconsin amid coronavirus pandemic Natasha Korecki, Zach Montellaro, Caitlin Oprysko, “Rain, hail, lawsuits and the coronavirus crisis fail to halt Wisconsin election,” Politico, 4/7/20 “Wisconsin Set to Vote on Tuesday after Court Overrules Governor’s Postponement,” New York Times, 4/6/20 MICHAEL ATKINSON FIRING:  Statement of Michael K. Atkinson, Inspector General of the Intelligence Community on his Removal from Office, 4/5/20 Charlie Savage, “Inspector General Fired by Trump Urges Whistle-Blowers ‘to Bravely Speak Up,’” New York Times, 4/6/20 Grace Segers, Kathryn Watson, Emily Tillett, “Spy chief defends handling of ‘unprecedented’ whistleblower complaint,” CBS News, 9/26/19 “Schiff plans to investigate Trump firing intel watchdog,” The Hill (4/7/20)  Burgess Everett and Andrew Desiderio, “Grassley seeks explanation of Trump’s firing of Atkinson,” Politico, 4/7/20 Complaint: McCabe v. Barr, DOJ, Wray, FBI (August 2019)  Kyle Cheney, “Andrew McCabe sues DOJ, claims his firing was ‘retaliation’ directed by Trump,” Politico, 8/8/19 THE INTERVIEW BAKER BYLINES: Baker, Katie Rogers, David Enrich & Maggie Haberman, “Trump’s Aggressive Advocacy of Malaria Drug for Treating Coronavirus Divides Medical Community,” NYT, 4/6/20 Baker, Maggie Haberman & James Glanz, “Tensions Persis Between Trump and Medical Advisers Over the Coronavirus,” NYT, 4/3/20 Baker, Maggie Haberman, Zolan Kanno-Youngs & Noah Weiland, “Kushner Puts Himself in Middle of White House’s Chaotic Coronavirus Response,” NYT, 4/2/20 Baker & Maggie Haberman, “Used to Meeting Challenges with Bluster and Force, Trump Confronts a Crisis Unlike Any Before,” NYT, 3/21/20 Baker, “Fourth Time’s the Charm? Mark Meadows Takes Over Trump’s White House,” NYT, 3/7/20 Baker, “Donald Trump Is Sworn In as President, Capping His Swift Ascent,” New York Times, 1/20/17  Baker, “Obama Takes Oath, and Nation in Crisis Embraces the Moment,” New York Times, 1/20/09 CAPT. CROZIER: Matthias Gafni and Joe Garofoli, “Exclusive: Captain of aircraft carrier with growing coronavirus outbreak pleads for help from Navy,” SF Chronicle, 3/31/20 Eric Schmitt and John Ismay, “He Led a Top Navy Ship. Now He Sits in Quarantine, Fired and Infected,” NYT, 4/5/20 COVERING PRESIDENTS: “For journalists covering Trump, the new reality at the White House,” NBCNews, 4/4/20 “Clinton Standard Time,” Washington Post, 1/12/93 Transcript: Charlie Gibson Interviews President Bush, ABC News, 11/28/08 Alex Lockie, “Obama: Here’s what surprised me most about being president,” Business Insider, 1/16/17 PREPARATION FOR PANDEMIC: Tony Romm: “Underfunded, understaffed and under siege: Unemployment offices nationwide are struggling to do their jobs,” Washington Post, 4/6/20 Paul Farhi, “NBC’s Peter Alexander asked Trump to reassure Americans about coronavirus. Trump berated him instead,” Washington Post, 3/20/20 Cleve R. Wootson, Jr., Lori Rozsa & Brady Dennis, “As Coronavirus cases surge in Florida, fears mount that action came too late,” Washington Post, 4/2/20 John Barry: The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, Penguin Random House (2005) Matthew Mosk: “George W. Bush in 2005: ‘If we wait for a pandemic to appear, it will be too late to prepare,’” ABCNews, 4/5/20 STAY TUNED: Susan Glasser’s interview, 12/19/19 Maggie Haberman interview, 1/4/18 THE BUTTON Matthew Haag, “This Brooklyn Landlord Just Canceled Rent for Hundreds of Tenants,” New York Times, 4/3/20 SE Lock and Key’s tweet announcing they would not service evictions, 4/3/20 Airbnb: Hosts to Help Provide Housing to 100,000 COVID-19 Responders, 3/26/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 09, 2020
CAFE Insider 4/7: The Oversight Wars
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To listen to the full episode for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive a link. Members of the CAFE Insider can listen to this episode in the podcast player of their choice. In this special episode of CAFE Insider, “The Oversight Wars,” Preet and Anne are joined by Neil Barofsky, who served as the Special Inspector General for TARP, the chief watchdog in charge of policing the 2008 Wall Street bailout. Drawing on Neil’s experience overseeing the last massive government stimulus package, Preet and Anne break down all the latest issues and developments, including: — The challenges inherent in the oversight system outlined in the stimulus law, and the incredible amount of power in the hands of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. — Trump’s decision to appoint Brian Miller, one of his own White House lawyers, to the position of Inspector General for Pandemic Relief, and the importance of having independent-minded, qualified lawyers in oversight roles.  — The news that Trump has fired Michael Atkinson, the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community, ostensibly as payback for his role in bringing to light the whistleblower complaint that ultimately led to the President’s impeachment.  Preet and Anne also break down the latest politically-charged legal news, including: — The disturbing new report from the DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz exposing widespread problems with the FISA warrant application process. — The legal battle over voting in Wisconsin, the Supreme Court’s last-minute decision mandating that they move forward with the election, and the implications for the upcoming November election.  To hear the full episode, head to cafe.com/preet to receive a link. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 08, 2020
Note From Preet: It's Still OK To Laugh
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A weekly Note from Preet is part of the CAFE Insider membership which includes the exclusive podcast co-hosted by Preet and Anne, and more. To try it free for two weeks, head to CAFE.com/insider and to receive CAFE emails, including links to free episodes, join the list at CAFE.com/Preet See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 03, 2020
Humor in the Time of Corona (with Mike Birbiglia)
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On this week's episode of Stay Tuned, "Humor in the Time of Corona," Preet answers listener questions about: The impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 Census (and how to fill it out online!) Whether Trump’s suggestion that he would not provide emergency assistance to “unappreciative” governors could be criminal conduct  If cable news networks should stop broadcasting Trump’s press conferences on COVID-19 Changing the name of the podcast to something more topical Then, he’s joined by Mike Birbiglia, who is a comedian, writer, director, and an actor. Birbiglia does not shy away from the tough topics in his work and he shares how comedy has been a tool to help him work through personal struggles with health complications. In this sad and stressful time, Birbiglia reveals how the process of crafting and sharing jokes can be healing and cathartic. His most recent one-man show, The New One, is about the turbulent, and ultimately heartwarming, experience of becoming a parent. [Parental discretion for language and content is advised for this episode.]    To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. And if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s full episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free. Sign up to receive a link to the episode at cafe.com/preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.    REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A Fill out the 2020 census online here 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19 “Why Does the Census Matter?,” Council on Foreign Relations, 12/16/19 “Trump: Federal Government Doing ‘Hell Of A Job’ And ‘Governors Should Appreciate It,’” Real Clear Politics, 3/27/20   THE INTERVIEW Get updates from Mike at Birgbigs.com Tip Your Waitstaff   BIRBIGLIA SPECIALS & MOVIES “The New One,” Netflix (2019), and the upcoming book in May 2020 “Thank God For Jokes,” Netflix (2017)   Don’t Think Twice, Netflix (2016) Sleepwalk With Me, Amazon Prime Video (2012) “Sleepwalk with Me Live,” Spotify (2011) “What I Should Have Said Was Nothing,” Netflix (2008)   JOKES & JOKESTERS “Humor in Hard Times,” New York Times, 9/19/09 Watch: “Jon Stewart on Comedy in Times of Tragedy,” Bill Moyers Journal (2007) “Where does canned laughter come from – and where did it go?,” BBC, 9/26/16 “Please Chuckle Here, New York Magazine, 11/23/11   Steven Wright: Watch: “Comic Relief ‘Steven Wright’ Stand Up Comedy 1987” Stephen Wright, Spotify “The Mosaic View Of Comedian Steven Wright,” Wisconsin Public Radio, 3/7/20 “Headwaters for a River of Stand-Up,” New York Times, 4/30/14   Mitch Hedberg: Mitch Hedberg: “Strategic Grill Locations,” Spotify (2003) “Mitch Hedberg: The Best Pre-Twitter Twitter Comedian,” GQ, 6/4/13 “Mitch Hedberg, a Comedian Who Performed Surreal Routines, Dies at 37,” New York Times, 4/1/05   Jerry Seinfeld: Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedian, Netflix (2002) Watch: “Seinfeld - Night Guy”   Roy Wood Jr: Roy Wood Jr.: “Father Figure,” Amazon Prime Video (2017)   LOCKDOWN ENTERTAINMENT RECOMMENDATIONS The Money Pit, Netflix (1986) The Larry Sanders Show, HBO (1992) The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, HBO (2018) Extras, Netflix (2006) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 02, 2020
CAFE Insider 3/31: Fevered Nation
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To listen to the full episode for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive a link. Members of the CAFE Insider can listen to this episode in the podcast player of their choice. In this episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, “Fevered Nation,” co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down all the latest coronavirus developments, including: — The spectacle of the daily White House coronavirus press conferences, and the impact of the President’s repeated false claims on the government’s response effort. — The President’s now-abandoned wish to reopen the economy by Easter, and the chaos surrounding his public announcement that he was considering quarantining the entire New York metro area — which he later walked back that same day.  — The White House’s deployment of the Defense Production Act to compel General Motors to produce ventilators. — The passage of a massive $2 trillion stimulus package, and the importance of effective Congressional oversight over its implementation. Amid the round-the-clock coronavirus coverage, there was also this news that would have otherwise wielded much attention: The DOJ’s indictment of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and 13 of his associates on drug trafficking charges. To hear the full episode, head to cafe.com/preet to receive a link. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 31, 2020
Note From Preet: An Outpouring of Outreach; An Inspiring Life
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A weekly Note from Preet is part of the CAFE Insider membership which includes the exclusive podcast co-hosted by Preet and Anne, and more. To try it free for two weeks, head to CAFE.com/insider and to receive CAFE emails, including links to free episodes, join the list at CAFE.com/Preet See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 27, 2020
Tracking & Tackling COVID-19 (with Andy Slavitt)
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On this week’s special episode of Stay Tuned, Preet is joined by Andy Slavitt, whoserved as the Acting Administrator of Medicare and Medicaid Services during the last two years of the Obama administration. A healthcare industry veteran, Slavitt helped to salvage the maligned Healthcare.gov and worked to improve federal health care data analytics. Since leaving government, Slavitt has remained a critical voice in the battle for healthcare coverage, founding the non-profit United States of Care and the investment firm Town Hall Ventures in 2018. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Slavitt has been on the front lines—working to acquire healthcare supplies for medical workers, helping to popularize #StayHome, and appearing on TV shows and podcasts to explain how we can flatten the curve. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. And if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s full episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free. Juliette Kayyem, President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, joins Preet and Anne to discuss the many pertinent issues raised by the coronavirus. Sign up to receive a link to the episode at cafe.com/preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE INTERVIEW “Andy Slavitt Can’t Stop: How a Health Care Wonk Became a Rabble-Rouser,Stat News, 5/25/2017 “One-on-One with Andy Slavitt, Board Chair & Founder, United States of Care,”Digital Health Today, 10/17/2018 “The Issue,”United States of Care, 2020 “What We Do,”Town Hall Ventures, 2020 TESTING: Andy Slavitt, “Why We Don’t Have Enough Coronavirus Tests,”Medium, 3/24/2020 Andy Slavitt, “The Severity of the Next Several Weeks Depends on Our Actions Now,”Medium, 3/22/2020 “What Is R0?: Gauging Contagious Infections,”Healthline HOSPITAL SUPPLIES: “Our Mission,”Project N95, 2020 “Summary of Comprehensive Congressional Proposal for COVID-19,”United States of Care, 3/23/2020 Andy Slavitt, “The Outcry From Nurses and Doctors Over the Lack of Protective Gear Will be the Major Story Next Week,” Medium, 3/17/2020 ECONOMY: Andy Slavitt, “Coronavirus isn't about Trump's stock market and 2020 odds. Or at least it shouldn't be,”USA Today, 3/2/2020 “Trump pushes a ‘return to work’ as Kudlow predicts coronavirus stimulus will fuel economic rebound,”CNBC, 3/24/2020 OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: Sara Rosenbaum, “Medicaid's Role in Caring for Flint: An Update,”Commonwealth Fund, 3/10/16 “CMS Announces $66.1 Million to Support Zika Prevention & Treatment Services,”CMS.gov, 11/9/2016 “Slavitt Says Goodbye to CMS Staff as Obama Administration Gives Way to Trump,”Healthcare Innovation, 1/20/2017 “The Man Who Saved Healthcare.gov Wants a Bipartisan Solution to Healthcare,”Washington Post, 3/16/2017 Trump Appears to Throw Shade at Obamacare Site While Announcing National Emergency,”Daily Beast, 3/13/2020 “Ex-Obama official fires back: Trump was left with 'global health infrastructure,'”The Hill, 3/15/2020 EXTRAS: Andy Slavitt on theAl Franken Podcast, 3/22/2020 Donald Trump on Mitt Romney’s Coronavirus Test,Twitter, 3/25/2020 “Sex and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),”NYC.gov, 3/21/2020 Bill Gates, “The Next Outbreak? We’re Not Ready,”TED, 3/2015 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 26, 2020
CAFE Insider 3/24: Pandemic Ethics & Glimmers of Hope
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To listen to the full episode for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive a link. Members of the CAFE Insider can listen to this episode in the podcast player of their choice. In this episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, “Pandemic Ethics & Glimmers of Hope,” co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram are joined by Juliette Kayyem. Kayyem served as President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. Drawing on her experience managing crises — including the H1N1 pandemic and the BP oil spill — she helps Preet and Anne break down all of the latest coronavirus developments and issues, including Trump's delayed deployment of the Defense Production Act, and the ethics around the government's response to the pandemic. To hear the full episode, head to cafe.com/preet to receive a link. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 24, 2020
Note from Preet: Fighting the Invisible Enemy
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This is a recording of Preet’s weekly Note to CAFE Insiders, which is part of the CAFE Insider membership. To learn more, head to CAFE.com/insider. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 20, 2020
Geopolitical Recession & Ruthless Leadership (with Ian Bremmer & Rahm Emanuel)
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On this week’s special episode of Stay Tuned, Preet is joined by two guests. Ian Bremmer, the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a political risk consulting firm, and GZERO Media, helps us break down the global and domestic threats posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Rahm Emanuel served as Mayor of Chicago from 2011 to 2019, overseeing the city’s passage of universal pre-kindergarten, its ongoing struggle with crime and police brutality, and its rapid expansion of public-private partnerships. A Chicago native, Emanuel has been a mainstay in Democratic politics since the 1980s, working as a top advisor to President Clinton for the majority of his presidency, holding a seat in the House of Representatives during the George W. Bush administration, and serving as Chief of Staff for President Obama in the first year of his administration. Last month, Emanuel published The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World, an examination of the increasing importance of local leaders amid the dysfunction of the federal government. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. And if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s full episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free. Lisa Monaco, former Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor to President Barack Obama, joins Preet and Anne to discuss the many pertinent issues raised by the coronavirus. Sign up to receive a link to the episode at cafe.com/preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. IAN BREMMER Ian Bremmer, “We Are In a Geopolitical Recession. That’s a Bad Time for the Global Coronavirus Crisis,” TIME, 3/13/20 Eurasia Group’s Top Risks for 2020, published 1/6/20 Ian Bremmer, “The Fate of the World in 2020,” Stay Tuned, 1/30/20 Ian Bremmer, “The Fate of the World in 2019,” Stay Tuned, 1/10/19 Maggie Haberman and Noah Weiland, “Inside the Coronavirus Response: A Case Study in the White House Under Trump,” New York Times, 3/16/20 Ishaan Tharoor, “South Korea’s coronavirus success story underscores how the U.S. initially failed,” Washington Post, 3/17/20 Scott Neuman, Emily Feng, Huo Jingnan, “China To Investigate After Whistleblower Doctor Dies From Coronavirus,” National Public Radio, 2/7/20 Shannon Liao, “Chinese billionaire Jack Ma says he will donate one million face masks and 500,000 coronavirus testing kits to the US,” CNN, 3/14/20 Abby Vesoulis, “Will the Coronavirus Outbreak Turn Andrew Yang’s Dream into a Reality?,” TIME, 3/17/20 The Trolley Problem, “Would you sacrifice one person to save five?,” TED-Ed, 1/12/17 RAHM EMANUEL Rahm Emanuel, The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World, Knopf, 2/25/2020 Lizzie Widdicombe, “Emanuel in Full,” New Yorker, 11/18/2008 Handling a crisis “Member of Obama’s Cabinet Announces More Help for Flint,” Detroit Free Press, 2/26/2016 “Congress Approves $15 Billion Airline Bailout,” CNN, 9/22/2001 Shift to Cities “Emanuel Expands Universal Preschool Plan as Mayoral Clock Winds Down,” Chicago Tribune, 3/21/2019 “Chicago’s $8.7 Billion O’Hare Airport Expansion Underway,” Associated Press, 3/20/2019 Rahm Emanuel, “If Donald Trump Won’t Tackle Climate Change, Then Chicago Will,” Guardian, 8/27/2017 “16 Shots: The Police Shooting of Laquan McDonald,” NPR Podcasts/WBEZ Chicago, 2018 “Emanuel Expands Universal Preschool Plan as Mayoral Clock Winds Down,” Chicago Tribune, 3/21/2019 Ruthlessness “Rahm Emanuel, Pitbull Politician,” CNN Money, 9/26/2006 Peter Baker, “The Limits of Rahmism,” New York Times Magazine, 3/8/2010 “LBJ and Richard Russell on Vietnam,” UVA Miller Center, 5/27/1964 John Dickerson, “A ‘90s-Style Government Shutdown,” Slate Whistlestop, 1/16/2019 W. James Antle III, “How ‘Democrats Fall in Love, Republicans Fall in Line’ Got Flipped Upside Down,” The Week, 6/19/2019 2016 and 2020 Elections W. James Antle III, “How ‘Democrats Fall in Love, Republicans Fall in Line’ Got Flipped Upside Down,” The Week, 6/19/2019 Thomas E. Patterson, “News Coverage of the 2016 General Election: How the Press Failed the Voters,” Shorenstein Center, 12/7/2016 Chief of Staff “Rahm Emanuel: No Prius for Sec. Ray LaHood,” The Hill, 3/17/2010 “Trump Names Mark Meadows Chief of Staff, Ousting Mick Mulvaney,” New York Times, 3/6/2020 “The Myth of Hamilton Jordan,” Washington Post, 12/17/197 “The People Who Advise Jimmy Carter. Best and Brightest? Or Not?” Christian Science Monitor, 8/14/1980 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 19, 2020
CAFE Insider 3/17: Extraordinary Times
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To listen to the full episode for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive a link. Members of the CAFE Insider can listen to this episode in the podcast player of their choice. In this episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, “Extraordinary Times,” co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram are joined by Lisa Monaco, who was President Obama’s chief homeland security and counterterrorism advisor. In this clip, Lisa discusses the attempts made by the Obama administration to warn incoming Trump national security officials about the threat of a pandemic in January 2017 — going so far as to simulate a potential outbreak in a "tabletop" preparation exercise. To hear the full episode, head to cafe.com/preet to receive a link. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 18, 2020
Politics & Pandemics (with David Plouffe)
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In this episode of Stay Tuned, “ Politics & Pandemics,” Preet answers listener questions about:  The Trump administration’s response to the growing coronavirus crisis Harvey Weinstein’s 23-year sentence on two charges of felony sex crimes The House’s investigative activity since the conclusion of President Trump’s impeachment  Lee Harvey Oswald, the “alleged” JFK assassin  The guest is David Plouffe,author of A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump and the accompanying YA book Ripples of Hope: Your Guide to Electing a New President. Plouffe served as campaign manager for Barack Obama’s transformative 2008 presidential run and as Senior Advisor to President Obama from 2011-2013. Since September 2019, Plouffe has hosted the Campaign HQ podcast, where he interviews campaign managers, consultants, and political veterans like Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. He lives in San Francisco, where he has played crucial roles in the growth of Uber and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A HOUSE INVESTIGATIONS “Nadler seeks interviews with prosecutors who quit Roger Stone case,”Politico, 2/28/20 “Court Rules Congress Cannot Sue to Force Executive Branch Officials to Testify,”New York Times, 2/28/20 House Committee on Oversight and Reform: Coronavirus Preparedness and Response, 3/11/20 “Republicans’ various election-year investigations of Joe Biden, Burisma and Democrats, explained,”Washington Post, 3/9/20 “John Bolton's book has been delayed until May due to White House review,”CNN, 3/3/20   HARVEY WEINSTEIN SENTENCING “Harvey Weinstein Is Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison,”New York Times, 3/11/20 “‘I Literally Cried’: Weinstein Accusers React to Rapist’s 23-Year Prison Sentence,”Vanity Fair, 3/11/20   THE INTERVIEW BOOKS & PODCAST David Plouffe, A Citizen’s Guide to Defeating Donald Trump,Penguin Random House, 3/3/2020 David Plouffe, Ripples of Hope: Your Guide to Electing a New President,  MacMillan, 3/3/2020 Campaign HQ,Cadence13 via Apple Podcasts, 2019-2020 OBAMA 2008 “A Wizard of Odds Steers Obama’s Campaign,” Chicago Tribune, 6/9/2008 “One of These Men Changed Politics Forever,”Esquire, 3/1/2009 “Charting McCain’s Suspended Campaign,”NPR, 9/25/2008 “Angry White House Meeting Roils Bailout Talks,”Reuters, 9/26/2008 First 2008 Democratic Debate Transcript,New York Times, 9/26/2008 “Obama Might Keep Paulson,”POLITICO, 9/21/2008 “Battle Plans: How Obama Won,”New Yorker, 11/8/2008 OBAMA 2012 “David Plouffe, Obama’s Whiz Kid, Returns to the White House,”Daily Beast, 1/7/2011 “For a Top Obama Advisor, New Strategy and Old Doubts,”Washington Post, 9/27/2011 “From Knife Seller to the President’s Hard Edge,”New York Times,2/20/2012 2020 ELECTION  Plouffe on Amanpour,CNN International, 3/4/2020 Plouffe on Fox and Friends,Fox News, 3/5/2020 “The Worst Prognosticator of 2016 Makes a 2020 Comeback,”POLITICO, 3/3/20 “The Ticket: Beating Donald Trump, With David Plouffe,”Atlantic, 3/6/2020 “Trump’s denialist tweets are the coronavirus reaction we feared,”Vox, 3/9/2020 BIDEN & VICE PRESIDENTS   “Delaware Rivals Join To Bury the Hatchet,”New York Times, 11/8/1988 “With Biden Next Up to Debate, Obama’s Aides Plan Comeback,”New York Times, 10/7/2012 Biden Town Hall,CNN, 2/10/2020 Plouffe Tweet about Trump and Biden,Twitter, 3/4/2020 “Joe Biden's secret governing plan,”Axios, 3/9/2020 “Johnson is Nominated for Vice President; Kennedy Picks Him to Placate the South,”New York Times, 7/15/1960 “It Should Have Been Gephardt,”New York Post, 11/4/2004 “Trump-Biden fracas shows how social media gets mired in fact-check battles,”POLITICO, 3/10/2020 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 12, 2020
CAFE Insider 3/10: Virus Lockdown & SCOTUS Showdown
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Virus Lockdown & SCOTUS Showdown," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on the first abortion case to come before the Court since Trump’s appointment of two new conservative justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. The case, June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, could threaten the long-standing legal precedent established in Roe v. Wade.  Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 11, 2020
Misinformation Apocalypse (with Hany Farid)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Misinformation Apocalypse,” Preet answers listener questions about: Grand jury rules, and speculation that a grand jury declined to indict former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe The D.C. Court of Appeals’ ruling preventing the House Judiciary Committee from enforcing its subpoena for Don McGahn’s testimony  Trump’s defamation lawsuit against the New York Times Company Super Tuesday predictions and punditry The guest is Hany Farid, a digital forensics expert and a professor at University of California, Berkeley. Farid is at the forefront of the race to develop technology that can detect visual, audio, and video manipulation. With the recent rise of AI-based fakes, also known as “deepfakes,” Farid is part of a small team of analysts creating new techniques to assist with the identification of fake content.   As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A  ANDREW MCCABE “Andrew McCabe, Ex-F.B.I. Official, Will Not Be Charged in Lying Case,” New York Times, 2/14/20 “On the Mystery of the McCabe Grand Jury,” Lawfare, 9/13/19 The Grand Jury, Legal Information Institute  MCGAHN DECISION The decision in House Committee on the Judiciary v. Donald F. McGahn, 2/28/20 “Court of Appeals Decision Amounts to a Constitutional Earthquake,” CNN, 3/2/20 “Dems tread cautiously on investigations after impeachment,” Politico, 3/1/20 NYTLAWSUIT Discovery, “How Courts Work,” American Bar Association Trump campaign libel lawsuit filing, 2/26/20 “Trump Campaign Sues New York Times for Libel,” New York Times, 2/26/20 “The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo,” New York Times, 3/27/19 “Trump’s curious lawsuit against the New York Times,” National Review, 2/28/20 “Trump 2020 Sues ‘Washington Post,’ Days After ‘N.Y. Times’ Defamation Suit,” National Public Radio, 3/3/20 THE INTERVIEW “Deepfakes Are Getting Better, But They're Still Easy to Spot,” Wired, 5/2619  “Fake-porn videos are being weaponized to harass and humiliate women: ‘Everybody is a potential target,’” Washington Post, 12/30/18 Faux Rogan   PELOSI “SHALLOWFAKE”  “Speaker Pelosi at CAP Ideas Conference,” C-SPAN, 5/22/19 “Distorted Videos of Nancy Pelosi Spread on Facebook and Twitter, Helped by Trump,” New York Times, 5/24/19   LEE HARVEY OSWALD  Srivamshi Pittala, Emily Whiting, Hany Farid: A 3-D Stability Analysis of Lee Harvey Oswald in the Backyard Photo (2009) “Settling the Controversy Over Photo of Lee Harvey Oswald,” Dartmouth News, 10/19/15   YOUTUBE & CONSPIRACY VIDEOS Marc Faddoul, Guiilaume Chaslot, and Hany Farid: A longitudinal analysis of YouTube’s promotion of conspiracy videos (2020) “Can YouTube Quiet Its Conspiracy Theorists?,” New York Times, 3/2/20 “Pizzagate: From rumor, to hashtag, to gunfire in D.C.,” Washington Post, 12/6/16 “5 Theories About Conspiracy Theories,” New York Mag, 2/6/20   REGULATING TECH COMPANIES Watch: House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Hearing on Online Imposters and Disinformation, 9/26/19 47 U.S. Code § 230, a provision of the Communications Decency Act: Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material Telecommunications Act of 1996 “What is GDPR, the EU’s new data protection law?,” GDPR.EU “Silicon Valley Heads to Europe, Nervous About New Rules,” New York Times, 2/16/20 “Europe Is Toughest on Big Tech, Yet Big Tech Still Reigns,” New York Times, 11/11/19 “Two New California Laws Tackle Deepfake Videos in Politics and Porn,” David Wright Tremaine Blog, 10/11/19 THE BUTTON “James Lipton, ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ Host, Dies at 93,” New York Times, 3/2/20 Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo TV See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 05, 2020
CAFE Insider 3/3: COVID-19 & Other Contagions
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "COVID-19 & Other Contagions," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the latest on the Roger Stone case, including Stone's lawyers' argument that a jury member was biased and should have been removed. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 03, 2020
Inside the Fight Against Hate (with Cynthia Deitle)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Inside the Fight Against Hate,” Preet answers your questions about: X Y Z The guest this week is Cynthia Deitle As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 27, 2020
CAFE Insider 2/25: Time's Up for Weinstein & Jail for Stone
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Time's Up for Weinstein & Jail for Stone," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss Harvey Weinstein’s conviction on two of the five charges he faced in New York — and what his guilty verdict means for sex crimes prosecutions in the #MeToo era.  Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 25, 2020
Pardonpalooza & #MeToo (with Ronan Farrow)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Pardonpalooza & #MeToo,” Preet and Anne Milgram, his CAFE Insider podcast co-host, answer your questions about the numerous pardons and sentence commutations issued by the White House this week. The guest this week is Ronan Farrow, author of Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators and the host of the accompanying “The Catch and Kill Podcast.” Both works recount Farrow’s difficult journey to publishing game-changing sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Farrow is currently working with HBO on a documentary about the threats journalists face around the world. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A Office of the Pardon Attorney Derrick Bryson Taylor, Heather Murphy, and Mariel Padilla, "A Complete List of Trump’s Pardons and Commutations," NYT, 2/18/20 "U.S. attorney launches criminal probe of Rich pardon," CNN, 2/14/01 THE INTERVIEW Farrow’s First Appearance on Stay Tuned, CAFE, 4/26/2018 Ronan Farrow, The War on Peace, W.W. Norton & Company, 2018 CATCH AND KILL Ronan Farrow, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, Little, Brown, and Company, 2019 Ronan Farrow,“The Catch and Kill Podcast,”Pineapple Street Media, 2019-2020 Kara Scannell and Mark Morales,“National Enquirer company chief David Pecker talking with New York prosecutors,” CNN, 11/25/2019 Rachel Maddow, “NBCUniversal Offers NDA Releases Over Harassment Claim Concerns,”MSNBC, 10/26/2019 Jeff Bezos,“No thank you, Mr. Pecker,”Medium, 2/7/2019 Sarah Ellison and Paul Farhi,“Publisher of the National Enquirer admits to hush money payments made on Trump’s behalf,” Washington Post, 12/12/2018 Joe Palazzolo, Michael Rothfeld, and Lukas I. Alpert, “National Enquirer Shieldd Donald Trump From Playboy Model’s Affair Allegation,” WSJ, 11/4/2016 Reed Albergotti, Vanessa O’Connell, and Russel Adams, “How Tiger Woods Protected His Image,” WSJ, 12/18/2009 Anna Louise Bardach, “The Hush-Hush Deal that Made Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor,” LA Magazine, 9/1/2004 NEW YORKER STORIES Ronan Farrow, “The Black Cube Chronicles,” The New Yorker, Parts I, II, and III, 10/9/2019 Ronan Farrow, “How an Élite University Research Center Concealed its Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein,” The New Yorker, 9/7/2019 Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow, “A Sexual-Misconduct Allegation Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Stirs Tension Among Democrats in Congress,” The New Yorker, 9/14/2018 Ronan Farrow, “Les Moonves and CBS Face Allegations of Sexual Misconduct,” The New Yorker, 7/27/2018 Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow, “Four Woman Accuse New York’s Attorney General of Physical Abuse,” The New Yorker, 5/7/2018 Ronan Farrow, “The National Enquirer, A Trump Rumor, and Another Secret Payment to Buy Silence,” The New Yorker, 4/12/2018 Ronan Farrow, “Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity,” The New Yorker, 2/16/2018 Ronan Farrow, “Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies,” The New Yorker, 11/6/2017 Ronan Farrow, “From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories,” The New Yorker, 10/10/2017 WEINSTEIN TRIAL Ronan Farrow, Tweet on Jurors, Twitter,1/9/2020 Michael Levenson, “Who’s Who in the Harvey Weinstein Trial,” New York Times, 2/19/2020 Jeremy Barr, “Why the Weinstein Trial Jurors are Deliberating Slowly,” The Hollywood Reporter, 2/19/2020 Alyssa Rosenberg, “Harvey Weinstein is on trial. But #MeToo is in danger,” Washington Post, 2/18/2020 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 20, 2020
Scenes from an Impeachment (with Dan Goldman)
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This week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Scenes from an Impeachment,” features an exclusive interview with Dan Goldman, the House Intelligence Committee’s Director of Investigations and Senior Adviser who was charged with leading the public questioning of impeachment witnesses. Goldman, a former federal prosecutor who served as SDNY’s Deputy Chief of Organized Crime, takes us behind the scenes of impeachment. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, try CAFE Insider with free two-week trial. For students with a valid .edu email, there’s now a special rate. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS SUBPOENA POWER CRS Report: Congress’s Contempt Power and the Enforcement of Congressional Subpoenas: Law, History, Practice, and Procedure, May 2017 THE WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Michael Atkinson’s first letter notifying the House Intel Committee of the withheld whistleblower complaint, 9/9/19 Chairman Adam Schiff’s letter to Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire requesting the withheld whistleblower complaint, 9/10/19 Chairman Schiff’s subpoena and accompanying letter issued to Acting DNI Maguire regarding the withheld whistleblower complaint, 9/13/19 The Whistleblower complaint regarding President Trump’s actions, filed August 2019 Acting DNI Maguire’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, 9/26/19 MUELLER REPORT Attorney General Bill Barr’s letter on Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s report’s principal conclusions, March 2019 Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s Report on The Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, March 2019 UKRAINE Memorandum of Trump’s July 25, 2019 conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Former special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker’s text messages Three House Committees Launch Wide-Ranging Investigation into Trump-Giuliani Ukraine Scheme, 9/9/19 “Rudy Giuliani Plans Ukraine Trip to Push for Inquiries That Could Help Trump, New York Times, 5/9/19 HOUSE IMPEACHMENT WITNESSES Ambassador Bill Taylor’s deposition transcript and testimony George Kent’s deposition transcript and testimony Dr. Fiona Hill’s deposition transcript and testimony   David Holmes’ deposition transcript and testimony Undersecretary David Hale’s deposition transcript and testimony Tim Morrison’s deposition transcript and testimony Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s deposition transcript and testimony Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s deposition transcript and testimony Former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s deposition transcript and testimony Laura Cooper’s deposition transcript and testimony   Jennifer Williams’ deposition transcript and testimony Ambassador Kurt Volker’s deposition transcript and testimony Dan Goldman’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, 12/9/19 ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT The House Resolution Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors, December 2019 Clip: Pelosi’s full impeachment inquiry announcement, 9/24/19 “Seven freshman Democrats: These allegations are a threat to all we have sworn to protect,” Washington Post, 9/23/19 “How senators voted on Trump’s impeachment,” Politico, 2/5/20 SENATE TRIAL Clip: Rep. Adam Schiff Closing Argument in Senate Trial, 1/23/20 Clip: Rep. Adam Schiff Closing Argument in Senate Trial, 2/3/20   ROGER STONE Roger Stone initial sentencing memo, 2/10/20 Roger Stone updated sentencing memo, 2/11/20 Trump tweet congratulating AG Barr on Stone case intervention, 2/12/20 “Prosecutors quit Roger Stone case after Justice Dept. intervenes on sentencing,” The New York Times, 2/11/20 “Trump pulls nomination of former U.S. for Treasury post,” Axios, 2/11/12 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 13, 2020
Stone Cold Crisis (with Anne Milgram)
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In this special episode of Stay Tuned, “Stone Cold Crisis,” Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram dig into some seriously troubling news: The DOJ’s decision to overrule career prosecutors’ recommended sentence for Roger Stone, Trump’s long-time advisor and friend, a day after Trump called the initial sentencing recommendation “horrible and very unfair.” The analysis of this and other politically charged legal news continues next Tuesday for members of CAFE Insider. Sign up for a free two-week trial to listen. For students with a valid .edu email, there’s now a special rate. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS STONE CASE  Roger Stone initial sentencing memo, 2/10/20 Roger Stone updated sentencing memo, 2/11/20 Trump tweet congratulating AG Barr on Stone case intervention, 2/12/20 Preet tweet re: Judge Amy Berman Jackson, 2/11/20 Trump tweet attacking Judge Jackson, 2/11/20 “Prosecutors quit Roger Stone case after Justice Dept. intervenes on sentencing,” The New York Times, 2/11/20 “Trump pulls nomination of former U.S. for Treasury post,” Axios, 2/11/12 FLYNN “In reversal, prosecutors recommend up to 6 months in prison for Flynn,” ABC News, 1/7/20 GIULIANI / BARR BACKCHANNEL AG Bill Barr’s memo outlining new restrictions on opening politically sensitive investigations, 2/5/20 “Giuliani is giving Biden info the government, Barr confirms,” Los Angeles Times, 2/10/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 12, 2020
Iowa & The State of Disunion (with John Dickerson)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Iowa & The State of Disunion,” Preet answers your questions about: The future of the Iowa Caucuses Whether the House can re-open the impeachment inquiry into President Trump How elections should bear on impeachment Situations where the guilty are acquitted   The guest this week is John Dickerson. He is a correspondent for 60 Minutes, contributing editor to The Atlantic, and an author. Dickerson is also a co-host of Slate’s Political Gabfest and Whistlestop podcasts. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A IOWA “Lessons Learned From The Iowa Caucuses, And Danger Signs Ahead,” National Public Radio, 2/5/20 “‘A total mess’: Critics call for an end to Iowa’s first-in-the-nation status Iowa caucuses – reporting,” Vox, 2/4/20 IMPEACHMENT Double Jeopardy, Legal Information Institute Jury Nullification, Legal Information Institute “Alexander: Trump's Ukraine actions 'wrong,' 'inappropriate,' but not impeachable,” Politico, 2/1/20 “Murkowski says she 'cannot vote to convict,' but calls Trump's actions 'shameful and wrong,'” CNN, 2/3/20 “Rep. Jerry Nadler Says House Will Likely Subpoena John Bolton,” National Public Radio, 2/5/20 THE INTERVIEW SOTU Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address State of the Union Address, United States House of Representatives History, Art & Archives Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address, 2/5/19 “In dissonant State of the Union speech, Trump seeks unity while depicting ruin,” Washington Post, 2/5/19  Ezra Klein: “Why the media is so polarized — and how it polarizes us,” Vox, 1/28/20 Dickerson: “The Hardest Job in the World,” The Atlantic, May 2018 BIPARTISANSHIP “Obama’s Call for Bipartisanship Failed. Why Do 2020 Dems Think They’ll Do Better?,” NY Mag, 3/1/19 “Frenemies: A Love Story,” New York Times, 10/5/12 “Nancy Pelosi, Icon of Female Power, Will Reclaim Role as Speaker and Seal a Place in History,” New York Times, 1/2/19 HOUSE OF TIP O’NEILL The Troubles of Tip O’Neill, New York Times, 8/16/91 “After Two Decades, the 'Boll Weevils' Are Back, and Whistling Dixie,” Washington Post, 4/26/81 Clip: “Speaker O'Neil's Words Taken Down,” C-SPAN, 5/15/84 “Newt vs. Tip: Partisanship at Its Apogee?,” RealClearPolitics, 5/15/14 “The House of Jim Wright,” Politico, 5/7/15 “Lott Remarks on Thurmond Echoed 1980 Words,” Washington Post, 9/11/02 TRUMAN Listen: “Harry S. Truman’s Battles With the Bosses,” Whistlestop Podcast, 11/15/17 “As Election Day nears, Trump borrows from Harry Truman’s playbook,” Washington Post, 11/5/18 POLITICAL “GAFFES” Clip: Joe Lieberman, “3-way tie for 3rd,” C-SPAN, 5/18/17 Clip: “The Scream that doomed Howard Dean,” 2004 Clip: “George H.W. Bush checks the time,” 1992 “Dukakis and the Tank,” Politico, 11/17/13 POLITICAL SPEECHES Clip: Mario Cuomo 1984 Democratic National Convention Keynote Speech, C-SPAN, 7/16/84 Clip: Ronald Reagan’s 1976 Presidential Endorsement Speech, C-SPAN, 8/19/76 Clip: President Obama delivers Eulogy, Youtube, 6/26/15 Clip: Senator Barack Obama 2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Speech, 7/27/04 Clip: Obama Speech in Manassas, Virginia, 11/3/08 IMPEACHMENT Clip: Rep. Adam Schiff Closing Argument, 2/3/20 THE BUTTON Clip: Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Democratic Response to State of the Union Address, 2/4/20 Clip: Marco Rubio's State of the Union Response, 2/12/13 Clip: Jindal Delivers Republican Response, 2/25/09 Clip: 30 Bobby Jindal Rock, 2/25/09 “Jindal's Kenneth problem,” Politico, 3/7/09 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 06, 2020
National Security Special (with Lisa Monaco & Ken Wainstein)
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In this Stay Tuned special bonus, national security experts Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein discuss the latest news stories that aren't about impeachment: Coronavirus, encryption, and the controversy over Carter Page FISA warrants. Lisa Monaco served as Advisor to President Obama for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism from 2013-2017. A former federal prosecutor, Monaco spent 15 years in the Justice Department in various DOJ and FBI leadership positions—including Counsel to and Chief of Staff at the FBI for then-Director Robert Mueller. In 2011, Monaco was the first woman to serve as the Assistant Attorney General for National Security. Kenneth Wainstein served as Advisor to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism from 2008-2009. Wainstein served as the first Assistant Attorney General for National Security at DOJ, and led the new National Security Division in the wake of 9/11. A former federal prosecutor, Wainstein spent 19 years in the Justice Department and also served as General Counsel, and then Chief of Staff to then-Director Robert Mueller. Please send your thoughts to staytuned@cafe.com. Members of CAFE Insider can hear the full conversation, and access other exclusive content, including a weekly podcast at CAFE.com/insider. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS CORONAVIRUS Coronavirus Live Updates, New York Times “Trump sticks embattled health chief with coronavirus response,” Politico, 1/30/20 “195 Quarantined in California After Fleeing Coronavirus Epicenter,” New York Times, 1/31/20 “How a ‘Czar’ Fights a Disease,” Politico, 1/19/15 ENCRYPTION Clip: Cybersecurity, Encryption and United States National Security Matters Hearing before the Committee on Armed Services United States Senate, 9/13/16 Clip: Attorney General Barr on Encryption Technology and Law Enforcement, 10/4/19 Clip: Encryption and Lawful Access: Evaluating Benefits and Risks to Public Safety and Privacy, Senate Judiciary Committee, 12/10/19 Valerie Caproni’s Statement Before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, 2/17/11 “A Year After San Bernardino And Apple-FBI, Where Are We On Encryption?,” National Public Radio, 12/3/16 FISA The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), Legal Information Institute Fourth Amendment, Legal Information Institute Judge James Boasberg’s Order Regarding Handling and Disposition of Information regarding Carter Page, filed 1/7/20 DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation, December 2019 FBI Director Chris Wray’s response in regards to “Accuracy Concerns regarding FBI Matters Submitted to the FISC,” 1/10/20 David Kris’ amicus brief, “Accuracy Concerns regarding FBI Matters Submitted to the FISC,” 1/15/20 Clip: Attorney General Barr and FBI Deputy Director Bowdich Hold Press Conference, 1/13/20 Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, “The Church Committee” “Justice Dept. Says Facts Did Not Justify Continued Wiretap of Trump Aide,” New York Times, 1/23/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 04, 2020
The Fate of the World in 2020 (with Ian Bremmer)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, “The Fate of the World in 2020,” Preet answers your questions about: What constitutes impeachable conduct The authorities that Chief Justice John Roberts can assert in Trump's impeachment trial Reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t have the votes to block impeachment witnesses The guest this week is Ian Bremmer, the Founder and President of Eurasia Group, a leading global political risk and research firm. Bremmer is also the president of GZERO Media, which features short videos, podcasts, and explainers to help break down complicated global issues, and is an Editor-at-Large and Foreign Affairs columnist at TIME Magazine. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A JOHN ROBERTS: "John Roberts Can Call Witnesses to Trump's Trial. Will He?," New York Times, 1/27/20 "Rebuke From Roberts Signals His Limited Role in Trump’s Senate Trial," New York Times, 1/22/20 MITCH MCCONNELL: "McConnell Says GOP Doesn't Have Votes to Block Impeachment Witnesses," Wall Street Journal, 1/29/20 THE INTERVIEW EURASIA GROUP TOP RISKS: “Top Risks for 2020,” Eurasia Group, 1/6/2020 “Top Risks for 2019,” Eurasia Group, 1/7/2019 “The Fate of the World in 2019,” Stay Tuned with Preet, 1/8/2019 DAVOS: Klaus Schwab, The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Currency/Penguin Random House, 2017 “Ian Bremmer reveals what business and political leaders are discussing behind closed doors in Davos,” Eurasia Group and Business Insider, 1/24/2020 “Climate Change Takes Center Stage at Davos,” New York Times, 1/20/2020 “Trump Focuses on Economy at Davos, Seeking a Counter to Impeachment,” New York Times, 1/21/2020 “Greta Thunberg on Averting a Climate Apocalypse: Davos 2020,” World Economic Forum on Youtube, 1/21/2020 TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOREIGN POLICY: Donald Trump Tweet about Bremmer, Twitter, 5/27/2019 Bremmer's tweet apologizing about the quote, Twitter, 5/27/2019 “A political scientist caused confusion when he made up a Trump quote. The president noticed,” Washington Post, 5/27/2019 “Mattis says Iran downing a US aircraft should be met with retaliation,” Military Times, 12/3/2019 “Zuckerberg talks Warren ‘existential’ breakup threat in leaked audio,” Axios, 10/1/2019 “After Contentious Interview, Pompeo Publicly Accuses NPR Journalist Of Lying to Him,” NPR, 1/25/2020 “Prince Charles: We need a new economic model or the planet will burn,” CNN, 1/22/20 Ian Bremmer, “How the Trump Administration’s Israel-Palestine Peace Plan Will Change the Middle East,” TIME, 1/28/2020 EXTRAS: “A Large Blank World Map,” Wikimedia Commons “Is it Appropriate to Undo Two Shirt Buttons at Work?” Wall Street Journal, 12/11/2014 THE BUTTON Watch: 2020 Grammy Awards "Alicia Keys honors Kobe Bryant in moving Grammys opening speech," LA Times, 1/26/20 As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 30, 2020
CAFE Insider 1/28: Nuts & Bolton
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Nuts & Bolton," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the bombshell revelations that former National Security Advisor John Bolton wrote in the manuscript of his forthcoming book that President Trump tied releasing aid to Ukraine investigating the Bidens. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 29, 2020
POTUS on Trial & A Military Mind (with Adm. James Stavridis)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, “POTUS on Trial & A Military Mind,” Preet answers your questions about: Whether foreign policy is exclusively in the purview of the executive branch and what that has to do with impeachment of President Trump Why Lev Parnas is able to sit for public interviews while out on bond while Roger Stone is bound by a gag order Whether Chief Justice John Roberts has veto power during the Senate trial The guest is Admiral James Stavridis. He spent 37 years in the U.S. Navy and earned four stars, served as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, and forayed into academia as the 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. His most recent book is Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A “Alan Dershowitz’s Strange Constitutional Arguments on Impoundment and Foreign Policy,” Lawfare, 1/22/20 Transcripts of Rachel Maddow’s first and second interview with Lev Parnas, 1/15/20 “Roger Stone Lost His Appeal Of The Gag Order Barring Him From Posting On Twitter, Facebook, And Instagram,” BuzzFeed News, 10/22/19 Senate Resolution 483, “To Provide for related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States,” Jan 2020 “Trump’s Impeachment Trial a Perilous Duty for Chief Justice,” New York Times, 1/14/20 THE INTERVIEW Stravridis’ most recent book: Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character, October 2019 Stavridis’ column for Time: “Why Trump’s Generals Have Abandoned Ship,” 1/3/19 “‘You’re a bunch of dopes and babies’: Inside Trump’s stunning tirade against generals,” Washington Post, 1/17/20 General Ulysses S. Grant’s book, Personal Memoirs, 1999 Michael Shaara’s book, The Killer Angels, 2004 Steven Pressfield’s book, Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae, 2005 “Trump invites disgraced Navy SEAL who posed with a dead ISIS captive he was accused of murdering to Mar-a-Lago,” Business Insider, 12/24/19 “Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALs Who Turned In Edward Gallagher,” New York Times, 12/27/19 The North Atlantic Treaty, April 1949 “What Is NATO’s Article 5?,” History, 8/31/18 Stavridis column for Time: “Why NATO Is Essential For World Peace, According to Its Former Commander,” 4/4/19 My Big Fat Greek Wedding, IMDb, 2002 As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 23, 2020
CAFE Insider 1/21: Mock Trial
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Mock Trial," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the trial rules proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, which Democrats argue give a helping hand to the White House and make it impossible to have fair proceedings. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 22, 2020
Born to Poll (with J. Ann Selzer)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Born to Poll," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- Former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's move to withdraw his guilty plea -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement naming the House Impeachment Managers -- The documents provided to the House Intelligence Committee by Rudy Giuliani's associate, Lev Parnas The guest is J. Ann Selzer, the president and founder of polling firm Selzer & Company. She is one of the country's most widely-respected pollsters and has been overseeing the Des Moines Register Iowa poll almost every year since the 1980s. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A MICHAEL FLYNN Mr. Flynn’s Motion to Withdraw Plea of Guilty And Unopposed Motion for Continuance, 1/14/20 “Allocution,” Legal Information Institute Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 11. Pleas, Legal Information Institute “Michael Flynn moves to withdraw guilty plea, claiming government ‘vindictiveness,’” Washington Post, 1/14/20   IMPEACHMENT Pelosi Names Impeachment Managers, Speaker of the House, 1/15/20 “Who are the impeachment managers prosecuting the case against Trump in the Senate trial?” Washington Post, 1/15/20 Documents provided by Lev Parnas to House investigators “Ukraine prosecutor offered information related to Biden in exchange for ambassador’s ouster, newly released materials show,” Washington Post, 1/14/20 “Meet the Trump Donor Who Allegedly Stalked America’s Ambassador in Ukraine,” Daily Beast, 1/14/20   THE INTERVIEW Elizabeth Winkler, “The Pollster Who Figured Out Iowa’s Quirky Caucuses,” Wall Street Journal, 1/3/2020 Brianne Pfannenstiel, “Bernie Sanders Leads the Iowa Poll for the First Time, Weeks Before the Iowa Caucuses,” Des Moines Register, 1/10/2020 Iowa Poll Methodology, Selzer & Company,1/10/2020 Brianne Pfannenstiel, “Iowa Poll: Pete Buttigieg Rockets to the Top of the 2020 Field as a Clear Front-Runner,” Des Moines Register, 11/16/2019 Iowa Poll Methodology, Selzer & Company, 11/16/2019 Geoffrey Skelley and Nathaniel Rakich, “What the Heck is Going on With Tom Steyer’s Poll Numbers?” FiveThirtyEight, 1/13/2020 Clare Malone, “Ann Selzer is the Best Pollster in Politics,” FiveThirtyEight, 1/27/2016 Nate Silver, “Ann Selzer on Youth & Minority Turnout,” FiveThirtyEight, 9/26/2008 Steven Shepard, “Ann Selzer’s Secret Sauce,” POLITICO, 12/12/2015 Jonathan Allen and Amie Parmes, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, Penguin Random House, 2017 J. Ann Selzer, Tweet about Iowa Poll Timing, Twitter, 1/2/2020 J. Ann Selzer, “How Cruz and Sanders Defied the Iowa Polls, Including Our Own,” Bloomberg, 2/2/2016 “Kerry Comes Back to Win Dramatic Caucuses,” CNN, 1/20/2004 Jeff Zeleny and Jim Rutenberg, “Last-Minute Scramble as Caucus Night Nears,” New York Times, 12/31/2011 Liz Halloran, “Is Huntsman Wrong to Skip Iowa?” NPR, 6/21/2011 “For Gauging Goofiness, Majority Back Iowa Poll,” New York Times, 1/29/1990 THE BUTTON Clip of Doug Collins on Fox, 1/8/20 “Preet Bharara to Georgia congressman: You've hit a shocking new low,” CNN, 1/09/20 Preet’s first, second, and third tweet about Rep. Doug Collins, 1/8/20 Doug Collins’ twitter apology, 1/10/20 As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 16, 2020
CAFE Insider 1/14: "Impeached For Life"
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "'Impeached For Life,'" co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the The politics at play in the impeachment trial of President Trump, expected to begin next week, and the role of Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside of the proceedings. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 15, 2020
Targeted Killings: Suleimani & Hoffa (with Jack Goldsmith)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Targeted Killings: Suleimani & Hoffa," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- John Bolton's statement that he's prepared to testify in the Senate impeachment trial if he's subpoenaed -- Whether the House can continue to call additional witnesses after the articles of impeachment are transmitted to the Senate, and Senator Marco Rubio's interpretation of Senate trial rules -- Government prosecutors' decision to seek prison time for former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn Jack Goldsmith is a Harvard law professor, co-founder of Lawfare, and an author. His most recent book is In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth. Goldsmith served as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Office of Legal Counsel from 2003-2004. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A Statement of John R. Bolton regarding congressional testimony, 1/6/20 Sen. Marco Rubio’s tweet about Bolton’s testimony, 1/6/20 United States’ Supplemental Memorandum in Aid of Sentencing, U.S. v. Michael Flynn, 1/7/20 “Prosecutors Ask That Michael Flynn Get Prison Time,” New York Times, 1/7/20 THE INTERVIEW In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 2019) Primary Sources: Article II of The Constitution, Legal Information Institute Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force against Iraq Resolution, 2002 Executive Order 12333, National Archives “War Powers,” Library of Congress Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation, Office of the Inspection General, December 2019 Goldsmith’s May 2004 memo & July 2004 memo regarding the Stellar Wind program Analysis: Goldsmith’s tweets about precedent, 1/4/20 Bobby Chesney’s tweet about assassinations, 1/5/20 “The Soleimani Strike: One Person Decides,” Lawfare, 1/3/20 “Did the President Have the Domestic Legal Authority to Kill Qassem Soleimani?,” Lawfare, 1/3/20 “The key word in U.S. justifications for the killing of Iranian general: ‘Imminent,’” Washington Post, 1/5/20 “As Tensions With Iran Escalated, Trump Opted for Most Extreme Measure,” New York Times, 1/4/20 “Trump Threatens Iranian Cultural Sites, and Warns of Sanctions on Iraq,” New York Times, 1/5/20 “Trump Says He'll Target Iran's Cultural Sites. That's Illegal,” National Public Radio, 1/6/20 “Assassination Ban and E.O. 12333: A Brief Summary,” CRS Report for Congress, 2002 “The FBI Needs to Be Reformed,” The Atlantic, 12/16/19 Stay Tuned Archive: Bob Bauer’s interview on Stay Tuned THE BUTTON "White Prosecutor, Doug Evans, Asks to Recuse Himself From Curtis Flowers Case,” New York Times, 1/7/20 In the Dark Podcast, APM Reports See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 09, 2020
CAFE Insider 1/7: What Quds Go Wrong?
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "What Quds Go Wrong?," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the targeted killing of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 08, 2020
Playing God (with Eric Lander)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Playing God," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about loyalty, congressional hearing practices, and naturalization ceremonies. Eric Lander is the President and co-founder of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a biomedical and genomic research lab that's played a central role in the development of CRISPR, and the leader of the Human Genome Project.   Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 02, 2020
Revisiting Just Mercy (with Bryan Stevenson)
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Bryan Stevenson is a civil rights attorney who represents prisoners on death row. Described as “America’s Nelson Mandela,” his Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit law firm based in Alabama, is dedicated to challenging racial injustice and ending mass incarceration. Stevenson is also the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, a newly released movie. This interview was originally aired February 2019.   Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 26, 2019
Impeaching 45 (with Susan Glasser)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Impeaching 45," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- President Trump’s six-page letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi  -- Whether the House should delay sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate -- Chief Justice John Robert’s role and responsibilities in the Senate impeachment trial Susan Glasser is a New Yorker staff writer and CNN global affairs analyst. Glasser is an author, reporter, and editor who has covered domestic and international news for decades, including President Bill Clinton’s impeachment and the rise of Vladimir Putin. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 19, 2019
CAFE Insider 12/17: Trial by Senate
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Trial by Senate," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the scope and shape of the Senate trial, and Mitch McConnell's recent comments. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 17, 2019
The Public Servant (with Sally Yates)
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On this week's special episode of Stay Tuned, "The Public Servant," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about latest developments in the House impeachment inquiry and and speaks to former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates live from the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Our show was recorded by Dan McDonald. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 12, 2019
CAFE Insider 12/10: Abuse(s) of Power
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Abuse(s) of Power," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the FBI’s Russia investigation. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 10, 2019
Stay Tuned Unplugged: Live Tour 2019
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This week’s special episode, "Stay Tuned Unplugged: Live Tour 2019," features highlights from host Preet Bharara’s conversations with leaders across the country: Denver: former Colorado governor and current candidate for Senate John Hickenlooper & Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action Minneapolis: Mayor Jacob Frey Detroit: former U.S. Attorney in Detroit Barbara McQuade & Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel Our shows were recorded by: David Fender & Rebekah Romberg (Denver), Ian Combs (Minneapolis) & Juuni Verse (Detroit). Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 05, 2019
CAFE Insider 12/2: Impeachment: Phase 2
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Impeachment Game Plan," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the House Judiciary Committee's hearings, the first of which is set for this Wednesday. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 03, 2019
McGahn Must Testify & The Trump Transition (with Michael Lewis)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "McGahn Must Testify & The Trump Transition," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- A D.C. federal court's decision that former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn must comply with a House subpoena to testify -- Roger Stone’s conviction in federal court, and the possibility of a pardon from Trump -- Trump’s inconsistent treatment of American military service members Michael Lewis is the author of fifteen books, including Moneyball and The Big Short. His new book, The Fifth Risk, takes on the Trump administration. Originally aired in December 2018, Preet speaks with Lewis about the dedication of the civil service, Trump’s attack on trust, and the dangers of willful ignorance. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 27, 2019
CAFE Insider 11/25: Impeachment Game Plan
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Impeachment Game Plan," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss what the House Judiciary Committee's articles of impeachment might be. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 26, 2019
Impeachment Special (with Anne Milgram)
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In this special episode of Stay Tuned, Preet is joined by Anne Milgram, former New Jersey Attorney General and CAFE Insider podcast co-host, to discuss the latest developments in the impeachment inquiry. The analysis will continue on Monday for members of CAFE Insider. Sign up for a free two-week trial. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 22, 2019
Sondland & Lessons from Watergate (with Carl Bernstein)
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On this week's episode of Stay Tuned, "Sondland & Lessons from Watergate," host Preet Bharara highlights key moments from U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland's highly anticipated testimony in the House impeachment inquiry and speaks to legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein. To hear bonus clips from the interview, try two free weeks of CAFE Insider membership. Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 21, 2019
CAFE Insider 11/18: Can I Get A Witness?
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Can I Get A Witness?," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the latest developments in the House's impeachment inquiry. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. CLOSED-DOOR TESTIMONY OF DAVID HOLMES Opening statement of David Holmes during his closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on November 15 “A Friday night surprise: David Holmes throws a wrench in Trump’s impeachment defense,” The Washington Post, 11/16/19 “Russian spies likely intercepted ambassador’s cell phone call with Trump,” CNN, 11/14/19 Full transcript of October 17 testimony of Gordon Sondland, U.S. Ambassador to the E.U., 11/6/19 Sondland’s addendum to his October 17 testimony, 11/4/19 WEEK 2 OF PUBLIC HEARINGS “Impeachment Public Hearings Week 2 — Who Is Testifying And What Happens Next,” NPR, 11/18/19 House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s tweet announcing that eight more witnesses will publicly testify, 11/12/19 “Senior national security official ties key official more closely to Trump on Ukraine in impeachment inquiry,” The Washington Post, 11/16/19 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 19, 2019
Impeachment Hearing & The Story of America (with Jill Lepore)
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On this week's episode of Stay Tuned, "Impeachment Hearing & The Story of America," host Preet Bharara shares his reaction to the first public impeachment hearing and speaks to Harvard historian and author, Jill Lepore. To hear bonus clips from the interview, try two free weeks of CAFE Insider membership. Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 14, 2019
Intelligence Reporting (with Mark Mazzetti)
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This special episode of Stay Tuned is brought to you by the Amazon Original motion picture, The Report. The film tells the story of Daniel Jones, a Senate staffer who investigated the CIA's secret Detention and Interrogation program implemented in the aftermath of 9/11. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark Mazzetti joins Preet for a wide-ranging discussion that covers his related reporting, interrogation techniques, congressional oversight, and the inherent challenges of the national security news beat. You’ll also hear from Daniel J. Jones himself, who recounts his experience during the production of the film. Enjoy the episode and don’t forget to see The Report in Theaters November 15th and on Prime Video November 29th. Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 12, 2019
CAFE Insider 11/11: Impeachment: The Opening Act
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Impeachment: The Opening Act," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the latest developments in the House's impeachment inquiry and discuss witness strategy. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 12, 2019
Bannon & The F You Presidency (with Errol Morris)
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On this week’s Stay Tuned, "Bannon & The F You Presidency," Preet answers your questions about: -- U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland’s decision change his original testimony before congressional impeachment investigators -- What former Special Counsel Bob Mueller might think about the impeachment inquiry -- The full transcript of Trump’s “perfect” July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Errol Morris is this week’s guest on Stay Tuned. He is an author and Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker. He joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about his latest film, American Dharma, which profiles Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist and executive chairman of Breitbart News Network, who’s been credited with helping elect President Donald Trump.  To hear bonus clips from the interview, try two free weeks of CAFE Insider membership. Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 07, 2019
CAFE Insider 11/4: House Rules
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "House Rules," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, including historical parallels. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS HOUSE INQUIRY VOTE House resolution (H.Res.660), resolution fact sheet, and House Judiciary Committee impeachment inquiry procedures, 10/31/19 “A Divided House Endorses Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump,” The New York Times, 10/31/19 “What’s in the House Resolution on Impeachment?,” Lawfare, 10/30/19 “Pelosi will get more out of today’s impeachment inquiry vote than Republicans. Here’s why,” The Washington Post, 10/31/19 “Democrats pivot from private inquiry of Trump to public case for impeachment,” The Washington Post, 11/2/19 “Kellyanne Conway calls Democrats’ bluff on impeachment, claims ‘they don't have the votes’” Fox News, 10/31/19 “Defining Impeachment Down,” The Wall Street Journal, 10/31/19 “Glengarry Glen Ross,” 1992 film referenced in Preet’s October 30th CAFE Insider Note  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 04, 2019
House Resolution & Infectious Power (with Edward Norton)
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On this week’s Stay Tuned, "House Resolution & Infectious Power," Preet answers your questions about: -- Key revelations from Ukraine expert Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman’s testimony in the House impeachment inquiry—and the baseless attacks waged against him -- The upcoming House Resolution vote on impeachment -- Finding hope in stressful times Edward Norton is this week’s guest on Stay Tuned. He is a writer, director, and three-time Academy Award-nominated actor. He joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation that covers his latest film, Motherless Brooklyn, and today’s political climate. To hear bonus clips from the interview, try two free weeks of CAFE Insider membership. Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2019
CAFE Insider 10/28: Baghdadi Dies & Impeachment Quickens
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Baghdadi Dies & Impeachment Quickens," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down: -- The New York Times report that John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the FBI’s Trump-Russia probe has evolved into a criminal inquiry, raising a range of unanswered questions -- Rudy Giuliani is reportedly the target of two federal investigations and subject of two pocket dialing mishaps  Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS DURHAM’S CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION Attorney General’s guidelines on general crime investigations, Justice.gov "Justice Dept. Is Said to Open Criminal Inquiry Into Its Own Russia Investigation,” The New York Times, 10/24/19 “Justice Department watchdog says highly anticipated FISA report is ‘nearing completion’,” CBS News, 10/24/19 “Barr personally asked foreign officials to aid inquiry into CIA, FBI activities in 2016,” The Washington Post, 9/30/19 RUDY GIULIANI’S MISHAPS “Giuliani probe snowballs,” Politico, 10/25/19 “Is Rudy Giuliani going to jail?,” Politico, 10/24/19 “Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman plead not guilty in campaign finance case,” The Washington Post, 10/23/19 “Rudy Giuliani butt-dials NBC reporter, heard discussing need for cash and trashing Bidens,” NBC News, 10/25/19 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 28, 2019
Taylor's Testimony & Full Circle (with Cameron Douglas)
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On this week’s Stay Tuned, "Taylor's Testimony & Full Circle," Preet answers your questions about: -- The White House’s position not to comply with subpoenas issued in the impeachment inquiry -- Bill Taylor’s explosive testimony and what it means for the articles of impeachment -- The Republicans’ reaction to Taylor’s testimony Cameron Douglas, the son of Michael Douglas and grandson of Kirk Douglas, served almost eight years in federal prison for drug trafficking, a business he entered to support his addiction to cocaine and heroin. He joins Preet to discuss his battle for sobriety and freedom in his new, brutally honest memoir, Long Way Home. To hear bonus clips from the interview, try two free weeks of CAFE Insider membership. Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 24, 2019
CAFE Insider 10/21: Mick Mulvaney's Mess
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Mick Mulvaney's Mess," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s walk-back of his quid pro quo Ukraine comments made at a press conference last week. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS MULVANEY’S PRESS CONFERENCE Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s press conference (video and transcript), 10/17/19 Mick Mulvaney’s interview on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, 10/20/19 Trump Doral & The G7 “What Is the Emoluments Clause?,” Encyclopedia Britannica “Trump was already violating the emoluments clause. Grabbing the G-7 is even worse,” The Washington Post, 10/18/19 “Trump Has Just the Place for the Next G7 Meeting: His Own Golf Resort,” The New York Times, 8/28/19 President Trump’s tweet announcing that the G7 in 2020 would no longer be held at the Trump National Doral resort in Florida, 10/19/19 “How Mark Burnett Resurrected Donald Trump as an Icon of American Success,” The New Yorker, 12/27/18 Quid Pro Quo Admission The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, Congress.gov “Mulvaney Says, Then Denies, That Trump Held Back Ukraine Aid as Quid Pro Quo,” The New York Times, 10/17/19 Trump’s “perfect call” tweet, 10/1/19 Letter sent by U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) to the General Prosecutor of Ukraine in 2018 raising their concerns that the Trump Administration could unduly pressure Ukraine into obstructing the Mueller investigation by withholding funding, 5/4/18 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 21, 2019
The Plutocrat’s Status Quo (with Anand Giridharadas)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "The Plutocrat’s Status Quo," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- The indictment of Rudy Giuliani’s associates, brought by SDNY prosecutors -- Giuliani’s refusal to comply with a congressional subpoena related to the impeachment inquiry into President Trump -- Last week’s Stay Tuned interview with George Conway, conservative lawyer and Trump critic Anand Giridharadas is an author, editor-at-large for TIME magazine, political analyst at MSNBC, and cultural critic. He joins Preet to discuss his most recent book, now out in paperback, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. To hear bonus clips from the interview, try two free weeks of CAFE Insider membership. Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 17, 2019
CAFE Insider 10/15: Rudy in the Middle
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Rudy in the Middle," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the reported investigation into Rudy Giuliani and the indictment of his associates by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS RUDY GIULIANI, TRUMP’S “PERSONAL LAYWER” Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), Department of Justice “Foreign Agents Registration Act: An Overview,” Congressional Research Service, 3/7/19 The Logan Act, U.S. Code § 953: Private correspondence with foreign governments, Legal Information Institute “Giuliani Is Said to Be Under Investigation for Ukraine Work,” New York Times, 10/11/19 “Federal Prosecutors Scrutinize Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine Business Dealings, Finances,” Wall Street Journal, 10/14/19 "Trump tells reporters he doesn’t know if Giuliani is still his attorney,” Washington Post, 10/11/19 INDICTMENT OF GIULIANI ASSOCIATES Indictment: United States of America v. Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman, David Correia, and Andrey Kulushkin, 10/10/19 “Lev Parnas And Igor Fruman Charged With Conspiring To Violate Straw And Foreign Donor Bans,” U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York Press Release, 10/10/19 “Two Giuliani Associates Who Helped Him on Ukraine Charged With Campaign-Finance Violations,” Wall Street Journal, 10/10/19 “Here Are Rudy Giuliani’s Various Claims About His Ties to the Two Men Arrested Wednesday,” Mother Jones, 10/11/19 “Rudy Giuliani’s Two Indicted Associates Could Have a Lot to Say,” New Yorker, 10/11/19 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 15, 2019
Diagnosing Trump (with George Conway)
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George Conway, conservative lawyer and outspoken Trump critic, joins Preet Bharara for a special episode of Stay Tuned, "Diagnosing Trump." A longstanding member of the Federalist Society who played a critical role in Clinton's impeachment, Conway is one of the few conservative voices openly challenging Trump’s presidency—and calling for his impeachment. You may be familiar with Conway’s other half: Kellyanne Conway, who currently serves as Counselor to the President. Despite his wife’s work, Conway continues to publicly pen—on Twitter and in editorials—his virulent criticisms of Trump. In this exclusive, wide-ranging interview, Conway discusses why Trump’s narcissism renders him incapable of carrying out presidential duties, the likelihood and contours of impeachment, the 2020 presidential election, and whether history will be kind to those who stayed silent during Trump’s tenure. To hear bonus clips from the interview, try two free weeks of CAFE Insider membership. Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 10, 2019
CAFE Insider 10/7: Crooked Diplomacy
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Crooked Diplomacy," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the evolving Trump-Ukraine scandal and newly released text messages between State Department officials. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS STATE DEPT. TEXT MESSAGES “Read the Text Messages Between U.S. and Ukrainian Officials,” New York Times, 10/4/19 “Read Kurt Volker’s opening statement for testimony in Trump impeachment inquiry,” Vox, 10/4/19 [Text of Volker’s opening statement]  “Kurt Volker, Ukraine and a Turbulent End in the Trump Administration,” New York Times, 10/5/19 “Kurt Volker resigns as executive director of McCain Institute,” Politico, 10/7/19 “The U.S. diplomat who questioned Trump’s Ukraine scheme,” Politico, 10/4/19 “How Gordon Sondland, a wealthy hotelier turned ambassador, became the latest key player in the Ukraine inquiry,” Washington Post, 10/4/19 “Trump Ordered Ukraine Ambassador Removed After Complaints From Giuliani, Others,” Wall Street Journal, 10/3/19 “From ‘America’s mayor’ to Trump’s pit bull: Rudy Giuliani emerges as central figure in Ukraine firestorm,” USA Today, 9/27/19 “Ukrainians understood Biden probe was condition for Trump-Zelensky talks, says former Ukrainian adviser,” ABC News, 9/25/19 “Ukraine’s president needs to repair ‘damage’ with Europe after the Trump call scandal,” CNBC, 10/1/19 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 07, 2019
Devil's Bargains (with David Remnick)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Devil's Bargains," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- Enlisting an outside counsel to conduct an impeachment trial  -- Congress invoking its long dormant inherent contempt power   -- The reluctance in the news media to use the word “lies” when discussing the president’s “false statements” David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation as he gears up for the magazine’s annual ideasfestival. The discussion covers 2020 candidates, interviewing controversial figures, “elitism,” whether President Trump is a “racist,” American’s deepest flaws, what we should understand about the Russian people, “inventing” The New Yorker, and more.  To hear bonus clips from the interview, try two free weeks of CAFE Insider membership. Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 03, 2019
CAFE Insider 10/1: Impeachment Momentum
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Impeachment Momentum," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the House Intelligence Committee's subpoena issued to Rudy Giuliani, Trump's private lawyer. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY RUDY GIULIANI  “Giuliani Subpoenaed for Ukraine Documents as Next Step in Impeachment Inquiry,” House Intelligence Committee press release, 9/30/19 (letter and subpoena schedule) Clip of Giuliani on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” holding up cellphone saying “it’s all here, right here,” 9/24/19 Anne Milgram’s tweet about subpoenaing Giuliani’s phone, 9/25/19 Clip of Giuliani’s contradictory statements about Ukraine on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” 9/20/19 Clip of Giuliani saying he wouldn’t cooperate or testify before the House Intelligence Committee with Adam Schiff as chairman on ABC’s “This Week,” 9/29/19  “Ukrainians understood Biden probe was condition for Trump-Zelensky talks, says former Ukrainian adviser,” ABC News, 9/25/19 “Giuliani says Trump did not pay for his globetrotting push for Biden probe,” Reuters, 9/29/19 “Attorney-Client Privilege,” Legal Information Institute “Giuliani Cannot Rely on Attorney-Client Privilege to Avoid Congressional Testimony,” Lawfare, 9/30/19 “Giuliani works for foreign clients while serving as Trump’s attorney,” Washington Post, 7/10/18 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 01, 2019
Ukraine & Brazen Power (with Samantha Power)
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To listen to Preet and Anne's full conversation for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive a link. Members of the CAFE Insider can listen to the full analysis in the podcast player of their choice. On this episode of Stay Tuned, " Ukraine & Brazen Power," host Preet Bharara is joined by Anne Milgram, his co-host on the CAFE Insider podcast and former New Jersey Attorney General, to break down the significant developments in the Ukraine / whistleblower story that’s at the center of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump.  This week’s guest on Stay Tuned is Samantha Power. She served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President Obama and joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about her memoir, The Education of an Idealist, and the mission as well as criticisms of the United Nations.  Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community. Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 26, 2019
CAFE Insider 09/23: Whistleblower Uproar
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To listen to the full episode for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive a link. Members of the CAFE Insider can listen to this episode in the podcast player of their choice. In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, “Whistleblower Uproar,” co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the troubling reports that President Trump pressed Ukraine’s new president to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, and then blocked Congress from seeing a whistleblower complaint that allegedly details a “promise” Trump made to a foreign leader. To hear the full episode, head to cafe.com/preet to receive a link. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 23, 2019
The Kavanaugh - Trump - Schiff news cycle (with Susan Hennessey)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, " The Kavanaugh - Trump - Schiff news cycle," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- How government officials should handle classified information -- Whether former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe would be entitled to the same discovery as all other defendants in the event he’s charged for making false statements -- House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s letter to the Acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) concerning an undisclosed whistleblower complaint Susan Hennessey, executive editor of the legal and national security blog Lawfare, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about the lasting impact of Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, implications of Chairman Adam Schiff’s battle with the DNI, new allegations levied against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and more.   Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community. Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 19, 2019
CAFE Insider 09/16: Scandal Survey: Donald, Brett, Andy, Felicity
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Scandal Survey: Donald, Brett, Andy, Felicity," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss a New York Times article about sexual harassment allegations made against Justice Brett Kavanaugh from his time as a Yale undergraduate student. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS Justice Brett Kavanaugh “Brett Kavanaugh Fit In With the Privileged Kids. She Did Not.,” New York Times, 9/14/19 “New York Times apologizes for ‘inappropriate and offensive’ tweet about Kavanaugh sexual misconduct allegation,” Washington Post, 9/16/19 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 16, 2019
Russian Asset & The 1st Female Firefighter (with Brenda Berkman)
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This week's Q&A (with Lisa Monaco) starts at 2:07, the interview starts at 17:35, and the button starts at 1:18:45. On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Russian Asset & The 1st Female Firefighter," Lisa Monaco, who served as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism in the Obama Administration, joins host Preet Bharara to help answer some of your questions on: -- Reports of an extracted Russian Spy who allegedly provided critical information about the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 American election -- The sudden departure of John Bolton as President Trump’s national security adviser -- President Trump’s cancelled negotiations with the Taliban at Camp David    On this 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, retired Captain Brenda Berkman of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) joins Preet for a conversation about her journey as the City’s pioneering female firefighter and her historic 1982 class action lawsuit that forced the FDNY to accept women into its ranks.  * Corrections from Capt. Berkman: the U.S. Forest Service (along with FEMA and the US Fire Academy) came to Ground Zero to help FDNY with the large incident command challenges (not the “US Fire Service”); and 37 Port Authority Police died on 9/11, as well as many additional non-police Port Authority employees.  Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community. Read along to this week's episode with the transcript. Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 12, 2019
CAFE Insider 09/09: DOJ, KSM, OLC
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "DOJ, KSM, OLC," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the protracted prosecution of 911 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad whose military trial is set to begin in January 2021 at the US Naval facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS 9/11 & THE TRIAL OF KHALID SHEIK MOHAMMED (KSM) Preet’s tweet about the trial, 8/30/19 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Military Commissions Act of 2009 “President Issues Military Order: Detention, Treatment, and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War Against Terrorism,” The White House Archive “How Military Commissions Work,” Office of Military Commissions “U.S. Court of Military Commission Review (USCMCR) History,” Office of Military Commissions Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (2006), Oyez Boumediene v. Bush (2008), Oyez “Courts: A Brief Overview,” Federal Judicial Center “A Guide to Appellate and Collateral Review Under the Military Commissions Acts,” Lawfare, 4/4/13 “Military Judge Sets January 2021 Trial Date for Accused 9/11 Conspirators,” Wall Street Journal, 8/30/19 “Lawyers Press Case That 9/11 Confessions Given to F.B.I. Are Tainted,” New York Times, 7/29/19 “The Trial,” New Yorker, 2/3/10 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 09, 2019
End of the American Century (with George Packer)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "End of the American Century," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- The President’s authority to declassify sensitive information, like the image Trump tweeted of Iran’s Imam Khomeini Space Center after an explosion -- Why the adage “never ask a question you don’t know the answer to” applies in the courtroom, but not necessarily in the podcast studio -- The trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, charged with plotting the 9/11 terrorist attacks George Packer, author and staff writer at The Atlantic, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about his new book, “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century” and the lessons we can glean from the life of the storied diplomat.  Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 05, 2019
CAFE Insider 09/03: Ethics: Comey, McCabe, Barr
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Ethics: Comey, McCabe, Barr," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the Inspector General’s report concluding that former FBI Director James Comey violated bureau policy by disclosing memos documenting his interactions with President Trump. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS JAMES COMEY Report of Investigation of Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey's Disclosure of Sensitive Investigative Information and Handling of Certain Memoranda, Office of the Inspector General, August 2019  “Full text: James Comey testimony transcript on Trump and Russia,” Politico, 6/8/17 “FBI's Interview Report Form FD-302,” Thomson Reuters Practical Law Columbia Law School’s tweet, 6/8/17 Donald Trump’s tweet calling Comey a “dishonest fool,” 8/30/19 Donald Trump’s tweet quoting Jason Chaffetz, 9/1/19 Donald Trump’s tweet featuring an image of Iran’s Imam Khomeini Space Center Rod Rosenstein’s tweet reacting to the IG report, 8/29/19 “What That Comey Email Report Really Says,” Lawfare, 8/29/19 Harry Litman: “James Comey helped save democracy when he wrote his memos,” Washington Post, 8/29/19 Barbara McQuade: “Comey says the DOJ IG report vindicates him. Trump says he's 'horrible.' So who's right?,” NBC News, 8/30/19 “Preet Bharara Links Firing to Trump Team’s ‘Helter-Skelter Incompetence,’” New York Times, 4/6/17 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 03, 2019
The Opposite of Trump? (with Michael Bennet)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "The Opposite of Trump?" host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- President Trump’s reported proposal to “nuke” incoming hurricanes -- Why ethics should be taught in school -- Whether the world needs more lawyers Michael Bennet, senior senator from Colorado and 2020 presidential candidate, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about why Mitch McConnell’s Senate is stuck in a legislative standstill, whether the country is heading into another recession, and what politicians owe to the people who elect them.  Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 29, 2019
CAFE Insider 08/26: Town Call
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Today, we're sharing a clip from a recent CAFE Insider Town Call. Preet hopped on the phone for 40 minutes and answered questions in real time from randomly selected members of the CAFE Insider community. In this wide-ranging Q&A, Preet addressed deceased sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, the rule of law, the role of political identity in America, and how congressional members prepare for hearings. You may listen to a clip from the episode in your Stay Tuned feed. To listen to the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community. Thank you to everyone for supporting our work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 26, 2019
What is Justice? (with Michael Sandel)
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On the 100th episode of Stay Tuned, "What is Justice?," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill’s decision to fire Officer Daniel Pantaleo for his involvement in the 2014 death of Eric Garner -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s ability to block popular legislation, like universal background checks for gun buyers -- “Blinded by the Light,” the new movie about a young Pakistani boy’s love of Bruce Springsteen -- Advice for new law students, plus an anecdote from Preet about his time in Law School To commemorate the milestone, this episode is all about justice and what it means. It is fitting that Michael Sandel is the guest. A world-renowned political philosopher, author, and professor at Harvard University, Sandel spent his career thinking, writing, and speaking about justice. And we resurface voices from the Stay Tuned archive for a look at the way past guests think about justice.  Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 22, 2019
Gunning for the 2nd Amendment? (with Michael Waldman)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Gunning for the 2nd Amendment?," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- Obstruction of justice and whether unlawful underlying conduct is necessary to bring a case -- The ICE raids that have resulted in the arrests of hundreds of undocumented workers, but no charges against the businesses -- Attorney-client privilege, and whether it survives the death of a client -- Going to law school and changing careers Michael Waldman, the President of the Brennan Center at NYU Law School, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about the Second Amendment, gun control, voting rights, and the craft of speechwriting. [Interview begins 13 minutes into the episode] Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community. You can listen to today’s episode on the player of your choice or here. To receive episode references and supplemental materials show notes, sign up at cafe.com/preet. We'll deliver them right to your inbox. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 15, 2019
CAFE Insider Sample 08/12: The Death of Jeffery Epstein
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "The Death of Jeffrey Epstein," co-hosts Preet and Anne discuss the conspiracy theories about the apparent suicide of the disgraced financier. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community. REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: EPSTEIN’S DEATH Federal Bureau of Prisons Suicide Prevention Manual, bop.gov, 4/5/07 Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on the Death of Jeffrey Epstein, justice.gov, 8/10/19 Statement of Manhattan U.S. Attorney on the Death of Defendant Jeffrey Epstein, justice.gov, 8/10/19 Statement from the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Jeffrey Epstein’s death, Twitter, 8/10/19 “Before Jail Suicide, Jeffrey Epstein Was Left Alone and Not Closely Monitored,” NYT, 8/11/19 “‘We need answers. Lots of them.’ What’s known and what’s next after Jeffrey Epstein’s death,” Washington Post, 8/11/19 “Unsealed documents show allegations against Jeffrey Epstein and his inner circle,” CNN, 8/11/19 Some of the unsealed documents in a lawsuit brought by Epstein’s alleged victim, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, against Ghislaine Maxwell: here and here “A Horrifying Death in a Horrifying Jail,” Slate, 8/10/19 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 12, 2019
Guns, Brexit, and Refugees (with David Miliband)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Guns, Brexit, and Refugees," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- What laws can be passed to help end America’s gun violence problem -- The Supreme Court’s seminal Second Amendment decision in District of Columbia v. Heller -- Whether proof of an underlying crime is needed to bring an obstruction of justice case -- Foreign policy considerations in prosecutions of foreigners in the U.S. David Miliband, the former British Secretary of State and the president of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about the Boris Johnson's election as the U.K.’s Prime Minister, Brexit, and the IRC’s work on behalf of refugees and displaced persons. [Interview begins 11 minutes into the episode] Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community. Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 08, 2019
CAFE Insider 08/05: Ending Gun Violence
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Ending Gun Violence," co-hosts Preet and Anne discuss what can be done in response to the mass shootings in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community. REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: 18 U.S. Code § 2331(5): Definition of “Domestic Terrorism”  “How the USA Patriot Act Redefines Domestic Terrorism,” ACLU Overview of “Open Carry” Laws, The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence “Gunman killed sister, eight others in second deadly U.S. mass shooting in 24 hours,” Washington Post, 8/4/2019 “Massacre at a Crowded Walmart in Texas Leaves 20 Dead,” NYT, 8/3/2019 “’How do you stop these people?’: Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric looms over El Paso massacre,” Washington Post, 8/4/2019 “It’s Time for Congress to Make Domestic Terrorism a Federal Crime,” Lawfare, Mary McCord, 12/5/2018 Transcript of “Stay Tuned with Preet” interview with gun control advocate Shannon Watts, March 2018 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 05, 2019
CIA Spies & Gadgets (with Michael Morell)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "CIA Spies & Gadgets," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- How the El Chapo case ended up with the federal prosecutors in Brooklyn -- The limits, if any, on indicting a sitting President -- Why grand jury materials are kept secret -- The role of congressional staffers during hearings -- Rep. John Ratcliffe’s qualifications for the role of Director of National Intelligence Michael Morell, a 33-year veteran of the CIA who served as the agency’s Deputy Director and twice as its Acting Director, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about the intelligence craft, recruiting spies, being with President Bush on 9/11, and more. Morell is currently a National Security Contributor for CBS News and host of the podcast, “Intelligence Matters.” [Interview begins 17 minutes into the episode] Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community. Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 01, 2019
CAFE Insider 07/29: Mueller Testimony Aftermath
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Mueller Testimony Aftermath," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss Russian interference in the 2020 election and the forthcoming nomination of Texas Representative John Ratcliffe to replace Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN U.S. ELECTIONS “Report on the Russian Active Measures Campaigns and Interference in the 2016 U.S. Election,” Volume 1, Senate Intelligence Committee, 7/25/19 Preet’s tweet about Trump & Putin’s discussion to form an “impenetrable Cyber Security unit” in 2017, 7/28/19 “Mitch McConnell blocks election security legislation,” CBS News, 7/26/19 “Russians probably targeted election systems in all 50 states, Senate panel’s report says,” Washington Post, 7/25/19 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 29, 2019
The Mueller Testimony (with Anne Milgram)
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This special episode of Stay Tuned covers former Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s appearance before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on Wednesday, July 24th. Anne Milgram, former Attorney General of New Jersey and co-host of the CAFE Insider podcast, joins Preet to break down Mueller’s seven-hour testimony, the major takeaways, and Congress’ next steps. Bonus analysis is available for members of CAFE Insider. To join the Insider community, head to cafe.com/insider. Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet.  Tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 25, 2019
CAFE Insider 07/22: Mueller Time, At Last
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Mueller Time, At Last" co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram preview Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s upcoming public testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees. Plus, a moment to honor the legacy of Robert Morgenthau, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the longest-serving Manhattan District Attorney. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 22, 2019
Epstein's Lawyers & Leaving the GOP (with George Will)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Epstein's Lawyers & Leaving the GOP," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- The extent to which the Attorney General has control over federal prosecutors serving in the United States Attorney offices across the country -- The idea that Alex Acosta, as a sitting U.S. Attorney in Miami, was intimidated by Jeffrey Epstein’s “hot shot” lawyers -- How people come to be appointed as federal judges -- Advice on taking the bar exam George Will, nationally syndicated, Pulitzer-prize winning columnist for the Washington Post and author of The Conservative Sensibility, joins Preet for a wide-ranging discussion about his craft, the current political moment, and how the Republican Party has lost its way under Trump. Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet.  Tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 18, 2019
CAFE Insider 07/15: U.S. v. Jeffrey Epstein
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "U.S. v. Jeffrey Epstein," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram address reporting that Jeffrey Epstein was an intelligence asset and assess a proposal by Epstein's lawyers that he should be released pending trial into his home where he'd create, at his own cost, what would essentially be a private jail.  To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS  “Labor Secretary Acosta News Conference,” C-SPAN, 7/10/19 United States v. Jeffrey Epstein, the government’s bail memorandum United States v. Jeffrey Epstein, the defense’s bail memorandum Dual and successive prosecution policy (“petite policy”), Justice Manual, 9-2.031 Equal Protection, Legal Information Institute   “To Avoid Jail Before Trial, Epstein Offers Up His Mansion and Jet for Bail,” New York Times, 7/11/19 “Epstein Paid $350,000 to Possible Witnesses Against Him, Prosecutors Say,” New York Times, 7/12/19 “Jeffrey Epstein Is Indicted on Sex Charges as Discovery of Nude Photos Is Disclosed,” New York Times, 7/8/19 “Jeffrey Epstein’s Sick Story Played Out for Years in Plain Sight,” Daily Beast, 7/9/19 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 15, 2019
Charging Epstein & Road to "La Casa Blanca" (with Julián Castro)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Charging Epstein & Road to 'La Casa Blanca,'" host Preet Bharara answers listener questions about: -- A recent court ruling that President Trump cannot block people on Twitter -- The Jeffrey Epstein case -- And the latest developments in the 2020 Census debacle 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro, who served as Mayor of San Antonio and as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Obama joins Preet for what he described as, “The most wide-ranging interview I’ve done on the campaign trail so far.” The discussion covers immigration, policing, affirmative action, his thoughts on leadership, and more. [Interview begins 16 minutes into the episode] Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet.  Tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 11, 2019
CAFE Insider 07/08: Epstein & Con(Census)
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Epstein & Con(Census)," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the unusual process leading up to billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's 2007 Non-Prosecution Agreement with Alex Acosta, then US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and current Secretary of Labor. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS JEFFREY EPSTEIN SDNY US Attorney Geoffrey Berman’s press conference announcing the charges against Jeffrey Epstein and the accompanying press release Jeffrey Epstein’s indictment filed by the Southern District of New York: United States of America v. Jeffrey Epstein 18 U.S. Code § 1591: Sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion 18 U.S. Code § 371: Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States 18 U.S. Code § 1594: General provisions 21 U.S. Code § 853: Criminal forfeitures 28 U.S. Code § 2461: Mode of recovery Jeffrey Epstein’s Non-Prosecution Agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, 2007 SDNY Judge Kenneth Marra’s opinion holding that prosecutors violated the Crime Victims’ Rights Act in failing to disclose their non-prosecution agreement with Epstein, 2/21/19 The Crime Victims’ Rights Act, 18 U.S. Code § 3771 “Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Sex Trafficking of Minors,” The Daily Beast, 7/7/19  “Nude Photos of Underage Girls Seized From Jeffrey Epstein Mansion,” New York Times, 7/8/19 “How the Miami Herald investigated Jeffrey Epstein — and his many enablers,” Miami Herald, 11/28/18 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 08, 2019
What Patriotism Means to You (with Heidi Schreck)
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Happy Fourth of July! In honor of the country’s birthday, we’re bringing you a special episode of Stay Tuned withPreet… and you!  Last week, we asked you to tell us what patriotism means to you and you have moved us with your overwhelming response. Listen through to the end of today’s episode for a compilation of the many thoughtful voices we heard from. Plus, Preet reflects on YOUR answers, and what patriotism means to him. This week’s guest is Heidi Schreck. She is a playwright and an actress. She joins Preet to discuss her play, What The Constitution Means To Me. Nominated for two Tony Awards, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the show is inspired by Schrek’s time as a fifteen-year-old high school student competing in American Legion speech and debate contests, where she spoke about the meaning of our founding document. Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet.  Tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 04, 2019
Crime & Politics (with Rachel Barkow)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Crime & Politics," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- Prosecutors’ personalities -- The Supreme Court’s decision in Flowers v. Mississippi, a capital case dealing with a prosecutor’s removal of black people from the jury pool. -- Preet also shares a letter from Steven Martin, a leading prison reform advocate and former guest on Stay Tuned, who wrote in with his thoughts on Preet and Anne’s conversation on the CAFE Insider podcast about the Justice Department’s argument that detained migrant children need not be provided soap and toothbrushes.  Rachel Barkow, an expert on criminal justice, NYU Law professor, and author of Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation that covers sentencing reform, how we measure a prosecutor’s success, clemency power, and more. [Interview begins 11 minutes into the episode] Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community  Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 27, 2019
CAFE Insider 06/24: Unsafe, Unsanitary, Untenable
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Unsafe, Unsanitary, Untenable," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the Justice Department’s argument against providing soap and toothbrushes to detained migrant children. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS FLORES LITIGATION Watch the 9th Circuit Court proceedings regarding Jenny Flores v. William Barr, 6/18/19 “Detained migrant children got no toothbrush, no soap, no sleep. It’s no problem, government argues.,” Washington Post, 6/21/19 Jenny Lisette Flores et all v. Janet Reno et al. Settlement Agreement (1997) “Unaccompanied Minors and the Flores Settlement Agreement: What to Know,” The National Conference of State Legislatures Blog, 10/30/18 Flores v. Session (2017) opinion Central District of California Judge Dolly Gee’s order in Flores v. Sessions (2017) Vice President Mike Pence’s interview on CNN’s State of the Union and the transcript “9th Circuit to allow live video of hearings in major cases,” LA Times, 12/2/13 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 24, 2019
Jailing Manafort & the Iran Standoff (with Ben Rhodes)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Jailing Manafort & the Iran Standoff," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- Kellyanne Conway -- The consequences of violating the Hatch Act -- Paul Manafort’s scuttled transfer to Rikers Island jail. Ben Rhodes, former Deputy National Security Adviser and speechwriter to President Obama joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about the craft of oratory and the foreign policy challenges facing the U.S., including the Iran nuclear threat. [Interview begins 9 minutes into the episode]    Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet.  Tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 20, 2019
CAFE Insider 06/17: Law is for Losers
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Law is for Losers," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the Office of Special Counsel’s recommendation to remove Kellyanne Conway from the White House for alleged violations of the Hatch Act and Anne’s first speeding ticket…while she was the Attorney General of New Jersey.  To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS KELLYANNE CONWAY & THE HATCH ACT The Office of Special Counsel’s (OSC) report detailing Kellyanne Conway’s violations of the Hatch Act The Office of Special Counsel website Hatch Act, Office of Special Counsel White House Counsel Pat Cipollone’s letter to Special Counsel Henry Kerner responding to OSC’s report “What Is the Hatch Act? Explaining Why Trump Was Urged to Fire Kellyanne Conway,” Washington Post, 6/13/19 “Trump on ‘Fox & Friends’: I will not fire Kellyanne Conway after watchdog rebuke,” Fox News, 6/14/19 George Conway’s twitter   ANNE MILGRAM’S TRAFFIC TICKET “Speeding in New Jersey, Annotated,” New York Times, 8/11/08 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 17, 2019
Truth in the Trump Era (with David McCraw)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Truth in the Trump Era," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- The 2020 census -- Bill Barr -- Security clearances -- The term, "hinked up" David McCraw, Deputy General Counsel at the New York Times and author of Truth in our Times: Insider the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about press freedoms, press bias, and the legal battles over truth. [Interview begins 11 minutes into the episode] Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet.  Tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 13, 2019
The Laws of Language (with Benjamin Dreyer)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "The Laws of Language," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- His concerns about casual use of the term "treason" -- Mueller's statement that indicting a sitting president is "unconstitutional" -- Election of judges -- Donald Trump Jr.'s erroneous tweet about Preet Benjamin Dreyer, copy chief of Random House and author of the New York Times best seller Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about language, writing, and why good writing is a form of morality.   Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet.  Tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 06, 2019
CAFE Insider 06/03: Treason Season
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Treason Season," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram analyze Bill Barr's interview with CBS News and the President's allegations that the top ranks at the FBI committed "treason." To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: BILL BARR’S CBS NEWS INTERVIEW "William Barr interview: Read the full transcript,” CBSNews, 5/31/19   “TREASON” Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution, Legal Information Institute “18 U.S. Code § 2381. Treason,” Legal Information Institute  “18 U.S. Code § 2384. Seditious conspiracy,” Legal Information Institute  “Trump doesn't seem to understand what 'treason' means,” NBCNews, 5/24/19 Clip of Rep. Liz Cheney on ABC News discussing “treason” Preet’s August 2018 appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher"   DEFINITIONS "Vituperative," Merriam-Webster See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 04, 2019
Mueller Speaks & The Underdog (with Andrew Yang)
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On this special episode of Stay Tuned, Anne Milgram, the former NJ Attorney General and co-host of the CAFE Insider podcast, joins Preet Bharara to break down Robert Mueller’s first public statement since his appointment as Special Counsel. Then, presidential candidate, Andrew Yang, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation that covers his upbringing as the only Asian kid in school and Universal Basic Income, his signature proposal for addressing the economic consequences of automation.  Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 30, 2019
Duty to Impeach & Realpolitik (with David Ignatius)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Duty to Impeach & Realpolitik, host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- The difference between evidence and proof -- Reports that Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s team does not want him to publicly testify -- Whether Congress has the duty to impeach—not just the power -- Pardons, commutations, and exonerations -- Why Preet shaved his beard David Ignatius, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and columnist for the Washington Post, joins Preet for a conversation about the prospects of war with Iran, the significance of a President’s relationship with his national security adviser, and whether there is a Trump Doctrine of foreign policy. Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 23, 2019
CAFE Insider 05/20: Reversing Roe & Politicizing Pardons
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Reversing Roe & Politicizing Pardons," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss President Trump's approach to pardons and their concerns over process and fairness. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: THE PARDON POWER Article II of the Constitution, Legal Information Institute Office of the Pardon Attorney, Department of Justice Organization, Mission and Functions Manual: Office of the Pardon Attorney, Department of Justice Clemency Initiative (2014-2017), Department of Justice National Task Force on the Rule of Law & Democracy Proposals for Reform, Brennan Center Trump’s Recent Pardons: “The President and His Power to Pardon,” New York Times, 5/19/19 “Trump pardons Pat Nolan, former GOP lawmaker taken down in FBI’s ‘Shrimpscam’ probe,” LATimes, 5/15/19 “Trump pardons billionaire friend Conrad Black, who wrote a book about him,” Washington Post, 5/15/19 “Trump May Be Preparing Pardons for Servicemen Accused of War Crimes,” New York Times, 5/18/19 Pardon of Marc Rich: “Rich Made His Fortune by Breaking the Rules,” Washington Post, 3/13/01 “Holder admits 'mistakes' in Rich pardon,” CNN, 1/15/09 “U.S. attorney launches criminal probe of Rich pardon,” CNN, 2/14/01 Pardon of Richard Nixon: “NO CONDITIONS SET Action Taken to Spare Nation and Ex‐Chief, President Asserts,” New York Times, 9/9/74 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 20, 2019
D.C. Dramas & Advising Obamas (with Valerie Jarrett)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "D.C. Dramas & Advising Obamas," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- Donald Trump Jr.'s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee -- Attorney General Bill Barr's appointment of Connecticut US Attorney John Durham to look into the origins of the Russia Investigation -- The fight for President Trump's tax returns Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s longest serving aide and author of Finding My Voice joins Preet for a conversation about growing up in Iran, her rise in Chicago politics, and how she found herself advising the most powerful person in the world. Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 16, 2019
CAFE Insider 05/13: Indicting a POTUS
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Indicting a POTUS," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the implications of Rudy Giuliani’s now-cancelled trip to Ukraine. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 13, 2019
Contempt & The Court (with Joan Biskupic)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Contempt & The Court," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- Why he didn’t sign on to the statement by former federal prosecutors asserting that if Trump were not the president, he would be charged with obstruction of justice. -- What Attorney General Bill Barr would do had Special Counsel Bob Mueller recommended indicting the president -- Whether lying to the media is a crime, and -- The extent to which federal investigators share evidence with their state counterparts Joan Biskupic, Supreme Court biographer and a veteran journalist, joins Preet for a discussion of her most recent book, The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts. Currently a full-time analyst for CNN, Biskupic has covered the Court for over three decades starting as a reporter at The Washington Post in the early 1990s. Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 09, 2019
CAFE Insider 05/06: Bill Barr: The Politics of "Snitty"
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Bill Barr: The Politics of 'Snitty,'" co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram evaluate allegations that Attorney General Bill Barr committed perjury during congressional testimony. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS BILL BARR Bill Barr’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, including exchanges with Senator Mazie Hirono, Senator Kamala Harris, and Senator Cory Booker Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s letter to Attorney General Bill Barr Video: “Mueller’s ‘letter is a bit snitty,’” PBS Newshour, 5/1/19 “The Catastrophic Performance of Bill Barr,” The Atlantic, 5/2/19 “Attorney General Barr Skips Thursday's House Hearing,” NPR, 5/2/19 “‘I don’t know’: Barr’s professed ignorance prompts calls for his resignation after Mueller letter,” Washington Post, 5/1/19 “Here’s How William Barr Can Be Impeached But Why It’s Unlikely to Happen, According to Experts,” Newsweek, 5/1/19 “Is There a Perjury Case Against Barr?,” Lawfare, 5/2/19 Barr’s exchange with Senator Chris Van Hollen on 4/10/19 Barr’s exchange with Rep. Charlie Crist on 4/9/19 Attorney General Bill Barr’s 3/24/19 letter summarizing Mueller’s principal conclusions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 07, 2019
Barr Testimony & Accidental Presidents (with Jared Cohen)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Barr Testimony & Accidental Presidents," host Preet Bharara shares his thoughts on Bob Mueller's letter and Bill Barr's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Jared Cohen, the CEO of Google’s ideas incubator Jigsaw, joins Preet to discuss his new book, Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America.   Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 02, 2019
CAFE Insider 04/29: Fight Club: Congress v. Trump
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Fight Club: Congress v. Trump," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss Attorney General Bill Barr's upcoming congressional testimony and propose effective lines of questioning. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS BILL BARR’S CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY, A PREVIEW: Video of Bill Barr Press Conference on Mueller’s report, plus the transcript of his opening remarks, 04/18/2019 Transcript: Bill Barr’s answers questions at the Mueller report press conference, 04/18/2019 “Barr's appearance at House hearing now in doubt because of dispute with Democrats,” CNN, 04/28/2019 “Who Is Christine Blasey Ford, The Woman Accusing Brett Kavanaugh Of Sexual Assault?” NPR, 09/17/2018 “Meet Rachel Mitchell, the woman questioning Ford about her Kavanaugh allegations at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing,” Business Insider, 09/27/2018 1973 and 2000 OLC memos on indicting a sitting president See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 29, 2019
Mueller Medley & What's Life Worth? (with Ken Feinberg)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Mueller Medley & What's Life Worth?," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- The friendship between Bob Mueller and Bill Barr -- President Trump’s command to Don McGahn to have Mueller fired -- What Rod Rosenstein was thinking at the podium during Bill Barr’s press conference -- Why lawyers need lawyers, and -- Challenges to subpoenas Ken Feinberg, perhaps America’s most renowned mediator, joins Preet for a wide-ranging discussion about his unique role in the American legal system: the Special Master of victim compensation funds set up in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Virginia Tech shooting, the BP oil spill, and many other disasters that pose particular challenges for the courts. Plus, Feinberg shares stories from his early career working in the Senate for the late Senator Ted Kennedy. Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 25, 2019
The Mueller Report (with Anne Milgram)
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Host Preet Bharara and his guest, Anne Milgram, the former New Jersey Attorney General and co-host of the CAFE Insider podcast, analyze the newly released Mueller report. Bonus analysis from today’s episode is available for CAFE Insider members. To join the Insider community and hear the rest of this conversation—plus receive access to Insider podcasts, a newsletter, and more—head to cafe.com/insider REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS The (redacted) Mueller report Bill Barr’s press conference, plus the transcript of his remarks The 1973 and 2000 Office of Legal Counsel memos regarding DOJ policy on indicting a sitting President Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 19, 2019
The Mueller Report Preview
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Host Preet Bharara previews what he’s looking for in the Mueller Report and answers listener questions on the topic as the Stay Tuned team gears up for our special episode: The Mueller Report, featuring Anne Milgram. Coming later today (tomorrow morning at the latest). WEBBY’S AWARD Also, today is the last day for you to vote for Stay Tuned for best individual episode of a podcast: Bill Browder.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 18, 2019
CAFE Insider 04/15: "Spying" & Lying
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "'Spying' & Lying," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's indictment.  To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS JULIAN ASSANGE’S INDICTMENT & PRESS FREEDOMS Julian Assange’s indictment filed by the Eastern District of Virginia “Assange: A Self-Proclaimed Foe of Secrecy Who Inspires Both Admiration and Fury,” NYT, 4/11/19 “Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently in court filing,” Washington Post, 11/15/18 “Press Freedoms and the Case Against Julian Assange, Explained,” NYT, 4/11/19 “Q: Could U.S. Prosecute Reporters For Classified Scoops? A: Maybe,” NPR, 3/22/17 “How Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning became intertwined,” ABCNews, 4/12/19 “Everything You Need to Know About Wikileaks,” MIT Technology Review, 12/9/10 “Julian Assange, A Man Without A Country,” New Yorker, 8/14/17 “Julian Assange’s arrest could end as a test for press freedom,” CNN, 4/11/19 “Trump on WikiLeaks after Assange arrest: ‘It’s not my thing,’” The Hill, 4/11/19 Christina Wilkie’s tweet documenting Trump’s inconsistent love of Wikileaks “Behind the Race to Publish the Top-Secret Pentagon Papers,” NYT, 12/20/17 “What Would Daniel Ellsberg Do With the Pentagon Papers Today?,” NYT, 4/18/10 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 15, 2019
Campaign "Spying" & the Ways and Means of Power (with Bob Caro)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Campaign 'Spying' & the Ways and Means of Power," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- Barr’s testimony that the Justice Department would review “both the genesis and the conduct of intelligence activities directed at the Trump campaign,” including potential “spying.” -- Barr’s decision not to use summaries prepared by the Special Counsel’s Office, and the revelation that Mueller was offered but declined to review Barr’s summary. -- Barr's decision not to seek a court order to make grand jury evidence public. -- The President’s purge of top leadership at the Department of Homeland Security, and the concerns over a cabinet filled with “Acting” officials. -- And, Preet’s road to becoming a podcaster and an author. Bob Caro, the two-time Pulitzer-Prize winning author whose biographies of Robert Moses and LBJ double as studies of political power, joins Preet to kick off a special Stay Tuned series of conversations with writers about their craft, their lives, and life lessons. Caro’s new book is called Working.  Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.  WEBBY AWARDS Stay Tuned with Preet has been nominated for a Webby Award for the best individual episode of a podcast. The selection is Preet’s interview with Bill Browder, a financier who became the driving force behind the Magnitsky Act and is now often described as President Putin’s #1 foe. If you haven’t already, check out the episode, and cast your vote for Stay Tuned at webbyawards.com, in the podcast category. We appreciate your support! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 11, 2019
CAFE Insider 04/08: Hide & Seek: Trump's Taxes, Mueller's Report
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Hide & Seek: Trump's Taxes, Mueller's Report," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the political and legal questions raised by House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal's letter to the IRS requesting six years of President Trump's tax returns.  To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 08, 2019
Security Clearances & The Learning Mindset (with Sal Khan)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Security Clearances & The Leaning Mindset," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s role in the Mueller investigation -- Whether Bob Mueller should testify before Congress and what that would look like -- The reversal of security clearance denials during the Trump administration Sal Khan, the founder and CEO of the non-profit online education platform Khan Academy, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about teaching, parenting, and the learning mindset.  Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 04, 2019
CAFE Insider 04/01: Justice Off-Balance
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In this clip from CAFE Insider, "Justice Off-Balance," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss Mueller's approach to the report and whether Barr will invoke executive privilege. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community  REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS Bill Barr and the Mueller Report Barr’s second letter to lawmakers giving an update on the release of the Mueller report Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure: Rule 6 (e) “The Grand Jury, Recording and Disclosing the Proceedings” The 2008 Office of Legal Counsel Opinion, “Assertion of Executive Privilege Concerning the Special Counsel’s Interviews of the Vice President and Senior White House Staff” An article in the NYT reporting on the length and release of Mueller’s report An explainer from the Washington Post on how executive privilege works and how it doesn’t See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 01, 2019
Behind Barrs (with Steve Martin, the prison reformer)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Behind Barrs," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- Bill Barr’s letter and maneuver  -- The parts of the Mueller report the public should and shouldn’t see  -- When we’ll see the full report and the political calculations of timing -- SDNY’s extortion case against Stormy Daniels’s attorney Michael Avenatti.  Steve Martin, a leading prison reform advocate who served as the court-appointed monitor of the Rikers Island prison in N.Y. joins Preet for a conversation about life in prison and prospects for change.  Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 28, 2019
CAFE Insider 03/25: Don't Barr Mueller's Report
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Don't Barr Mueller's Report," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss Mueller’s decision not to take a firm position on the question of whether the president obstructed justice and Attorney General Bill Barr’s decision to absolve the president on this matter. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS Bill Barr AG Bill Barr’s letter to congressional leaders summarizing Bob Mueller’s principal conclusions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 25, 2019
Doing Justice Live (with Preet Bharara)
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Preet Bharara was interviewed about his new book “Doing Justice” by CBS This Morning’s Bianna Golodryga at a live taping of Stay Tuned at NYU’s Skirball Center. Taped on 3/19/19 REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS The Q&A An article from the NYT, “Will We Ever See Mueller’s Report on Trump? Maybe,” plus an article from NBC News reporting on Trump’s comments that the report should be made public. An article from the NYT about the college admissions scheme The documents related to Michael Cohen’s search warrant, including analysis from the NYT on the released materials An article from the Washington Post about imposing term limits on Supreme Court Justices A report from the Washington Post on Roger Stone’s upcoming trial in DC, set for November 2019 Rick Gates’ status report, submitted by Mueller’s team on 3/15/19 A report from NBC News that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will delay his departure from the Department of Justice The Interview “Doing Justice” Reviews & Features: Washington Independent Review of Books, 03/18/19: “Preet Bharara writes that you will not find God or grace in legal concepts or in formal notions of criminal justice. But be assured that you’ll find God and grace in this fascinating book.” The Guardian, 03/15/19:”At its most powerful, Doing Justice works as a metaphorical survival guide for the Trump era. As with everything Bharara does, he writes in a tone that is calm and considered, a warm bath after the outrage of Trump’s daily tweets.” Lawfare Blog, 03/12/19: (From Stay Tuned guest Chuck Rosenberg) “Doing Justice” is a consistently compelling and important tale, well written and well worth reading. New York Times, 02/28/19: (12 New Books to Watch for in March): “The former chief prosecutor of the Southern District of New York, Bharara was fired by President Trump in 2017. In this book, he outlines how the justice system works, and makes a case for why those bedrock principles are critical to society.” Publisher’s Weekly, 02/12/19: (Starred Review) “With its approachable human moments, tragic and triumphant cases, heroic investigators, and depictions of hardworking everyday people, this book is a rare thing: a page-turning work of practical moral philosophy.” Kirkus Review, 01/06/19: (Starred Review) “The former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York skillfully explains how he approached his job, offering a mixture of guiding principles and compelling anecdotes” Media Appearances PBS Newshour, 3/20/19: Watch Preet's interview with Judy Woodruff on PBS Newshour. Live with Katy Tur, 03/20/19: Watch Preet’s interview on Live with Katy Tur. Morning Joe, 03/19/19: Watch Preet’s interview on Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough, Jonathan Lemire, Susan Del Percio, and Willie Geist. The View, 03/19/19: Watch Preet’s interview on The View with co-hosts Joy Behar, Meghan McCain, Sunny Hostin, and Abby Huntsman. Ari Melber, 03/19/19: Watch Preet’s interview on The Beat with Ari Melber. CBS This Morning, 03/18/19: Watch Preet’s interview on CBS This Morning with co-hosts Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell and Bianna Golodryga. Face the Nation, 03/17/19: Watch Preet’s interview with Margaret Brennan on the latest news and his book, Doing Justice. Read the transcript here. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 21, 2019
CAFE Insider: Terror, Bribery, and Rick Gates
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Terror, Bribery, and Rick Gates," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the New Zealand terror attacks and the tactics available to law enforcement for targeting domestic terrorists. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS Reports from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism and the list of foreign terrorist organization An article from the NYT reporting on the tram shooting in the Netherlands See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 18, 2019
Manafort & The Retreat of Western Liberalism (with Ed Luce)
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Ed Luce is the Washington columnist and commentator for the Financial Times. This interview was taped on 3/12 REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL From Q&A: Manafort An article from the NYT on Manafort’s sentencing by Judge Amy Berman Jackson in D.C. A comment from Manafort’s lawyer, Kevin Downing, suggesting his client was selectively prosecuted An indictment of Paul Manafort by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office; plus an article from the NYT on the DA’s charges College Admissions Scandal Listener question from Still Paul The college admissions scandal indictment, and a report from NPR about the scandal  The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statute, plus an article from the NYT about RICO lawsuits DOJ policy on indicting a president The 1973 and 2000 Office of Legal Counsel memos From the interview: Luce Luce’s most recent book, The Retreat of Western Liberalism Luce’s Financial Times op-ed, “America’s unexpected socialist dawn,” plus Luce’s op-ed page Trump An article from Vox on Michael Cohen’s closing statement from his 2/27 testimony before Congress, including his remarks on 2020 A list from NPR of strongmen Trump has praised Negative partisanship An op-ed from the Washington Post about negative partisanship and Newt Gingrich A paper by Emory political scientists Alan Abramowitz and Steven Webster, “All Politics is National: The Rise of Negative Partisanship and the Nationalization of U.S. House and Senate Elections in the 21st Century”  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) An article from the Washington Post comparing AOC and DJT’s social media strategy The most recent resolution outlining the Green New Deal, and a report from NPR on the Deal and its origin Institutional Trust An article in The Atlantic on declining levels of trust in institutions across the globe Britain A brief explanation of Britain’s constitutional monarchy An update from the NYT on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit Plan Britain’s Attorney General Geoffrey Cox’s tweet, “Bollocks,” in response to a critique A procedural explanation of the Prime Minister’s Questions, which you can watch here. Plus, an article in the Guardian recounting its history (including Harold Macmillan’s queasiness) An op-ed from the NYT imagining a Prime Minister’s Questions session in the U.S. Hungary An article in the NYT about Hungary’s eroding democracy India An article from Bloomberg on India’s upcoming election, the largest exercise of democracy on the planet China An article in Foreign Affairs on communist China’s capitalist development Socialism An article from The Atlantic on Trump’s application of the term “socialist” An article from the NYT on Teddy Roosevelt’s crusade for the inheritance tax An article in the NYT about Sweden’s response to the banking crisis Media An article from Bloomberg on the decline of local news, and the subsequent consequences Vocabulary Bollocks = nonsense Sui generis = constituting a class alone; unique Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 14, 2019
Nadler's Requests & The Youngest Contender (with Pete Buttigieg)
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Pete Buttigieg is the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a possible candidate for president in 2020. A Rhodes Scholar and U.S. Navy Reserve veteran, Buttigieg was elected at age of 29. He’s the author of a new book, Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future. REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL: Q&A and button The House Judiciary Committee’s Document Requests, issued on 3/4/19, to 81 recipients Representative Jerry Nadler’s interview on This Week (3/3/19), where he says impeachment is “a long way away” An article in the NYT on Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment A report from CNN on the two gerrymandering cases coming before the Supreme Court later this month  Mapmaker: The Gerrymandering Game, and their kickstarter An article from NBC News on the origin of the MapMaker Game Arnold Schwarzenegger tweets about the MapMaker Game The Interview – Buttigieg’s political profile An article from the NYT on the launch of Buttigieg’s Presidential exploratory committee Frank Bruni’s 2016 op-ed, The First Gay President? An article in the New Yorker from 2016 when Obama identifies Buttigieg as a rising Democratic star Buttigieg’s 2015 op-ed, South Bend mayor: Why coming out matters Buttigieg’s 2000 winning essay for “Profiles in Courage” on Bernie Sanders Philosophers and philosophies An overview of John Rawls’ philosophies, plus his 2002 obituary A history of utilitarianism An overview of Immanuel Kant’s moral philosophy, plus a chapter by Professor Michael Sandal, who helps break down Kantian ethics (and how it compares to a utilitarian perspective) Labels and etymology A fact check from the Washington Post about the application of the word “socialism,” and its shifting usage in politics (historical and present); Plus analysis from Gallup polls on Americans’ perception of socialism An explanation from Merriam-Webster Dictionary on the origin and etymology of the word “liberal” A definition of “progressive” plus an article from the NYT Magazine analyzing the use of the word “progressive” in politics Presidential politics and policy Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar’s announcement, in the middle of a snowstorm An op-ed in the Washington Post about presidents and military service The Intermediate-Range Treaty, plus an explanation from the NYT on the INF Treaty, and what it means that the U.S. is withdrawing from it A video from Ted-Ed on the Electoral College and Congressional Research Servicereport on its history, plus an article from Politico on the prospect of electoral college reform An article from NBC Chicago on Obama’s Indiana win in 2008 Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 07, 2019
Cohen Testimony & Just Mercy (with Bryan Stevenson)
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Bryan Stevenson is a a civil rights attorney who represents prisoners on death row. Described as “America’s Nelson Mandela,” his Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit law firm based in Alabama, is dedicated to challenging racial injustice and ending mass incarceration. Stevenson is also the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.  REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL Q&A Michael Cohen’s prepared opening statement before the House Oversight Committee Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee An article from the Washington Post about Representative Matt Gaetz’s tweet and the Florida Bar’s investigation  Rule 35 - Correcting or reducing a sentence Stevenson & EJI Stevenson’s book, Just Mercy The movie adaptation of Just Mercy(2020) The Equal Justice Initiative EJI’s The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration EJI’s The National Memorial for Peace and Justice (and efforts to create memorials in Berlin and South Africa) Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education, 1954 SCOTUS decisions concerning the death penalty: Furman v. Georgia (1972), Gregg v. Georgia(1976), McCleskey v. Kemp(1987) An article in the Washington Post on the McCleskey opinion and dissent (“fear of too much justice”) A 1994 paper by David Baldus and co. addressing to the “inevitability doctrine” SCOTUS decisions concerning life sentences without parole for juveniles: Graham v. Florida(2010), Miller v. Alabama (2010), Sullivan v. Florida(2010), Jackson v. Hobbes(2012) The SCOTUS decision that struck down the death penalty for juveniles: Roper v. Simmons, 2005 (and an article from the NYT analyzing the court opinion) The SCOTUS decision that struck down the death penalty for mentally ill folks: Atkins v. Virginia, 2002 The SCOTUS decision that justified Japanese internment: Korematsu v. United States ,1944 An article in the Washington Post on court nominees refusing to answer questions about Brown v. Board of Education The Scottsboro Boys case and the ultimate pardon of the wrongfully accused Congress An article from the Asia Society on the history of Asian exclusion acts History of The Klu Klux Klan Act Constitutional Amendments Eighth Amendment Thirteenth Amendment Alabama An article in the New Yorker about Alabama judges’ power to “override” jury rulings and impose the death penalty Articles in Slate about Alabama’s Confederate Memorial Day and Robert E. Lee Day Articles in the Washington Post about Goodloe Sutton’s editorial calling for the return of the KKK and his subsequent resignation and replacement. Plus, Senator Jones and Representative Sewell’s reactions to Sutton Judicial elections An article by Adam Liptak in the NYT on judicial elections, and analysis from The Brennan Center on how judicial elections impact sentencing A 2012 article from the Yale Law Journal, “The Origins of the Elected Prosecutor” Recently elected District Attorneys in Philadelphia, Chicago, Brooklyn, Baltimore Relevant news An article from the NYT about Virginia officials wearing blackface in the past A timeline from the NYT on Jussie Smollett, plus an update on his role on the TV series, “Empire.”  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 28, 2019
Truthful Not Neutral (with Christiane Amanpour)
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Christiane Amanpour is an award-winning journalist and Chief International Correspondent for CNN. She is also the host of Amanpour & Company, a CNN, PBS and WNET collaboration that features conversations with leaders and influencers across the globe. Christiane and Preet discuss: Her career as an international correspondent covering war zones The difference between being truthful and neutral How to prepare for an interview with a dictator Reporting on the trial of Saddam Hussein in 1995 References and supplemental materials The Q&A and the Button The National Emergencies Act Trump’s press conference where he declares a National Emergency Multi-state lawsuit challenging Trump’s National Emergency declaration An article in the Washington Post on the origin of the National Emergencies Act and its previous uses. An article from The Atlantic on eminent domain Chris Wallace interview with Stephen Miller The NYTarticle, Intimidation, Pressure and Humiliation: Inside Trump’s Two-Year War on the Investigations Encircling Him Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee An article in Washington Post on Trump’s (*not Preet’s) $50,000 golf simulator President Reagan’s remarks at the Ceremony for the Medal of Freedom (1/19/89), and transcript.  From the interview Amanpour’s show, Amanpour & Co. Amanpour’s pinned tweet, “Truthful, not neutral” Amanpour’s interview with Pres Erdogan and transcript Amanpour’s interview with President Mugabe, and transcript   Amanpour’s interview with President Obiang, and transcript Amanpour’s report on Saddam Hussein’s trial in 2005 Amanpour’s Sex and Love Around the Worldseries Amanpour reflects on reporting in Bosnia in the 1990s Amanpour’s reflection on working in the Gulf War pool system CNN’s rise during the Gulf War The Hollywood Reporterarticle where Anthony Bourdain calls Amanpour a “badass” A profile of Anthony Bourdain in The New Yorker Bourdain’s show, Parts Unknown  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 21, 2019
CAFE Insider: Andy McCabe's National Emergency
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss the revelations in former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s interview on “60 Minutes.” To listen to the full episode, become a member of CAFE Insider at CAFE.com/insider. References and supplemental materials: Preet’s tweet about pleaded v. pled; and see Mueller’s sentencing submission for Manafort, where prosecutors write “pled,” NOT pleaded.   Andrew McCabe’s 60 Minutes interview, plus the transcript from 2/17/19 DOJ response to McCabe’s 60 Minutes interview Andrew McCabe’s book, The Treat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump An article in the NYT reporting Comey’s firing in 2017 An article in the NYT first reporting that Rod Rosenstein considered secretly recording Trump A report from NPR on Rosenstein denial that he discussed recording Trump Rosenstein’s appointment of Bob Mueller as Special Counsel Rosenstein’s 2017 memo that Trump used to justify firing Comey An article from the NYT on Rosenstein’s reaction to being “used” by the White House to justify Comey’s firing  Trump’s 2017 interview with Lester Holt An article from the NYT on Manafort’s departure from the Trump campaign Michael Horowitz’s inspector general report.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 19, 2019
The Paradox of Dick Cheney (with Adam McKay)
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The interview was taped on 2/5/19. Adam McKay is an Oscar award-winning director and screenwriter. He was a writer for Saturday Night Live and one of the earliest members of Upright Citizens Brigade, a renown improvisational and sketch comedy group. McKay’s films include The Big Short, Anchorman I and II, and Stepbrothers. His most recent film is Vice, a biopic of Dick Cheney. Preet and McKay discuss: McKay’s extensive research into Dick and Liz Cheney’s psychology and presentation The lasting effect of the Bush presidency on American politics and policy How Cheney carved out an unprecedented role for the Vice President, using his subordinate status to command control McKay’s background in comedy, and how it influences his craft From the Q&A portion of the episode: Jeff Bezos’ post in Medium, “No thank you, Mr. Pecker.” The non-prosecution agreement between American Media, Inc. (AMI) and SDNY. An article in The Daily Beastreporting that Michael Sanchez, the brother of Bezos’ mistress, is the leaker. A report from NBC News on Senator Burr’s comments concerning the possibility of collusion between Trump campaign and Russia, plus Senator Warner’s dispute. An article in NYT on El Chapo’s trial and verdict.  Presiding Judge Cogan’s response to the El Chapo jury verdict. From the interview: McKay’s movies: Vice (2018), Anchorman (2004), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby(2006), Bad Blood(upcoming) Michael Bay’s movie, Pearl Harbor (2001) Alfonso Cuarón’s, Roma (2018) Fox’s Tucker Carlson 2018 segment on “Sex-Crazed” Pandas Jane Mayer’s book, The Dark Side: The Insider Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals Barton Gellman’s book, Angler: The Cheney Vice President Michael Isikoff and David Corn’s book, Hubris: The Insider Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War Ron Suskind’s three books on the Bush years Garrett Epps' analysis in the Atlantic on the Unitary Executive Theory origin Christian Bale’s 2019 Golden Globes speech where he thanked Satan An article in NBC News on Cheney embracing his Darth Vader nickname An article in TheAtlantic on the relationship between Presidents and think tanks Stay Tuned with Preet interviews: Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and journalist John Carreyrou FRD’s 1936 speech announcing the Second New Deal, where he famously said, “I welcome their hatred.” Read his full remarks here. George W. Bush dancing on Ellen (watch the opening) Documentary, The Act of Killing (2012) An article in The Atlantic recounting George H.W. Bush’s and Ford’s respective criticisms of Cheney and Rumsfeld An article in The Hill reporting that Cheney still has not apologized to the man he shot (though the survivor has apologized to Cheney) An article in NYT recounting Cheney’s proposal to bomb Syria in 2007 An article in Time on President Bush’s decision to not pardon Scooter Libby Shakespeare’s King Lear A retrospective on the history of the Upright Citizens Brigade An article in NYT on Director Mike Leigh’s unconventional method of screenwriting An article in NYT on the different phrasing used by political parties, i.e. “estate tax” vs. “death tax”  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 14, 2019
CAFE Insider: Bezos, AMI, and TMI
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss whether American Media, Inc.’s threat to publish Jeff Bezos’ intimate texts and photos constitutes as extortion. To listen to the full episode, become a member of CAFE Insider at CAFE.com/insider  Supplemental materials and references made in the episode: Jeff Bezos’ post in Medium, “No thank you, Mr. Pecker” Bezos’ hired investigator, Gavin De Becker, comments on AMI’s possible “political motive” to leak.   The extortion statute, 18 U.S.C. 875(d) The September 2018 non-prosecution agreement between American Media, Inc. (AMI) and SDNY. An interview on ABC’s “This Week” with Elkan Abramowitz, the attorney representing AMI CEO David Pecker. Transcript here. Jeffrey Toobin’s analysis in the New Yorker of Gawker’s collapse and its implications for the First Amendment. The Daily Beast article reporting that Michael Sanchez, the brother of Bezos’ mistress, Lauren Sanchez, gave the couple’s intimate texts to the National Enquirer.   Preet and Anne also discuss Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, the House Intelligence Committee’s new expansive investigation into Russia and Trump’s financial dealings, and a clue about “the Heart” of Mueller’s investigation revealed in Paul Manafort’s latest hearing.  To listen to the full episode, become a member of CAFE Insider at CAFE.com/insider See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 11, 2019
Master of the Senate (with Harry Reid)
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HARRY REID SHOW NOTES Interview taped on 2/1/19. Harry Reid is the former Democratic Senate Majority Leader. His decades long career in public service includes two terms as a Congressman for Nevada, city attorney for Henderson, Nevada’s Lieutenant Governor, and a stint as the chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission.  In a wide ranging conversation, Sen. Reid reflects on his upbringing, career milestones, the five presidents he has served, his former colleagues, and this political moment in history. He also looks forward to 2020, offering guidance to presidential candidates.  Various references made in the episode: Reid’s book, The Good Fight: Hard Lessons from Searchlight to Washington The nail-biting 2006 night when the Democrats took the Senate Former Senator Daniel Inouye’s funeral Reid’s description of Trump as amoral and the spike in dictionary searches for ‘amoral’ Intelligence chiefs' testimony before the Senate on 2/6/19  Bill Moyer’s program comparing President Carter to President Reagan Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer’s scrutinized visit to the Oval Office  Former Senator Arlen Specter switches parties  Former Senator Jim Jeffords’ switches parties The dedication of the Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge In the Q&A portion of the episode, Preet answers your questions about the subpoena issued to Trump’s Inaugural Committee, why some judges retire early, and why a defendant may waive his or her right to a speedy trial.  NYT article, Trump Inaugural Committee Ordered to Hand Over Documents to Federal Investigators A NYT article referring to Cohen’s meetings with SDNY prosecutors The Special Counsel’s motion in the Roger Stone case asking the court to exclude time from the speedy trial clock. Former Senator Ted Stevens request for a speedy trial A Bloomberg report that prosecutors have “several terabytes” of Stone’s information to sort though Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 07, 2019
Winning in the Age of Trump & Twitter (with David Frum)
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Interview taped on 1/29/19.   David Frum is a senior editor at the Atlantic, and author of nine books, most recentlyTrumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic. He served as a speechwriter and special assistant to the George W. Bush, and served as a senior adviser to Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign. On this episode of Stay Tuned, Preet and David cover a wide range of topics, including: “Made for social media” moments and Frum’s rules for engagement on Twitter The stability of America’s institutions Trump’s handling of the shutdown and what it revealed about the president’s strengths and weaknesses What should be up for debate in modern society The challenges facing 2020 candidates Supplement for various references made in the episode: Frum’s twitter account Frum’s website Frum’s article, Howard Schultz May Save the Democratic Party From Itself Frum’s article, How to Build an Autocracy Frum’s article, Waterloo Frum’s book, Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic Frum’s debate with Steve Bannon, The Rise of Populism, at Munk Debates Daniel Boorstin's book, The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America Ian Bremmer’s interview on Stay Tuned Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s social media boot camp for the Democratic Caucus – read about it here. The viral video of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college and her response as a Congressman Chief Justice John Roberts’ rebuke of Trump’s attacks on the judiciary A Newsweek article on the ABA ratings of Trump’s judicial nominees The demographics of Trump judicial nominees Mitt Romney’s 47% remark Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” remark The Post-ABC Tracking poll that found voters believed Trump to be more honest than Clinton Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King’s quintessential political statement, “conscription if necessary…not necessarily conscription” The 1992 Presidential Debate between George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot (the specific moment Frum references starts at 50:10) The Black voter turn-out in the 2008 and 2012 elections Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, emailstaytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 31, 2019
CAFE Insider: Indicting Roger Stone
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“Indicting Roger Stone” January 28, 2019 In this clip of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss Roger Stone's arrest last week and the charges he faces from the Special Counsel's Office. References made in the episode: Roger Stone’s indictment, filed by Special Counsel’s Office on 1/24/19 18 U.S. Code § 1001 Roger Stone’s Nixon tattoo The 2016 Wikileaks hack of DNC and Clinton campaign emails To listen to the full episode, become a member of CAFE Insider at CAFE.com/insider. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 28, 2019
Blame Today On the 70s (with Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer)
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Guests:  Kevin Kruse is a Professor of History at Princeton University.  Julian Zelizer is a Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  *Interview taped on 1/21/19.   On this episode of Stay Tuned, Kevin and Julian discuss: Their new book Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 that traces the history of today’s economic, political and social divisions The legacy of civil rights movements and Martin Luther King, Jr. The role of Twitter historians and their obligation to speak up and correct misinformation   References made in the episode: Historian Michael Beschloss’ interview on Stay Tuned Kruse and Zelizer’s Washington Post op-ed on The Fairness Doctrine The short-lived Air America liberal radio broadcast  A 2000 poll asking people if they were in the top 1%; read David Brooks analysis of the results Zelizer’s op-ed on Pence’s invocation of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have A Dream speech Kevin Kruse’s twitter account Kevin’s debut Twitter thread on Southern Democrats Enes Kanter’s Stay Tuned video   Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 24, 2019
CAFE Insider: The Special Counsel Speaks
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“THE SPECIAL COUNSEL SPEAKS” January 21, 2019   In this clip of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss the Buzzfeed report on Trump and Cohen and the Special Counsel’s rare statement. References made in the episode: -    The Buzzfeed report on Trump and Cohen -    The Special Counsel’s statement responding to the report  To listen to the full episode, become a member of CAFE Insider at CAFE.com/insider.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 21, 2019
Sanctions, Secrets and Security (with David Cohen)
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Guest: David Cohen is the former Deputy Director of the CIA and former Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He’s currently a partner at WilmerHale. *Interview taped on 1/14/19.    On this episode of Stay Tuned, Preet and David discuss: -        The latest reporting from the New York Times and the Washington Post on Trump and Russia -        The key components of a successful sanctions program and the Trump administration’s approach to Russia and North Korea -        The persisting threat of jihadist ideology -        America’s influence in the world   References made in the episode: -        David Frum’s article about issuing a subpoena to the president’s interpreter -        Vanita Gupta’s article, “Bill Barr Must Not Be Sessions 2.0 on Civil Rights” -        The Washington Post report on Trump’s private conversations with Putin -        The New York Times reporting the FBI started a counterintelligence inquiry into Trump -        Preet’s tweet on Trump and NATO -        Report that the Trump Administration decided to lift sanctions imposed on the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s companies -        The SDNY’s Reza Zarrab case -        The 2018 Chicago Council on Global Affairs report, “America Engaged” -        The joint statement issued by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un after June’s 2018 Summit in Singapore -        Trump’s declaration of love to Kim Jong Un -        John Brennan’s twitter feed -        The Wall Street Journal story on Turkey seeking the extradition of basketball player Enes Kanter   Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 17, 2019
CAFE Insider: Is Trump a Russian Asset?
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In a clip from this week's episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss the New York Times bombshell story on Trump and Russia, and the FBI’s counterintelligence inquiry into whether Trump is a Russian asset.  To listen to the full episode, become a member of CAFE Insider at CAFE.com/insider. Preet and Anne address: ·       The Washington Post story on Trump concealing his conversations with Putin ·       Bill Barr’s confirmation hearings for Attorney General. ·       Whether the president can assert executive privilege to block portions of Mueller’s report. ·      Michael Cohen’s coming testimony before the House Committee on Oversight See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 14, 2019
The Fate of the World in 2019 (with Ian Bremmer)
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Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a political risk analysis and consulting firm. He’s a foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large at Time, and a global research professor at NYU. He’s written nine books, most recently Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism. Bremmer speaks with Preet about Eurasia's annual report anticipating the top risks facing the globe in 2019. Plus, Preet’s thoughts on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s plan to resign and the redaction fail in Manafort's defense memo. Mentioned on this episode of Stay Tuned: -       Eurasia Group Top Risks 2019 report -       The United States and Mexico assistance program to reduce migration from Central America -       Former Stay Tuned guest Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act banned from Saudi Arabia -       Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria -       National Security Adviser John Bolton’s alternative Syria plan -       The future of The Trans-Pacific Partnership -       Defining globalism And to visit the CAFE shop, head to shop.cafe.com    This interview was taped on 1/8/19. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 10, 2019
Inside the Cyber War (with John Carlin)
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John Carlin is a cybersecurity expert and chairs the Global Risk and Crisis Management practice group at Morrison Foerster. He previously served as the Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division at the Department of Justice and as Chief of Staff to Robert Mueller at the FBI. He is the author of Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat. Carlin speaks with Preet about his book, the U.S. response to cybercrime, China’s theft of intellectual property, and how America was unprepared for the attack on its values. Plus, Preet’s thoughts on House Democratic committee investigations and the possibility of amending the U.S. Constitution. Mentioned on this episode of Stay Tuned: - The Midroll survey - John Carlin’s book: Dawn of the Code War - The 2014 DOJ indictment of the People’s Liberation Army - The 2014 North Korea Sony Pictures hack and DOJ charges - The 2014 Iranian hack on Sands Las Vegas Corporation - The 2014 Yahoo data breach - The 1998 Lockerbie bombing - Preet’s 2012 NYT op-ed on cybercrime, Asleep at the Laptop This interview was taped on 12/4/18. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 03, 2019
The Science of Leadership (with Adam Grant)
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Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and a professor at Wharton Business School. He’s a New York Times bestselling author three times over, and is the co-author of Option B with Sheryl Sandberg.  In one of our favorite episodes of the year, from April 2018, Preet speaks with Adam about how to speak truth to power, what makes a good leader, and what advice he has for people in the West Wing. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 27, 2018
Does Silicon Valley Have a Conscience? (with Kara Swisher)
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Kara Swisher is a technology journalist and co-founder and editor-at-large of Recode. She also hosts the Recode Decode podcast. She has been called “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well-liked journalist.”  She speaks with Preet about Facebook and the many issues that have landed the company on the front pages. The conversation also ticks through the overall tech landscape, including Twitter, Google, and Amazon.   Plus, Preet's thoughts on Michael Flynn's delayed sentencing and the case of the alleged Russian spy, Maria Butina. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 20, 2018
What is the Fifth Risk? (with Michael Lewis)
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Michael Lewis is the author of fifteen books, including Moneyball and The Big Short. His new book, The Fifth Risk, takes on the Trump administration. He speaks with Preet about the dedication of the civil service, Trump’s attack on trust, and the dangers of willful ignorance.  Plus, Preet’s take on Cohen’s three-year prison sentence.  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 13, 2018
Live from Los Angeles (with Kumail Nanjiani)
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Comedian Kumail Nanjiani is the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of "The Big Sick," and stars in "Silicon Valley". He speaks with Preet about immigrating from Pakistan, getting political on Twitter, and who he’d play in a movie about the Trump administration. Plus, Preet’s take on jail time for Michael Flynn.   Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 06, 2018
CAFE Insider: Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty (Again)
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Preet and Anne Milgram make sense of Michael Cohen’s latest guilty plea, this time in the Mueller investigation. This episode was available to CAFE Insiders on Thursday. Become a member at cafe.com/insider. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 01, 2018
All the President’s Lawyers (with Bob Bauer)
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Bob Bauer served as White House Counsel to President Obama and was co-chair of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. He speaks with Preet about the universe of lawyers surrounding President Trump, from Matt Whitaker to Don McGahn to Rudy Giuliani, and what America must do to protect its elections. Plus, Preet makes sense of the Paul Manafort news. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 29, 2018
CAFE Insider: Justice Roberts's Rebuke
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In a clip from this week's episode of the CAFE Insider Podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram dissect Chief Justice Roberts’s message to President Trump. To listen to the whole episode, become a member at cafe.com/insider. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 26, 2018
Live from the Lincoln Theatre (with Chuck Todd)
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Chuck Todd is the host of Meet the Press and political director for NBC News. He spoke with Preet in front of a packed house in D.C. about the blue tornado of the midterms, being insulted by the President on twitter, and who should run in 2020. Plus, Preet's take on the criminal justice reform bill in Congress. (And a little parenting advice.) Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 21, 2018
CAFE Insider (Episode 2, Part 1): Mueller Anxiety at the White House
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Preet and his CAFE Insider co-host Anne Milgram, former Attorney General of New Jersey, discuss President Trump's impending written deposition and whether the administration will come to regret appointing Matt Whitaker. Part 1 of 2. Go to cafe.com/insider for Part 2. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 20, 2018
How to Assess a Presidency (with Michael Beschloss)
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Michael Beschloss is a historian and the author of the new book, Presidents of War. He speaks with Preet about what the past can teach us about the Trump presidency, why history should matter to our leaders, and his wonderful, shade-filled twitter feed. Plus, Preet’s take on the legality of Whitaker as acting attorney general. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 15, 2018
CAFE Insider: Sessions Out. Whitaker In. What’s Next for Mueller?
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Nov 09, 2018
The Election and Its Aftermath (with David Axelrod)
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David Axelrod, the chief strategist for both of Barack Obama's presidential campaigns, is the director of the University of Chicago's non-partisan Institute of Politics and the host of The Axe Files podcast. He talks to Preet about Tuesday's midterms, what taking the House will mean for the Democrats and for President Trump, and what we can learn from the campaign of Beto O'Rourke. Plus, Preet reacts to the forced resignation of Jeff Sessions. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 08, 2018
Live from Town Hall (with Jeffrey Toobin)
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Jeffrey Toobin, a former prosecutor, is the chief legal analyst at CNN and a staff writer at the New Yorker. In front of a packed house at the Town Hall in New York, he speaks with Preet about Trump and the rule of law, Kavanaugh and the court, and why the Mueller investigation never leaks. Plus, Preet explains why an executive order can’t eliminate birthright citizenship. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 01, 2018
Laugh to Keep from Crying (with Samantha Bee)
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Samantha Bee is the host of Full Frontal, the weekly comedy show on TBS, and was a long-time correspondent on The Daily Show. She speaks with Preet about #MeToo, women’s anger, and finding humor in very dark news. Plus, that time she got in trouble for saying the word feckless. And, Preet breaks down the latest on Jamal Khashoggi. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 25, 2018
The Death of Jamal Khashoggi (with Fareed Zakaria)
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Fareed Zakaria is the host of Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, and a foreign affairs columnist for the Washington Post. He speaks with Preet about the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who he has known for more than a decade. And, as Nikki Haley leaves the UN, they consider American isolationism and the Trump doctrine.  Plus, what might happen if the Dems take the House.  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 18, 2018
Making Centrism Sexy (with Max Boot)
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Max Boot was a senior policy advisor for three Republican presidential campaigns. He’s now a columnist at the Washington Post, and the author of The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right. He speaks with Preet about the future of our two-party system, how to make centrism cool, and the dangers of retweeting.   Plus, Preet debunks the latest conspiracy theory - about him. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 11, 2018
Chasing the Truth About Kavanaugh (with Jane Mayer)
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Jane Mayer, Chief Washington Correspondent for the New Yorker, broke the story of Deborah Ramirez and her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. She talks to Preet about the leads she’s still chasing, where the FBI should be looking, and how the Senate would vote if half its members were women.   Plus, Preet’s take on the Trump tax investigation. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 04, 2018
The Kavanaugh Hearings (with Anne Milgram)
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Friday morning, Preet sat down with Anne Milgram, former Attorney General of New Jersey, to discuss Thursday's extraordinary testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh. This episode was recorded before Senator Jeff Flake announced he would only support Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation following an FBI investigation of Dr. Ford's claims. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 28, 2018
Kavanaugh and the GOP's Women Problem (with Nicolle Wallace)
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Nicolle Wallace is the host of "Deadline: White House" on MSNBC, and advised George W. Bush and John McCain. She talks with Preet about the chaos of the Kavanaugh nomination, what it means for the midterms, and compares Donald Trump and Sarah Palin. Plus, Preet assesses Rod Rosenstein's job security.  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 27, 2018
Fair Play (with Sally Jenkins)
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Sally Jenkins writes about sports for the Washington Post. She talks with Preet about Serena Williams’s controversial U.S. Open final, the surprising history of the NFL, and the value of fairness on and off the field. Plus, Preet’s take on Brett Kavanaugh’s future. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 20, 2018
Kavanaugh and The Court (with Ron Klain)
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Ron Klain has worked on the confirmation or selection of eight Supreme Court Justices. He was chief of staff to Al Gore, Joe Biden, and Janet Reno, and Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. He talks to Preet about the Kavanaugh hearings, the missing documents, and what happens next.  Plus, Preet explains the 25th Amendment.  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 13, 2018
Truth and Lies in the West Wing (with Jonathan Swan)
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Jonathan Swan covers the White House for Axios. He talks with Preet about the latest leaks from the West Wing, how he separates facts from spin, and which of his high-powered sources uses Comic Sans.  Plus, Preet dissects the implications of the President's latest attack on Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 06, 2018
From Braille to Yale (with Cyrus Habib)
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Cyrus Habib is the Lieutenant Governor of Washington State. He lost his eyesight to cancer at age 8, went on to Yale, and became the first Iranian-American to hold statewide office. He talks with Preet about his remarkable life, the midterms, and governing in a deeply divided America.  Plus, Preet’s wish list for constitutional amendments.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 30, 2018
Cohen & Manafort Guilty: What Now? (with Joyce Vance)
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Joyce Vance was the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama during the Obama Administration. She joins Preet to talk through the guilty plea of Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and the conviction of his former campaign chair, Paul Manafort. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 22, 2018
Exposing Theranos (with John Carreyrou)
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John Carreyrou is the author of Bad Blood, a book about the rise and fall of healthcare startup Theranos. For year, Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, conned investors and customers with the promise of a new blood testing technology. Carreyrou's reporting helped expose fraud at the company. John talks to Preet about how people like General James Mattis got pulled into the Theranos orbit, and his own reporting drama around the story.  Also this week, Preet answers your questions about the secret Omarosa tapes and the dramatic Paul Manfort trial.  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 16, 2018
Why I Quit the GOP (with Steve Schmidt)
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Steve Schmidt was a top Republican strategist - until he left the party this June. He joins Preet to talk about Trump's appeal, the silence of Congressional Republicans, and what's next for principled conservatives.  Plus, Preet's thoughts on the fireworks at the Paul Manafort trial.  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 09, 2018
Bonus: Katie Couric interviews Preet
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In this special bonus episode, Preet and Katie Couric interview each other. Katie gets Preet's thoughts on Comey, Cuomo, and 2020. Then Preet asks Katie about the future of CBS president Les Moonves and her experience broadcasting live on September 11, 2001.  Preet is back Thursday with a regular episode of Stay Tuned, and your questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 06, 2018
Putin Enemy #1 (with Bill Browder)
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Bill Browder is a campaigner for justice in Russia. In Helsinki, Vladimir Putin asked for Bill to be handed over to the Russian government - a request that President Trump called "an incredible offer." Bill is back to talk about what’s changed for him, for America and for the world. Plus, Preet’s take on whether a tweet counts as obstruction of justice. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 02, 2018
ReMade in America Bonus: Bassem Youssef with Cameron Esposito
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The first season of CAFE’s newest podcast, ReMade in America, wraps up this week. Here’s one last highlight for Stay Tuned listeners: host Bassem Youssef’s conversation with comedian Cameron Esposito.  And the final episode of ReMade is out today, featuring HBO Documentaries legend Sheila Nevins and New York Times columnist Nick Kristof. You can listen to it on their show page.  Preet will be back Thursday with a new episode of Stay Tuned.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 31, 2018
What Happened in Helsinki (with Jeremy Bash)
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Jeremy Bash was Chief of Staff at the CIA and the Department of Defense under President Obama. He joins Preet to discuss the Helsinki Summit, Mueller’s indictment of 12 Russian intelligence operatives and what leverage Putin might have over President Trump. Plus, an update on Preet’s plan for the New York Attorney General race.  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 26, 2018
The Supremes (with Nina Totenberg)
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Nina Totenberg is NPR’s legendary Supreme Court reporter. She speaks with Preet about breaking the Anita Hill story, pot-smoking justices, and the confirmation prospects for Judge Brett Kavanaugh.  Plus, Preet’s thoughts on Trump, Putin and Helsinski. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 19, 2018
Sneak Preview: Preet on Remade in America
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This week, Preet is a special guest on CAFE's other hit podcast, Remade In America, hosted by comedian Bassem Youssef. Here's a sneak preview. Bassem was known as the Jon Stewart of Egypt. Now, he's living in exile and finding his footing in a new country. ReMade in America is a show about feeling like an outsider in America — and trying to make it anyway.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 17, 2018
The Fight for the Supreme Court (with Vanita Gupta)
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Vanita Gupta is president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and worked in the Obama Administration. She joins Preet to discuss the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and what’s at stake. Plus, an update on family separations at the Southern border and Preet’s thoughts on Michael Cohen’s media strategy.  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 12, 2018
The Russian Strategy (with Garry Kasparov)
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Garry Kasparov is the greatest chess player of all time, and one of Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics. He joins Preet to discuss Russian misinformation and attacks on the concept of truth, in this re-aired interview. Plus, Preet gives his take on the legal crisis at the Southern border, in an all-new QA.  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 28, 2018
ReMade in America Bonus: Bassem Youssef with Maria Hinojosa
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There’s a new podcast in the Cafe family: ReMade in America, hosted by comedian Bassem Youssef. In this episode, Bassem speaks with journalist Maria Hinojosa, host of NPR’s Latino USA, about her own immigration journey, diversity in journalism, and how she is navigating the era of fake news.  ReMade in America is a show about feeling like an outsider in America — and trying to make it anyway. Check it out, subscribe, and Preet will be back Thursday to answer your questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 26, 2018
Criminal Justice, Part 4: Your Questions, Answered (with Anne Milgram and Lisa Monaco)
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Anne Milgram is the former Attorney General of New Jersey. Lisa Monaco was the Homeland Security Advisor to President Barack Obama. They join Preet to tackle your questions on the criminal justice system. What does collusion mean? What is a constitutional crisis? And is court anything like how it seems on TV? Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 21, 2018
Criminal Justice, Part 3: The Defendant
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Jason Goldfarb is a former lawyer who was prosecuted for insider trading by Preet’s old office, the Southern District of New York. Goldfarb joins Preet to talk about the experience of being prosecuted, pleading guilty, and building a life after prison.  This is the third episode in our series on the roles and players in the criminal justice system. Plus, Preet’s thoughts on flipping, pardons and Manafort. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 14, 2018
Criminal Justice, Part 2: The Prosecution (with Pat Fitzgerald)
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Pat Fitzgerald is a former federal prosecutor. He led cases against Governor Rod Blagojevich, Al Qaeda terrorists, and the mob. Today he’s a private citizen and representing Jim Comey, among others. He speaks with Preet about how to build a case, the art of flipping a witness, and deciphering wiretaps in pig latin. This is the second episode in our series on the roles and players in the criminal justice system. Plus, Preet gives his thoughts on presidential pardons and when it matters to know all the the words to a song. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 07, 2018
New From Cafe: Remade in America with Bassem Youssef
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You heard him a few weeks ago live on stage with Preet at the Apollo Theater. Now Bassem Youssef has his own podcast: Remade in America. It's a show about feeling like an outsider in America — and trying to make it anyway.  This first episode features comedian Maz Jobrani, author of "I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One On TV." And the second episode of Remade in America, just out today, features the hilarious and insightful Baratunde Thurston.  Check it out, subscribe and Preet will be back Thursday with a new episode of Stay Tuned. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 05, 2018
Criminal Justice, Part 1: The Defense (with Ben Brafman)
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Ben Brafman is one of America’s most prominent defense attorneys. He has represented Sean Combs, Martin Shkreli, and Harvey Weinstein. Brafman speaks with Preet about the clients he won’t take on, why everyone deserves a good lawyer, and what it’s like to represent someone everyone hates.  This is the first episode in our series on the roles and players in the criminal justice system.  Plus, Preet answers your questions about the latest developments in the case against Michael Cohen.  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2018
Winning Alabama (with Senator Doug Jones)
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Doug Jones is a Democratic Senator from Alabama. He talks with Preet about what it takes to turn red states blue, prosecuting civil rights cold cases as U.S. attorney, and how he makes decisions on contentious votes—like the recent Haspel and Pompeo nominations. Plus, Preet breaks down the president’s call for an investigation into the Department of Justice. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 24, 2018
Race, Bias and Justice (with Sherrilyn Ifill)
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Sherrilyn Ifill is the president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.  She talks with Preet about about the rise of artificial intelligence in policing, how both companies and law enforcement can confront issues of racial bias, and the attack on voting rights in America.  Plus, in the wake of this week’s primaries, Preet weighs in on what might happen if Democrats take the House this fall.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 17, 2018
Live from The Apollo (with Bassem Youssef)
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Before the Egyptian revolution, Bassem Youssef was a heart surgeon who moonlighted as a political comedian. He went on to become the Jon Stewart of Egypt, poking fun at the regime with an audience of 40 million people. Then he was forced to flee the country. Preet spoke with Bassem live on stage at the Apollo Theater about his journey from doctor to comedian to, now, podcast host in America. Bassem's show, "Remade in America," launches later this month.  Plus: Preet reflects on the accusations against former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman — and what might happen next for himself. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 10, 2018
Seeking Justice for Sergei Magnitsky (with Bill Browder)
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Bill Browder is a British hedge fund manager and a vocal critic of Vladimir Putin. Since his friend Sergei Magnitsky was killed in a Russian prison, Browder has led an international campaign to punish his killers — some of the most powerful people in Russia. Not by bringing them to trial, but by restricting their travel and cash flow. Browder speaks with Preet about the dangers of Putin and his own quest for justice. Preet's riveting conversation with Bill Browder first aired in October. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 03, 2018
The State of the State Department (with Ronan Farrow)
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Ronan Farrow is an author and journalist who just won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein. He’s also the author of a new book, The War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence.   He speaks with Preet about the prospect of a Secretary of State Pompeo, and why the gutting of the diplomatic corps should worry us all. And, they talk about Farrow's groundbreaking reporting on the Me Too movement, and the influence of his mother, Mia Farrow. Plus, Preet explains what Rudy Giuliani’s connections can and can’t do for President Trump. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet , email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 26, 2018
The Science of Leadership (with Adam Grant)
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Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and a professor at the Wharton School. He’s a New York Times bestselling author three times over, and is the co-author of Option B with Sheryl Sandberg.  His books, and his work, focus on how to cultivate success in an organization, and how people can push back against groupthink. He talks to Preet about how to speak truth to power, what makes a good leader, and what advice he has for people in the West Wing. Plus, Preet explains whether only clients get attorney-client privilege. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 19, 2018
Securing the Border and the Ballot (with Jeh Johnson)
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