Stay Tuned with Preet

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Daniel Evans
 May 17, 2020

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

ginny
 Feb 13, 2020


 Feb 12, 2020

Ray S
 Nov 12, 2019
one of the best!

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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
United Security Sample - Back In the USSR
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In this sample from the United Security podcast, Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein explain the circumstances surrounding the alleged poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who recently awoke from a medically-induced coma.  In the full episode, Lisa and Ken continue their discussion about Navalny and the geopolitical implications of his poisoning, from potential U.S. sanctions to possible connections to the popular uprising in Belarus. To listen and get access to the full archive of CAFE Insider content, try the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up receive the free weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: wwww.cafe.com/brief The United Security podcast is produced by CAFE Studios.  References and Supplemental Materials: https://cafe.com/cyber-space-podcast/united-security-sample-back-in-the-u-s-s-r See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 18, 2020
What's Eating Us (with David Chang)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “What's Eating Us,” Preet answers listener questions about the resignation of Nora Dannehy, a veteran prosecutor and top aide to John Durham in the investigation into the FBI’s Russia probe. He also shares some wisdom from author and past Stay Tuned guest Isabel Wilkerson. Then, restaurateur and founder of Momofuku, David Chang, joins Preet for a conversation about his new memoir, “Eat A Peach,” in which he explores his childhood influences, struggles with mental health, and his unlikely journey to the top of the global culinary food chain. Plus, a discussion about Covid-19 and its impact on local restaurants.    For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/whats-eating-us-with-david-chang/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios.  Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Senior Audio Producer: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: Noa Azulai, Sam Ozer-Staton, David Kurlander See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 17, 2020
CAFE Insider 9/15: Durham, Defamation, and Disenfranchisement
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down the DOJ’s decision to take over the defense of President Trump in a defamation lawsuit brought by columnist E. Jean Carroll. In the full episode, Preet and Anne discuss the resignation of Nora Dannehy, a veteran prosecutor and top aide to John Durham in the investigation into the FBI’s Russia probe, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that people convicted of felonies in Florida must pay all fines and fees before registering to vote, and more. To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security and Cyber Space podcasts, try out the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  28 U.S. Code § 2679. Exclusiveness of remedy (Westfall Act) 28 U.S. Code Chapter 171—Tort Claims Procedure (Federal Tort Claims Act) E. Jean Carroll v. Donald J. Trumpnotice of removal, 9/8/20 This podcast is produced by CAFE Studios.  Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Adam Waller – Senior Editorial Producer; Matthew Billy – Audio Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 15, 2020
Sample - Cyber Space ft. Chris Inglis
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In the latest episode of Cyber Space, Chris Inglis, the former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency and current Professor of Cybersecurity Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy, joins host John Carlin for a wide-ranging discussion of U.S. cyber defense.  In this sample from the episode, Inglis explains why Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran pose the greatest cyber threat.  In the full episode, Inglis talks about his role on the Cyberspace Solarium Commission and the group’s proposals, the importance of instating a National Cyber Director to coordinate policy across the government and the private sector, his reflections on the Edward Snowden revelations, and more.  Cyber Space is the newest podcast for members of CAFE Insider. Every other Friday, John Carlin, the former head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, explores issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and law with leaders who’ve made an impact in the world of cybersecurity.  To listen to the full episode, and access all other exclusive Insider content, try out the membership free for two weeks: cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, a weekly roundup of politically charged legal news, and historical lookbacks that help inform our current political challenges: cafe.com/brief See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 11, 2020
The Merit Trap (with Michael Sandel)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “The Merit Trap,” Preet answers listener questions about whether state attorneys general can indict a sitting president, the status of the Senate Judiciary Committee's long-standing “blue slip” policy, and the move by the Department of Justice to take over the defense of President Trump in a defamation suit filed by columnist E. Jean Carroll.  Then, Harvard philosophy professor Michael Sandel joins Preet for a conversation about his new book, “The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good?” where he explores the corrosive role of meritocracy in the politics of our current moment.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/the-merit-trap-with-michael-sandel/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis byElie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 10, 2020
CAFE Insider 9/8: Losers & Suckers
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down allegations that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy carried out a straw-donor scheme prior to his tenure at the United States Postal Service. In the full episode, Preet and Anne discuss Attorney General Bill Barr’s CNN interview last week where he made dubious claims about voter fraud, among other election-related issues, Mississippi Attorney General’s dismissal of the case against Curtis Flowers, a Black man who spent 23 years in jail and was tried 6 times for allegedly murdering 4 people in 1996, and more. To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security and Cyber Space podcasts, try out the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  “Louis DeJoy’s rise as GOP fundraiser was powered by contributions from company workers who were later reimbursed, former employees say,” WaPo, 9/6/20 See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 08, 2020
United Security Sample: What Is Domestic Terrorism?
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In this sample from the United Security podcast, Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein discuss domestic terrorism — the most urgent threats, the relevance of the “terrorist” designation, and whether or not Congress should enact legislation to make domestic terrorism a federal crime.  In the full episode, Lisa and Ken continue their discussion of domestic terrorism and also break down the significance of the decision by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe to cancel in-person congressional briefings on election security just months away from Election Day.  To listen and get access to the full archive of CAFE Insider content, try the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up receive the free weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: wwww.cafe.com/brief References and Supplemental Materials: https://cafe.com/?p=29422&preview=true See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 04, 2020
Becoming a Warrior (with Katie Hill)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Becoming a Warrior,” Preet answers listener questions about the decision by the Director of National Intelligence to cancel all in-person election security briefings for Congress, the likelihood that Trump will pardon Steve Bannon, the FBI’s role in SDNY indictments, and whether the Trump administration violated the Hatch Act during the RNC. Then, former California Congresswoman Katie Hill joins Preet for a conversation about her new memoir, She Will Rise: Becoming a Warrior in the Battle for True Equality, which details her personal experiences with misogyny and cyber exploitation — and her eventual resignation from Congress. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/becoming-a-warrior-with-katie-hill/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 03, 2020
CAFE Insider 9/1: Web of Ways
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down the case of Kyle Rittenhouse, who faces murder charges for fatally shooting two people during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In the full episode, Preet and Anne discuss the latest in the police shooting of Jacob Blake, the Trump administration’s potential Hatch Act violations during the RNC, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in the case of Michael Flynn, holding that the district court could review the DOJ’s move to dismiss all charges against the former national security adviser, and more. To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security and Cyber Space podcasts, try out the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  State of Wisconsin v. Kyle Rittenhouse, complaint, 8/27/20 WI Self-Defense Statute See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 01, 2020
Words Matter: Interview with Paul Begala & Jen Psaki
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White House and campaign veterans Jen Psaki and Paul Begala join Katie Barlow and Joe Lockhart for a discussion about the “Rainbows & Rainclouds” of the 2020 presidential campaign. In a McLaughlin Group tribute, Joe joins the panel, and Katie leads the group as they analyze the political landscape heading into the home stretch of the race for the White House. Jen explains the challenges facing Team Biden as they work to keep the Democrats united. Paul says the best strategy for defeating Trump is to ignore his Twitter feed and focus the voter’s attention on his track record and how his Administration has negatively impacted their lives. And Joe discusses Q-Anon – and why Team Trump is looking to this dangerous conspiracy group for new voters.  Recorded August 28, 2020 Words Matter will become part of the CAFE Insider membership product in the coming weeks. Become a member: www.cafe.com/words Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter which includes analysis by Elie Honig, slinks to new content, and more: www.cafe.com/brief And check Paul Begala’s new book You’re Fired: The Perfect Guide to Beating Donald Trump. https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Youre-Fired/Paul-Begala/9781982160043 See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Aug 31, 2020
Sample - Cyber Space ft. Monika Bickert
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Cyber Space is the newest podcast for members of CAFE Insider. Every other Friday, host John Carlin, the former head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, will explore issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and law with leaders who’ve made an impact in the world of cybersecurity.  In this sample from the latest episode, Monika Bickert, Facebook’s Head of Global Policy Management, joins Carlin for a conversation about the company’s policies surrounding political speech and misinformation and their new information initiative to get voters to the polls in November.  To listen to the full episode and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, try the membership free for 2 weeks: cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive a free weekly newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig, and more: cafe.com/brief See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Aug 28, 2020
Reacting to the RNC (with Dan Balz & Brenda Berkman)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Reacting to the RNC,” Preet speaks with Dan Balz, the Washington Post’s longtime chief political correspondent, about the Republican National Convention, the state of the GOP, and this most unusual moment in American politics.  Then, Brenda Berkman, the first female firefighter in the history of the New York City Fire Department, joins Preet to talk about the unveiling of her project, “Monumental Women,” and the importance of gender representation in public statues.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a free weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Aug 27, 2020
CAFE Insider 8/25: DeJoy, Bannon, Durham: Mail, Jail, Stale?
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To listen to the special episode of CAFE Insider, "DeJoy, Bannon, Durham: Mail, Jail, Stale?" for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive an email with a slink to the episode. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Aug 25, 2020
Words Matter: Interview with Michael Steele
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Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele joins Katie Barlow and Joe Lockhart to talk about the virtual Republican National Convention, the future of his party, and Donald Trump’s “magic dust” that the press and the political class often miss. Steele explains why he joined the Republican Party in the 1970s. He discusses where the party was heading and how it was growing until 2012. And how under Donald Trump, the GOP has been transformed into haven for racists, grifters, and conspiracy theorists. Recorded August 20, 2020 Words Matter will become part of the CAFE Insider membership product in the coming weeks. Become a member: www.cafe.com/words Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter which includes analysis by Elie Honig, slinks to new content, and more: www.cafe.com/brief See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Aug 24, 2020
United Security Sample: The Double-Edged Sword of Technology
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In this sample from the United Security podcast, Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein break down the policy considerations and legal authorities associated with President Trump’s decision to ban Tiktok and WeChat by executive orders.  In the full episode, Lisa and Ken make sense of: -- The new revelations unearthed by Volume 5 of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s final report.  -- Concerns about cryptocurrency as a method of terrorist financing, as highlighted by the Justice Department’s largest-ever seizure of cryptocurrencies last week.  -- The arrest of media tycoon Jimmy Lai and the troubling enforcement of Hong Kong’s new national security law. To listen and get access to the full archive of CAFE Insider content, try the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up receive the free weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: wwww.cafe.com/brief See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Aug 21, 2020
CAFE Insider 8/20: Bannon Indicted
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To listen to the special episode of CAFE Insider, "Bannon Indicted," for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive an email with a slink to the episode. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Aug 20, 2020
No Voter Left Behind (with Maria Teresa Kumar & Martha S. Jones)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “No Voter Left Behind,” Preet breaks down the virtual Democratic National Convention and the future of the Democratic Party with Maria Teresa Kumar, Founding President and CEO of Voto Latino. Then, Johns Hopkins History Professor Martha S. Jones, author of “Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All,” joins Stay Tuned for a special segment highlighting the centennial of the 19th Amendment, the lost stories of Black women who led the suffrage movement, and the racial injustices that plague the ongoing struggle for universal voting rights.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to:  https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/no-voter-left-behind-with-maria-teresa-kumar-martha-s-jones/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a free weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Aug 20, 2020
Note from Preet: A Little Voice in Every Immigrant’s Head
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CAFE Insiders can enjoy this recording of Preet reading his note, "A Little Voice in Every Immigrant’s Head,” and read his note in the CAFE Insider Newsletter every Thursday. To get access to all exclusive content, try the membership free for two weeks: cafe.com/insider See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Aug 19, 2020
Words Matter - Interview with Gov. Terry McAuliffe
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Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joins Katie Barlow and Joe Lockhart to talk about Vice Presidential Nominee Kamala Harris, the virtual Democratic National Convention and the 3rd Anniversary of Charlottesville. Governor McAuliffe says Senator Harris needs to directly address all of the issues on which progressives in the Democratic Party have concerns with her record. He also explains how political conventions have been transformed by the Coronavirus pandemic and how they may never again return to what they once were. And he shares his thoughts on Joe Biden’s campaign, systemic racism, and the 3rd Anniversary of the Charlottesville tragedy.  Recorded August 12, 2020 Words Matter will become part of the CAFE Insider membership product in the coming weeks. Become a member: www.cafe.com/words Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter which includes analysis by Elie Honig, slinks to new content, and more: www.cafe.com/brief
Aug 18, 2020
Cyber Space ft. Alex Stamos
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Cyber Space is the newest podcast for members of CAFE Insider. Every other Friday, host John Carlin, the former head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, will explore issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and law with leaders who’ve made an impact in the world of cybersecurity.  In this inaugural episode, Carlin speaks with Alex Stamos, Facebook’s former Chief Security Officer who led the company’s investigation into Russia’s manipulation of the 2016 presidential election. Stamos was previously Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo when the company dealt with a series of cyber attacks that resulted in the breach of some billion user accounts. Currently, he advises Zoom and leads Stanford University’s Internet Observatory. In the episode, Stamos discusses these experiences, addresses the debate over the role social media companies should play in fighting disinformation, and reacts to the biggest tech news, including the President’s intention to ban TikTok and WeChat.  Episode recorded on 8/7/20.  To listen to future episodes, become a member of CAFE Insider and get access to exclusive content, including the eponymous CAFE Insider podcast co-hosted by former SDNY U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and former N.J. Attorney General Anne Milgram, the United Security podcast hosted by former advisers to the president Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein, bonus content from Stay Tuned with Preet, audio essays by Preet and former SDNY organized crime chief Elie Honig, and more: cafe.com/insider.    Read the transcript and show notes: https://cafe.com/cyber-space-podcast/cyber-space-with-alex-stamos/ Listen to John Carlin preview the Cyber Space podcast in conversation with Preet Bharara: https://cafe.com/cyber-space-podcast/introducing-cyber-space-with-john-carlin/ .    Write to letters@cafe.com with your thoughts and questions. 
Aug 17, 2020
Introducing Cyber Space with John Carlin
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John Carlin, the Justice Department’s former head of the National Security Division, joins Preet for a conversation to preview his new CAFE podcast Cyber Space.  Cyber Space is the newest podcast for members of CAFE Insider. Every other Friday, Carlin will explore issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and law with leaders who’ve made an impact in the world of cybersecurity.  To listen for free to the first episode of Cyber Space featuring Facebook’s former Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos, sign up to receive a slink: cafe.com/cyber
Aug 14, 2020
America's Caste System (with Isabel Wilkerson)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “America’s Caste System,” Preet answers listener questions about New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit against the National Rifle Association and about the latest in the never-ending saga of the Michael Flynn case.  Then, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson joins Preet for a conversation about her new book, “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.” Wilkerson explains the difference between caste and race, the ways that Nazi Germany drew inspiration from American racism, and the need for radical empathy as we deal with our own enduring caste system.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/americas-caste-system-with-isabel-wilkerson/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.
Aug 13, 2020
CAFE Insider 8/11: The Executive's Privilege
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne discuss New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association.  In the full episode, Preet and Anne break down the political and legal questions around President Trump’s recent executive action, and latest in the legal fight over the House Judiciary Committee’s attempts to compel testimony from former White House Counsel Don McGahn.  To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security, co-hosted by Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein, try out the membership  free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief   REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  New York AG Letitia James’ lawsuit seeking to dissolve the NRA, 8/6/20 Ruth Marcus, “The NRA is a cesspool. That doesn’t mean it should be dissolved,” WaPo, 8/9/20
Aug 11, 2020
United Security Sample - Arms, Protests, Ballots
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In this sample from the United Security podcast, Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein address the criticisms of the warning issued by William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, on foreign election interference.  In the full episode, Lisa and Ken break down: --  The legal and policy questions raised by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to bypass congressional review on an $8.1 billions arms deal with Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates; -- The legal authorities for the deployment of federal agents in response to Black Lives Matter protests in Portland and the related concerns the move raises about the mission of the Department of Homeland Security;  To listen and get access to the full archive of CAFE Insider content, including the podcast co-hosted by Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram, try the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: wwww.cafe.com/brief
Aug 07, 2020
Did Mueller Miss the Mark? (with Jeffrey Toobin)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Did Mueller Miss the Mark?” Preet answers listener questions about the possibility of future Trump pardons, the strategy behind effective questioning of congressional witnesses, and how much influence Preet has at the top of the government.   Then, The New Yorker journalist Jeffrey Toobin joins Preet for a conversation about his new book, “True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump.” Toobin discusses the behind-the-scenes moments from the Mueller probe and impeachment, key figures from the investigations, and whether Chief Justice John Roberts is experiencing a jurisprudential shift to the left.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/did-mueller-miss-the-mark-with-jeffrey-toobin/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.
Aug 06, 2020
CAFE Insider 8/4: Threats Foreign and Domestic
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne speak with Ben Wittes, the editor-in-chief of the Lawfare blog, about recent reports that the Department of Homeland Security compiled “intelligence reports” concerning his reporting on the Department’s response to the protests in Portland, OR.  To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security, co-hosted by Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein, try out the membership  free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  Ben’s interview on Stay Tuned with Preet, 10/19/17 “DHS Authorizes Domestic Surveillance to Protect Statues and Monuments,” Ben Wittes, Lawfare, 7/20/20 Ben’s initial tweet exposing a DHS internal memo about cracking down on leaks, 7/24/20 Ben’s subsequent tweet exposing a DHS internal memo about blaming Portland protests on Antifa, 7/26/20 “What if J. Edgar Hoover Had Been a Moron?” Ben Wittes, Lawfare, 8/3/20 “DHS compiled ‘intelligence reports’ on journalists who published leaked documents,” Shane Harris, Washington Post, 7/30/20 “DHS authorizes personnel to collect information on protesters it says threaten monuments,” Shane Harris, Washington Post, 7/20/20 “From the Start, Federal Agents Demanded a Role in Suppressing Anti-Racism Protests,” Mike Baker, New York Times, 7/28/20
Aug 04, 2020
Words Matter: Interview with Rod Rosenstein
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Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein joins Katie Barlow and Joe Lockhart for a wide-ranging discussion that includes his long DOJ career and why he hasn’t written a book since leaving public service, whether police departments suffer from systemic racism, reports that he suggested wearing a wire to record President Trump, and of course, the critical decisions points and controversies around Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Words Matter will become part of the CAFE Insider membership product in the coming weeks. Become a member: www.cafe.com/words Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter which includes analysis by Elie Honig, slinks to new content, and more: www.cafe.com/brief
Aug 03, 2020
Covering the State of Our Union (with Jake Tapper)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Covering the State of Our Union,” Preet answers listener questions about Trump’s well wishes to Ghislaine Maxwell, a U.S. Attorney’s role in civil cases, and Attorney General Barr’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.  Then, CNN journalist Jake Tapper joins Preet for a conversation focused on the film adaptation of “The Outpost,” his book about the War in Afghanistan. Tapper also discusses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump’s endless Tweeting, and more.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/covering-the-state-of-our-union-with-jake-tapper To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.
Jul 30, 2020
CAFE Insider 7/28: Barr Fight
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne react to Attorney General Bill Barr’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. Their analysis continues for members of CAFE Insider, with a deep dive into President Trump’s recent deployment of hundreds of federal officers to American cities as part of “Operation Legend,” and the release of Michael Cohen from prison after a federal judge called his re-imprisonment “retaliatory” in response to his plans to publish a book.  To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security podcast co-hosted by Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein, try out the membership  free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief   REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  VIDEO: AG Barr’s complete testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, 7/28/20 Barr’s written opening statement, 7/28/20 Preet’s live-tweeting of the hearing, including about Jim Jordan, the quality of the questioning, and what he thinks should have been asked, 7/28/20 Anne’s live-tweeting of the hearing, including about members of Congress giving speeches, Hakeem Jeffries’ questioning, and Barr’s involvement in the Roger Stone case, 7/28/20
Jul 29, 2020
United Security Sample: Blended Threat: Twitter & China
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In this sample from the United Security podcast, Lisa and Ken make sense of the recent Twitter hack which has renewed concerns about cyber vulnerabilities related to the upcoming election.  In the full episode, they discuss the escalating tensions between the U.S. and China, with the Trump Administration’s decision to close the Chinese consulate in Houston and the Justice Department’s indictment of two Chinese nationals. Plus, reporting that President Trump has provided secret orders authorizing the CIA to conduct covert cyber attacks. To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the weekly podcast co-hosted by Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram, become a member and get two free weeks: www.cafe.com/insider References & Supplemental materials here: https://cafe.com/united-security/united-security-blended-threat-twitter-china/ Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief
Jul 27, 2020
Beginning Again (with Eddie Glaude Jr.)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Beginning Again,” Preet answers listener questions about the ethics of the Trump family’s Goya endorsements, posse comitatus and the unidentified federal agents in Portland, and Preet’s frequent usage of the term “separate and apart.”  Then, Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude joins Preet for a conversation that covers his new book, “Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own,” and what we can learn from the late novelist about racism, America, and a path towards justice.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/beginning-again-with-eddie-glaude-jr/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.
Jul 23, 2020
Scenes from the Mueller Probe (with Anne Milgram & Andrew Weissmann)
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In this special episode of Stay Tuned, “Scenes from the Mueller Probe,” Anne Milgram interviews Andrew Weissmann, a former lead prosecutor in the Mueller investigation. Weissmann reflects on the probe, shares his view on the Roger Stone commutation, and previews his forthcoming book, Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/scenes-from-the-mueller-probe-with-anne-milgram-andrew-weissmann/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, try the CAFE Insider membership free for two weeks and get access to the full archive of exclusive content, including the CAFE Insider podcast co-hosted by Preet and Anne Milgram: CAFE.com/Insider Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, a weekly roundup of politically charged legal news, and historical look-backs that help inform our current political challenges: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.
Jul 22, 2020
CAFE Insider 7/21: Portland, Vance, and Voting Rights
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down the controversy surrounding the use of federal officers to arrest and detain protesters in Portland. In the full episode, they also discuss the most recent legal maneuvering in the Manhattan District Attorney’s pursuit of President Trump’s tax returns, and the Supreme Court’s decision to leave in place (for now) a lower court order which disenfranchises hundreds of thousands of people in Florida with felony convictions.  To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security Podcast co-hosted by Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein, become a member and two free weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS CLIP: Chad Wolf on Hannity, 7/16/20 Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution  40 U.S. Code § 1315, Law enforcement authority of Secretary of Homeland Security for protection of public property Bivens v. Six Unknown Fed. Narcotics Agents (1971), Supreme Court case concerning Fourth Amendment protection from unreasonable search and seizure   “What the Heck are Federal Law Enforcement Officers Doing in Portland?” Steve Vladeck, Lawfare, 7/17/20 “US Attorney for Oregon Calls for Investigation Into Portland Protester Arrests,” Oregon Public Radio, 7/17/20 Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum’s lawsuit against federal agencies, 7/17/20 Steve Vladeck’s twitter thread about 40 U.S.C. § 1315, 7/19/20 General Barry McCaffrey’s tweet on federal agents in Portland, 7/17/20 “Why Trump’s Military Tactics in Portland Will Likely Backfire,” Barbara McQuade, NY Mag, 7/18/20
Jul 21, 2020
Awakening to American Truths (with Cory Booker)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Awakening to American Truths,” Preet answers listener questions about the now-rescinded ICE policy that would have revoked visas of international college students and about the origins of the presidential pardon.  Then, United States Senator Cory Booker joins Preet for a conversation that covers the congressional response to COVID-19, his bill to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol Building, and his efforts to reform the police.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/awakening-to-american-truths-with-cory-booker/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, try the CAFE Insider membership free for two weeks and get access to the full archive of exclusive content, including the CAFE Insider podcast co-hosted by Preet and Anne Milgram: CAFE.com/Insider Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, a weekly roundup of politically charged legal news, and historical look-backs that help inform our current political challenges: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.
Jul 16, 2020
CAFE Insider 7/14: Pardon Me?
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In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down President Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of his friend and advisor Roger Stone. In the full episode, they continue their discussion of Stone’s clemency and Robert Mueller’s op-ed in the Washington Post addressing the matter, the unusual circumstances under which Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen is returning to federal prison, the pair of long-anticipated Supreme Court decisions concerning Trump’s personal financial records, and the congressional testimony of former U.S. Attorney for SDNY Geoff Berman.  To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security Podcast co-hosted by Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein, become a member and two free weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief References and Supplemental Materials at CAFE.com CLIP: Barr tells ABC news the Stone prosecution was “righteous,” 7/9/20 CLIP: Trump defends decision to pardon Stone, 7/11/20 White House’s statement regarding Stone’s clemency, 7/10/20 DOJ’s explainer of the difference between a pardon and a commutation Lawfare’s explainer of why the president cannot pardon himself, 6/20/18 Bill Barr’s 2018 memo to Rod Rosenstein outlining his theory of “obstruction,” 6/8/18 “Roger Stone remains a convicted felon, and rightly so,” Robert Mueller, Washington Post, 7/11/20 “Graham to call Mueller to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee,” New York Times, 7/12/20
Jul 14, 2020
United Security: Bounties, Bolton and COVID-19
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On this inaugural episode of United Security, “Bounties, Bolton, and COVID-19,” Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein discuss recent reporting that the Russians paid bounties to Taliban slinked militias to kill U.S. service members in Afghanistan, make sense of the Bolton saga including a breakdown of the pre-publication review process for former government officials, and provide an update on the resurgence of COVID-19.   --- To get access to future episodes of United Security, the CAFE Insider podcast, and other exclusive content, become a member and get 2 free weeks: cafe.com/insider  --- Link to episode shownotes & transcript: https://cafe.com/united-security/united-security-bounties-bolton-and-covid-19/
Jul 13, 2020
Introducing United Security
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To get a free slink to listen to the inaugural episode of the United Security podcast, head to cafe.com/united.    In the episode, “Bounties, Bolton, and COVID-19,” Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein discuss recent reporting that the Russians paid bounties to Taliban slinked militias to kill U.S. service members in Afghanistan, make sense of the Bolton saga including a breakdown of the pre-publication review process for former government officials, and provide an update on the resurgence of COVID-19. 
Jul 10, 2020
Free and Fair Elections (with Ellen Weintraub)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Free and Fair Elections,” Preet speaks with former homeland security and counterterrorism advisors to the president Ken Wainstein and Lisa Monaco about their new CAFE podcast, United Security, which debuts on Friday, July 10th.  Then, Federal Election Commission (FEC) Commissioner Ellen Weintraub joins Preet to discuss the largest risks of the 2020 presidential election, the challenging dynamics of the FEC, and why we shouldn’t expect immediate results on election night. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/free-and-fair-elections-with-ellen-weintraub/ To receive a slink to listen to the first episode of the United Security podcast for free, sign up at cafe.com/united-security.  To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.
Jul 09, 2020
CAFE Insider 7/7: Ghislaine, ICE & DOJ
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Ghislaine, ICE & DOJ," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss SDNY's indictment of Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's longtime associate and enabler.  Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. Please find the References and Supplemental Materials on the CAFE website. 
Jul 07, 2020
Between Two Prosecutors: Part II (with Cyrus Vance Jr.)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Between Two Prosecutors: Part II,” Preet continues his discussion with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Vance first returns for an update about the movement against police brutality that has grown out of the killing of George Floyd and the reforms that his office is considering. Then, we offer the second half of Preet and Vance's conversation from late May, which focuses on Vance’s sex crimes prosecutions, on the relationship between COVID and racialized policing, and on the prospect of closing Riker’s Island. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/between-two-prosecutors-part-ii-with-cyrus-vance-jr/ To listen to Part I of Preet’s conversation with Cyrus Vance Jr., head to: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/between-two-prosecutors-part-i-with-cyrus-vance/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.
Jul 02, 2020
CAFE Insider 6/30: The Judiciary Speaks
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "The Judiciary Speaks," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the Supreme Court’s abortion decision, the Trump administration’s push to overturn Obamacare, the latest in the Michael Flynn saga, and the House Judiciary Committee hearing about the politicization of the Department of Justice.  Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. Please find the References and Supplemental Materials on the CAFE website. 
Jun 30, 2020
The Justice Archives (with Gupta, Deitle, Ifill & Stevenson)
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In this special compilation episode of Stay Tuned, “The Justice Archives,” Preet revisits some of his favorite conversations about justice that he’s shared with past guests. Preet talks about NFL anthem protests with former Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Vanita Gupta, about police brutality with Matthew Shepard Foundation Director of Civil Rights Reform Cynthia Deitle, about racial profiling with NAACP Legal Defense Fund President Sherrilyn Ifill, and about the death penalty and legacy of lynching with Equal Justice Initiative President and Founder Bryan Stevenson.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to:  https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/the-justice-archives-with-gupta-deitle-ifill-stevenson/ To receive a free slink to listen to a special emergency CAFE Insider episode, “The Firing of Geoff Berman — A Low Barr,” sign up at Cafe.com/preet.  Become a member of CAFE Insider now and get two free weeks at Cafe.com/Insider.  Link to Vanita Gupta episode: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/stay-tuned-civil-rights-and-wrongs-under-jeff-sessions-with-vanita-gupta/ Link to Cynthia Deitle episode: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/inside-the-fight-against-hate-with-cynthia-deitle/ Link to Sherrilyn Ifill episode: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/stay-tuned-race-bias-and-justice-with-sherrilyn-ifill/ Link to Bryan Stevenson episode: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/stay-tuned-cohen-testimony-just-mercy-with-bryan-stevenson/
Jun 25, 2020
CAFE Insider 6/22: The Firing of Geoff Berman — A Low Barr
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To listen to the episode, "The Firing of Geoff Berman — A Low Barr," for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive an email with a slink to the episode.
Jun 22, 2020
The Camden Policing Model (with Anne Milgram & Scott Thomson)
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In this special episode of Stay Tuned, “The Camden Policing Model,” former New Jersey Attorney General and CAFE Insider co-host Anne Milgram interviews former Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson, whose reimagining of law enforcement in Camden has become a national model. Anne and Chief Thomson discuss their extensive collaboration in implementing Camden’s reforms, the challenges of state-level political ecosystems, and the lessons that they take as we work to reimagine policing across the country.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to:  https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/the-camden-policing-model-with-anne-milgram-scott-thomson/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.
Jun 18, 2020
America, Racism & Patterns of Change (with Heather Cox Richardson)
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In this episode of Stay Tuned, “America, Racism & Patterns of Change,” Preet answers listener questions about jury impartiality in the expected trials of the officers who killed George Floyd and the prospect of electing (instead of appointing) Attorneys General. Then, Boston College History Professor Heather Cox Richardson joins Preet to discuss the evolution of the Republican Party, the utility of historical parallels in this time of protest, and the policies that might help heal our nation.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/america-racism-patterns-of-change-with-heather-cox-richardson/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.
Jun 11, 2020
CAFE Insider 6/9: Policing in Crisis
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Policing in Crisis" co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the recent calls for “defunding” the police and other attempts at reform. Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. Please find the References and Supplemental Materials on the CAFE website. 
Jun 09, 2020
Cyber Space with John Carlin (ft. John Demers)
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“Cyber Space” is a new forthcoming podcast for members of CAFE Insider, where host John Carlin, former head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, will engage leaders from the government and the private sector to explore and make sense of issues at the intersection of cyber, law, and policy.   In this special episode, Carlin speaks with his successor at the Justice Department, Assistant Attorney General John Demers. The conversation covers a wide range of issues, including: The civil unrest sweeping the nation and the DOJ’s approach to domestic terrorism and the possibility of foreign involvement in inciting violence during the protests.  The provisions that led the DOJ to pull its support for legislation to authorize FISA authorities and the reforms undertaken after Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s reports. The debate over encryption technology and the consequences of law enforcement’s inability to access communications between terrorism suspects. The prosecutions targeting China’s cyber espionage and the rationale behind indicting state actors who are unlikely to ever show in court.  To become a member of CAFE Insider, head to cafe.com/insider and get a free two-week trial.  For updates on new episodes and to receive the free weekly CAFE Brief sign up at cafe.com/brief For additional show notes, head to cafe.com/bonus-podcast/cyber-space-with-john-carlin-ft-john-demers/
Jun 05, 2020
Protest, Pain & Hope (with Karen Attiah)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Protest, Pain & Hope,” Preet is joined by Washington Post Global Opinions editor Karen Attiah to discuss the ongoing protests sparked by police brutality, legacies of racial violence in America, and the language we use to speak about inequality.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/protest-pain-hope-with-karen-attiah/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.
Jun 04, 2020
CAFE Insider 6/2: George Floyd & America in Turmoil
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Jun 02, 2020
Between Two Prosecutors: Part I (with Cyrus Vance Jr.)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Between Two Prosecutors: Part I,” Preet answers listener questions about the Justice Department’s decision to close insider trading investigations into three U.S. senators, and the extent to which Congress can check the actions of the Supreme Court.  Then, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. joins Preet for a special two-part episode to discuss Vance’s prosecutorial philosophy, the peculiarities of law enforcement in New York City, and his reflections on Harvey Weinstein and other high-profile cases.  Tune in next Thursday to hear Part II of the conversation.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/between-two-prosecutors-part-i-with-cyrus-vance/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.
May 28, 2020
CAFE Insider 5/26: Meet the Fokker Case
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Meet the Fokker Case" co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the latest developments in the highly unusual Michael Flynn case, including the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ordering District Judge Emmet Sullivan to explain his decision to appoint an amicus curiae to argue against the DOJ’s motion to dismiss the case. Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. Please find the References and Supplemental Materials on the CAFE website. 
May 27, 2020
The Shape of Recovery (with Zanny Minton Beddoes)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “The Shape of Recovery,” Preet answers listener questions about the possibility of video arguments for the Supreme Court, the early prison release of Paul Manafort, and the job security of FBI Director Christopher Wray. Then, The Economist editor-in-chief Zanny Minton Beddoes joins Preet to discuss the virtual workplace, the post-COVID global economy, and the dangers of financial illiteracy. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/the-shape-of-recovery-with-zanny-minton-beddoes/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.  
May 21, 2020
CAFE Insider 5/19: IGs, Unmaskings & Insider Trading
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "IGs, Unmaskings & Insider Trading," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down President Trump’s firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick amid a reported investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. Please find the References and Supplemental Materials on the CAFE website. 
May 19, 2020
Our Chronic Ills (with George Packer)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Our Chronic Ills,” Preet answers listener questions about LSAT fears and the legal precedents for disbarring attorneys general. Then, The Atlantic staff writer George Packer joins Preet to discuss his latest piece, “We are Living in a Failed State,” the Trump administration’s war on civil servants, and the enemies of writing.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/our-chronic-ills-with-george-packer/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.
May 14, 2020
CAFE Insider 5/12: Water Under the Bridgegate
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Water Under the Bridgegate," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Kelly v. United States to overturn the fraud convictions of two members of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration — and the implications of that decision on the future of public corruption prosecutions.  Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS BRIDGEGATE Kelly v. United States (2020), the unanimous Supreme Court decision overturning the convictions of former NJ Governor Chris Christie’s associates for their roles in Bridgegate McDonnell v. United States (2015), Supreme Court precedent which narrowed the legal definition of public corruption  Skilling v. United States (2009), the Supreme Court case concerning the Enron scandal which significantly curtailed the scope of the “honest services” fraud statute  18 U.S. Code § 1343, Fraud by wire, radio, or television 18 U.S. Code § 666, Theft or bribery concerning programs receiving Federal funds 18 U.S. Code § 241, Conspiracy against rights Doing Justice, Preet’s book, in which he discusses prosecuting bad behavior under imperfect statutes  President Trump’s tweet congratulating Chris Christie on the Kelly decision, 5/7/20
May 12, 2020
CAFE Insider 5/8: Barr Spins, Flynn Wins
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May 08, 2020
Consciousness & COVID Ethics (with Sam Harris)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Consciousness & COVID Ethics,” Preet answers listener questions about Republican-appointed judges, Dr. Fauci’s blocked testimony, and John Bolton’s inapropos tell-all book. Then, Preet is joined by Sam Harris, neuroscientist, author, and host of the Making Sense podcast, to explore the nature of consciousness and the awakened mind.  To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider.  Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news and updates from Preet. And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS Vote for Stay Tuned with Preet to win a Webby for the best News & Politics podcast series THE Q&A: “Rules of Procedure United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary,” Senate Judiciary Committee Oral Arguments in Judiciary Committee v. Don McGahn, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, En Banc, 4/28/2020 Paul Kane and Seung Min Kim, “Trump’s judicial nominee clashes with Democrats over his comments critical of health care law,” Washington Post, 5/6/2020 Quint Forgey, “Trump Says Fauci Will Testify Before Senate, Blasts ‘House’ Set-Up,” Politico, 5/5/2020 Preet’s Retweet of Michael Isikoff’s Bolton Book Update, Twitter, 5/4/2020 THE INTERVIEW: Sam Harris, the Making Sense Podcast Sam Harris, the Waking Up App Sam Harris, Waking Up: Spirituality Without Religion, Simon & Schuster, 2014  Andrew Anthony, “Sam Harris: The New Atheist With a Spiritual Side,” The Guardian, 2/16/2019  MEDITATION: Sam Harris, “Mindfulness Meditation,” YouTube, 2015 Caren Osten Gerszberg, “My Week of ‘Noble Silence’,” New York Times, 12/6/2019 “Sam Harris Explains Why There’s No Free Will,” Inside the Hive with Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan, Vanity Fair, 10/25/2019 COVID-19 Sam Harris and Paul Bloom, Making Sense Episode #198, 3/16/2020 Chris Conover, “How Economists Calculate The Costs And Benefits Of COVID-19 Lockdowns,” Forbes, 3/27/2020 Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Tweet on Price of Human Life, Twitter, 3/24/2020 Jennifer Merceciera, “When Trump says he was being ‘sarcastic,’ it’s just part of his gaslighting,” Washington Post, 4/25/2020 GENETICS: Charles Murray and Sam Harris, “Forbidden Knowledge,” Making Sense, 4/22/2017 Ezra Klein and Sam Harris, “The Sam Harris-Ezra Klein Debate,” Vox, 4/19/2018 Sam Harris, “Ezra Klein: Editor-at-Large,” SamHarris.org, 3/27/2018 THE BUTTON:  Heather Roney, Twitter, 4/4/2020 McKinley Corbley, “3D-Printing Teen Makes Hundreds of Ingenious Devices to Alleviate Ear Pain for Healthcare Workers,” Good News Network, 4/23/2020 Betty Nguyen, “Brooklyn teen making 3D-printed face shields for NYC hospitals amid COVID-19 crisis,” PIX11, 4/23/2020 Tameem Akhgar, “Ventilator from old car parts? Afghan girls pursue prototype,” AP News, 4/19/2020 Brent Crane, “The High Schooler Who Became a COVID-19 Watchdog,” The New Yorker, 3/20/2020
May 07, 2020
CAFE Insider 5/5: The Return of Flynn & McGahn
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "The Return of Flynn & McGahn," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram assess whether the recently unsealed documents in the ongoing case involving former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn show that he was entrapped and otherwise mistreated by the FBI, as his supporters have argued. Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. STAY TUNED WEBBY NOMINATION Stay Tuned Webby's nomination for Best Podcast on News & Politics  MICHAEL FLYNN 18 U.S. Code § 1001, the statute which makes it a felony to lie about a matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch Unsealed documents relating to FBI’s Flynn investigation, 4/29/20 Flynn’s motion to dismiss the case, based on the recently unsealed documents, 4/24/20 Flynn’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea, 1/29/20 Flynn’s apology and admission of guilt, 12/1/17 The information of initial false statements charge to which Flynn pled guilty, 11/30/17 Timeline of Flynn’s relationship with Russia, FactCheck.org “Flynn Redux: What Those FBI Documents Really Show,” Lawfare, 5/1/20 The Logan Act, which criminalizes official correspondence by unauthorized private citizens with foreign governments  Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which requires that lobbyists for foreign governments make public disclosures  CLIP: Flynn leads “Lock her up!” chant at 2016 RNC, CNN CLIP: Comey discusses FBI Hillary Clinton investigation with George Stephanopoulos, 4/18/18 CLIP: Pence says Flynn made “inaccurate” statements, 2/20/17 CLIP: Trump floats rehiring Flynn, 4/30/20 CLIP: WH Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany defends Flynn, 5/1/20
May 06, 2020
The New Threat Matrix
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This special national security focused episode of Stay Tuned, “The New Threat Matrix,” is co-hosted by Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein. Both Lisa and Ken have served at the highest levels of government -- at the Justice Department and as presidential advisors on matters of homeland security and counterterrorism. Lisa served under President Barack Obama, and Ken under President George W. Bush. They also both served as Chief of Staff to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller. In this episode, Lisa and Ken do a deep dive on the national security implications of the coronavirus pandemic and break down the issues the U.S. would confront in the event of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s death or incapacitation.  Lisa and Ken’s conversation continues for members of CAFE Insider community. The special Insider bonus material covers the latest news on FISA and the historical context that helps us make sense of the recent Inspector General reports. Plus, the recent firing of Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson and what that means for U.S. national security. To listen, become a member of CAFE Insider.  And sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a free weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, historical deep dives, and links to all CAFE content. Write to us with your thoughts and questions at letters@CAFE.com Recorded on 4/30/20 REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS Host bios Lisa Monaco, O’Melveny Ken Wainstein, Davis Polk The Archive Lisa & Ken’s first podcast conversation: Stay Tuned National Security Special, 2/4/20 Special episode of CAFE Insider, featuring Lisa Monaco: Extraordinary Times, 3/17/20 Lisa Monaco joined Preet on Stay Tuned to help answer listener questions, 6/21/18 Lisa Monaco shares the story of her career in her first appearance on Stay Tuned: Behind Closed Doors: Advising Obama & Mueller, 9/28/17 Coronavirus Lisa Monaco and Michelle Flournoy, “Now’s Not the Time for Isolationism,” Politico, 4/8/20 “What caused the coronavirus? A skeptical take on the theories about the outbreak’s Chinese origin,” The Washington Post, 4/16/20 The U.N. Biological Weapons Convention - on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, homepage and reports A bill proposed by Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT): “To authorize a comprehensive, strategic approach for United States foreign assistance to developing countries to strengthen global health security, and for other purposes.” The 9-11 Commission report and related materials Rep. Adam Schiff’s press release and draft legislation: To establish the Commission on the COVID–19 Pandemic in the United States. “Under Fire For Coronavirus Response, Trump Officials Defend Disbanding Pandemic Team,” TIME, 3/19/20 “President’s intelligence briefing book repeatedly cited virus threat,” The Washington Post, 4/27/20 President’s Daily Brief: “Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US,” 8/6/01 (declassified and approved for release on 4/10/04) DOJ Memo: Department of Justice Enforcement Actions Related to COVID-19, 3/24/20 Harry Litman, “The DOJ Just Made it Too Easy to Link Coronavirus to Terrorism,” Los Angeles Times, 4/2/2020 Raffaello Pantucci, “After the Coronavirus, Terrorism Won’t Be the Same, Foreign Policy,” Foreign Policy, 4/22/20 Kim Jong-Un CLIP: “Trump: 'Very good idea' on Kim Jong Un's health,” 4/27/20 “Is the talk about Kim Jong Un being sick — or worse — true? Pyongyang is abuzz, too.,” The Washington Post, 4/26/20 “Kim Jong Un makes public appearance, Korean media reports,” Financial Times, 5/1/20
May 04, 2020
FISA Follies & Trump’s Taxes (with Steve Vladeck)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “FISA Follies & Trump’s Taxes,” Preet answers listener questions about vice presidential rules, Trump’s defunding of the WHO, and COVID-19’s effect on domestic violence. Then, Preet is joined by Steve Vladeck, the A. Dalton Cross Professor in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, to discuss FISA courts and President Trump’s upcoming Supreme Court battles.   To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. And if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s full episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.   REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A Philip Bump, “Could Joe Biden pick Barack Obama as his running mate? Yes. But.” Washington Post, 8/6/2015 Peter Baker, “VP Bill? Depends on Meaning of ‘Elected,’” Washington Post, 10/20/2006 Erica Werner, “Congressional Democrats allege Trump’s move to defund World Health Organization is illegal,” Washington Post, 4/15/2020 Jacob Pramuk, “Trump’s WHO funding threat echoes action that got him impeached, Democrats say,” CNBC, 4/15/2020 “The Impoundment Control Act of 1974: What Is It? Why Does It Matter?” House Committee on the Budget, 10/23/2019 “President Donald J. Trump Is Demanding Accountability From the World Health Organization,” WhiteHouse.gov, 4/15/2020 Michele Berger and Susan B. Sorensen, “Domestic violence and gun sales in the time of COVID-19,” Penn Today, 4/15/2020 Griffin Dix, “COVID-19, gun sales and guns in homes,” The Hill, 4/11/2020 THE INTERVIEW Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney, The National Security Law Podcast  Steve Vladeck and Ryan Goodman, Co-Editors-in-Chief, Just Security Blog Vladeck’s Biography, University of Texas School of Law   FISA:  “Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation,” Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice, 12/9/2019 “Management Advisory Memorandum for the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Regarding the Execution of Woods Procedures for Applications Filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Relating to U.S. Persons,” Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice, 3/30/2020 United States Intelligence Activities, Executive Order 12333, National Archives, 12/4/1981 Franks vs. Delaware (Supreme Court, 1978), Justia USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020, Congress.gov, 3/10/2020 Vladeck’s appearance before the House Select Intelligence Committee, CSPAN, 10/29/2013 Steve Vladeck, “The FISA Court and Article III,” Washigton and Lee Law Review, 6/1/2015 James G. McAdams III, “FISA: An Overview,” Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, 2006 Steve Vladeck, “The Best Evidence Yet That Government Surveillance Oversight Is Nowhere Near Adequate,” Slate, 10/31/2013 Steve Vladeck, “Trump's criticism of the Carter Page FISA warrant is wrong. But that doesn't mean the FISA process is right,” NBC News, 7/24/2018 Inspector General Memo on FISA Audit, Department of Justice, 3/30/2020 Ellen Nakashima and Devlin Barrett, “Problems with FBI surveillance extended far beyond probe of Trump campaign, Justice Dept. inspector general says,” Washington Post, 3/31/2020 Andrew C. McCarthy, “It’s Time to Rethink Foreign-Intelligence Surveillance,” National Review, 4/4/2020 COVID AND THE LAW: Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, “Department of Justice Enforcement Actions Related to COVID-19,” Department of Justice, 3/24/2020 Harry Litman, “The DOJ Just Made it Too Easy to Link Coronavirus to Terrorism,” Los Angeles Times, 4/2/2020 Chris Strohm, “Barr Threatens Legal Action Against Governors Over Lockdowns,” Bloomberg, 4/21/2020 UPCOMING LEGAL FIGHTS: Supplemental Briefing Order on Trump Tax Cases, Supreme Court, 4/27/2020 Steve Vladeck, Thread on Supreme Court Order, Twitter, 4/27/2020 Josh Chafetz, Congress’s Constitution: Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers, Yale University Press, 2017 Steve Vladeck, “What would happen if Trump ignored a divided Supreme Court ruling against him?” Washington Post, 10/14/2019 WAR CRIMES TRIALS: Gerd Hankel, “Leipzig War Crimes Trials,” International Encyclopedia of the First World War, 2016 Mitchell Yockelson, “The bizarre tale of a kidnapping attempt, the German kaiser and a beloved ashtray,” Washington Post, 8/14/2018 Rebecca Kheel and Morgan Chalfant, “Five Things to Know about the International Criminal Court,” The Hill, 9/10/2018
Apr 30, 2020
CAFE Insider 4/28: Legal Gambits
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Legal Gambits," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the lawsuit brought by Missouri against the Chinese government over COVID-19, and legislation introduced by Republicans in Congress which would allow lawsuits against foreign governments.  Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS IMMIGRATION ORDER Executive order limiting immigration in response to COVID-19, 4/22/20 Trump tweet announcing executive order suspending immigration, 4/20/20 “Trump’s temporary plan to halt immigration is part of a broader strategy, Stephen Miller says,” New York Times, 4/24/20 RICK BRIGHT REMOVAL Rick Bright’s statement on his removal from BARDA position, 4/22/20 Rep. Frank Pallone’s letter to HHS Inspector General calling for investigation of Bright matter, 4/23/20 “House to examine ouster of health official who doubted drugs Trump pushed,” New York Times, 4/23/20 “Ousting vaccine chief is going to ‘set us back,’ former FDA head says,” Politico, 4/26/20 “Vaccine expert from HHS to file whistleblower complaint,” CBS News, 4/24/20 SUING CHINA  Missouri AG’s complaint filed in Eastern District of Missouri, 4/21/20 Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) of 1976, the law granting foreign states immunity  28 U.S. Code § 1605, the statute outlining the exceptions to the immunity of a foreign state Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), the law carving out an exception in FSIA for lawsuits against states who have sponsored terrorism “Suing China over coronavirus won’t help. Here’s what will work,” John Bellinger, Washington Post op-ed, 4/23/20 “Congress hands Obama first veto override,” Politico, 9/28/16 MCCONNELL STATE BANKRUPTCY COMMENTS Clip: Mitch McConnell expresses support for allowing states to go bankrupt, Hugh Hewitt radio show, 4/22/20 “McConnell takes flak after suggesting bankruptcy for states rather than bailouts,” Washington Post, 4/23/20 SUPREME COURT  Ramos v. Louisiana, the decision banning non-unanimous jury verdicts in criminal cases “Why a case about jury verdicts could spell trouble for Roe v. Wade,” Ruth Marcus, Washington Post op-ed, 4/24/20 NY Rifle & Pistol Assoc. v. NYC, the decision on a now moot challenge to a NYC rule regarding the transport of firearms The Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution LAUGHING CHALLENGE “Centuries-old law against cursing in public repealed by Virginia legislators,” NPR, 2/19/20
Apr 28, 2020
Ballot Battles (with Michael Waldman)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, "Ballot Battles," Preet answers listeners’ questions about online learning, mail fraud, and the Equal Time Doctrine. Then, Michael Waldman, President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, joins Preet for a discussion about voting. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.   REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A “As School Moves Online, Many Students Stay Logged Out,” New York Times, 4/6/20 47 U.S. Code § 315: Candidates for public office, Legal Information Institute 18 U.S. Code § 1341: Frauds and swindles, Legal Information Institute  Stay Tuned: Blame Today On the 70s (with Kevin Kruse & Julian Zelizer), 1/24/19  THE INTERVIEW The Fight to Vote, Simon & Schuster (2017)  “How to Protect the 2020 Vote from the Coronavirus,” Brennan Center for Justice, 3/16/20  Stay Tuned: Gunning for the 2nd Amendment? (with Michael Waldman), 1/15/19 HISTORY OF VOTING RIGHTS:  President Abraham Lincoln, Last Public Address, 4/11/1865, Abraham Lincoln Online “The 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade,” The Atlantic, 3/1/13 Voting Rights Act of 1965, U.S. Government National Archives Recordings of President Lyndon B Johnson’s phone calls, DiscoverLBJ  “Confrontations for Justice,” The National Archives  Michael Waldman, “The Right to Vote? Don’t Count on It,” Brennan Center, 2/29/16 THE CONSTITUTION:  15th Amendment, National Constitution Center 17th Amendment, National Constitution Center  19th Amendment, National Constitution Center  SUPREME COURT DECISIONS:  Shelby County v. Holder (2013), Oyez Rucho v. Common Cause (2019), Oyez Lamone v. Benisek (2019), Oyez Republican National Committee v. Democratic National Committee (2020), SCOTUSblog VOTER FRAUD & SAFETY: Justin Levitt, “The Truth About Voter Fraud,” Brennan Center, 11/9/07 Watch: Voter ID Laws, “The Colbert Report,” Comedy Central, 7/20/11 “Trump Disbands Commission on Voter Fraud,” New York Times, 1/3/18  Tweet featuring Wisconsin Assembly speaker telling voters it’s safe to go out, 4/7/20 
Apr 23, 2020
CAFE Insider 4/21: Rolling with Pandemic Punches
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Rolling with Pandemic Punches," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss: — President Trump’s threat to force Congress to adjourn so that he can bypass the Senate confirmation process for judicial nominees, a process known as “recess appointments.” — An update on members of Trump’s inner circle, including Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, and Paul Manafort, the possibility that the president might pardon them, and the Justice Department’s compassionate release policy.  — The Supreme Court’s decision to livestream oral arguments for the first time in its history due to coronavirus, and the high-profile cases that the public will now be able to hear, including those involving Trump’s taxes. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership.
Apr 21, 2020
Fighting for Life (with Wes Moore & David Lat)
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On this week’s special episode of Stay Tuned, Preet is joined by two guests. 

Wes Moore is the CEO of Robin Hood NYC, a New York City-based antipoverty philanthropic organization. Moore is also a Rhodes Scholar, combat veteran, social entrepreneur, and bestselling author. In the midst of coronavirus, Robin Hood is at the forefront of relief efforts focused on aiding society’s most vulnerable. 

David Lat is a Managing Director at the recruiting firm Lateral Link and the founder of the iconic legal blog Above the Law. Last month, Lat spent almost a week on a ventilator after falling extremely sick with COVID-19. Thankfully, Lat is now on the road to recovery and has been sharing his story and his larger reflections on the pandemic on social media, television, and in powerful opinion pieces in major newspapers. Lat--a healthy and energetic 44-year-old--has used his harrowing journey with coronavirus to remind us of our collective risk and to highlight the selfless work of frontline healthcare professionals. 


To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet.

And if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s full episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free in the Stay Tuned feed. 

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


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

WES MOORE

  • Robin Hood NYC COVID-19 Relief Fund
  • Robin Hood & Columbia University’s Poverty Tracker: The State of Poverty and Disadvantage in New York City (February 2020)
  • The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, Spiegel & Grau (2011) 
  • Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City, One World (2020) 


Poverty in America: 

  • “How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty,” US Census Bureau, last revised: 8/27/19
  • “How is Poverty Measured?,” Institute for Research on Poverty 
  • “The official U.S. poverty rate is based on a hopelessly out-of-date metric,” Washington Post, 9/16/19
  • Rourke L. O’Brien & David S. Pedulla, “Beyond the Poverty Line,” Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2010
  • Annie Nova, “Many Americans who can’t afford a $400 emergency blame debt,” CNBC, 7/21/29
  • Tracy Jan, “Redlining was banned 50 years ago. It’s still hurting minorities today,” Washington Post, 3/28/18
  • Pam Fessler, “One Family’s Story Shows How The Cycle Of Poverty is Hard to Break,” National Public Radio, 5/7/14


Covid-19 Impact on Vulnerable:

  • Reis Thebault, Andrew Ba Tran, and Vanessa Williams, “The coronavirus is infecting and killing black Americans at an alarmingly high rate,” Washington Post, 4/7/20
  • “What the Racial Data Show,” The Atlantic, 4/6/20
  • Anthony Fisher, “Trump and the government are failing the nonprofits that help the homeless, elderly, and other vulnerable Americans,” Business Insider, 3/18/20
  • Matt Apuzzo and Monika Pronczuk, “Covid-19’s Economic Pain is Universal. But Relief? Depends on Where You Live,” New York Times, 3/23/20


DAVID LAT


Coronavirus Journey 

  • David Lat, “I spent six days on a ventilator with covid-19. It saved me, but my life is not the same,” Washington Post, 4/9/20
  • David Lat, thread on recovery, Twitter, 4/8/20
  • David Lat, thread on being a good patient, Twitter, 3/31/20
  • David Lat, thread on text messaging, Twitter, 4/8/20
  • David Lat, thread on obituaries, Twitter, 4/1/20
  • Caroline Lewis, “‘I Have A Greater Appreciation For Life’: David Lat On His Coronavirus Hospitalization & Recovery,” Gothamist, 4/13/20
  • Lat with Jim Sciutto, CNN, 4/10/20
  • Lat and his husband, Zachary Baron Shemtob, with Rachel Maddow, MSNBC, 4/6/20
  • Lat and Shemtob with Savannah Guthrie, Today Show, 4/6/20


COVID and Society

  • Karen Heller, “The recovered: How it feels to be alive on the other side of the pandemic,” Washington Post, 4/15/20
  • Jennifer Senior, “The One Kind of Distancing We Can’t Afford,” New York Times, 4/12/20
  • Sinéad Baker, “80% of NYC's coronavirus patients who are put on ventilators ultimately die, and some doctors are trying to stop using them,” Business Insider, 4/9/20
  • Alana Wise, “Trump Falsely Claimed 'Total' Authority Over States — Now He's Backpedaling,” NPR, 4/14/20
  • Elyse Samuels and Meg Kelly, “How false hope spread about hydroxychloroquine to treat covid-19 — and the consequences that followed,” Washington Post, 4/13/20
  • Elizabeth Cohn, “Prominent scientists have bad news for the White House about coronavirus antibody tests,” CNN International, 4/15/20


Lat and the Law

  • George Conway and David Lat, “Don’t like the Wisconsin election mess? Don’t blame the courts,” Washington Post, 4/11/20
  • Jonathan Miller, “He Fought the Law. They Both Won,” New York Times, 1/22/06
  • David Lat, “A Departure Memo, from David Lat,” Above the Law, 5/6/19
Apr 16, 2020
CAFE Insider 4/14: COVID Aftershocks
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In this episode of CAFE Insider, “COVID Aftershocks,” Preet and Anne break down all the latest politically-charged legal issues and developments, including:

— The formation of a White House “Council to Re-Open America,” and President Trump’s false assertion that “when somebody is the President, authority is total.”

— Concerns about the upcoming November election and the legal and political dynamics surrounding the push to vote-by-mail. 

— The surprising constitutional questions around presidential succession in the U.S., as leaders around the world are falling ill with the coronavirus. 

— Attorney General Bill Barr’s recent interview in which he said the media was “on a jihad” to discredit President Trump, and the DOJ’s intention to take action to protect religious freedom. 

— The news that Apple and Google are teaming up to create “contact tracing” tools to help track and prevent the spread of the virus, and the privacy issues that arise from this kind of surveillance. 

We hope you’re enjoying CAFE Insider. Email us at letters@cafe.com with your suggestions and questions for Preet and Anne.


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS


WHITE HOUSE COVID-19 RESPONSE: 

  • 10th Amendment of the U.S Constitution
  • Clip: Trump says presidential authority is “total,” CNN, 4/13/20
  • Clip: Larry Kudlow says investors should “think about buying during these dips,” CNBC, 3/6/20
  • “Wilbur Ross’s prediction about the coronavirus bringing back jobs was wrong,” Vox, 4/2/20
  • “Trump’s grand reopening council triggers slew of new questions,” Politico, 4/13/20


VOTE-BY-MAIL

  • Trump tweet criticizing vote-by-mail, 4/8/20
  • Brennan Center vote-by-mail explainer, 4/8/20 
  • “Voting by mail and the race between Biden and Trump,” The Atlantic, 4/11/20


PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION 


BARR & RELIGIOUS FREEDOM


CONTACT TRACING

  • Apple’s official announcement of Google partnership on contact tracing, 4/10/20
  • Andy Slavitt tweet thanking Google and Apple, 4/10/20
  • “The biggest questions about Apple and Google’s new coronavirus tracker,” The Verge, 4/11/20


Apr 15, 2020
Trump v. The Invisible Enemy (with Peter Baker)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Trump v. The Invisible Enemy," Preet answers listener questions about:

  • The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on Wisconsin’s plan to extend absentee voting amid the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic 
  • Whether recently fired Inspector General for the Intelligence Community Michael Atkinson could sue the government for wrongful termination, and the parallels to the firing of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe 
  • Transitioning from the military into the field of law


Then, Preet is joined by Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times and a political analyst for MSNBC. Baker has covered four White Houses: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and, now, Trump. 


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


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

WISCONSIN PRIMARY:


MICHAEL ATKINSON FIRING: 

  • Statement of Michael K. Atkinson, Inspector General of the Intelligence Community on his Removal from Office, 4/5/20
  • Charlie Savage, “Inspector General Fired by Trump Urges Whistle-Blowers ‘to Bravely Speak Up,’” New York Times, 4/6/20
  • Grace Segers, Kathryn Watson, Emily Tillett, “Spy chief defends handling of ‘unprecedented’ whistleblower complaint,” CBS News, 9/26/19
  • “Schiff plans to investigate Trump firing intel watchdog,” The Hill (4/7/20) 
  • Burgess Everett and Andrew Desiderio, “Grassley seeks explanation of Trump’s firing of Atkinson,” Politico, 4/7/20
  • Complaint: McCabe v. Barr, DOJ, Wray, FBI (August 2019) 
  • Kyle Cheney, “Andrew McCabe sues DOJ, claims his firing was ‘retaliation’ directed by Trump,” Politico, 8/8/19


THE INTERVIEW

BAKER BYLINES:

  • Baker, Katie Rogers, David Enrich & Maggie Haberman, “Trump’s Aggressive Advocacy of Malaria Drug for Treating Coronavirus Divides Medical Community,” NYT, 4/6/20
  • Baker, Maggie Haberman & James Glanz, “Tensions Persis Between Trump and Medical Advisers Over the Coronavirus,” NYT, 4/3/20
  • Baker, Maggie Haberman, Zolan Kanno-Youngs & Noah Weiland, “Kushner Puts Himself in Middle of White House’s Chaotic Coronavirus Response,” NYT, 4/2/20
  • Baker & Maggie Haberman, “Used to Meeting Challenges with Bluster and Force, Trump Confronts a Crisis Unlike Any Before,” NYT, 3/21/20
  • Baker, “Fourth Time’s the Charm? Mark Meadows Takes Over Trump’s White House,” NYT, 3/7/20
  • Baker, “Donald Trump Is Sworn In as President, Capping His Swift Ascent,” New York Times, 1/20/17 
  • Baker, “Obama Takes Oath, and Nation in Crisis Embraces the Moment,” New York Times, 1/20/09


CAPT. CROZIER:

  • Matthias Gafni and Joe Garofoli, “Exclusive: Captain of aircraft carrier with growing coronavirus outbreak pleads for help from Navy,” SF Chronicle, 3/31/20
  • Eric Schmitt and John Ismay, “He Led a Top Navy Ship. Now He Sits in Quarantine, Fired and Infected,” NYT, 4/5/20


COVERING PRESIDENTS:

  • “For journalists covering Trump, the new reality at the White House,” NBCNews, 4/4/20
  • “Clinton Standard Time,” Washington Post, 1/12/93
  • Transcript: Charlie Gibson Interviews President Bush, ABC News, 11/28/08
  • Alex Lockie, “Obama: Here’s what surprised me most about being president,” Business Insider, 1/16/17


PREPARATION FOR PANDEMIC:

  • Tony Romm: “Underfunded, understaffed and under siege: Unemployment offices nationwide are struggling to do their jobs,” Washington Post, 4/6/20
  • Paul Farhi, “NBC’s Peter Alexander asked Trump to reassure Americans about coronavirus. Trump berated him instead,” Washington Post, 3/20/20
  • Cleve R. Wootson, Jr., Lori Rozsa & Brady Dennis, “As Coronavirus cases surge in Florida, fears mount that action came too late,” Washington Post, 4/2/20
  • John Barry: The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, Penguin Random House (2005)
  • Matthew Mosk: “George W. Bush in 2005: ‘If we wait for a pandemic to appear, it will be too late to prepare,’” ABCNews, 4/5/20


STAY TUNED:


THE BUTTON

  • Matthew Haag, “This Brooklyn Landlord Just Canceled Rent for Hundreds of Tenants,” New York Times, 4/3/20
  • SE Lock and Key’s tweet announcing they would not service evictions, 4/3/20
  • Airbnb: Hosts to Help Provide Housing to 100,000 COVID-19 Responders, 3/26/20
Apr 09, 2020
CAFE Insider 4/7: The Oversight Wars
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In this special episode of CAFE Insider, “The Oversight Wars,” Preet and Anne are joined by Neil Barofsky, who served as the Special Inspector General for TARP, the chief watchdog in charge of policing the 2008 Wall Street bailout. Drawing on Neil’s experience overseeing the last massive government stimulus package, Preet and Anne break down all the latest issues and developments, including:

— The challenges inherent in the oversight system outlined in the stimulus law, and the incredible amount of power in the hands of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

— Trump’s decision to appoint Brian Miller, one of his own White House lawyers, to the position of Inspector General for Pandemic Relief, and the importance of having independent-minded, qualified lawyers in oversight roles. 

— The news that Trump has fired Michael Atkinson, the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community, ostensibly as payback for his role in bringing to light the whistleblower complaint that ultimately led to the President’s impeachment. 

Preet and Anne also break down the latest politically-charged legal news, including:

— The disturbing new report from the DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz exposing widespread problems with the FISA warrant application process.

— The legal battle over voting in Wisconsin, the Supreme Court’s last-minute decision mandating that they move forward with the election, and the implications for the upcoming November election. 

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Apr 08, 2020
Note From Preet: It's Still OK To Laugh
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Apr 03, 2020
Humor in the Time of Corona (with Mike Birbiglia)
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On this week's episode of Stay Tuned, "Humor in the Time of Corona," Preet answers listener questions about:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 Census (and how to fill it out online!)
  • Whether Trump’s suggestion that he would not provide emergency assistance to “unappreciative” governors could be criminal conduct 
  • If cable news networks should stop broadcasting Trump’s press conferences on COVID-19
  • Changing the name of the podcast to something more topical


Then, he’s joined by Mike Birbiglia, who is a comedian, writer, director, and an actor. Birbiglia does not shy away from the tough topics in his work and he shares how comedy has been a tool to help him work through personal struggles with health complications. In this sad and stressful time, Birbiglia reveals how the process of crafting and sharing jokes can be healing and cathartic. His most recent one-man show, The New One, is about the turbulent, and ultimately heartwarming, experience of becoming a parent. [Parental discretion for language and content is advised for this episode.]

  

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

 

THE INTERVIEW

 

BIRBIGLIA SPECIALS & MOVIES

  • “The New One,” Netflix (2019), and the upcoming book in May 2020
  • “Thank God For Jokes,” Netflix (2017)  
  • Don’t Think Twice, Netflix (2016)
  • Sleepwalk With Me, Amazon Prime Video (2012)
  • “Sleepwalk with Me Live,” Spotify (2011)
  • “What I Should Have Said Was Nothing,” Netflix (2008)

 

JOKES & JOKESTERS

  • “Humor in Hard Times,” New York Times, 9/19/09
  • Watch: “Jon Stewart on Comedy in Times of Tragedy,” Bill Moyers Journal (2007)
  • “Where does canned laughter come from – and where did it go?,” BBC, 9/26/16
  • “Please Chuckle Here, New York Magazine, 11/23/11

 

Steven Wright:

  • Watch: “Comic Relief ‘Steven Wright’ Stand Up Comedy 1987”
  • Stephen Wright, Spotify
  • “The Mosaic View Of Comedian Steven Wright,” Wisconsin Public Radio, 3/7/20
  • “Headwaters for a River of Stand-Up,” New York Times, 4/30/14

 

Mitch Hedberg:

  • Mitch Hedberg: “Strategic Grill Locations,” Spotify (2003)
  • “Mitch Hedberg: The Best Pre-Twitter Twitter Comedian,” GQ, 6/4/13
  • “Mitch Hedberg, a Comedian Who Performed Surreal Routines, Dies at 37,” New York Times, 4/1/05

 

Jerry Seinfeld:

  • Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedian, Netflix (2002)
  • Watch: “Seinfeld - Night Guy”

 

Roy Wood Jr:

 

LOCKDOWN ENTERTAINMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

  • The Money Pit, Netflix (1986)
  • The Larry Sanders Show, HBO (1992)
  • The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, HBO (2018)
  • Extras, Netflix (2006)
Apr 02, 2020
CAFE Insider 3/31: Fevered Nation
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In this episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, “Fevered Nation,” co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down all the latest coronavirus developments, including:

— The spectacle of the daily White House coronavirus press conferences, and the impact of the President’s repeated false claims on the government’s response effort.

— The President’s now-abandoned wish to reopen the economy by Easter, and the chaos surrounding his public announcement that he was considering quarantining the entire New York metro area — which he later walked back that same day. 

— The White House’s deployment of the Defense Production Act to compel General Motors to produce ventilators.

— The passage of a massive $2 trillion stimulus package, and the importance of effective Congressional oversight over its implementation.


Amid the round-the-clock coronavirus coverage, there was also this news that would have otherwise wielded much attention: The DOJ’s indictment of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and 13 of his associates on drug trafficking charges.


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Mar 31, 2020
Note From Preet: An Outpouring of Outreach; An Inspiring Life
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Mar 27, 2020
Tracking & Tackling COVID-19 (with Andy Slavitt)
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On this week’s special episode of Stay Tuned, Preet is joined by Andy Slavitt, who served as the Acting Administrator of Medicare and Medicaid Services during the last two years of the Obama administration. A healthcare industry veteran, Slavitt helped to salvage the maligned Healthcare.gov and worked to improve federal health care data analytics. Since leaving government, Slavitt has remained a critical voice in the battle for healthcare coverage, founding the non-profit United States of Care and the investment firm Town Hall Ventures in 2018. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Slavitt has been on the front lines—working to acquire healthcare supplies for medical workers, helping to popularize #StayHome, and appearing on TV shows and podcasts to explain how we can flatten the curve.

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And if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s full episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free. Juliette Kayyem, President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, joins Preet and Anne to discuss the many pertinent issues raised by the coronavirus. Sign up to receive a link to the episode at cafe.com/preet.

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE INTERVIEW


TESTING:

  • Andy Slavitt, “Why We Don’t Have Enough Coronavirus Tests,” Medium, 3/24/2020
  • Andy Slavitt, “The Severity of the Next Several Weeks Depends on Our Actions Now,” Medium, 3/22/2020
  • “What Is R0?: Gauging Contagious Infections,” Healthline


HOSPITAL SUPPLIES:

  • “Our Mission,” Project N95, 2020
  • “Summary of Comprehensive Congressional Proposal for COVID-19,” United States of Care, 3/23/2020
  • Andy Slavitt, “The Outcry From Nurses and Doctors Over the Lack of Protective Gear Will be the Major Story Next Week,” Medium, 3/17/2020


ECONOMY:

  • Andy Slavitt, “Coronavirus isn't about Trump's stock market and 2020 odds. Or at least it shouldn't be,” USA Today, 3/2/2020
  • “Trump pushes a ‘return to work’ as Kudlow predicts coronavirus stimulus will fuel economic rebound,” CNBC, 3/24/2020


OBAMA ADMINISTRATION:

  • Sara Rosenbaum, “Medicaid's Role in Caring for Flint: An Update,” Commonwealth Fund, 3/10/16
  • “CMS Announces $66.1 Million to Support Zika Prevention & Treatment Services,” CMS.gov, 11/9/2016
  • “Slavitt Says Goodbye to CMS Staff as Obama Administration Gives Way to Trump,” Healthcare Innovation, 1/20/2017
  • “The Man Who Saved Healthcare.gov Wants a Bipartisan Solution to Healthcare,” Washington Post, 3/16/2017
  • Trump Appears to Throw Shade at Obamacare Site While Announcing National Emergency,” Daily Beast, 3/13/2020
  • “Ex-Obama official fires back: Trump was left with 'global health infrastructure,'” The Hill, 3/15/2020


EXTRAS:

  • Andy Slavitt on the Al Franken Podcast, 3/22/2020
  • Donald Trump on Mitt Romney’s Coronavirus Test, Twitter, 3/25/2020
  • “Sex and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),” NYC.gov, 3/21/2020
  • Bill Gates, “The Next Outbreak? We’re Not Ready,” TED, 3/2015
Mar 26, 2020
CAFE Insider 3/24: Pandemic Ethics & Glimmers of Hope
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In this episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, “Pandemic Ethics & Glimmers of Hope,” co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram are joined by Juliette Kayyem.

Kayyem served as President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. Drawing on her experience managing crises — including the H1N1 pandemic and the BP oil spill — she helps Preet and Anne break down all of the latest coronavirus developments and issues, including Trump's delayed deployment of the Defense Production Act, and the ethics around the government's response to the pandemic.

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Mar 24, 2020
Note from Preet: Fighting the Invisible Enemy
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This is a recording of Preet’s weekly Note to CAFE Insiders, which is part of the CAFE Insider membership. To learn more, head to CAFE.com/insider.

Mar 20, 2020
Geopolitical Recession & Ruthless Leadership (with Ian Bremmer & Rahm Emanuel)
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On this week’s special episode of Stay Tuned, Preet is joined by two guests.

Ian Bremmer, the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a political risk consulting firm, and GZERO Media, helps us break down the global and domestic threats posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Rahm Emanuel served as Mayor of Chicago from 2011 to 2019, overseeing the city’s passage of universal pre-kindergarten, its ongoing struggle with crime and police brutality, and its rapid expansion of public-private partnerships. A Chicago native, Emanuel has been a mainstay in Democratic politics since the 1980s, working as a top advisor to President Clinton for the majority of his presidency, holding a seat in the House of Representatives during the George W. Bush administration, and serving as Chief of Staff for President Obama in the first year of his administration. Last month, Emanuel published The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World, an examination of the increasing importance of local leaders amid the dysfunction of the federal government.

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And if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s full episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free. Lisa Monaco, former Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor to President Barack Obama, joins Preet and Anne to discuss the many pertinent issues raised by the coronavirus. Sign up to receive a link to the episode at cafe.com/preet.

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IAN BREMMER

  • Ian Bremmer, “We Are In a Geopolitical Recession. That’s a Bad Time for the Global Coronavirus Crisis,” TIME, 3/13/20
  • Eurasia Group’s Top Risks for 2020, published 1/6/20
  • Ian Bremmer, “The Fate of the World in 2020,” Stay Tuned, 1/30/20
  • Ian Bremmer, “The Fate of the World in 2019,” Stay Tuned, 1/10/19
  • Maggie Haberman and Noah Weiland, “Inside the Coronavirus Response: A Case Study in the White House Under Trump,” New York Times, 3/16/20
  • Ishaan Tharoor, “South Korea’s coronavirus success story underscores how the U.S. initially failed,” Washington Post, 3/17/20
  • Scott Neuman, Emily Feng, Huo Jingnan, China To Investigate After Whistleblower Doctor Dies From Coronavirus,” National Public Radio, 2/7/20
  • Shannon Liao, “Chinese billionaire Jack Ma says he will donate one million face masks and 500,000 coronavirus testing kits to the US,” CNN, 3/14/20
  • Abby Vesoulis, “Will the Coronavirus Outbreak Turn Andrew Yang’s Dream into a Reality?,” TIME, 3/17/20
  • The Trolley Problem, “Would you sacrifice one person to save five?,” TED-Ed, 1/12/17


RAHM EMANUEL

  • Rahm Emanuel, The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World, Knopf, 2/25/2020
  • Lizzie Widdicombe, “Emanuel in Full,” New Yorker, 11/18/2008

Handling a crisis

  • “Member of Obama’s Cabinet Announces More Help for Flint,” Detroit Free Press2/26/2016
  • “Congress Approves $15 Billion Airline Bailout,” CNN, 9/22/2001

Shift to Cities

  • “Emanuel Expands Universal Preschool Plan as Mayoral Clock Winds Down,” Chicago Tribune, 3/21/2019
  • “Chicago’s $8.7 Billion O’Hare Airport Expansion Underway,” Associated Press, 3/20/2019
  • Rahm Emanuel, “If Donald Trump Won’t Tackle Climate Change, Then Chicago Will,” Guardian, 8/27/2017
  • “16 Shots: The Police Shooting of Laquan McDonald,” NPR Podcasts/WBEZ Chicago, 2018
  • “Emanuel Expands Universal Preschool Plan as Mayoral Clock Winds Down,” Chicago Tribune, 3/21/2019

Ruthlessness

  • “Rahm Emanuel, Pitbull Politician,” CNN Money, 9/26/2006
  • Peter Baker, “The Limits of Rahmism,” New York Times Magazine, 3/8/2010
  • “LBJ and Richard Russell on Vietnam,” UVA Miller Center, 5/27/1964
  • John Dickerson, “A ‘90s-Style Government Shutdown,” Slate Whistlestop, 1/16/2019
  • W. James Antle III, “How ‘Democrats Fall in Love, Republicans Fall in Line’ Got Flipped Upside Down,” The Week, 6/19/2019

2016 and 2020 Elections

  • W. James Antle III, “How ‘Democrats Fall in Love, Republicans Fall in Line’ Got Flipped Upside Down,” The Week, 6/19/2019
  • Thomas E. Patterson, “News Coverage of the 2016 General Election: How the Press Failed the Voters,” Shorenstein Center, 12/7/2016

Chief of Staff

Mar 19, 2020
CAFE Insider 3/17: Extraordinary Times
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In this episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, “Extraordinary Times,” co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram are joined by Lisa Monaco, who was President Obama’s chief homeland security and counterterrorism advisor. In this clip, Lisa discusses the attempts made by the Obama administration to warn incoming Trump national security officials about the threat of a pandemic in January 2017 — going so far as to simulate a potential outbreak in a "tabletop" preparation exercise.

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Mar 18, 2020
Politics & Pandemics (with David Plouffe)
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In this episode of Stay Tuned, “ Politics & Pandemics,” Preet answers listener questions about: 

  • The Trump administration’s response to the growing coronavirus crisis
  • Harvey Weinstein’s 23-year sentence on two charges of felony sex crimes
  • The House’s investigative activity since the conclusion of President Trump’s impeachment 
  • Lee Harvey Oswald, the “alleged” JFK assassin 


The guest is David Plouffe, author of A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump and the accompanying YA book Ripples of Hope: Your Guide to Electing a New President. Plouffe served as campaign manager for Barack Obama’s transformative 2008 presidential run and as Senior Advisor to President Obama from 2011-2013. Since September 2019, Plouffe has hosted the Campaign HQ podcast, where he interviews campaign managers, consultants, and political veterans like Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. He lives in San Francisco, where he has played crucial roles in the growth of Uber and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

HOUSE INVESTIGATIONS

  • “Nadler seeks interviews with prosecutors who quit Roger Stone case,” Politico, 2/28/20
  • “Court Rules Congress Cannot Sue to Force Executive Branch Officials to Testify,” New York Times, 2/28/20
  • House Committee on Oversight and Reform: Coronavirus Preparedness and Response, 3/11/20
  • “Republicans’ various election-year investigations of Joe Biden, Burisma and Democrats, explained,” Washington Post, 3/9/20
  • “John Bolton's book has been delayed until May due to White House review,” CNN, 3/3/20

 

HARVEY WEINSTEIN SENTENCING

  • “Harvey Weinstein Is Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison,” New York Times, 3/11/20
  • “‘I Literally Cried’: Weinstein Accusers React to Rapist’s 23-Year Prison Sentence,” Vanity Fair, 3/11/20

 

THE INTERVIEW

BOOKS & PODCAST


OBAMA 2008

  • “A Wizard of Odds Steers Obama’s Campaign,” Chicago Tribune, 6/9/2008
  • “One of These Men Changed Politics Forever,” Esquire, 3/1/2009
  • “Charting McCain’s Suspended Campaign,” NPR, 9/25/2008
  • “Angry White House Meeting Roils Bailout Talks,” Reuters, 9/26/2008
  • First 2008 Democratic Debate Transcript, New York Times, 9/26/2008
  • “Obama Might Keep Paulson,” POLITICO, 9/21/2008
  • “Battle Plans: How Obama Won,” New Yorker, 11/8/2008


OBAMA 2012

  • “David Plouffe, Obama’s Whiz Kid, Returns to the White House,” Daily Beast, 1/7/2011
  • “For a Top Obama Advisor, New Strategy and Old Doubts,” Washington Post, 9/27/2011
  • “From Knife Seller to the President’s Hard Edge,” New York Times, 2/20/2012


2020 ELECTION 

  • Plouffe on Amanpour, CNN International, 3/4/2020
  • Plouffe on Fox and Friends, Fox News, 3/5/2020
  • “The Worst Prognosticator of 2016 Makes a 2020 Comeback,” POLITICO, 3/3/20
  • “The Ticket: Beating Donald Trump, With David Plouffe,” Atlantic, 3/6/2020
  • “Trump’s denialist tweets are the coronavirus reaction we feared,” Vox, 3/9/2020


BIDEN & VICE PRESIDENTS  

  • “Delaware Rivals Join To Bury the Hatchet,” New York Times, 11/8/1988
  • “With Biden Next Up to Debate, Obama’s Aides Plan Comeback,” New York Times, 10/7/2012
  • Biden Town Hall, CNN, 2/10/2020
  • Plouffe Tweet about Trump and Biden, Twitter, 3/4/2020
  • “Joe Biden's secret governing plan,” Axios, 3/9/2020
  • “Johnson is Nominated for Vice President; Kennedy Picks Him to Placate the South,” New York Times, 7/15/1960
  • “It Should Have Been Gephardt,” New York Post, 11/4/2004
  • “Trump-Biden fracas shows how social media gets mired in fact-check battles,” POLITICO, 3/10/2020
Mar 12, 2020
CAFE Insider 3/10: Virus Lockdown & SCOTUS Showdown
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Virus Lockdown & SCOTUS Showdown," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on the first abortion case to come before the Court since Trump’s appointment of two new conservative justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. The case, June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, could threaten the long-standing legal precedent established in Roe v. Wade. 


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Mar 11, 2020
Misinformation Apocalypse (with Hany Farid)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Misinformation Apocalypse,” Preet answers listener questions about:

  • Grand jury rules, and speculation that a grand jury declined to indict former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe
  • The D.C. Court of Appeals’ ruling preventing the House Judiciary Committee from enforcing its subpoena for Don McGahn’s testimony 
  • Trump’s defamation lawsuit against the New York Times Company
  • Super Tuesday predictions and punditry


The guest is Hany Farid, a digital forensics expert and a professor at University of California, Berkeley. Farid is at the forefront of the race to develop technology that can detect visual, audio, and video manipulation. With the recent rise of AI-based fakes, also known as “deepfakes,” Farid is part of a small team of analysts creating new techniques to assist with the identification of fake content.  

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

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A 

ANDREW MCCABE


MCGAHN DECISION

  • The decision in House Committee on the Judiciary v. Donald F. McGahn, 2/28/20
  • “Court of Appeals Decision Amounts to a Constitutional Earthquake,” CNN, 3/2/20
  • “Dems tread cautiously on investigations after impeachment,” Politico, 3/1/20


NYT LAWSUIT


THE INTERVIEW

  • “Deepfakes Are Getting Better, But They're Still Easy to Spot,” Wired, 5/2619 
  • “Fake-porn videos are being weaponized to harass and humiliate women: ‘Everybody is a potential target,’” Washington Post, 12/30/18
  • Faux Rogan

 

PELOSI “SHALLOWFAKE”

  •  “Speaker Pelosi at CAP Ideas Conference,” C-SPAN, 5/22/19
  • “Distorted Videos of Nancy Pelosi Spread on Facebook and Twitter, Helped by Trump,” New York Times, 5/24/19

 

LEE HARVEY OSWALD

  •  Srivamshi Pittala, Emily Whiting, Hany Farid: A 3-D Stability Analysis of Lee Harvey Oswald in the Backyard Photo (2009)
  • “Settling the Controversy Over Photo of Lee Harvey Oswald,” Dartmouth News, 10/19/15

 

YOUTUBE & CONSPIRACY VIDEOS

  • Marc Faddoul, Guiilaume Chaslot, and Hany Farid: A longitudinal analysis of YouTube’s promotion of conspiracy videos (2020)
  • “Can YouTube Quiet Its Conspiracy Theorists?,” New York Times, 3/2/20
  • “Pizzagate: From rumor, to hashtag, to gunfire in D.C.,” Washington Post, 12/6/16
  • “5 Theories About Conspiracy Theories,” New York Mag, 2/6/20

 

REGULATING TECH COMPANIES

  • Watch: House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Hearing on Online Imposters and Disinformation, 9/26/19
  • 47 U.S. Code § 230, a provision of the Communications Decency Act: Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material
  • Telecommunications Act of 1996
  • “What is GDPR, the EU’s new data protection law?,” GDPR.EU
  • “Silicon Valley Heads to Europe, Nervous About New Rules,” New York Times, 2/16/20
  • “Europe Is Toughest on Big Tech, Yet Big Tech Still Reigns,” New York Times, 11/11/19
  • “Two New California Laws Tackle Deepfake Videos in Politics and Porn,” David Wright Tremaine Blog, 10/11/19


THE BUTTON

  • James Lipton, ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ Host, Dies at 93,” New York Times, 3/2/20
  • Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo TV
Mar 05, 2020
CAFE Insider 3/3: COVID-19 & Other Contagions
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In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "COVID-19 & Other Contagions," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the latest on the Roger Stone case, including Stone's lawyers' argument that a jury member was biased and should have been removed.

Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership.

Mar 03, 2020
Inside the Fight Against Hate (with Cynthia Deitle)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Inside the Fight Against Hate,” Preet answers your questions about:

— Whether winning a Democratic majority in the Senate is preferable to a Democrat winning the presidential election

— Attorney General Bill Barr’s new policy on starting investigations into political campaigns

— The voir dire process for jury selection, and how it was executed in the Roger Stone case

The guest this week is Cynthia Deitle, former Chief of the FBI’s Civil Rights Unit. Deitle served 22 years as a special agent focused on civil rights and hate crimes. Today, she is the Director of Civil Rights Reform at the Matthew Shepard Foundation, an LGBTQ advocacy organization committed to promoting inclusiveness and eradicating hate.

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

  • “Barr says investigations into 2020 candidates must be approved by top Justice officials,” CNN, 2/6/20
  • “Voir dire,” Legal Information Institute
  • “Trump calls Stone juror ‘totally biased’ while prosecutors, defense attorneys are debating new trial,” Washington Post, 2/25/20

 THE INTERVIEW

  • The Matthew Shepard Foundation, and the Foundation’s twitter account
  • Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine documentary
  • “’Ten Years Later,’ The Matthew Shepard Story Retold,” National Public Radio, 10/12/09
  • The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009
  • “Senate Passes Hate Crimes Bill,” NPR,
  • Watch: 10th Anniversary of The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act, 10/15/19

ABNER LOUIMA

  • “Incident in the 70th Precinct,” Vanity Fair, December 1997
  • “Twenty Years Later: The Police Assault on Abner Louima and What it Means,” WNYC, August 2017

HATE CRIMES

  • “In the Name of Hate: Examining the Federal Government’s Role in Responding to Hate Crimes,” U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, November 2019
  • FBI 2018 Hate Crimes Report
  • DOJ’s 2018 Crime Victimization Survey
  • “FBI Reports Dip In Hate Crimes, But Rise In Violence,” National Public Radio, 11/12/19
  • “The FBI recorded a surge of hate crimes last year. But it undercounted — by a lot.,” Washington Post, 11/14/18
  • FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program
  • DOJ’s National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
  • “More Than 100 Federal Agencies Fail to Report Hate Crimes to the FBI’s National Database,” ProPublica, 6/22/17
  • “Acts of anti-Semitism are on the rise in New York and elsewhere, leaving Jewish community rattled,” Washington Post, 12/29/19

JAMES BYRD, JR.

Feb 27, 2020
CAFE Insider 2/25: Time's Up for Weinstein & Jail for Stone
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Time's Up for Weinstein & Jail for Stone," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss Harvey Weinstein’s conviction on two of the five charges he faced in New York — and what his guilty verdict means for sex crimes prosecutions in the #MeToo era. 

Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership.

Feb 25, 2020
Pardonpalooza & #MeToo (with Ronan Farrow)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Pardonpalooza & #MeToo,” Preet and Anne Milgram, his CAFE Insider podcast co-host, answer your questions about the numerous pardons and sentence commutations issued by the White House this week.

The guest this week is Ronan Farrow, author of Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators and the host of the accompanying “The Catch and Kill Podcast.” Both works recount Farrow’s difficult journey to publishing game-changing sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Farrow is currently working with HBO on a documentary about the threats journalists face around the world.

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

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

  • Office of the Pardon Attorney
  • Derrick Bryson Taylor, Heather Murphy, and Mariel Padilla, "A Complete List of Trump’s Pardons and Commutations," NYT, 2/18/20
  • "U.S. attorney launches criminal probe of Rich pardon," CNN, 2/14/01


THE INTERVIEW


CATCH AND KILL

  • Ronan Farrow, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, Little, Brown, and Company, 2019
  • Ronan Farrow, “The Catch and Kill Podcast,” Pineapple Street Media, 2019-2020
  • Kara Scannell and Mark Morales, “National Enquirer company chief David Pecker talking with New York prosecutors,” CNN, 11/25/2019
  • Rachel Maddow, “NBCUniversal Offers NDA Releases Over Harassment Claim Concerns,” MSNBC, 10/26/2019
  • Jeff Bezos, “No thank you, Mr. Pecker,” Medium, 2/7/2019
  • Sarah Ellison and Paul Farhi, “Publisher of the National Enquirer admits to hush money payments made on Trump’s behalf,” Washington Post, 12/12/2018
  • Joe Palazzolo, Michael Rothfeld, and Lukas I. Alpert, “National Enquirer Shieldd Donald Trump From Playboy Model’s Affair Allegation,” WSJ, 11/4/2016
  • Reed Albergotti, Vanessa O’Connell, and Russel Adams, “How Tiger Woods Protected His Image,” WSJ, 12/18/2009
  • Anna Louise Bardach, “The Hush-Hush Deal that Made Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor,” LA Magazine, 9/1/2004


NEW YORKER STORIES

  • Ronan Farrow, “The Black Cube Chronicles,” The New Yorker, Parts I, II, and III, 10/9/2019
  • Ronan Farrow, “How an Élite University Research Center Concealed its Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein,” The New Yorker, 9/7/2019
  • Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow, “A Sexual-Misconduct Allegation Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Stirs Tension Among Democrats in Congress,” The New Yorker, 9/14/2018
  • Ronan Farrow, “Les Moonves and CBS Face Allegations of Sexual Misconduct,” The New Yorker, 7/27/2018
  • Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow, “Four Woman Accuse New York’s Attorney General of Physical Abuse,” The New Yorker, 5/7/2018
  • Ronan Farrow, “The National Enquirer, A Trump Rumor, and Another Secret Payment to Buy Silence,” The New Yorker, 4/12/2018
  • Ronan Farrow, “Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity,” The New Yorker, 2/16/2018
  • Ronan Farrow, “Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies,” The New Yorker, 11/6/2017
  • Ronan Farrow, “From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories,” The New Yorker, 10/10/2017


WEINSTEIN TRIAL

  • Ronan Farrow, Tweet on Jurors, Twitter, 1/9/2020
  • Michael Levenson, “Who’s Who in the Harvey Weinstein Trial,” New York Times, 2/19/2020
  • Jeremy Barr, “Why the Weinstein Trial Jurors are Deliberating Slowly,” The Hollywood Reporter, 2/19/2020
  • Alyssa Rosenberg, “Harvey Weinstein is on trial. But #MeToo is in danger,” Washington Post, 2/18/2020
Feb 20, 2020
Scenes from an Impeachment (with Dan Goldman)
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This week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Scenes from an Impeachment,” features an exclusive interview with Dan Goldman, the House Intelligence Committee’s Director of Investigations and Senior Adviser who was charged with leading the public questioning of impeachment witnesses. Goldman, a former federal prosecutor who served as SDNY’s Deputy Chief of Organized Crime, takes us behind the scenes of impeachment.

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

To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, try CAFE Insider with free two-week trial. For students with a valid .edu email, there’s now a special rate.


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

SUBPOENA POWER

  • CRS Report: Congress’s Contempt Power and the Enforcement of Congressional Subpoenas: Law, History, Practice, and Procedure, May 2017


THE WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT

  • Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Michael Atkinson’s first letter notifying the House Intel Committee of the withheld whistleblower complaint, 9/9/19
  • Chairman Adam Schiff’s letter to Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire requesting the withheld whistleblower complaint, 9/10/19
  • Chairman Schiff’s subpoena and accompanying letter issued to Acting DNI Maguire regarding the withheld whistleblower complaint, 9/13/19
  • The Whistleblower complaint regarding President Trump’s actions, filed August 2019
  • Acting DNI Maguire’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, 9/26/19


MUELLER REPORT

  • Attorney General Bill Barr’s letter on Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s report’s principal conclusions, March 2019
  • Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s Report on The Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, March 2019


UKRAINE

  • Memorandum of Trump’s July 25, 2019 conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
  • Former special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker’s text messages
  • Three House Committees Launch Wide-Ranging Investigation into Trump-Giuliani Ukraine Scheme, 9/9/19
  • “Rudy Giuliani Plans Ukraine Trip to Push for Inquiries That Could Help Trump, New York Times, 5/9/19


HOUSE IMPEACHMENT WITNESSES


ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT

  • The House Resolution Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors, December 2019
  • Clip: Pelosi’s full impeachment inquiry announcement, 9/24/19
  • “Seven freshman Democrats: These allegations are a threat to all we have sworn to protect,” Washington Post, 9/23/19
  • “How senators voted on Trump’s impeachment,” Politico, 2/5/20


SENATE TRIAL

  • Clip: Rep. Adam Schiff Closing Argument in Senate Trial, 1/23/20
  • Clip: Rep. Adam Schiff Closing Argument in Senate Trial, 2/3/20  


ROGER STONE

  • Roger Stone initial sentencing memo, 2/10/20
  • Roger Stone updated sentencing memo, 2/11/20
  • Trump tweet congratulating AG Barr on Stone case intervention, 2/12/20
  • “Prosecutors quit Roger Stone case after Justice Dept. intervenes on sentencing,” The New York Times, 2/11/20
  • “Trump pulls nomination of former U.S. for Treasury post,” Axios, 2/11/12
Feb 13, 2020
Stone Cold Crisis (with Anne Milgram)
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In this special episode of Stay Tuned, “Stone Cold Crisis,” Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram dig into some seriously troubling news: The DOJ’s decision to overrule career prosecutors’ recommended sentence for Roger Stone, Trump’s long-time advisor and friend, a day after Trump called the initial sentencing recommendation “horrible and very unfair.”

The analysis of this and other politically charged legal news continues next Tuesday for members of CAFE Insider. Sign up for a free two-week trial to listen. For students with a valid .edu email, there’s now a special rate.


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

STONE CASE 

  • Roger Stone initial sentencing memo, 2/10/20
  • Roger Stone updated sentencing memo, 2/11/20
  • Trump tweet congratulating AG Barr on Stone case intervention, 2/12/20
  • Preet tweet re: Judge Amy Berman Jackson, 2/11/20
  • Trump tweet attacking Judge Jackson, 2/11/20
  • “Prosecutors quit Roger Stone case after Justice Dept. intervenes on sentencing,” The New York Times, 2/11/20
  • “Trump pulls nomination of former U.S. for Treasury post,” Axios, 2/11/12


FLYNN

  • “In reversal, prosecutors recommend up to 6 months in prison for Flynn,” ABC News, 1/7/20


GIULIANI / BARR BACKCHANNEL

  • AG Bill Barr’s memo outlining new restrictions on opening politically sensitive investigations, 2/5/20
  • “Giuliani is giving Biden info the government, Barr confirms,” Los Angeles Times, 2/10/20
Feb 12, 2020
Iowa & The State of Disunion (with John Dickerson)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Iowa & The State of Disunion,” Preet answers your questions about:

  • The future of the Iowa Caucuses
  • Whether the House can re-open the impeachment inquiry into President Trump
  • How elections should bear on impeachment
  • Situations where the guilty are acquitted  


The guest this week is John Dickerson. He is a correspondent for 60 Minutes, contributing editor to The Atlantic, and an author. Dickerson is also a co-host of Slate’s Political Gabfest and Whistlestop podcasts.

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

To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider.

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

IOWA

  • “Lessons Learned From The Iowa Caucuses, And Danger Signs Ahead,” National Public Radio, 2/5/20
  • “‘A total mess’: Critics call for an end to Iowa’s first-in-the-nation status
  • Iowa caucuses – reporting,” Vox, 2/4/20


IMPEACHMENT


THE INTERVIEW

SOTU

  • Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address
  • State of the Union Address, United States House of Representatives History, Art & Archives
  • Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address, 2/5/19
  • “In dissonant State of the Union speech, Trump seeks unity while depicting ruin,” Washington Post, 2/5/19 
  • Ezra Klein: “Why the media is so polarized — and how it polarizes us,” Vox, 1/28/20
  • Dickerson: “The Hardest Job in the World,” The Atlantic, May 2018


BIPARTISANSHIP

  • “Obama’s Call for Bipartisanship Failed. Why Do 2020 Dems Think They’ll Do Better?,” NY Mag, 3/1/19
  • “Frenemies: A Love Story,” New York Times, 10/5/12
  • “Nancy Pelosi, Icon of Female Power, Will Reclaim Role as Speaker and Seal a Place in History,” New York Times, 1/2/19


HOUSE OF TIP O’NEILL

  • The Troubles of Tip O’Neill, New York Times, 8/16/91
  • “After Two Decades, the 'Boll Weevils' Are Back, and Whistling Dixie,” Washington Post, 4/26/81
  • Clip: “Speaker O'Neil's Words Taken Down,” C-SPAN, 5/15/84
  • “Newt vs. Tip: Partisanship at Its Apogee?,” RealClearPolitics, 5/15/14
  • “The House of Jim Wright,” Politico, 5/7/15
  • “Lott Remarks on Thurmond Echoed 1980 Words,” Washington Post, 9/11/02


TRUMAN

  • Listen: “Harry S. Truman’s Battles With the Bosses,” Whistlestop Podcast, 11/15/17
  • “As Election Day nears, Trump borrows from Harry Truman’s playbook,” Washington Post, 11/5/18


POLITICAL “GAFFES”

  • Clip: Joe Lieberman, “3-way tie for 3rd,” C-SPAN, 5/18/17
  • Clip: “The Scream that doomed Howard Dean,” 2004
  • Clip: “George H.W. Bush checks the time,” 1992
  • “Dukakis and the Tank,” Politico, 11/17/13


POLITICAL SPEECHES

  • Clip: Mario Cuomo 1984 Democratic National Convention Keynote Speech, C-SPAN, 7/16/84
  • Clip: Ronald Reagan’s 1976 Presidential Endorsement Speech, C-SPAN, 8/19/76
  • Clip: President Obama delivers Eulogy, Youtube, 6/26/15
  • Clip: Senator Barack Obama 2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Speech, 7/27/04
  • Clip: Obama Speech in Manassas, Virginia, 11/3/08


IMPEACHMENT

  • Clip: Rep. Adam Schiff Closing Argument, 2/3/20


THE BUTTON

  • Clip: Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Democratic Response to State of the Union Address, 2/4/20
  • Clip: Marco Rubio's State of the Union Response, 2/12/13
  • Clip: Jindal Delivers Republican Response, 2/25/09
  • Clip: 30 Bobby Jindal Rock, 2/25/09
  • “Jindal's Kenneth problem,” Politico, 3/7/09
Feb 06, 2020
National Security Special (with Lisa Monaco & Ken Wainstein)
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In this Stay Tuned special bonus, national security experts Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein discuss the latest news stories that aren't about impeachment: Coronavirus, encryption, and the controversy over Carter Page FISA warrants.

Lisa Monaco served as Advisor to President Obama for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism from 2013-2017. A former federal prosecutor, Monaco spent 15 years in the Justice Department in various DOJ and FBI leadership positions—including Counsel to and Chief of Staff at the FBI for then-Director Robert Mueller. In 2011, Monaco was the first woman to serve as the Assistant Attorney General for National Security.

Kenneth Wainstein served as Advisor to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism from 2008-2009. Wainstein served as the first Assistant Attorney General for National Security at DOJ, and led the new National Security Division in the wake of 9/11. A former federal prosecutor, Wainstein spent 19 years in the Justice Department and also served as General Counsel, and then Chief of Staff to then-Director Robert Mueller.

Please send your thoughts to staytuned@cafe.com. Members of CAFE Insider can hear the full conversation, and access other exclusive content, including a weekly podcast at CAFE.com/insider.


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

CORONAVIRUS

  • Coronavirus Live Updates, New York Times
  • “Trump sticks embattled health chief with coronavirus response,” Politico, 1/30/20
  • “195 Quarantined in California After Fleeing Coronavirus Epicenter,” New York Times, 1/31/20
  • “How a ‘Czar’ Fights a Disease,” Politico, 1/19/15


ENCRYPTION

  • Clip: Cybersecurity, Encryption and United States National Security Matters Hearing before the Committee on Armed Services United States Senate, 9/13/16
  • Clip: Attorney General Barr on Encryption Technology and Law Enforcement, 10/4/19
  • Clip: Encryption and Lawful Access: Evaluating Benefits and Risks to Public Safety and Privacy, Senate Judiciary Committee, 12/10/19
  • Valerie Caproni’s Statement Before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, 2/17/11
  • “A Year After San Bernardino And Apple-FBI, Where Are We On Encryption?,” National Public Radio, 12/3/16


FISA

  • The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), Legal Information Institute
  • Fourth Amendment, Legal Information Institute
  • Judge James Boasberg’s Order Regarding Handling and Disposition of Information regarding Carter Page, filed 1/7/20
  • DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation, December 2019
  • FBI Director Chris Wray’s response in regards to “Accuracy Concerns regarding FBI Matters Submitted to the FISC,” 1/10/20
  • David Kris’ amicus brief, “Accuracy Concerns regarding FBI Matters Submitted to the FISC,” 1/15/20
  • Clip: Attorney General Barr and FBI Deputy Director Bowdich Hold Press Conference, 1/13/20
  • Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, “The Church Committee”
  • “Justice Dept. Says Facts Did Not Justify Continued Wiretap of Trump Aide,” New York Times, 1/23/20
Feb 04, 2020
The Fate of the World in 2020 (with Ian Bremmer)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, “The Fate of the World in 2020,” Preet answers your questions about:

  • What constitutes impeachable conduct
  • The authorities that Chief Justice John Roberts can assert in Trump's impeachment trial
  • Reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t have the votes to block impeachment witnesses


The guest this week is Ian Bremmer, the Founder and President of Eurasia Group, a leading global political risk and research firm. Bremmer is also the president of GZERO Media, which features short videos, podcasts, and explainers to help break down complicated global issues, and is an Editor-at-Large and Foreign Affairs columnist at TIME Magazine.


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

JOHN ROBERTS:

  • "John Roberts Can Call Witnesses to Trump's Trial. Will He?," New York Times, 1/27/20
  • "Rebuke From Roberts Signals His Limited Role in Trump’s Senate Trial," New York Times, 1/22/20


MITCH MCCONNELL:

  • "McConnell Says GOP Doesn't Have Votes to Block Impeachment Witnesses," Wall Street Journal, 1/29/20


THE INTERVIEW

EURASIA GROUP TOP RISKS:


DAVOS:


TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOREIGN POLICY:

  • Donald Trump Tweet about Bremmer, Twitter, 5/27/2019
  • Bremmer's tweet apologizing about the quote, Twitter, 5/27/2019
  • “A political scientist caused confusion when he made up a Trump quote. The president noticed,” Washington Post, 5/27/2019
  • “Mattis says Iran downing a US aircraft should be met with retaliation,” Military Times, 12/3/2019
  • “Zuckerberg talks Warren ‘existential’ breakup threat in leaked audio,” Axios, 10/1/2019
  • “After Contentious Interview, Pompeo Publicly Accuses NPR Journalist Of Lying to Him,” NPR, 1/25/2020
  • “Prince Charles: We need a new economic model or the planet will burn,” CNN, 1/22/20
  • Ian Bremmer, “How the Trump Administration’s Israel-Palestine Peace Plan Will Change the Middle East,” TIME, 1/28/2020


EXTRAS:


THE BUTTON

  • Watch: 2020 Grammy Awards
  • "Alicia Keys honors Kobe Bryant in moving Grammys opening speech," LA Times, 1/26/20


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Jan 30, 2020
CAFE Insider 1/28: Nuts & Bolton
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Nuts & Bolton," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the bombshell revelations that former National Security Advisor John Bolton wrote in the manuscript of his forthcoming book that President Trump tied releasing aid to Ukraine investigating the Bidens.

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Jan 29, 2020
POTUS on Trial & A Military Mind (with Adm. James Stavridis)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, “POTUS on Trial & A Military Mind,” Preet answers your questions about:

  • Whether foreign policy is exclusively in the purview of the executive branch and what that has to do with impeachment of President Trump
  • Why Lev Parnas is able to sit for public interviews while out on bond while Roger Stone is bound by a gag order
  • Whether Chief Justice John Roberts has veto power during the Senate trial


The guest is Admiral James Stavridis. He spent 37 years in the U.S. Navy and earned four stars, served as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, and forayed into academia as the 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. His most recent book is Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character.


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

  • “Alan Dershowitz’s Strange Constitutional Arguments on Impoundment and Foreign Policy,” Lawfare, 1/22/20
  • Transcripts of Rachel Maddow’s first and second interview with Lev Parnas, 1/15/20
  • “Roger Stone Lost His Appeal Of The Gag Order Barring Him From Posting On Twitter, Facebook, And Instagram,” BuzzFeed News, 10/22/19
  • Senate Resolution 483, “To Provide for related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States,” Jan 2020
  • “Trump’s Impeachment Trial a Perilous Duty for Chief Justice,” New York Times, 1/14/20


THE INTERVIEW

  • Stravridis’ most recent book: Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character, October 2019
  • Stavridis’ column for Time: “Why Trump’s Generals Have Abandoned Ship,” 1/3/19
  • “‘You’re a bunch of dopes and babies’: Inside Trump’s stunning tirade against generals,” Washington Post, 1/17/20
  • General Ulysses S. Grant’s book, Personal Memoirs, 1999
  • Michael Shaara’s book, The Killer Angels, 2004
  • Steven Pressfield’s book, Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae, 2005
  • “Trump invites disgraced Navy SEAL who posed with a dead ISIS captive he was accused of murdering to Mar-a-Lago,” Business Insider, 12/24/19
  • “Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALs Who Turned In Edward Gallagher,” New York Times, 12/27/19
  • The North Atlantic Treaty, April 1949
  • “What Is NATO’s Article 5?,” History, 8/31/18
  • Stavridis column for Time: “Why NATO Is Essential For World Peace, According to Its Former Commander,” 4/4/19
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding, IMDb, 2002


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Jan 23, 2020
CAFE Insider 1/21: Mock Trial
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Mock Trial," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the trial rules proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, which Democrats argue give a helping hand to the White House and make it impossible to have fair proceedings.

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Jan 22, 2020
Born to Poll (with J. Ann Selzer)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Born to Poll," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- Former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's move to withdraw his guilty plea

-- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement naming the House Impeachment Managers

-- The documents provided to the House Intelligence Committee by Rudy Giuliani's associate, Lev Parnas

The guest is J. Ann Selzer, the president and founder of polling firm Selzer & Company. She is one of the country's most widely-respected pollsters and has been overseeing the Des Moines Register Iowa poll almost every year since the 1980s.


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

MICHAEL FLYNN

 

IMPEACHMENT

  • Pelosi Names Impeachment Managers, Speaker of the House, 1/15/20
  • “Who are the impeachment managers prosecuting the case against Trump in the Senate trial?” Washington Post, 1/15/20
  • Documents provided by Lev Parnas to House investigators
  • “Ukraine prosecutor offered information related to Biden in exchange for ambassador’s ouster, newly released materials show,” Washington Post, 1/14/20
  • “Meet the Trump Donor Who Allegedly Stalked America’s Ambassador in Ukraine,” Daily Beast, 1/14/20

 

THE INTERVIEW

  • Elizabeth Winkler, “The Pollster Who Figured Out Iowa’s Quirky Caucuses,” Wall Street Journal, 1/3/2020
  • Brianne Pfannenstiel, “Bernie Sanders Leads the Iowa Poll for the First Time, Weeks Before the Iowa Caucuses,” Des Moines Register, 1/10/2020
  • Iowa Poll Methodology, Selzer & Company, 1/10/2020
  • Brianne Pfannenstiel, “Iowa Poll: Pete Buttigieg Rockets to the Top of the 2020 Field as a Clear Front-Runner,” Des Moines Register, 11/16/2019
  • Iowa Poll Methodology, Selzer & Company, 11/16/2019
  • Geoffrey Skelley and Nathaniel Rakich, “What the Heck is Going on With Tom Steyer’s Poll Numbers?” FiveThirtyEight, 1/13/2020
  • Clare Malone, “Ann Selzer is the Best Pollster in Politics,” FiveThirtyEight, 1/27/2016
  • Nate Silver, “Ann Selzer on Youth & Minority Turnout,” FiveThirtyEight, 9/26/2008
  • Steven Shepard, “Ann Selzer’s Secret Sauce,” POLITICO, 12/12/2015
  • Jonathan Allen and Amie Parmes, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, Penguin Random House, 2017
  • J. Ann Selzer, Tweet about Iowa Poll Timing, Twitter, 1/2/2020
  • J. Ann Selzer, “How Cruz and Sanders Defied the Iowa Polls, Including Our Own,” Bloomberg, 2/2/2016
  • “Kerry Comes Back to Win Dramatic Caucuses,” CNN, 1/20/2004
  • Jeff Zeleny and Jim Rutenberg, “Last-Minute Scramble as Caucus Night Nears,” New York Times, 12/31/2011
  • Liz Halloran, “Is Huntsman Wrong to Skip Iowa?” NPR, 6/21/2011
  • “For Gauging Goofiness, Majority Back Iowa Poll,” New York Times, 1/29/1990


THE BUTTON

  • Clip of Doug Collins on Fox, 1/8/20
  • “Preet Bharara to Georgia congressman: You've hit a shocking new low,” CNN, 1/09/20
  • Preet’s first, second, and third tweet about Rep. Doug Collins, 1/8/20
  • Doug Collins’ twitter apology, 1/10/20


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Jan 16, 2020
CAFE Insider 1/14: "Impeached For Life"
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "'Impeached For Life,'" co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the The politics at play in the impeachment trial of President Trump, expected to begin next week, and the role of Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside of the proceedings.

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Jan 15, 2020
Targeted Killings: Suleimani & Hoffa (with Jack Goldsmith)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Targeted Killings: Suleimani & Hoffa," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- John Bolton's statement that he's prepared to testify in the Senate impeachment trial if he's subpoenaed

-- Whether the House can continue to call additional witnesses after the articles of impeachment are transmitted to the Senate, and Senator Marco Rubio's interpretation of Senate trial rules

-- Government prosecutors' decision to seek prison time for former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn

Jack Goldsmith is a Harvard law professor, co-founder of Lawfare, and an author. His most recent book is In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth. Goldsmith served as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Office of Legal Counsel from 2003-2004.


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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

  • Statement of John R. Bolton regarding congressional testimony, 1/6/20
  • Sen. Marco Rubio’s tweet about Bolton’s testimony, 1/6/20
  • United States’ Supplemental Memorandum in Aid of Sentencing, U.S. v. Michael Flynn, 1/7/20
  • “Prosecutors Ask That Michael Flynn Get Prison Time,” New York Times, 1/7/20


THE INTERVIEW

  • In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 2019)


Primary Sources:


Analysis:

  • Goldsmith’s tweets about precedent, 1/4/20
  • Bobby Chesney’s tweet about assassinations, 1/5/20
  • “The Soleimani Strike: One Person Decides,” Lawfare, 1/3/20
  • “Did the President Have the Domestic Legal Authority to Kill Qassem Soleimani?,” Lawfare, 1/3/20
  • “The key word in U.S. justifications for the killing of Iranian general: ‘Imminent,’” Washington Post, 1/5/20
  • “As Tensions With Iran Escalated, Trump Opted for Most Extreme Measure,” New York Times, 1/4/20
  • “Trump Threatens Iranian Cultural Sites, and Warns of Sanctions on Iraq,” New York Times, 1/5/20
  • “Trump Says He'll Target Iran's Cultural Sites. That's Illegal,” National Public Radio, 1/6/20
  • “Assassination Ban and E.O. 12333: A Brief Summary,” CRS Report for Congress, 2002
  • “The FBI Needs to Be Reformed,” The Atlantic, 12/16/19


Stay Tuned Archive:


THE BUTTON

  • "White Prosecutor, Doug Evans, Asks to Recuse Himself From Curtis Flowers Case,” New York Times, 1/7/20
  • In the Dark Podcast, APM Reports
Jan 09, 2020
CAFE Insider 1/7: What Quds Go Wrong?
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "What Quds Go Wrong?," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the targeted killing of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force.

Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership.

Jan 08, 2020
Playing God (with Eric Lander)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Playing God," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about loyalty, congressional hearing practices, and naturalization ceremonies.

Eric Lander is the President and co-founder of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a biomedical and genomic research lab that's played a central role in the development of CRISPR, and the leader of the Human Genome Project.  

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Jan 02, 2020
Revisiting Just Mercy (with Bryan Stevenson)
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Bryan Stevenson is a civil rights attorney who represents prisoners on death row. Described as “America’s Nelson Mandela,” his Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit law firm based in Alabama, is dedicated to challenging racial injustice and ending mass incarceration. Stevenson is also the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, a newly released movie.

This interview was originally aired February 2019.  

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Dec 26, 2019
Impeaching 45 (with Susan Glasser)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Impeaching 45," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- President Trump’s six-page letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi 

-- Whether the House should delay sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate

-- Chief Justice John Robert’s role and responsibilities in the Senate impeachment trial

Susan Glasser is a New Yorker staff writer and CNN global affairs analyst. Glasser is an author, reporter, and editor who has covered domestic and international news for decades, including President Bill Clinton’s impeachment and the rise of Vladimir Putin.

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Dec 19, 2019
CAFE Insider 12/17: Trial by Senate
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Trial by Senate," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the scope and shape of the Senate trial, and Mitch McConnell's recent comments.

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Dec 17, 2019
The Public Servant (with Sally Yates)
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On this week's special episode of Stay Tuned, "The Public Servant," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about latest developments in the House impeachment inquiry and and speaks to former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates live from the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

Our show was recorded by Dan McDonald.

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Dec 12, 2019
CAFE Insider 12/10: Abuse(s) of Power
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Abuse(s) of Power," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the FBI’s Russia investigation.

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Dec 10, 2019
Stay Tuned Unplugged: Live Tour 2019
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This week’s special episode, "Stay Tuned Unplugged: Live Tour 2019," features highlights from host Preet Bharara’s conversations with leaders across the country:

  • Denver: former Colorado governor and current candidate for Senate John Hickenlooper & Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action
  • Minneapolis: Mayor Jacob Frey
  • Detroit: former U.S. Attorney in Detroit Barbara McQuade & Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel


Our shows were recorded by: David Fender & Rebekah Romberg (Denver), Ian Combs (Minneapolis) & Juuni Verse (Detroit).

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Dec 05, 2019
CAFE Insider 12/2: Impeachment: Phase 2
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Impeachment Game Plan," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the House Judiciary Committee's hearings, the first of which is set for this Wednesday.

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Dec 03, 2019
McGahn Must Testify & The Trump Transition (with Michael Lewis)
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "McGahn Must Testify & The Trump Transition," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- A D.C. federal court's decision that former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn must comply with a House subpoena to testify

-- Roger Stone’s conviction in federal court, and the possibility of a pardon from Trump

-- Trump’s inconsistent treatment of American military service members

Michael Lewis is the author of fifteen books, including Moneyball and The Big Short. His new book, The Fifth Risk, takes on the Trump administration. Originally aired in December 2018, Preet speaks with Lewis about the dedication of the civil service, Trump’s attack on trust, and the dangers of willful ignorance.


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Nov 27, 2019
CAFE Insider 11/25: Impeachment Game Plan
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Impeachment Game Plan," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss what the House Judiciary Committee's articles of impeachment might be.

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Nov 26, 2019
Impeachment Special (with Anne Milgram)
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In this special episode of Stay Tuned, Preet is joined by Anne Milgram, former New Jersey Attorney General and CAFE Insider podcast co-host, to discuss the latest developments in the impeachment inquiry.

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Nov 22, 2019
Sondland & Lessons from Watergate (with Carl Bernstein)
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On this week's episode of Stay Tuned, "Sondland & Lessons from Watergate," host Preet Bharara highlights key moments from U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland's highly anticipated testimony in the House impeachment inquiry and speaks to legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein.

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Nov 21, 2019
CAFE Insider 11/18: Can I Get A Witness?
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Can I Get A Witness?," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the latest developments in the House's impeachment inquiry.

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CLOSED-DOOR TESTIMONY OF DAVID HOLMES

  • Opening statement of David Holmes during his closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on November 15
  • “A Friday night surprise: David Holmes throws a wrench in Trump’s impeachment defense,” The Washington Post, 11/16/19
  • “Russian spies likely intercepted ambassador’s cell phone call with Trump,” CNN, 11/14/19
  • Full transcript of October 17 testimony of Gordon Sondland, U.S. Ambassador to the E.U., 11/6/19
  • Sondland’s addendum to his October 17 testimony, 11/4/19


WEEK 2 OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

  • “Impeachment Public Hearings Week 2 — Who Is Testifying And What Happens Next,” NPR, 11/18/19
  • House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s tweet announcing that eight more witnesses will publicly testify, 11/12/19
  • “Senior national security official ties key official more closely to Trump on Ukraine in impeachment inquiry,” The Washington Post, 11/16/19


Nov 19, 2019
Impeachment Hearing & The Story of America (with Jill Lepore)
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On this week's episode of Stay Tuned, "Impeachment Hearing & The Story of America," host Preet Bharara shares his reaction to the first public impeachment hearing and speaks to Harvard historian and author, Jill Lepore.

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Nov 14, 2019
Intelligence Reporting (with Mark Mazzetti)
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This special episode of Stay Tuned is brought to you by the Amazon Original motion picture, The Report. The film tells the story of Daniel J. Jones, a Senate staffer who investigated the CIA's secret Detention and Interrogation program implemented in the aftermath of 9/11.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark Mazzetti joins Preet for a wide-ranging discussion that covers his related reporting, interrogation techniques, congressional oversight, and the inherent challenges of the national security news beat. You’ll also hear from Daniel J. Jones himself, who recounts his experience during the production of the film.

Enjoy the episode and don’t forget to see The Report in Theaters November 15th and on Prime Video November 29th.

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Nov 12, 2019
CAFE Insider 11/11: Impeachment: The Opening Act
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Impeachment: The Opening Act," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the latest developments in the House's impeachment inquiry and discuss witness strategy.


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Nov 12, 2019
Bannon & The F You Presidency (with Errol Morris)
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On this week’s Stay Tuned, "Bannon & The F You Presidency," Preet answers your questions about:

-- U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland’s decision change his original testimony before congressional impeachment investigators

-- What former Special Counsel Bob Mueller might think about the impeachment inquiry

-- The full transcript of Trump’s “perfect” July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

Errol Morris is this week’s guest on Stay Tuned. He is an author and Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker. He joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about his latest film, American Dharma, which profiles Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist and executive chairman of Breitbart News Network, who’s been credited with helping elect President Donald Trump. 

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Nov 07, 2019
CAFE Insider 11/4: House Rules
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "House Rules," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, including historical parallels.


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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

HOUSE INQUIRY VOTE

  • House resolution (H.Res.660), resolution fact sheet, and House Judiciary Committee impeachment inquiry procedures, 10/31/19
  • “A Divided House Endorses Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump,” The New York Times, 10/31/19
  • “What’s in the House Resolution on Impeachment?,” Lawfare, 10/30/19
  • “Pelosi will get more out of today’s impeachment inquiry vote than Republicans. Here’s why,” The Washington Post, 10/31/19
  • “Democrats pivot from private inquiry of Trump to public case for impeachment,” The Washington Post, 11/2/19
  • “Kellyanne Conway calls Democrats’ bluff on impeachment, claims ‘they don't have the votes’” Fox News, 10/31/19
  • “Defining Impeachment Down,” The Wall Street Journal, 10/31/19
  • Glengarry Glen Ross,” 1992 film referenced in Preet’s October 30th CAFE Insider Note 
Nov 04, 2019
House Resolution & Infectious Power (with Edward Norton)
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On this week’s Stay Tuned, "House Resolution & Infectious Power," Preet answers your questions about:

-- Key revelations from Ukraine expert Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman’s testimony in the House impeachment inquiry—and the baseless attacks waged against him

-- The upcoming House Resolution vote on impeachment

-- Finding hope in stressful times

Edward Norton is this week’s guest on Stay Tuned. He is a writer, director, and three-time Academy Award-nominated actor. He joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation that covers his latest film, Motherless Brooklyn, and today’s political climate.

To hear bonus clips from the interview, try two free weeks of CAFE Insider membership.

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Oct 31, 2019
CAFE Insider 10/28: Baghdadi Dies & Impeachment Quickens
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Baghdadi Dies & Impeachment Quickens," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down:

-- The New York Times report that John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the FBI’s Trump-Russia probe has evolved into a criminal inquiry, raising a range of unanswered questions

-- Rudy Giuliani is reportedly the target of two federal investigations and subject of two pocket dialing mishaps 

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

DURHAM’S CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

  • Attorney General’s guidelines on general crime investigations, Justice.gov
  • "Justice Dept. Is Said to Open Criminal Inquiry Into Its Own Russia Investigation,” The New York Times, 10/24/19
  • “Justice Department watchdog says highly anticipated FISA report is ‘nearing completion’,” CBS News, 10/24/19
  • “Barr personally asked foreign officials to aid inquiry into CIA, FBI activities in 2016,” The Washington Post, 9/30/19


RUDY GIULIANI’S MISHAPS

  • “Giuliani probe snowballs,” Politico, 10/25/19
  • “Is Rudy Giuliani going to jail?,” Politico, 10/24/19
  • “Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman plead not guilty in campaign finance case,” The Washington Post, 10/23/19
  • “Rudy Giuliani butt-dials NBC reporter, heard discussing need for cash and trashing Bidens,” NBC News, 10/25/19
Oct 28, 2019
Taylor's Testimony & Full Circle (with Cameron Douglas)
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On this week’s Stay Tuned, "Taylor's Testimony & Full Circle," Preet answers your questions about:

-- The White House’s position not to comply with subpoenas issued in the impeachment inquiry

-- Bill Taylor’s explosive testimony and what it means for the articles of impeachment

-- The Republicans’ reaction to Taylor’s testimony

Cameron Douglas, the son of Michael Douglas and grandson of Kirk Douglas, served almost eight years in federal prison for drug trafficking, a business he entered to support his addiction to cocaine and heroin. He joins Preet to discuss his battle for sobriety and freedom in his new, brutally honest memoir, Long Way Home.

To hear bonus clips from the interview, try two free weeks of CAFE Insider membership.

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Oct 24, 2019
CAFE Insider 10/21: Mick Mulvaney's Mess
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Mick Mulvaney's Mess," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s walk-back of his quid pro quo Ukraine comments made at a press conference last week.

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

MULVANEY’S PRESS CONFERENCE

  • Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s press conference (video and transcript), 10/17/19
  • Mick Mulvaney’s interview on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, 10/20/19


Trump Doral & The G7

  • “What Is the Emoluments Clause?,” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • “Trump was already violating the emoluments clause. Grabbing the G-7 is even worse,” The Washington Post, 10/18/19
  • “Trump Has Just the Place for the Next G7 Meeting: His Own Golf Resort,” The New York Times, 8/28/19
  • President Trump’s tweet announcing that the G7 in 2020 would no longer be held at the Trump National Doral resort in Florida, 10/19/19
  • “How Mark Burnett Resurrected Donald Trump as an Icon of American Success,” The New Yorker, 12/27/18


Quid Pro Quo Admission

  • The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, Congress.gov
  • “Mulvaney Says, Then Denies, That Trump Held Back Ukraine Aid as Quid Pro Quo,” The New York Times, 10/17/19
  • Trump’s “perfect call” tweet, 10/1/19
  • Letter sent by U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) to the General Prosecutor of Ukraine in 2018 raising their concerns that the Trump Administration could unduly pressure Ukraine into obstructing the Mueller investigation by withholding funding, 5/4/18
Oct 21, 2019
The Plutocrat’s Status Quo (with Anand Giridharadas)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "The Plutocrat’s Status Quo," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- The indictment of Rudy Giuliani’s associates, brought by SDNY prosecutors

-- Giuliani’s refusal to comply with a congressional subpoena related to the impeachment inquiry into President Trump

-- Last week’s Stay Tuned interview with George Conway, conservative lawyer and Trump critic

Anand Giridharadas is an author, editor-at-large for TIME magazine, political analyst at MSNBC, and cultural critic. He joins Preet to discuss his most recent book, now out in paperback, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World.

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Oct 17, 2019
CAFE Insider 10/15: Rudy in the Middle
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Rudy in the Middle," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the reported investigation into Rudy Giuliani and the indictment of his associates by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

RUDY GIULIANI, TRUMP’S “PERSONAL LAYWER”


INDICTMENT OF GIULIANI ASSOCIATES

  • IndictmentUnited States of America v. Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman, David Correia, and Andrey Kulushkin, 10/10/19
  • “Lev Parnas And Igor Fruman Charged With Conspiring To Violate Straw And Foreign Donor Bans,” U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York Press Release, 10/10/19
  • “Two Giuliani Associates Who Helped Him on Ukraine Charged With Campaign-Finance Violations,” Wall Street Journal, 10/10/19
  • “Here Are Rudy Giuliani’s Various Claims About His Ties to the Two Men Arrested Wednesday,” Mother Jones, 10/11/19
  • “Rudy Giuliani’s Two Indicted Associates Could Have a Lot to Say,” New Yorker, 10/11/19
Oct 15, 2019
Diagnosing Trump (with George Conway)
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George Conway, conservative lawyer and outspoken Trump critic, joins Preet Bharara for a special episode of Stay Tuned, "Diagnosing Trump." A longstanding member of the Federalist Society who played a critical role in Clinton's impeachment, Conway is one of the few conservative voices openly challenging Trump’s presidency—and calling for his impeachment.

You may be familiar with Conway’s other half: Kellyanne Conway, who currently serves as Counselor to the President. Despite his wife’s work, Conway continues to publicly pen—on Twitter and in editorials—his virulent criticisms of Trump.

In this exclusive, wide-ranging interview, Conway discusses why Trump’s narcissism renders him incapable of carrying out presidential duties, the likelihood and contours of impeachment, the 2020 presidential election, and whether history will be kind to those who stayed silent during Trump’s tenure.

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Oct 10, 2019
CAFE Insider 10/7: Crooked Diplomacy
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Crooked Diplomacy," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the evolving Trump-Ukraine scandal and newly released text messages between State Department officials.

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

STATE DEPT. TEXT MESSAGES

  • “Read the Text Messages Between U.S. and Ukrainian Officials,” New York Times, 10/4/19
  • “Read Kurt Volker’s opening statement for testimony in Trump impeachment inquiry,” Vox, 10/4/19 [Text of Volker’s opening statement] 
  • “Kurt Volker, Ukraine and a Turbulent End in the Trump Administration,” New York Times, 10/5/19
  • “Kurt Volker resigns as executive director of McCain Institute,” Politico, 10/7/19
  • “The U.S. diplomat who questioned Trump’s Ukraine scheme,” Politico, 10/4/19
  • “How Gordon Sondland, a wealthy hotelier turned ambassador, became the latest key player in the Ukraine inquiry,” Washington Post, 10/4/19
  • “Trump Ordered Ukraine Ambassador Removed After Complaints From Giuliani, Others,” Wall Street Journal, 10/3/19
  • “From ‘America’s mayor’ to Trump’s pit bull: Rudy Giuliani emerges as central figure in Ukraine firestorm,” USA Today, 9/27/19
  • “Ukrainians understood Biden probe was condition for Trump-Zelensky talks, says former Ukrainian adviser,” ABC News, 9/25/19
  • “Ukraine’s president needs to repair ‘damage’ with Europe after the Trump call scandal,” CNBC, 10/1/19
Oct 07, 2019
Devil's Bargains (with David Remnick)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Devil's Bargains," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- Enlisting an outside counsel to conduct an impeachment trial 

-- Congress invoking its long dormant inherent contempt power  

-- The reluctance in the news media to use the word “lies” when discussing the president’s “false statements”

David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation as he gears up for the magazine’s annual ideas festival. The discussion covers 2020 candidates, interviewing controversial figures, “elitism,” whether President Trump is a “racist,” American’s deepest flaws, what we should understand about the Russian people, “inventing” The New Yorker, and more. 

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Oct 03, 2019
CAFE Insider 10/1: Impeachment Momentum
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Impeachment Momentum," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the House Intelligence Committee's subpoena issued to Rudy Giuliani, Trump's private lawyer.

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY

RUDY GIULIANI 

  • “Giuliani Subpoenaed for Ukraine Documents as Next Step in Impeachment Inquiry,” House Intelligence Committee press release, 9/30/19 (letter and subpoena schedule)
  • Clip of Giuliani on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” holding up cellphone saying “it’s all here, right here,” 9/24/19
  • Anne Milgram’s tweet about subpoenaing Giuliani’s phone, 9/25/19
  • Clip of Giuliani’s contradictory statements about Ukraine on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” 9/20/19
  • Clip of Giuliani saying he wouldn’t cooperate or testify before the House Intelligence Committee with Adam Schiff as chairman on ABC’s “This Week,” 9/29/19 
  • “Ukrainians understood Biden probe was condition for Trump-Zelensky talks, says former Ukrainian adviser,” ABC News, 9/25/19
  • “Giuliani says Trump did not pay for his globetrotting push for Biden probe,” Reuters, 9/29/19
  • “Attorney-Client Privilege,” Legal Information Institute
  • “Giuliani Cannot Rely on Attorney-Client Privilege to Avoid Congressional Testimony,” Lawfare, 9/30/19
  • “Giuliani works for foreign clients while serving as Trump’s attorney,” Washington Post, 7/10/18
Oct 01, 2019
Ukraine & Brazen Power (with Samantha Power)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, " Ukraine & Brazen Power," host Preet Bharara is joined by Anne Milgram, his co-host on the CAFE Insider podcast and former New Jersey Attorney General, to break down the significant developments in the Ukraine / whistleblower story that’s at the center of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump. 

This week’s guest on Stay Tuned is Samantha Power. She served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President Obama and joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about her memoir, The Education of an Idealist, and the mission as well as criticisms of the United Nations. 

Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community.

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Sep 26, 2019
CAFE Insider 09/23: Whistleblower Uproar
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, “Whistleblower Uproar,” co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the troubling reports that President Trump pressed Ukraine’s new president to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, and then blocked Congress from seeing a whistleblower complaint that allegedly details a “promise” Trump made to a foreign leader.

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Sep 23, 2019
The Kavanaugh - Trump - Schiff news cycle (with Susan Hennessey)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, " The Kavanaugh - Trump - Schiff news cycle," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- How government officials should handle classified information

-- Whether former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe would be entitled to the same discovery as all other defendants in the event he’s charged for making false statements

-- House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s letter to the Acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) concerning an undisclosed whistleblower complaint

Susan Hennessey, executive editor of the legal and national security blog Lawfare, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about the lasting impact of Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, implications of Chairman Adam Schiff’s battle with the DNI, new allegations levied against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and more.  

Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community.

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Sep 19, 2019
CAFE Insider 09/16: Scandal Survey: Donald, Brett, Andy, Felicity
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Scandal Survey: Donald, Brett, Andy, Felicity," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss a New York Times article about sexual harassment allegations made against Justice Brett Kavanaugh from his time as a Yale undergraduate student.

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

Justice Brett Kavanaugh

  • “Brett Kavanaugh Fit In With the Privileged Kids. She Did Not.,” New York Times, 9/14/19
  • “New York Times apologizes for ‘inappropriate and offensive’ tweet about Kavanaugh sexual misconduct allegation,” Washington Post, 9/16/19
Sep 16, 2019
Russian Asset & The 1st Female Firefighter (with Brenda Berkman)
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This week's Q&A starts at 2:07, and the interview starts at 17:35.

On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Russian Asset & The 1st Female Firefighter," Lisa Monaco, who served as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism in the Obama Administration, joins host Preet Bharara to help answer some of your questions on:

-- Reports of an extracted Russian Spy who allegedly provided critical information about the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 American election

-- The sudden departure of John Bolton as President Trump’s national security adviser

-- President Trump’s cancelled negotiations with the Taliban at Camp David   

On this 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, retired Captain Brenda Berkman of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) joins Preet for a conversation about her journey as the City’s pioneering female firefighter and her historic 1982 class action lawsuit that forced the FDNY to accept women into its ranks. 

Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community.

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As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. 

Sep 12, 2019
CAFE Insider 09/09: DOJ, KSM, OLC
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "DOJ, KSM, OLC," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the protracted prosecution of 911 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad whose military trial is set to begin in January 2021 at the US Naval facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

9/11 & THE TRIAL OF KHALID SHEIK MOHAMMED (KSM)

  • Preet’s tweet about the trial, 8/30/19
  • Military Commissions Act of 2006
  • Military Commissions Act of 2009
  • “President Issues Military Order: Detention, Treatment, and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War Against Terrorism,” The White House Archive
  • “How Military Commissions Work,” Office of Military Commissions
  • “U.S. Court of Military Commission Review (USCMCR) History,” Office of Military Commissions
  • Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (2006), Oyez
  • Boumediene v. Bush (2008), Oyez
  • “Courts: A Brief Overview,” Federal Judicial Center
  • “A Guide to Appellate and Collateral Review Under the Military Commissions Acts,” Lawfare, 4/4/13
  • “Military Judge Sets January 2021 Trial Date for Accused 9/11 Conspirators,” Wall Street Journal, 8/30/19
  • “Lawyers Press Case That 9/11 Confessions Given to F.B.I. Are Tainted,” New York Times, 7/29/19
  • “The Trial,” New Yorker, 2/3/10
Sep 09, 2019
End of the American Century (with George Packer)
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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "End of the American Century," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- The President’s authority to declassify sensitive information, like the image Trump tweeted of Iran’s Imam Khomeini Space Center after an explosion

-- Why the adage “never ask a question you don’t know the answer to” applies in the courtroom, but not necessarily in the podcast studio

-- The trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, charged with plotting the 9/11 terrorist attacks

George Packer, author and staff writer at The Atlantic, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about his new book, “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century” and the lessons we can glean from the life of the storied diplomat. 

Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community

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Sep 05, 2019
CAFE Insider 09/03: Ethics: Comey, McCabe, Barr
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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Ethics: Comey, McCabe, Barr," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the Inspector General’s report concluding that former FBI Director James Comey violated bureau policy by disclosing memos documenting his interactions with President Trump.

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

JAMES COMEY

  • Report of Investigation of Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey's Disclosure of Sensitive Investigative Information and Handling of Certain Memoranda, Office of the Inspector General, August 2019 
  • “Full text: James Comey testimony transcript on Trump and Russia,” Politico, 6/8/17
  • “FBI's Interview Report Form FD-302,” Thomson Reuters Practical Law
  • Columbia Law School’s tweet, 6/8/17
  • Donald Trump’s tweet calling Comey a “dishonest fool,” 8/30/19
  • Donald Trump’s tweet quoting Jason Chaffetz, 9/1/19
  • Donald Trump’s tweet featuring an image of Iran’s Imam Khomeini Space Center
  • Rod Rosenstein’s tweet reacting to the IG report, 8/29/19
  • “What That Comey Email Report Really Says,” Lawfare, 8/29/19
  • Harry Litman: “James Comey helped save democracy when he wrote his memos,” Washington Post, 8/29/19
  • Barbara McQuade: “Comey says the DOJ IG report vindicates him. Trump says he's 'horrible.' So who's right?,” NBC News, 8/30/19
  • “Preet Bharara Links Firing to Trump Team’s ‘Helter-Skelter Incompetence,’” New York Times, 4/6/17
Sep 03, 2019
The Opposite of Trump? (with Michael Bennet)
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Aug 29, 2019
CAFE Insider 08/26: Town Call
1148
Aug 26, 2019
What is Justice? (with Michael Sandel)
4922
Aug 22, 2019
Gunning for the 2nd Amendment? (with Michael Waldman)
4500
Aug 15, 2019
CAFE Insider Sample 08/12: The Death of Jeffery Epstein
660
Aug 12, 2019
Guns, Brexit, and Refugees (with David Miliband)
3595
Aug 08, 2019
CAFE Insider 08/05: Ending Gun Violence
1010
Aug 05, 2019
CIA Spies & Gadgets (with Michael Morell)
4335
Aug 01, 2019
CAFE Insider 07/29: Mueller Testimony Aftermath
661
Jul 29, 2019
The Mueller Testimony (with Anne Milgram)
3221
Jul 25, 2019
CAFE Insider 07/22: Mueller Time, At Last
841
Jul 22, 2019
Epstein's Lawyers & Leaving the GOP (with George Will)
4032
Jul 18, 2019
CAFE Insider 07/15: U.S. v. Jeffrey Epstein
651
Jul 15, 2019
Charging Epstein & Road to "La Casa Blanca" (with Julián Castro)
3972
Jul 11, 2019
CAFE Insider 07/08: Epstein & Con(Census)
998
Jul 08, 2019
What Patriotism Means to You (with Heidi Schreck)
3599
Jul 04, 2019
Crime & Politics (with Rachel Barkow)
4793
Jun 27, 2019
CAFE Insider 06/24: Unsafe, Unsanitary, Untenable
921
Jun 24, 2019
Jailing Manafort & the Iran Standoff (with Ben Rhodes)
4281
Jun 20, 2019
CAFE Insider 06/17: Law is for Losers
819
Jun 17, 2019
Truth in the Trump Era (with David McCraw)
3832
Jun 13, 2019
The Laws of Language (with Benjamin Dreyer)
3885
Jun 06, 2019
CAFE Insider 06/03: Treason Season
636
Jun 04, 2019
Mueller Speaks & The Underdog (with Andrew Yang)
4616
May 30, 2019
Duty to Impeach & Realpolitik (with David Ignatius)
3654
May 23, 2019
CAFE Insider 05/20: Reversing Roe & Politicizing Pardons
732
May 20, 2019
D.C. Dramas & Advising Obamas (with Valerie Jarrett)
4344
May 16, 2019
CAFE Insider 05/13: Indicting a POTUS
580
May 13, 2019
Contempt & The Court (with Joan Biskupic)
4557
May 09, 2019
CAFE Insider 05/06: Bill Barr: The Politics of "Snitty"
662
May 07, 2019
Barr Testimony & Accidental Presidents (with Jared Cohen)
3945
May 02, 2019
CAFE Insider 04/29: Fight Club: Congress v. Trump
655
Apr 29, 2019
Mueller Medley & What's Life Worth? (with Ken Feinberg)
4561
Apr 25, 2019
The Mueller Report (with Anne Milgram)
2750
Apr 19, 2019
The Mueller Report Preview
1050
Apr 18, 2019
CAFE Insider 04/15: "Spying" & Lying
583
Apr 15, 2019
Campaign "Spying" & the Ways and Means of Power (with Bob Caro)
4672
Apr 11, 2019
CAFE Insider 04/08: Hide & Seek: Trump's Taxes, Mueller's Report
689
Apr 08, 2019
Security Clearances & The Learning Mindset (with Sal Khan)
3835
Apr 04, 2019
CAFE Insider 04/01: Justice Off-Balance
674
Apr 01, 2019
Behind Barrs (with Steve Martin, the prison reformer)
4371
Mar 28, 2019
CAFE Insider 03/25: Don't Barr Mueller's Report
800
Mar 25, 2019
Doing Justice Live (with Preet Bharara)
3472
Mar 21, 2019
CAFE Insider: Terror, Bribery, and Rick Gates
400
Mar 18, 2019
Manafort & The Retreat of Western Liberalism (with Ed Luce)
4483
Mar 14, 2019
Nadler's Requests & The Youngest Contender (with Pete Buttigieg)
3998
Mar 07, 2019
Cohen Testimony & Just Mercy (with Bryan Stevenson)
5540
Feb 28, 2019
Truthful Not Neutral (with Christiane Amanpour)
3382
Feb 21, 2019
CAFE Insider: Andy McCabe's National Emergency
1263
Feb 19, 2019
The Paradox of Dick Cheney (with Adam McKay)
4065
Feb 14, 2019
CAFE Insider: Bezos, AMI, and TMI
1550
Feb 11, 2019
Master of the Senate (with Harry Reid)
3800
Feb 07, 2019
Winning in the Age of Trump & Twitter (with David Frum)
4612
Jan 31, 2019
CAFE Insider: Indicting Roger Stone
1176
Jan 28, 2019
Blame Today On the 70s (with Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer)
3548
Jan 24, 2019
CAFE Insider: The Special Counsel Speaks
919
Jan 21, 2019
Sanctions, Secrets and Security (with David Cohen)
4155
Jan 17, 2019
CAFE Insider: Is Trump a Russian Asset?
859
Jan 14, 2019
The Fate of the World in 2019 (with Ian Bremmer)
3746
Jan 10, 2019
Inside the Cyber War (with John Carlin)
3076
Jan 03, 2019
The Science of Leadership (with Adam Grant)
2420
Dec 27, 2018
Does Silicon Valley Have a Conscience? (with Kara Swisher)
3709
Dec 20, 2018
What is the Fifth Risk? (with Michael Lewis)
3340
Dec 13, 2018
Live from Los Angeles (with Kumail Nanjiani)
4092
Dec 06, 2018
CAFE Insider: Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty (Again)
1697
Dec 01, 2018
All the President’s Lawyers (with Bob Bauer)
3825
Nov 29, 2018
CAFE Insider: Justice Roberts's Rebuke
498
Nov 26, 2018
Live from the Lincoln Theatre (with Chuck Todd)
4251
Nov 21, 2018
CAFE Insider (Episode 2, Part 1): Mueller Anxiety at the White House
1156
Nov 20, 2018
How to Assess a Presidency (with Michael Beschloss)
4193
Nov 15, 2018
CAFE Insider: Sessions Out. Whitaker In. What’s Next for Mueller?
1791
Nov 09, 2018
The Election and Its Aftermath (with David Axelrod)
2351
Nov 08, 2018
Live from Town Hall (with Jeffrey Toobin)
4424
Nov 01, 2018
Laugh to Keep from Crying (with Samantha Bee)
3333
Oct 25, 2018
The Death of Jamal Khashoggi (with Fareed Zakaria)
3724
Oct 18, 2018
Making Centrism Sexy (with Max Boot)
3781
Oct 11, 2018
Chasing the Truth About Kavanaugh (with Jane Mayer)
3440
Oct 04, 2018
The Kavanaugh Hearings (with Anne Milgram)
2699
Sep 28, 2018
Kavanaugh and the GOP's Women Problem (with Nicolle Wallace)
3968
Sep 27, 2018
Fair Play (with Sally Jenkins)
4326
Sep 20, 2018
Kavanaugh and The Court (with Ron Klain)
4091
Sep 13, 2018
Truth and Lies in the West Wing (with Jonathan Swan)
3697
Sep 06, 2018
From Braille to Yale (with Cyrus Habib)
3388
Aug 30, 2018
Cohen & Manafort Guilty: What Now? (with Joyce Vance)
2319
Aug 22, 2018
Exposing Theranos (with John Carreyrou)
4041
Aug 16, 2018
Why I Quit the GOP (with Steve Schmidt)
3640
Aug 09, 2018
Bonus: Katie Couric interviews Preet
1426
Aug 06, 2018
Putin Enemy #1 (with Bill Browder)
3601
Aug 02, 2018
ReMade in America Bonus: Bassem Youssef with Cameron Esposito
1895
Jul 31, 2018
What Happened in Helsinki (with Jeremy Bash)
4109
Jul 26, 2018
The Supremes (with Nina Totenberg)
4117
Jul 19, 2018
Sneak Preview: Preet on Remade in America
47
Jul 17, 2018
The Fight for the Supreme Court (with Vanita Gupta)
3944
Jul 12, 2018
The Russian Strategy (with Garry Kasparov)
3145
Jun 28, 2018
ReMade in America Bonus: Bassem Youssef with Maria Hinojosa
831
Jun 26, 2018
Criminal Justice, Part 4: Your Questions, Answered (with Anne Milgram and Lisa Monaco)
3200
Jun 21, 2018
Criminal Justice, Part 3: The Defendant
3707
Jun 14, 2018
Criminal Justice, Part 2: The Prosecution (with Pat Fitzgerald)
4305
Jun 07, 2018
New From Cafe: Remade in America with Bassem Youssef
1823
Jun 05, 2018
Criminal Justice, Part 1: The Defense (with Ben Brafman)
3714
May 31, 2018
Winning Alabama (with Senator Doug Jones)
3148
May 24, 2018
Race, Bias and Justice (with Sherrilyn Ifill)
3396
May 17, 2018
Live from The Apollo (with Bassem Youssef)
4086
May 10, 2018
Seeking Justice for Sergei Magnitsky (with Bill Browder)
3062
May 03, 2018
The State of the State Department (with Ronan Farrow)
3117
Apr 26, 2018
The Science of Leadership (with Adam Grant)
3535
Apr 19, 2018
Securing the Border and the Ballot (with Jeh Johnson)
4095
Apr 12, 2018
Breakfast with Putin (with Michael McFaul)
3113
Apr 05, 2018
Inside The Opioid Crisis
3279
Mar 29, 2018
Quitting the DEA After a Career Doing Justice (with Chuck Rosenberg)
3527
Mar 22, 2018
On the Ground (with NYPD Commissioner Jimmy O'Neill)
3543
Mar 15, 2018
Intelligence (with Adam Schiff)
3195
Mar 08, 2018
Guns, Schools & The NRA (with Shannon Watts)
3601
Mar 01, 2018
Let's Save Democracy! (with Christine Todd Whitman)
2638
Feb 22, 2018
Taking Trump to Court (with David Cole)
3002
Feb 15, 2018
Does the Nunes Memo Matter? (with Sheldon Whitehouse)
2730
Feb 08, 2018
Free Speech in the Age of Trump (with Floyd Abrams)
3531
Feb 01, 2018
Campaigns and Hurricanes (with Katy Tur)
2816
Jan 25, 2018
Why Good People Break the Law (with Alex Gibney)
3236
Jan 18, 2018
Mulling Mueller (with Anne Milgram)
2838
Jan 11, 2018
Journalism in the Age of Trump (with Maggie Haberman)
3085
Jan 04, 2018
Women in the World (with Tina Brown)
3059
Dec 21, 2017
Stay Tuned Live (with Hasan Minhaj)
3600
Dec 14, 2017
Putin, Pawns and Propaganda (with Garry Kasparov)
3292
Dec 07, 2017
Special Episode: Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea
848
Dec 04, 2017
Podcasting and the Politics of Persuasion (with Pod Save America)
3008
Nov 30, 2017
Crime and Punishment (with Judge Jed Rakoff)
2686
Nov 21, 2017
The Problem of Power in Hollywood (with Judd Apatow)
2727
Nov 16, 2017
Resisting Trump (with Senator Jeff Flake)
2791
Nov 09, 2017
Making Sense of Mueller’s Charges (with Anne Milgram)
3435
Nov 02, 2017
Special Episode: Manafort, Gates, Papadopoulos
770
Oct 30, 2017
The Death of Sergei Magnitsky (with Bill Browder)
3453
Oct 26, 2017
Benjamin Wittes’s Guide to Impeaching Trump and Beating Up Putin
2745
Oct 19, 2017
Con Jobs: From Inmate to Entrepreneur (with Catherine Hoke)
2546
Oct 12, 2017
Guns, Gotti & bin Laden (with John Miller)
2730
Oct 05, 2017
Behind Closed Doors: Advising Obama and Mueller (with Lisa Monaco)
2019
Sep 28, 2017
Civil Rights and Wrongs Under Jeff Sessions (with Vanita Gupta)
2184
Sep 26, 2017
That Time President Trump Fired Me (with Leon Panetta)
2608
Sep 20, 2017
Stay Tuned for Tomorrow
62
Sep 19, 2017
Coming Soon: Stay Tuned with Preet
107
Sep 18, 2017