Stay Tuned with Preet

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 Mar 4, 2019
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 Jan 27, 2019
Outstanding! Articulate, clear and concise, always fascinating. Preet and guests help me understand what's happening and how to interpret the insanity in our country. THANK YOU.

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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
CAFE Insider 06/24: Unsafe, Unsanitary, Untenable
00:15:21

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne Milgram discuss the Justice Department’s argument against providing soap and toothbrushes to detained migrant children.

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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
Jun 24, 2019
Jailing Manafort & the Iran Standoff (with Ben Rhodes)
01:11:21

On today’s episode of Stay Tuned, Preet answers your questions about Kellyanne Conway and the consequences of violating the Hatch Act and 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.   


Tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

KELLYANNE CONWAY

  • The Office of Special Counsel’s (OSC) report detailing Kellyanne Conway’s alleged violations of the Hatch Act
  • “What Is the Hatch Act? Explaining Why Trump Was Urged to Fire Kellyanne Conway,” Washington Post, 6/13/19


PAUL MANAFORT

  • “Paul Manafort Seemed Headed to Rikers. Then the Justice Department Intervened.,” New York Times, 6/17/19


THE INTERVIEW

BEN RHODES


PRESIDENT OBAMA

SPEECHES

  • Reverend Clementa Pinckney Funeral Service, C-SPAN, 6/26/15 (plus a clip of Obama singing Amazing Grace)
  • “Senator Barack Obama 2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Speech,” C-SPAN, 7/27/04
  • “Obama New Hampshire Election,” C-SPAN, 1/8/08


SYRIA

  • “Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Syria,” The White House, 9/10/13
  • “Obama Seeks Approval by Congress for Strike in Syria,” New York Times, 8/31/13
  • “Inside the White House During the Syrian 'Red Line' Crisis,” The Atlantic, 6/3/18


FOREIGN POLICY


“BIRTHERISM”

  • “In Flag City USA, False Obama Rumors Are Flying,” Washington Post, 6/30/08
  • “President Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate,” The White House, 4/27/11
  • “What Donald Trump has said through the years about where President Obama was born,” Los Angeles Times, 9/16/16


RUSSIA

  • “U.S.–Russia Relations in the Second Obama Administration,” Brookings, 12/31/12
  • “How the U.S.-Russian Relationship Went Bad,” The Atlantic, April 2019
  • “Flashback: Obama’s debate zinger on Romney’s ‘1980s’ foreign policy (video),” Washington Post, 3/20/14


PRESIDENT TRUMP

  • “Remarks by President Trump on the 75th Commemoration of D-Day,” White House, 6/6/19
  • “Trump Delivered a Strong D-Day Speech—But It Clashed With His Personal Story,” The Atlantic, 6/6/19


IRAN


STAY TUNED

  • Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib’s episode on Stay Tuned


Jun 20, 2019
CAFE Insider 06/17: Law is for Losers
00:13:38

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet 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. 

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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

Jun 17, 2019
Truth in the Trump Era (with David McCraw)
01:03:52

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. Plus Preet answers your questions about the 2020 census, Bill Barr, security clearances & the term, "hinked up."


Tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

2020 CENSUS

  • “Skipping The 2020 Census Citizenship Question? You'll Still Be Counted,” National Public Radio, 4/19/18


WHEN DO PEOPLE SAY NO TO TRUMP?

  • “People Are Trying to Figure Out William Barr. He’s Busy Stockpiling Power,” New York Times, 6/9/19
  • “FBI's Wray: Spying is 'not the term I would use' to describe Trump campaign probe,” Politico, 5/7/19
  • “Attorney General Jeff Sessions will recuse himself from any probe related to 2016 presidential campaign,” Washington Post, 3/2/17
  • “McGahn, wary of "Saturday Night Massacre," refused Trump order to fire Mueller,” CBS News, 4/18/19


SECURITY CLEARANCES


DEFINITIONS


THE INTERVIEW

TRUTH IN OUR TIMES

  • Truth in our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts, Macmillan
  • “The Truth Is Hard. But for a New York Times Lawyer, Defending It Is Fun.,” New York Times, 3/11/19
  • First Amendment, The Constitution, Legal Information Institute


MCCRAW’S WRITTEN RESPONSE TO TRUMP’S LAWYER

  • “Two Women Say Donald Trump Touched Them Inappropriately,” New York Times, 10/12/16
  • Marc Kasowitz letter to the New York Times
  • “The New York Times’s Lawyer Responds to Donald Trump,” New York Times, 10/13/16


NEW YORK TIMES V. SULLIVAN (1964)

  • New York Times Company v. Sullivan (1964), Oyez
  • Justice Clarence Thomas’ concurring opinion for the case Kathrine Mae McKee v. William H. Cosby (2019)
  • “Justice Clarence Thomas Calls for Reconsideration of Landmark Libel Ruling,” New York Times, 2/19/19
  • “Libel,” Legal Information Institute
  • “How a Times Court Decision Revolutionized Libel Law,” New York Times, 11/30/18


DONALD TRUMP

Tax Returns

  • “Pages From Donald Trump’s 1995 Income Tax Records,” New York Times, 10/1/16
  • “Donald Trump Tax Records Show He Could Have Avoided Taxes for Nearly Two Decades, The Times Found,” New York Times, 10/1/16
  • “The Time I Found Donald Trump’s Tax Records in My Mailbox,” New York Times, 10/2/16
  • “The New York Times risked legal trouble to publish Donald Trump’s tax return,” Washington Post, 10/3/16


Finances

  • “Trump Often Claimed To Be "The Largest Real Estate Developer In New York.” He Isn't.,” BuzzFeed News, 8/23/16
  • “Trump Financial Affairs Face Political Scrutiny,” New York Times, 1/9/00


Administration

  • “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” New York Times, 9/5/18


FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

  • Department of Justice Guide to the Freedom of Information Act
  • FOIA.gov, DOJ
  • “How Times Reporters Use the Freedom of Information Act,” New York Times, 7/21/18
  • “Freedom of Information Act,” History, 8/21/18
  • “How to ensure we have a more open, accountable government,” Washington Post, 3/13/19


THE “L” WORD

  • “When to Call a Lie a Lie,” New York Times, 9/20/16
  • “‘Call them lies’? Why we sometimes don’t use the L-word when Trump is wrong,” The Star, 5/28/18


DAVID BOIES & NYT

  • “Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies,” New Yorker, 11/6/17
  • “David Boies’s Egregious Involvement With Harvey Weinstein,” New York Times, 11/9/17
  • “Weinstein Work Pulls Lawyer Back Into an Ethical Debate,” New York Times, 11/7/17


PRESSURE ON THE PRESS

  • “Americans' Views on the Media,” Ipsos, 8/7/18


STAY TUNED


CORRUPTION

  • “In Illinois, a Virtual Expectation of Corruption,” New York Times, 12/13/08


THE BUTTON

  • “Jon Stewart 9/11 First Responders Victims Fund House Judiciary Hearing,” C-SPAN, 6/11/19
Jun 13, 2019
The Laws of Language (with Benjamin Dreyer)
01:04:45

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.  


Tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

TREASON

  • “Trump doesn't seem to understand what 'treason' means,” NBCNews, 5/24/19
  • Clip of Rep. Liz Cheney on ABC News discussing “treason”


MUELLER

  • Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III Makes Statement on Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, Department of Justice


DISTRICT ATTORNEYS


TWITTER DISINFORMATION


THE INTERVIEW

BENJAMIN DREYER

  • Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style, Random House
  • “I’m not the grammar police. But writing well is an act of resistance,” Washington Post, 2/8/19


BOOKS REFERENCED IN EPISODE

  • Doing Justice by Preet Bharara, Knopf
  • Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, Macmillan
  • Crazy Rhythm: From Brooklyn and Jazz to Nixon’s White House, Watergate, and Beyond by Leonard Garment, Da Capo Press


PRONOUNS

  • “Gender-neutral pronouns: When ‘they’ doesn’t identify as either male or female,” Washington Post, 10/27/14
  • “She? Ze? They? What’s In a Gender Pronoun,” New York Times, 1/30/16


THE BUTTON

TIANANMEN SQUARE


D-DAY


VOTING

  • “What took so long for women to win the right to vote? Racism is one reason.,” Washington Post, 6/2/19
  • Register to vote here
Jun 06, 2019
CAFE Insider 06/03: Treason Season
00:10:35

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne analyze Bill Barr's interview with CBS News and the President's allegations that the top ranks at the FBI committed "treason."

 To listen to the full episode, become a member at CAFE Insider at cafe.com/insider.


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:

BILL BARR’S CBS NEWS INTERVIEW

  • "William Barr interview: Read the full transcript,” CBSNews, 5/31/19

 

“TREASON”

 

DEFINITIONS

Jun 04, 2019
Mueller Speaks & The Underdog (with Andrew Yang)
01:16:55

On today’s special episode of Stay Tuned, Anne Milgram, the former NJ Attorney General and co-host of the CAFE Insider podcast, joins Preet 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. 

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

  • “Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III Makes Statement on Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election,” Department of Justice, 5/29/19
  • Ari Melber tweeted a handout reporters got after Mueller’s statement that compares Bill Barr’s statements to those of Mueller.
  • Bill Barr’s April 2019 Press Conference on the Mueller Report
  • The 1973 and 2000 Office of Legal Counsel memos on indicting a sitting President


THE INTERVIEW

Andrew Yang:


Mayor Pete Buttigieg:

  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s interview on Stay Tuned


Automation, Universal Basic Income & VAT:


Measuring Unemployment:


American Finances:

  • “A $500 surprise expense would put most Americans into debt,” CBS News, 1/12/17
  • “The government shutdown spotlights a bigger issue: 78% of US workers live paycheck to paycheck,” CNBC, 1/9/19


College Debt:

  • “Morehouse College Graduates’ Student Loans to Be Paid Off by Billionaire,” New York Times, 5/19/19


Future of Retail:

  • “Dressbarn, CVS, Pier 1 and Topshop shuttering stores, pushing planned closures to 7,150,” CNBC, 5/28/19
  • “Amazon paid no federal taxes on $11.2 billion in profits last year,” Washington Post, 2/16/19


U.S. Population Estimates:


Scientists in Congress:


Social Media:

  • “Interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Transcript,” ABC News, 4/4/19
  • “The Trauma Floor,” The Verge, 2/25/19
  • “Jaron Lanier Helped Create Social Media, And Now He’s Begging You To Leave It Behind,” HuffPost, 12/12/18


Tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

May 30, 2019
Duty to Impeach & Realpolitik (with David Ignatius)
01:00:53

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On this episode of Stay Tuned, Preet speaks with David Ignatius, Prize-winning journalist and columnist for the Washington Post. Plus, Preet 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


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

Prospects of Mueller Testifying:

  • “Special counsel's team hesitant about Mueller testifying publicly, part of hold up securing testimony,” CNN, 5/21/19


Trump & Impeachment:

  • Preet’s tweet on impeachment, and his second one about 1990s timidity 
  • “Nancy Pelosi, Trying to Walk a Middle Path, Accuses Trump of a ‘Cover-Up’,” The New York Times, 5/22/19


Clemency:


THE INTERVIEW

Trump & Jared Kushner: 

  • “Trump’s Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner,” CNN, 4/3/17
  • “Jared Kushner did what?,” The Washington Post, 12/10/18


Mike Pompeo


Past Presidents & Their National Security Advisors:

  • “National Security Pick: From a Marine to a Mediator,” The New York Times, 11/28/08
  • “In Miller Center Interview, Carter Recalls Relationship with Zbigniew Brzezinski,” UVAToday, 5/30/17
  • “Presidents and the National Security Council,” Council on Foreign Relations, 11/12/08


Diplomacy:


Alliances & Agreements:


Trump’s Dictatorial Flattery:

  • “Nine Notorious Dictators, Nine Shout-Outs From Donald Trump,” The Atlantic, 3/4/18
  • “Opinion: A President In Praise Of Strongmen And Dictators,” National Public Radio, 10/20/18


Trump Isolationism:

  • “The Loneliest President,” Politico, 9/15/17
  • “Going it alone: Trump increasingly relies on unilateral action to wield power,” The Washington Post, 6/11/18


Huawei:

  • “Trump loves walls. But he should be careful about a digital barrier with China,” The Washington Post, 5/21/19
  • “As Huawei Loses Google, the U.S.-China Tech Cold War Gets Its Iron Curtain,” The New York Times, 5/20/19
  • “5G is at the center of America’s beef with Huawei – here’s why it’s such a big deal,” CNBC, 5/22/19


US-Iran Standoff:

  • “America and Iran are both oddly eager for war,” The Washington Post, 5/16/19
  • “Why the U.S.-Iran Conflict Is Now Coming to a Head,” The Washington Post, 5/22/19
  • “Iran’s economy slumps as US sanctions pile on the pain,” Financial Times, 4/29/19
  • “Threats would mean ‘official end’ of Iran, Trump warns in tweet,” The Washington Post, 5/19/19
  • “Trump: I 'temper' Bolton's hawkish instincts,” Politico, 5/9/19


IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp):


2015 Iran Nuclear Agreement:


Iraq:

  • “How We Tried to Slow the Rush to War in Iraq,” Politico, 3/13/19


Avengers:


THE BUTTON

  • “Morehouse College Graduates’ Student Loans to Be Paid Off by Billionaire,” The New York Times, 5/19/19


Tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

May 23, 2019
CAFE Insider 05/20: Reversing Roe & Politicizing Pardons
00:12:11

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne discuss President Trump's approach to pardons and their concerns over process and fairness.

To listen to the full episode, become a member at CAFE Insider at cafe.com/insider.


REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:

THE PARDON POWER


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
May 20, 2019
D.C. Dramas & Advising Obamas (with Valerie Jarrett)
01:12:24

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On this episode of Stay Tuned, Preet speaks with Valerie Jarrett, President Obama's longest serving adviser and author of "Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward." Plus, Preet 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


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

Q&A

Trump’s tax returns


Donald Trump Jr. testimony

  • “Donald Trump Jr. has agreed to appear for limited closed door session with Senate Intel committee,” ABC News, 5/14/19
  • “Judiciary chairman says Trump Jr. should plead the Fifth to Intelligence panel,” The Washington Post, 5/13/19


John Durham

  • “Barr’s pick to investigate the Mueller probe’s origins has a history of penetrating the FBI,” Washington Post, 5/14/19


THE INTERVIEW

Valerie Jarrett


Chicago mayors: Harold Washington & Richard Daley


Chicago politics

  • “Is Chicago really that corrupt? Yes,” Chicago Tribune, 12/14/16
  • “How Chicago Politics Produced A Deeply Entrenched Culture Of Corruption,” WBUR, 2/28/19


Barack Obama

  • “In 2000, a Streetwise Veteran Schooled a Bold Young Obama,” New York Times, 9/9/07
  • “Stunner in N.H.: Clinton defeats Obama,” NBC News, 1/9/08
  • “Barack Obama’s New Hampshire Primary Speech,” New York Times, 1/8/08
  • The Audacity of Hope, Penguin Random House, 2007
  • “Senator Barack Obama 2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Speech,” C-SPAN, 7/27/04
  • “The Speech,” Chicago Magazine, 5/29/07
  • “Even-Keeled Obama Built Image On Bridging Divides,” NPR, 9/25/08
  • “Rep. Wilson shouts, 'You lie' to Obama during speech,” CNN, 9/10/09


Rahm Emanuel

  • “Emanuel Wields Power Freely, and Faces the Risks,” New York Times, 8/15/09


BUTTON

  • Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Transcript, 5/17/07
  • “Former Justice Deputy Describes Political Clash,” NPR, 5/15/07
  • “Bombings in Madrid: The Attack; 10 Bombs Shatter Trains in Madrid, Killing 192,” New York Times, 3/12/04


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.

May 16, 2019
[SAMPLE] CAFE Insider 05/13: Indicting a POTUS
00:09:39

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne discuss the implications of Rudy Giuliani’s now-cancelled trip to Ukraine.

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May 13, 2019
Contempt & The Court (with Joan Biskupic)
01:15:56

Contempt & The Court (with Joan Biskupic)


REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

Perjury


OLC Opinions

  • The 1973 and 2000 Office of Legal Counsel memos on indicting a sitting President


Executive Privilege & the subpoena fights

  • Attorney General Bill Barr’s letter to the President about executive privilege
  • “Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over Full Mueller Report,” The New York Times, 5/8/19
  • “Trump Vows Stonewall of ‘All’ House Subpoenas, Setting Up Fight Over Powers,” The New York Times, 4/24/19
  • “McConnell on Mueller report: 'Case closed',” Politico, 5/7/19
  • “House Judiciary Committee Unveils Investigation into Threats Against the Rule of Law,” US House Committee on The Judiciary


Signed Prosecutors Letter

  • “Statement By Former Federal Prosecutors,” Medium, 5/6/19


THE INTERVIEW

Chief Justice John Roberts

  • The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts, BasicBooks
  • “President Names Roberts as Choice for Chief Justice,” The New York Times, 9/6/05
  • Roberts Confirmation Hearing, C-SPAN, 9/12/05
  • Roberts’ Confirmation Hearings Conclude, National Public Radio, 9/15/05
  • “Court Nominee's Life Is Rooted in Faith and Respect for Law,” The New York Times, 7/21/05
  • “Senate Roll Call on Roberts Nomination,” The New York Times, 9/29/05
  • “Files From Roberts' Reagan Years Are Released,” LATimes, 8/16/05
  • “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” The New Yorker, 5/18/09
  • “Rebuking Trump’s criticism of ‘Obama judge,’ Chief Justice Roberts defends judiciary as ‘independent,’” The Washington Post, 11/21/18


Chief Justice Charles Hughes


Chief Justice William Rehnquist


Justice Sonia Sotomayor

  • Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice, MacMillan
  • “Sotomayor Confirmed by Senate, 68-31,” The New York Times, 8/6/09


Justice Elena Kagan

  • “Elena Kagan moves up to big-game hunting with Antonin Scalia,” Washington Post, 7/1/13
  • “Kagan’s life an undeviating course to high court,” NBCNews, 6/27/10


Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

  • Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on the Court Became Its Most Influential Justice, HarperCollins
  • Lazy B: Growing Up On A Cattle Branch in the American Southwest, Penguin Random House
  • “O’Connor to resign from Supreme Court,” CNN, 7/1/05
  • “William proposed. Sandra said no. They reunited on the Supreme Court,” The Washington Post, 10/31/18


Justice Antonin Scalia

  • American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice, MacMillan
  • “Supreme Confidence,” The New Yorker, 3/28/05
  • “BFFs Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia agree to disagree,” LA Times, 6/22/15
  • “Justice Scalia and Mr. Cheney,” The New York Times, 2/28/04
  • “Scalia Angrily Defends His Duck Hunt With Cheney,” The New York Times, 3/18/04
  • Scalia’s smoking at his confirmation hearing
  • Scalia’s confirmation hearing, C-SPAN, 8/5/86
  • “In Memoriam: Justice Antonin Scalia,” Harvard Law Review, 5/8/19


Justice Anthony Kennedy

  • “Justice Kennedy, the pivotal swing vote on the Supreme Court, announces his retirement,” The Washington Post, 6/27/18
  • “A Brief History Of Anthony Kennedy's Swing Vote — And The Landmark Cases It Swayed,” National Public Radio, 6/27/18
  • “Tracing the Meaning of ‘Swing Vote’ as Justice Kennedy Retires,” Wall Street Journal, 7/6/18


Justice David Souter

  • “Souter known as low-key, fierce defender of individual rights,” CNN, 5/1/09


Robert Bork


The Supreme Court


2019-2020 Supreme Court Cases

  • Supreme 2019-2020 Term, Oyez
  • “2019's Supreme Court cases to watch,” Axios, 4/23/19


The Census Case: Department of Commerce v. New York

  • Department of Commerce v. New York (Argued on 4/23/19), SCOTUSblog
  • “Argument analysis: Divided court seems ready to uphold citizenship question on 2020 census,’ SCOTUSblog, 4/23/19


The Muslim Ban: Trump v. Hawaii

  • Trump v. Hawaii (2018), Oyez


Voting Rights: Shelby County v. Holder

  • Shelby County v. Holder (2013), Oyez
  • “Supreme Court Invalidates Key Part of Voting Rights Act,” The New York Times, 6/25/13


School integration:


The Affordable Care Act: King v. Burwell

  • King v. Burwell (2015), Oyez
  • “The inside story of how John Roberts negotiated to save Obamacare,” CNN, 3/25/19
  • “Affordable Care Act survives Supreme Court challenge,” The Washington Post, 6/25/15


Abortion

  • Roe v. Wade (1973), Oyez
  • “Justices won’t hear states’ appeal over Planned Parenthood,” AP News, 12/10/18


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.

May 09, 2019
CAFE Insider 05/06: Bill Barr: The Politics of "Snitty"
00:11:01

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne evaluate allegations that Attorney General Bill Barr committed perjury during congressional testimony.

To listen to the full episode, become a member at CAFE Insider at cafe.com/insider


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
May 07, 2019
Barr Testimony & Accidental Presidents (with Jared Cohen)
01:05:44

Barr Testimony & Accidental Presidents


THE Q&A

Bill Barr & Bob Mueller

  • Bill Barr’s hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Attorney General Bill Barr’s letter summarizing Mueller’s principal conclusions
  • Bob Mueller’s March 27th letter to Bill Barr
  • “Mueller complained that Barr’s letter did not capture ‘context’ of Trump probe,” Washington Post, 4/30/19
  • “Trump asked his lawyer to cross legal lines. The Mueller report shows how he pushed back,” Washington Post, 4/19/19
  • “William Barr Testimony Highlights: Attorney General Says He Thinks ‘Spying Did Occur’ on Trump Campaign,” New York Times, 4/10/19


Arnold Schwarzenegger


THE INTERVIEW

Jared Cohen

  • Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America, Simon & Schuster
  • Children of Jihad: A Young American’s Travels Among the Youth of the Middle East, Penguin Random House
  • Jigsaw
  • “Can Alphabet’s Jigsaw Solve Google’s Most Vexing Problems?,” Fast Company, 10/22/17


The Role of the Vice President

  • “Vice President of the United States (President of the Senate),” United States Senate
  • “‘His Accidency’: The first president to die in office and the Constitutional confusion that followed,” Washington Post, 3/31/19
  • “The U.S. Vice President and Foreign Policy,” Council on Foreign Relations, 9/22/16
  • “How The Value Of The Vice Presidential Pick Has Evolved,” NBC News, 7/13/16
  • “How the vice president became a powerful and influential White House player,” Washington Post, 7/20/16
  • “Why VPs Matter Less Than You Think,” Politico Magazine, 4/11/1
  • “How F.D.R.’s Death Changed the Vice-Presidency,” New Yorker, 4/17/15
  • “Here are a bunch of awful things vice presidents have said about being No. 2,” Washington Post, 10/3/14


Lyndon B. Johnson


Theodore Roosevelt

  • “The Life of Theodore Roosevelt,” National Park Service
  • “Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace,” National Park Service
  • “Municipal Administration: The New York Police Force,” The Atlantic, September 1897
  • “How This Photo of Theodore Roosevelt in Hunting Gear Helped Jump-Start the American Conservation Movement,” Time, 5/1/18


Harry Truman & his Secretaries of State


Yalta


Calvin Coolidge


Millard Fillmore


William Harrison


Chester Arthur


The Assassinations of Presidents

  • “President's Assassin Shot To Death In Jail Corridor By A Dallas Citizen; Grieving Throngs View Kennedy Bier,” New York Times, November 1963
  • “Close calls: when American presidents diced with death,” The Guardian, 4/6/19


Sarah Palin

  • “Analysis: Palin rocked campaign, for good and bad,” CNN, 11/6/08


2020 Election

  • “In the 2020 election, an age-old question looms,” Washington Post, 12/3/18


Historians


Adam McKay


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May 02, 2019
CAFE Insider 04/29: Fight Club: Congress v. Trump
00:10:54

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne discuss Attorney General Bill Barr's upcoming congressional testimony and propose effective lines of questioning.

To listen to the full episode, become a member at CAFE Insider at cafe.com/insider


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
Apr 29, 2019
Mueller Medley & What's Life Worth? (with Ken Feinberg)
01:16:01

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.


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

Friendship

  • “Barr v. Mueller: Friends pitted against each other,” Politico, 4/18/19
  • “Comey: I’m ‘not friends’ with Mueller,” Politico, 12/8/18


Don McGahn

  • “Ex-White House Counsel Don McGahn Emerges as Key Obstruction Witness,” Bloomberg, 4/18/19
  • An excerpt of Rudy Giuliani’s interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” and a transcript of the interview
  • “The Trump team still maintains Trump didn’t try to fire Mueller. Mueller disagrees,” Washington Post, 4/22/19


Rod Rosenstein

  • Bill Barr and Rod Rosenstein’s press conference
  • “Internet mocks Rod Rosenstein's 'hostage stare,’” CNN, 4/19/19
  • “How Rod Rosenstein Protects the Mueller Investigation,” Lawfare, 9/27/18


Lawyers’ Lawyers


Subpoena

  • "Subpoena,” Legal Information Institute
  • “Testing of a President: The Overview; Clinton Agrees to Testify for Lewinsky Grand Jury; Starr Retracts Subpeona,” NYT, 7/30/98
  • “Robert Mueller Let Donald Trump Duck Direct Questions About Obstruction,” New Yorker, 4/18/19


THE INTERVIEW

Ken Feinberg

  • Who Gets What: Fair Compensation after Tragedy and Financial Upheaval, Public Affairs, 2012
  • “Take a Number,” Washington Post, 3/11/02
  • “Just Money,” New York Times Magazine, 12/8/02
  • “Meet Ken Feinberg, the Master of Disasters,” Observer, 3/9/16
  • “Veterans Accept $180 Million Pact on Agent Orange,” NYT, 5/8/84
  • “What do the Church’s Victims Deserve?,” NYT, 4/8/19


Senator Ted Kennedy & The Senate

  • “'The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis,’ by Ira Shapiro,” Washington Post, 4/20/12
  • “How did John McCain and Ted Kennedy find common ground? ‘They listened,’” PBS NewsHour, 8/29/18
  • “Kenneth Feinberg Oral History, Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee; chief of staff to EMK,” Edward M. Kennedy Institute, 2016


Tort System


Judge Weinstein & Sentencing Guidelines

  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines: 2008 manual
  • “This Judge Defends ‘Unredeemable’ Even as He Sends Them to Prison,” NYT, 12/8/17
  • “From the Bench, a New Look at Punishment,” NYT, 8/26/15


THE BUTTON

  • Video from Lyra McKee’s funeral
  • “A Journalist's Killing in Northern Ireland Comes As Tensions Threaten to Boil Over,” Time, 4/24/19
  • “Member of IRA splinter group arrested over killing of Northern Ireland journalist Lyra McKee,” CBS News, 4/23/19


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Apr 25, 2019
The Mueller Report (with Anne Milgram)
00:45:49

Preet 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


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Apr 19, 2019
The Mueller Report Preview
00:17:29

Preet 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. 

Apr 18, 2019
CAFE Insider 04/15: "Spying" & Lying
00:09:43

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne discuss Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's indictment. 

To listen to the full episode, become a member at CAFE Insider at cafe.com/insider


Sign up for the free CAFE Brief newsletter which features news and analysis of politically charged legal matters, sent every Tuesday and Friday.


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
Apr 15, 2019
Campaign "Spying" & the Ways and Means of Power (with Bob Caro)
01:17:51

Stay Tuned Episode 04/11/19

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


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!


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

Check out Preet’s book, “Doing Justice”!

Like the Q&A at the top of Stay Tuned? Check out CAFE Insider, which includes a weekly podcast from Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram on the latest news at the intersection of law and politics.


THE Q&A

Bill Barr & the Mueller Report

  • “William Barr Testimony Highlights: Attorney General Says He Thinks ‘Spying Did Occur’ on Trump Campaign,” NYT, 4/10/19
  • “William Barr Says Mueller Report Will Be Public ‘Within a Week,’” NYT, 4/9/19
  • “Limited information Barr has shared about Russia investigation frustrated some on Mueller’s team,” WaPo, 4/4/19
  • “William Barr’s Choices,” New Yorker, 4/7/19
  • Rule 6, The Grand Jury, Legal Information Institute
  • AG Bill Barr’s letter summarizing Mueller’s principal conclusions


Kirstjen Nielsen & the “Acting” Cabinet

  • “Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns as Trump’s Homeland Security Secretary,” NYT, 4/7/19
  • “Trump relies on acting Cabinet officials more than most presidents. It’s not an accident,” WaPo, 4/8/19
  • “Nominations: A Historical Overview,” United States Senate


THE INTERVIEW

Robert Caro

Books:


Senate Desks

  • “Desk Jockeying in the Senate Creates a Hotbed of Intrigue,” WSJ, 1/7/03
  • “Names Listed inside the Desk Drawer,” Senate Chamber Desks


Robert Moses

  • “Robert Moses: An Atlantic Portrait,” The Atlantic, Feb 1939
  • “Robert Moses, Builder, Left Behind His Power Tool,” NYT, 2/14/07
  • “Robert Moses, Master Builder, Is Dead at 92,” NYT, 7/30/81
  • “One Man's Dream, Blissful Jones Beach Is Like No Other Place,” NYT, 9/28/97
  • “Robert Moses and the decline of the NYC subway system,” Curbed, 7/27/17
  • “Cross Bronx Expressway: Historical Overview,” NYC Roads


Lyndon B. Johnson


LBJ Speech Writers

  • “The LBJ the Nation Seldom Saw,” LBJ Presidential Library, former LFB speechwriter Rob Hardesty
  • “Richard Goodwin: The Speechwriter Who Named the ‘Great Society,’” Politico, 12/30/18
  • “Horace Busby, 76, Ex-White House Aide and Johnson Adviser,” NYT, 6/3/00


Al Smith

  • “Alfred E. Smith Dies Here at 70; 4 Times Governor,” NYT, 10/4/44
  • “Frank and Al: A Tale of two New Yorks,” Politico, 3/4/14


R.P. Blackmur


Anthony Trollope


Bob Woodward

  • “Bob Woodward Gets to the Bottom of Things: Timeless Investigative Journalism,” Writer’s Digest, August 1996


Belle Moskowitz


THE BUTTON

Kurt Vonnegut

  • “Kurt Vonnegut, Writer of Classics of the American Counterculture, Dies at 84,” NYT, 4/11/07


Books:

 

William Goldman


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Apr 11, 2019
CAFE Insider 04/08: Hide & Seek: Trump's Taxes, Mueller's Report
00:11:28

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne 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 listen to the full episode, become a member at CAFE Insider at cafe.com/insider

Apr 08, 2019
Security Clearances & The Learning Mindset (with Sal Khan)
01:03:54

Stay Tuned: Security Clearances & The Learning Mindset (with Sal Khan)

04/04/19

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. 


REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

Q&A


Rod Rosenstein

  • A June 2018 article in the NYT on Rosenstein’s involvement in the firing of FBI director James Comey
  • A September 2018 report in the NYT, “Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment”
  • An October 2018 article from the WSJ, “Rod Rosenstein Defends Mueller Probe as ‘Appropriate and Independent’”
  • A May 2017 report from NPR: “Trump Told Russians He Fired 'Nut Job' Comey Because Of Investigation.”


The Mueller Report

  • Barr’s letter summarizing the principal conclusions of the Mueller report, and his second letter updating lawmakers on the process of making the report public
  • An article in the NYT, “Subpoena for Mueller Report and Documents Approved by House Judiciary Committee”


Security clearances

  • An article from the Washington Post on security clearance reversals during the Trump administration
  • The Washington Post reporting on Trump’s decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance
  • Twitter account for Walter Shaub, former Director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics


From the interview

Sal Khan


Mindset and attention spans

  • Carol Dweck’s research on mindset, plus her TedTalk on the subject
  • A literature review on studies concerning attention spans


Wealth inequity

  • Analysis from the Washington Post: “Wealth concentration returning to ‘levels last seen during the Roaring Twenties,’ according to new research”


Standardized testing and schools

  • An article in the NYT on standardized testing, and its future
  • An article in the Atlantic, “Why Doesn’t Public School Start at Birth?”


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Apr 04, 2019
CAFE Insider 04/01: Justice Off-Balance
00:11:14

In this clip from CAFE Insider, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss Mueller's approach to the report and whether Barr will invoke executive privilege.

To listen to the full episode, become a member at CAFE Insider at cafe.com/insider

 

References and supplemental material

 Bill Barr and the Mueller Report

Apr 01, 2019
Behind Barrs (with Steve Martin, the prison reformer)
01:12:50

Steve Martin is a leading prison reform advocate who served as the court-appointed monitor of Rikers Island prison complex in New York. He’s also the co-author of “Texas Prisons: The Walls Came Tumbling Down.”


Q&A

 -       Attorney General Bill Barr’s letter summarizing Mueller’s principal conclusions

-       SDNY’s criminal complaint filed against Michael Avenatti

THE INTERVIEW

 The other Steve Martin

-       Steve Martin, the actor

-       Steve Martin’s iconic arrow hat

Rikers Island

-       An article from the NYT, “What is Rikers Island?”

-       An article from the New Yorker on the plan to close Rikers

SDNY & Rikers

-       SDNY’s 2014 report on the excessive use of force against adolescent inmates housed at Rikers Island

-       An article from the NYT on SDNY’s decision to join a lawsuit against New York City over the conditions at Rikers

-       The consent decree Nunez v. City of New York

-       An article in the WSJ reporting Steve Martin’s appointment, plus a list of his monitor reports

 The Stanford Prison Experiment

-       Background on the Stanford Prison Experiment  

Death penalty

-       Furman v. Georgia, 1972

-       A 1997 article from Mother Jones on conditions at Texas death row prisons, including the Work Capable Program

Solitary confinement

-       An article from the NYT detailing a report that compares solitary confinement policies in Texas to torture, plus the report

Books

-       David Garland, “Punishment and Modern Society: A Study in Social Theory

-       Mikhail Khodorkovsky, “My Fellow Prisoners

-       Shane Bauer, “American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment” and a report from NPR about the book

-       Gresham Skyes, “The Society of Captives: A Study of a Maximum Security Prison

First Step Act

-       The First Step Act, and an article from Vox on the law

-       An article from the ACLU on women’s health in prisons, and the proposed reforms through the First Step Act

Corrections Officers

-       A California study that found correctional officers at high risk of PTSD

Violence and mortality in jails

-       A 2016 study by NYC comptroller that found violence is increasing in city jails, despite a shrinking population

-       Bureau of Justice Statistics 2016 report on Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-2014.  

Private prisons

-       2018 report from The Sentencing Project on private prisons

Sentencing disparities

-       The Sentencing Project on racial disparity in the criminal justice system, plus a 2017 report from the United States Sentencing Commission on demographic differences in sentencing

Recidivism

-       2018 update from Bureau of Justice Statistics on recidivism rates

BUTTON

 -       www.DoingJusticeBook.com

Mar 28, 2019
CAFE Insider 03/25: Don't Barr Mueller's Report
00:13:19

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host 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 listen to the full episode, become a member of CAFE Insider at CAFE.com/insider.


References and supplemental materials:

Bill Barr

  • AG Bill Barr’s letter to congressional leaders summarizing Bob Mueller’s principal conclusions
Mar 25, 2019
Doing Justice Live (with Preet Bharara)
00:57:51

Preet 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


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.


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Mar 21, 2019
CAFE Insider: Terror, Bribery, and Rick Gates
00:06:39

In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss the New Zealand terror attacks and the tactics available to law enforcement for targeting domestic terrorists.

To listen to the full episode, become a CAFE Insider member at CAFE.com/insider

References in this clip:

Mar 18, 2019
Manafort & The Retreat of Western Liberalism (with Ed Luce)
01:14:43

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


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Mar 14, 2019
Nadler's Requests & The Youngest Contender (with Pete Buttigieg)
01:06:37


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



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 Service report 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. 

Mar 07, 2019
Cohen Testimony & Just Mercy (with Bryan Stevenson)
01:32:19

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


Supreme Court


Congress

  • An article from the Asia Society on the history of Asian exclusion acts
  • History of The Klu Klux Klan Act


Constitutional Amendments


Alabama


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. 

Feb 28, 2019
Truthful Not Neutral (with Christiane Amanpour)
00:56:22

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 NYT article, 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


 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. 

Feb 21, 2019
CAFE Insider: Andy McCabe's National Emergency
00:21:03

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 bookThe 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
  • 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
Feb 19, 2019
The Paradox of Dick Cheney (with Adam McKay)
01:07:44

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 Beast reporting 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 The Atlantic 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.

Feb 14, 2019
CAFE Insider: Bezos, AMI, and TMI
00:25:50

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

Feb 11, 2019
Master of the Senate (with Harry Reid)
01:03:20

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 articleTrump 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


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Feb 07, 2019
Winning in the Age of Trump & Twitter (with David Frum)
01:16:51

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 articleHoward Schultz May Save the Democratic Party From Itself
  • Frum’s articleHow to Build an Autocracy
  • Frum’s articleWaterloo
  • Frum’s bookTrumpocracy: 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


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Jan 31, 2019
CAFE Insider: Indicting Roger Stone
00:19:35

“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.

Jan 28, 2019
Blame Today On the 70s (with Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer)
00:59:08

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:


  • Kruse and Zelizer’s Washington Post op-ed on The Fairness Doctrine



  • 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’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.

Jan 24, 2019
CAFE Insider: The Special Counsel Speaks
00:15:19

“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

Jan 21, 2019
Sanctions, Secrets and Security (with David Cohen)
01:09:14

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

 

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Jan 17, 2019
CAFE Insider: Is Trump a Russian Asset?
00:14:18

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

Jan 14, 2019
The Fate of the World in 2019 (with Ian Bremmer)
01:02:25

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.

Jan 10, 2019
Inside the Cyber War (with John Carlin)
00:51:16

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.

Jan 03, 2019
The Science of Leadership (with Adam Grant)
00:40:19

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.  


Dec 27, 2018
Does Silicon Valley Have a Conscience? (with Kara Swisher)
01:01:49

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.  

Dec 20, 2018
What is the Fifth Risk? (with Michael Lewis)
00:55:39

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.  


Dec 13, 2018
Live from Los Angeles (with Kumail Nanjiani)
01:08:12

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.  

Dec 06, 2018
CAFE Insider: Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty (Again)
00:28:17

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.


Dec 01, 2018
All the President’s Lawyers (with Bob Bauer)
01:03:44

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.  

Nov 29, 2018
CAFE Insider: Justice Roberts's Rebuke
00:08:17

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.

Nov 26, 2018
Live from the Lincoln Theatre (with Chuck Todd)
01:10:50

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.

Nov 21, 2018
CAFE Insider (Episode 2, Part 1): Mueller Anxiety at the White House
00:19:15

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.

Nov 20, 2018
How to Assess a Presidency (with Michael Beschloss)
01:09:53

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.  

Nov 15, 2018
CAFE Insider: Sessions Out. Whitaker In. What’s Next for Mueller?
00:29:51
Nov 09, 2018
The Election and Its Aftermath (with David Axelrod)
00:39:10

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. 

Nov 08, 2018
Live from Town Hall (with Jeffrey Toobin)
01:13:44

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.

Nov 01, 2018
Laugh to Keep from Crying (with Samantha Bee)
00:55:33

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.

Oct 25, 2018
The Death of Jamal Khashoggi (with Fareed Zakaria)
01:02:04

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.  

Oct 18, 2018
Making Centrism Sexy (with Max Boot)
01:03:01

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.  

Oct 11, 2018
Chasing the Truth About Kavanaugh (with Jane Mayer)
00:57:20

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.  

Oct 04, 2018
The Kavanaugh Hearings (with Anne Milgram)
00:44:59

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.

Sep 28, 2018
Kavanaugh and the GOP's Women Problem (with Nicolle Wallace)
01:06:07

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.

Sep 27, 2018
Fair Play (with Sally Jenkins)
01:12:05

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.

Sep 20, 2018
Kavanaugh and The Court (with Ron Klain)
01:08:11

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.

Sep 13, 2018
Truth and Lies in the West Wing (with Jonathan Swan)
01:01:37

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.

Sep 06, 2018
From Braille to Yale (with Cyrus Habib)
00:56:28

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. 

Aug 30, 2018
Cohen & Manafort Guilty: What Now? (with Joyce Vance)
00:38:39

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.

Aug 22, 2018
Exposing Theranos (with John Carreyrou)
01:07:20

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.

Aug 16, 2018
Why I Quit the GOP (with Steve Schmidt)
01:00:39

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.

Aug 09, 2018
Bonus: Katie Couric interviews Preet
00:23:45

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.


Aug 06, 2018
Putin Enemy #1 (with Bill Browder)
01:00:00

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.

Aug 02, 2018
ReMade in America Bonus: Bassem Youssef with Cameron Esposito
00:31:35

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. 

Jul 31, 2018
What Happened in Helsinki (with Jeremy Bash)
01:08:29

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.

Jul 26, 2018
The Supremes (with Nina Totenberg)
01:08:36

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

Jul 19, 2018
Sneak Preview: Preet on Remade in America
00:00:46

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. 


Jul 17, 2018
The Fight for the Supreme Court (with Vanita Gupta)
01:05:44

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.

Jul 12, 2018
The Russian Strategy (with Garry Kasparov)
00:52:24

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.

Jun 28, 2018
ReMade in America Bonus: Bassem Youssef with Maria Hinojosa
00:13:50

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.

Jun 26, 2018
Criminal Justice, Part 4: Your Questions, Answered (with Anne Milgram and Lisa Monaco)
00:53:19

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.

Jun 21, 2018
Criminal Justice, Part 3: The Defendant
01:01:46

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.

Jun 14, 2018
Criminal Justice, Part 2: The Prosecution (with Pat Fitzgerald)
01:11:45

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.

Jun 07, 2018
New From Cafe: Remade in America with Bassem Youssef
00:30:22

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.

Jun 05, 2018
Criminal Justice, Part 1: The Defense (with Ben Brafman)
01:01:53

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. 

May 31, 2018
Winning Alabama (with Senator Doug Jones)
00:52:27

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.

May 24, 2018
Race, Bias and Justice (with Sherrilyn Ifill)
00:56:35

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.  

May 17, 2018
Live from The Apollo (with Bassem Youssef)
01:08:06

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. 

May 10, 2018
Seeking Justice for Sergei Magnitsky (with Bill Browder)
00:51:01

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.

May 03, 2018
The State of the State Department (with Ronan Farrow)
00:51:56

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.

Apr 26, 2018
The Science of Leadership (with Adam Grant)
00:58:55

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.


Apr 19, 2018
Securing the Border and the Ballot (with Jeh Johnson)
01:08:15
Jeh Johnson ran the Department of Homeland Security Security under President Obama. Johnson previously served as general counsel for the Department of Defense and is also an alum of the Southern District of New York, where he was Assistant U.S. Attorney.  He speaks with Preet about border security, his role as the very first person to resign from the Trump administration, and what it means when elected officials don’t trust our intelligence agencies. Plus: Preet sorts fact from rampant speculation around the FBI raid of Michael Cohen.  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 
Apr 12, 2018
Breakfast with Putin (with Michael McFaul)
00:51:52
Michael McFaul served as U.S.  Ambassador to Russia during Barack Obama's second term. He speaks with Preet about what Vladimir Putin is like in real life and how it felt to live under constant surveillance in Moscow. McFaul is the author of the upcoming book "From Cold War to Hot Peace." Plus, Preet tries to untangle Donald Trump's attacks on Amazon and Jeff Bezos.  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 
Apr 05, 2018
Inside The Opioid Crisis
00:54:38
This week we take an inside look at the opioid crisis. Preet speaks with parent advocate Susan Salomone and Dr. Abigail Herron about the deepening public health crisis and what can be done to solve it. Plus: why can’t President Trump retain any good lawyers?  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 
Mar 29, 2018
Quitting the DEA After a Career Doing Justice (with Chuck Rosenberg)
00:58:47
Chuck Rosenberg has done some of the most important jobs in law enforcement, from United States attorney to acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, a job he resigned from last fall. He talks to Preet about why he quit, the opioid crisis, and how to try a terrorist. Plus: Preet answers your questions about Andrew McCabe and what’s next for the special counsel.  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 
Mar 22, 2018
On the Ground (with NYPD Commissioner Jimmy O'Neill)
00:59:02
Jimmy O'Neill is the commissioner of the NYPD. He talks to Preet about his thirty-year career in the police force, how the cops deal with modern challenges like terror threats, violence in schools, and building trust in the community. Plus: Preet answers your questions about the latest with Robert Mueller and Stormy Daniels. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 
Mar 15, 2018
Intelligence (with Adam Schiff)
00:53:15
Adam Schiff is the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. He talks about the notorious Nunes memo, and the Democratic response he helped draft. He also gives some advice for how Democrats should position themselves for the upcoming midterm elections. (Hint: don't focus on Russia) Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 
Mar 08, 2018
Guns, Schools & The NRA (with Shannon Watts)
01:00:00
Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action, a group dedicated to address gun violence in America. She sits down with Preet to discuss what can be done in wake of the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 
Mar 01, 2018
Let's Save Democracy! (with Christine Todd Whitman)
00:43:57
Christine Todd Whitman is the former governor of New Jersey and the EPA Administrator under George W. Bush. Now she's co-chairing the Democracy Taskforce with Preet. They discuss what it's like to disagree with the President while you're in cabinet and the struggle of being a moderate Republican in 2018. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 
Feb 22, 2018
Taking Trump to Court (with David Cole)
00:50:01
David Cole is the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union. Cole and Preet discuss the ACLU’s role during the Trump Administration, including their lawsuit against the travel ban, their ongoing fight for digital privacy, and whether Cole considers the ACLU as part of “the resistance.” Plus: Preet answers your questions about how security clearances really work. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 
Feb 15, 2018
Does the Nunes Memo Matter? (with Sheldon Whitehouse)
00:45:29
Sheldon Whitehouse is a Democratic Senator from Rhode Island and a long-time member of the judiciary committee. He sits down with Preet to discuss the Nunes memo, the Mueller investigation, and the circus that is Washington D.C. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 
Feb 08, 2018
Free Speech in the Age of Trump (with Floyd Abrams)
00:58:50
Floyd Abrams is America's most prominent First Amendment attorney. He's defended cases from the Pentagon Papers to Citizens United. Abrams talks with Preet about his long career and how Trump is different from every other president when it comes to free speech. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 
Feb 01, 2018
Campaigns and Hurricanes (with Katy Tur)
00:46:55
In her new book, “Unbelievable,” Katy Tur dives into the deeply unglamorous life of covering the 2016 presidential election, from very early mornings to being spit at by voters. Tur broke several important stories while covering the Trump campaign, and now works as a correspondent at NBC News, and a host at MSNBC. She discusses access journalism, and the subtle art of covering the news in the President's favourite medium. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 
Jan 25, 2018
Why Good People Break the Law (with Alex Gibney)
00:53:55
Preet talks with Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney. He’s made films about the Enron scandal, Eliot Spitzer, Lance Armstrong, and the Church of Scientology. His new Netflix series examines corporate crimes. It’s called “Dirty Money.” Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 
Jan 18, 2018
Mulling Mueller (with Anne Milgram)
00:47:18
Anne Milgram, the former Attorney General of New Jersey, returns to help answer your questions about the Mueller investigation. Will anyone else be indicted? How long is this going to take? And did Jeff Sessions really try to find 'dirt' on James Comey? Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.
Jan 11, 2018
Journalism in the Age of Trump (with Maggie Haberman)
00:51:24
Maggie Haberman, White House Correspondent for the New York Times, has been covering Donald Trump since he began considering a run for president and has delivered some of the biggest scoops since he assumed the Oval Office. She sits down with Preet to discuss ethics in journalism and how to deal with the most unpredictable White House ever. Plus: Preet answers questions about Twitter’s role in democracy and the new U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. (Please note: in this episode, Mr. Bharara suggests that WNYC was the only news organization to uncover sexual harassment claims about its own employees. In fact, New York Magazine first reported on this. We regret the error.) 
Jan 04, 2018
Women in the World (with Tina Brown)
00:50:59
Preet sits down with Tina Brown, former editor of The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, to talk about working with Harvey Weinstein, what will happen next with the #metoo movement, and her new book about her life in 1980s New York. Plus: Preet answers your questions about Trump and Rod Rosenstein.   Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.
Dec 21, 2017
Stay Tuned Live (with Hasan Minhaj)
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Our first live show! Preet answers questions from the audience, including his thoughts on the latest with Robert Mueller and whether life as a podcaster is more or less fulfilling than life as a federal prosecutor. (Spoiler: it's not.) Then he talks with The Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj about hosting the White House Correspondents Dinner, his Netflix special, and making it in show business as a Muslim-American. Plus: a special guest appearance by someone very close to Preet. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.
Dec 14, 2017
Putin, Pawns and Propaganda (with Garry Kasparov)
00:54:51
Garry Kasparov is perhaps the greatest chess player of all time. But today, he dedicates his life to human rights and fighting Russian President Vladimir Putin from exile. Kasparov talks about the Kremlin's massive misinformation campaign, and what he thinks happened when Michael Flynn met with Russian diplomats. Plus, more questions about the Mueller investigation, answered.  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.
Dec 07, 2017
Special Episode: Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea
00:14:08
In a special episode, Preet breaks down the implications of Michael Flynn's guilty plea last week. There are three possible reasons Flynn would cut a deal with Special Counsel Robert Muller, and Preet explains what each one would mean for the investigation. Plus: a response to the President's claim that the FBI is "in tatters."   Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.
Dec 04, 2017
Podcasting and the Politics of Persuasion (with Pod Save America)
00:50:08
How does a group of former White House staffers make politics accessible for a new generation? Preet talks with Pod Save America’s Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor about their very popular show and how to persuade young voters in a deeply partisan age. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.
Nov 30, 2017
Crime and Punishment (with Judge Jed Rakoff)
00:44:45
What does it feel like to send someone to jail? Is the death penalty unconstitutional? Should judges ever be funny in the courtroom? Preet sits down with Judge Jed Rakoff (United States District Court for the Southern District of New York) for a conversation about the emotional and intellectual challenges of being a federal judge.  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 
Nov 21, 2017
The Problem of Power in Hollywood (with Judd Apatow)
00:45:26
Amidst hundreds of ongoing accusations of sexual assault and harassment in the film and comedy industries, Preet sat down with writer/director/producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40 Year-Old Virgin, HBO’s Girls) in his Los Angeles office to talk through the culture of silence that pervades Hollywood. In addition to talking about Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K., and Woody Allen, they discuss Donald Trump and the dangers of a president who never seems to laugh.  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 
Nov 16, 2017
Resisting Trump (with Senator Jeff Flake)
00:46:30
Senator Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, recently announced his decision not to run for reelection in 2018, in a speech that rebuked the state of the Republican party and the leadership provided by President Trump. In this wide-ranging conversation with Preet, the senator explained his decision not to run, lamented how much power the NRA holds over congress, and argued for the role of decency in contemporary politics.  Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 
Nov 09, 2017
Making Sense of Mueller’s Charges (with Anne Milgram)
00:57:15
Three days after Robert Mueller's charges against members of the Trump campaign were revealed, Preet talks with Anne Milgram, who has worked closely with Mueller and his investigators as a former Attorney General for the state of New Jersey and federal prosecutor. Together they explain in detail how a massive investigation like Mueller's works, and they make their most educated guesses as to what might happen next and who might be targeted. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.   
Nov 02, 2017
Special Episode: Manafort, Gates, Papadopoulos
00:12:50
In a special episode, Preet responds to today’s news of the indictments of two Trump campaign officials and, more importantly, the guilty plea — and cooperation — obtained from another. He parses what’s in the documents that were unsealed, explains what we now know, and considers what’s likely to come next in Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation.
Oct 30, 2017
The Death of Sergei Magnitsky (with Bill Browder)
00:57:33
Days after Vladimir Putin got Bill Browder's US visa revoked and his name placed on Interpol's international watch list, Preet reaches Browder at his office in London. They discuss the massive corruption Browder revealed that led to his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, being tortured and dying in a Russian prison; Putin's influence in America and the structures that can resist him; and Browder's ongoing battle with the man who, as he puts it, "wants to destroy me." Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.   
Oct 26, 2017
Benjamin Wittes’s Guide to Impeaching Trump and Beating Up Putin
00:45:44
Preet talks to Benjamin Wittes of Lawfare about the firing of FBI director James Comey, why President Trump should be impeached, and exactly how, given the chance, Wittes would sidekick Vladimir Putin in the chest.
Oct 19, 2017
Con Jobs: From Inmate to Entrepreneur (with Catherine Hoke)
00:42:26
Catherine Hoke, Founder and CEO of Defy Ventures, joins Preet for a conversation about the challenges that incarcerated people face when reentering society, the businesses that formerly incarcerated folks have started through her program, and the Shark Tank-like process that gets them there.
Oct 12, 2017
Guns, Gotti & bin Laden (with John Miller)
00:45:30
As the news from the mass shooting in Las Vegas was rolling in Monday morning, Preet sat down with John Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counter-terrorism of the NYPD as well as a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist. They discuss the role that police can play in advocating for smarter gun laws, how the NYPD responds to mass shootings, and the stories behind Miller's historic interviews with John Gotti and Osama Bin Laden. 
Oct 05, 2017
Behind Closed Doors: Advising Obama and Mueller (with Lisa Monaco)
00:33:38
Preet talks to his old friend Lisa Monaco, who was chief of staff for now-Special Counsel Robert Mueller at the FBI before serving as President Obama’s Advisor on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. They discuss how Mueller is approaching the investigation, what she learned from Obama, and the hardest thing she ever had to do at the White House.
Sep 28, 2017
Civil Rights and Wrongs Under Jeff Sessions (with Vanita Gupta)
00:36:23
What is life like in the Department of Justice under Jeff Sessions?  And what does the Trump Administration mean for civil rights in America? Preet talks to his old friend Vanita Gupta, who led the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division under President Obama, about why justice officials are staying, why they’re leaving, and what to make of the NFL controversy.
Sep 26, 2017
That Time President Trump Fired Me (with Leon Panetta)
00:43:27
On March 11, 2017 President Donald Trump fired US Attorney Preet Bharara. Preet tells the story in detail for the first time. Then, a conversation with former Secretary of Defense and former CIA Director Leon Panetta about how to clean up a chaotic White House, trade Russian spies, and stand up for what’s right, even if it means defying a president.
Sep 20, 2017
Stay Tuned for Tomorrow
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Join Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney who fought corruption, financial fraud and violent crime, in a series about justice and fairness.
Sep 19, 2017
Coming Soon: Stay Tuned with Preet
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Join Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney who fought corruption, financial fraud and violent crime, in a series about justice and fairness. Coming Wednesday, September 20th. 
Sep 18, 2017