Stay Tuned with Preet

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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.

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 Feb 13, 2020


 Feb 12, 2020

Ray S
 Nov 12, 2019
one of the best!


 Oct 1, 2019

Description

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
Note From Preet: It's Still OK To Laugh
00:06:54

A weekly Note from Preet is part of the CAFE Insider membership which includes the exclusive podcast co-hosted by Preet and Anne, and more. To try it free for two weeks, head to CAFE.com/insider and to receive CAFE emails, including links to free episodes, join the list at CAFE.com/Preet

Apr 03, 2020
Humor in the Time of Corona (with Mike Birbiglia)
01:16:22

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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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

 

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
00:00:54

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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
00:06:49

A weekly Note from Preet is part of the CAFE Insider membership which includes the exclusive podcast co-hosted by Preet and Anne, and more. To try it free for two weeks, head to CAFE.com/insider and to receive CAFE emails, including links to free episodes, join the list at CAFE.com/Preet

Mar 27, 2020
Tracking & Tackling COVID-19 (with Andy Slavitt)
00:59:18

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.

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

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

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


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE INTERVIEW


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
00:14:53

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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
00:06:46

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)
01:32:05

On this week’s special episode of Stay Tuned, Preet is joined by two guests.

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

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

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

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

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


IAN BREMMER

  • Ian Bremmer & Cliff Kupchan, Eurasia Group's Top Risks 2020: Coronavirus Edition, 3/19/20
  • 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
00:15:48

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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)
01:05:06

In this episode of Stay Tuned, “ Politics & Pandemics,” Preet answers listener questions about: 

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


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

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

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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
00:16:54

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)
01:14:28

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
00:10:39

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.

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Mar 03, 2020
Inside the Fight Against Hate (with Cynthia Deitle)
01:08:47

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.

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

  • “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
  • Dennis Shepard's Statement to the Court, 1999
  • 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, 7/17/09
  • 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
00:17:25

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. 

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Feb 25, 2020
Pardonpalooza & #MeToo (with Ronan Farrow)
01:13:09

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)
01:38:18

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.

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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)
00:22:17

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.”

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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)
01:14:18

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.

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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)
00:45:26

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)
01:14:37

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
00:18:05

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)
00:58:04

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
00:14:01

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)
01:16:41

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"
00:11:53

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)
01:28:18

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?
00:17:25

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.

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Jan 08, 2020
Playing God (with Eric Lander)
01:16:04

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)
01:00:54

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)
01:16:52

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
00:17:47

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)
01:15:04

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
00:20:39

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
01:16:47

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
00:11:54

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)
00:50:34

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
00:13:31

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)
00:31:33

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)
01:03:43

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?
00:18:38

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)
01:10:25

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)
01:08:37

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
00:16:54

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)
00:57:50

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
00:18:12

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)
01:02:25

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
00:12:07

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)
01:15:39

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.

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Oct 24, 2019
CAFE Insider 10/21: Mick Mulvaney's Mess
00:14:30

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)
01:28:05

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
00:14:35

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)
01:15:32

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
00:11:53

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)
01:07:32

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
00:16:32

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)
01:17:29

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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
00:11:37

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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)
01:09:25

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
00:06:03

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)
01:24:11

This week's Q&A (with Lisa Monaco) starts at 2:07, the interview starts at 17:35, and the button starts at 1:18:45.

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

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

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

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

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

* Corrections from Capt. Berkman: the U.S. Forest Service (along with FEMA and the US Fire Academy) came to Ground Zero to help FDNY with the large incident command challenges (not the “US Fire Service”); and 37 Port Authority Police died on 9/11, as well as many additional non-police Port Authority employees. 

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

Read along to this week's episode with the transcript.

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Sep 12, 2019
CAFE Insider 09/09: DOJ, KSM, OLC
00:20:00

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)
01:14:57

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
00:14:01

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)
01:10:30

On this episode of Stay Tuned, "The Opposite of Trump?" host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- President Trump’s reported proposal to “nuke” incoming hurricanes

-- Why ethics should be taught in school

-- Whether the world needs more lawyers

Michael Bennet, senior senator from Colorado and 2020 presidential candidate, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about why Mitch McConnell’s Senate is stuck in a legislative standstill, whether the country is heading into another recession, and what politicians owe to the people who elect them. 

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

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Aug 29, 2019
CAFE Insider 08/26: Town Call
00:19:08

Today, we're sharing a clip from a recent CAFE Insider Town Call. Preet hopped on the phone for 40 minutes and answered questions in real time from randomly selected members of the CAFE Insider community.

In this wide-ranging Q&A, Preet addressed deceased sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, the rule of law, the role of political identity in America, and how congressional members prepare for hearings.

You may listen to a clip from the episode in your Stay Tuned feed. To listen to the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community. Thank you to everyone for supporting our work.

Aug 26, 2019
What is Justice? (with Michael Sandel)
01:22:01

On the 100th episode of Stay Tuned, "What is Justice?," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill’s decision to fire Officer Daniel Pantaleo for his involvement in the 2014 death of Eric Garner

-- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s ability to block popular legislation, like universal background checks for gun buyers

-- “Blinded by the Light,” the new movie about a young Pakistani boy’s love of Bruce Springsteen

-- Advice for new law students, plus an anecdote from Preet about his time in Law School

To commemorate the milestone, this episode is all about justice and what it means. It is fitting that Michael Sandel is the guest. A world-renowned political philosopher, author, and professor at Harvard University, Sandel spent his career thinking, writing, and speaking about justice. And we resurface voices from the Stay Tuned archive for a look at the way past guests think about justice. 

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Aug 22, 2019
Gunning for the 2nd Amendment? (with Michael Waldman)
01:14:59

On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Gunning for the 2nd Amendment?," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- Obstruction of justice and whether unlawful underlying conduct is necessary to bring a case

-- The ICE raids that have resulted in the arrests of hundreds of undocumented workers, but no charges against the businesses

-- Attorney-client privilege, and whether it survives the death of a client

-- Going to law school and changing careers

Michael Waldman, the President of the Brennan Center at NYU Law School, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about the Second Amendment, gun control, voting rights, and the craft of speechwriting. [Interview begins 13 minutes into the episode]

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

You can listen to today’s episode on the player of your choice or here. To receive episode references and supplemental materials show notes, sign up at cafe.com/preet. We'll deliver them right to your inbox.

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Aug 15, 2019
CAFE Insider Sample 08/12: The Death of Jeffery Epstein
00:11:00

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "The Death of Jeffrey Epstein," co-hosts Preet and Anne discuss the conspiracy theories about the apparent suicide of the disgraced financier.

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REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:

EPSTEIN’S DEATH

  • Federal Bureau of Prisons Suicide Prevention Manual, bop.gov, 4/5/07
  • Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on the Death of Jeffrey Epstein, justice.gov, 8/10/19
  • Statement of Manhattan U.S. Attorney on the Death of Defendant Jeffrey Epstein, justice.gov, 8/10/19
  • Statement from the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Jeffrey Epstein’s death, Twitter, 8/10/19
  • “Before Jail Suicide, Jeffrey Epstein Was Left Alone and Not Closely Monitored,” NYT, 8/11/19
  • “‘We need answers. Lots of them.’ What’s known and what’s next after Jeffrey Epstein’s death,” Washington Post, 8/11/19
  • “Unsealed documents show allegations against Jeffrey Epstein and his inner circle,” CNN, 8/11/19
  • Some of the unsealed documents in a lawsuit brought by Epstein’s alleged victim, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, against Ghislaine Maxwell: here and here
  • “A Horrifying Death in a Horrifying Jail,” Slate, 8/10/19


Aug 12, 2019
Guns, Brexit, and Refugees (with David Miliband)
00:59:55

On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Guns, Brexit, and Refugees," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- What laws can be passed to help end America’s gun violence problem

-- The Supreme Court’s seminal Second Amendment decision in District of Columbia v. Heller

-- Whether proof of an underlying crime is needed to bring an obstruction of justice case

-- Foreign policy considerations in prosecutions of foreigners in the U.S.

David Miliband, the former British Secretary of State and the president of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about the Boris Johnson's election as the U.K.’s Prime Minister, Brexit, and the IRC’s work on behalf of refugees and displaced persons. [Interview begins 11 minutes into the episode]

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

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Aug 08, 2019
CAFE Insider 08/05: Ending Gun Violence
00:16:49

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Ending Gun Violence," co-hosts Preet and Anne discuss what can be done in response to the mass shootings in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH.

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REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:

  • 18 U.S. Code § 2331(5): Definition of “Domestic Terrorism” 
  • “How the USA Patriot Act Redefines Domestic Terrorism,” ACLU
  • Overview of “Open Carry” Laws, The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
  • “Gunman killed sister, eight others in second deadly U.S. mass shooting in 24 hours,” Washington Post, 8/4/2019
  • “Massacre at a Crowded Walmart in Texas Leaves 20 Dead,” NYT, 8/3/2019
  • “’How do you stop these people?’: Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric looms over El Paso massacre,” Washington Post, 8/4/2019
  • “It’s Time for Congress to Make Domestic Terrorism a Federal Crime,” Lawfare, Mary McCord, 12/5/2018
  • Transcript of “Stay Tuned with Preet” interview with gun control advocate Shannon Watts, March 2018


Aug 05, 2019
CIA Spies & Gadgets (with Michael Morell)
01:12:14

On this episode of Stay Tuned, "CIA Spies & Gadgets," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- How the El Chapo case ended up with the federal prosecutors in Brooklyn

-- The limits, if any, on indicting a sitting President

-- Why grand jury materials are kept secret

-- The role of congressional staffers during hearings

-- Rep. John Ratcliffe’s qualifications for the role of Director of National Intelligence

Michael Morell, a 33-year veteran of the CIA who served as the agency’s Deputy Director and twice as its Acting Director, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about the intelligence craft, recruiting spies, being with President Bush on 9/11, and more. Morell is currently a National Security Contributor for CBS News and host of the podcast, “Intelligence Matters.” [Interview begins 17 minutes into the episode]

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

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Aug 01, 2019
CAFE Insider 07/29: Mueller Testimony Aftermath
00:11:01

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Mueller Testimony Aftermath," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss Russian interference in the 2020 election and the forthcoming nomination of Texas Representative John Ratcliffe to replace Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN U.S. ELECTIONS

  • “Report on the Russian Active Measures Campaigns and Interference in the 2016 U.S. Election,” Volume 1, Senate Intelligence Committee, 7/25/19
  • Preet’s tweet about Trump & Putin’s discussion to form an “impenetrable Cyber Security unit” in 2017, 7/28/19
  • “Mitch McConnell blocks election security legislation,” CBS News, 7/26/19
  • “Russians probably targeted election systems in all 50 states, Senate panel’s report says,” Washington Post, 7/25/19


Jul 29, 2019
The Mueller Testimony (with Anne Milgram)
00:53:40

This special episode of Stay Tuned covers former Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s appearance before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on Wednesday, July 24th.

Anne Milgram, former Attorney General of New Jersey and co-host of the CAFE Insider podcast, joins Preet to break down Mueller’s seven-hour testimony, the major takeaways, and Congress’ next steps.

Bonus analysis is available for members of CAFE Insider. To join the Insider community, head to cafe.com/insider.

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Jul 25, 2019
CAFE Insider 07/22: Mueller Time, At Last
00:14:00

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Mueller Time, At Last" co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram preview Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s upcoming public testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees.

Plus, a moment to honor the legacy of Robert Morgenthau, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the longest-serving Manhattan District Attorney.

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Jul 22, 2019
Epstein's Lawyers & Leaving the GOP (with George Will)
01:07:11

On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Epstein's Lawyers & Leaving the GOP," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- The extent to which the Attorney General has control over federal prosecutors serving in the United States Attorney offices across the country

-- The idea that Alex Acosta, as a sitting U.S. Attorney in Miami, was intimidated by Jeffrey Epstein’s “hot shot” lawyers

-- How people come to be appointed as federal judges

-- Advice on taking the bar exam

George Will, nationally syndicated, Pulitzer-prize winning columnist for the Washington Post and author of The Conservative Sensibility, joins Preet for a wide-ranging discussion about his craft, the current political moment, and how the Republican Party has lost its way under Trump.

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

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Jul 18, 2019
CAFE Insider 07/15: U.S. v. Jeffrey Epstein
00:10:50

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "U.S. v. Jeffrey Epstein," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram address reporting that Jeffrey Epstein was an intelligence asset and assess a proposal by Epstein's lawyers that he should be released pending trial into his home where he'd create, at his own cost, what would essentially be a private jail. 

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

  •  “Labor Secretary Acosta News Conference,” C-SPAN, 7/10/19
  • United States v. Jeffrey Epstein, the government’s bail memorandum
  • United States v. Jeffrey Epstein, the defense’s bail memorandum
  • Dual and successive prosecution policy (“petite policy”), Justice Manual, 9-2.031
  • Equal Protection, Legal Information Institute  
  • “To Avoid Jail Before Trial, Epstein Offers Up His Mansion and Jet for Bail,” New York Times, 7/11/19
  • “Epstein Paid $350,000 to Possible Witnesses Against Him, Prosecutors Say,” New York Times, 7/12/19
  • “Jeffrey Epstein Is Indicted on Sex Charges as Discovery of Nude Photos Is Disclosed,” New York Times, 7/8/19
  • “Jeffrey Epstein’s Sick Story Played Out for Years in Plain Sight,” Daily Beast, 7/9/19
Jul 15, 2019
Charging Epstein & Road to "La Casa Blanca" (with Julián Castro)
01:06:11

On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Charging Epstein & Road to 'La Casa Blanca,'" host Preet Bharara answers listener questions about:

-- A recent court ruling that President Trump cannot block people on Twitter

-- The Jeffrey Epstein case

-- And the latest developments in the 2020 Census debacle

2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro, who served as Mayor of San Antonio and as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Obama joins Preet for what he described as, “The most wide-ranging interview I’ve done on the campaign trail so far.” The discussion covers immigration, policing, affirmative action, his thoughts on leadership, and more. [Interview begins 16 minutes into the episode]

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

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Jul 11, 2019
CAFE Insider 07/08: Epstein & Con(Census)
00:16:38

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Epstein & Con(Census)," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the unusual process leading up to billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's 2007 Non-Prosecution Agreement with Alex Acosta, then US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and current Secretary of Labor.

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

JEFFREY EPSTEIN

Jul 08, 2019
What Patriotism Means to You (with Heidi Schreck)
00:59:58

Happy Fourth of July! In honor of the country’s birthday, we’re bringing you a special episode of Stay Tuned with Preet… and you

Last week, we asked you to tell us what patriotism means to you and you have moved us with your overwhelming response. Listen through to the end of today’s episode for a compilation of the many thoughtful voices we heard from. Plus, Preet reflects on YOUR answers, and what patriotism means to him.

This week’s guest is Heidi Schreck. She is a playwright and an actress. She joins Preet to discuss her play, What The Constitution Means To Me. Nominated for two Tony Awards, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the show is inspired by Schrek’s time as a fifteen-year-old high school student competing in American Legion speech and debate contests, where she spoke about the meaning of our founding document.

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

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Jul 04, 2019
Crime & Politics (with Rachel Barkow)
01:19:53

On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Crime & Politics," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- Prosecutors’ personalities

-- The Supreme Court’s decision in Flowers v. Mississippi, a capital case dealing with a prosecutor’s removal of black people from the jury pool.

-- Preet also shares a letter from Steven Martin, a leading prison reform advocate and former guest on Stay Tuned, who wrote in with his thoughts on Preet and Anne’s conversation on the CAFE Insider podcast about the Justice Department’s argument that detained migrant children need not be provided soap and toothbrushes. 

Rachel Barkow, an expert on criminal justice, NYU Law professor, and author of Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation that covers sentencing reform, how we measure a prosecutor’s success, clemency power, and more. [Interview begins 11 minutes into the episode]

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

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Jun 27, 2019
CAFE Insider 06/24: Unsafe, Unsanitary, Untenable
00:15:21

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Unsafe, Unsanitary, Untenable," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the Justice Department’s argument against providing soap and toothbrushes to detained migrant children.

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REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

FLORES LITIGATION

  • Watch the 9th Circuit Court proceedings regarding Jenny Flores v. William Barr, 6/18/19
  • “Detained migrant children got no toothbrush, no soap, no sleep. It’s no problem, government argues.,” Washington Post, 6/21/19
  • Jenny Lisette Flores et all v. Janet Reno et al. Settlement Agreement (1997)
  • “Unaccompanied Minors and the Flores Settlement Agreement: What to Know,” The National Conference of State Legislatures Blog, 10/30/18
  • Flores v. Session (2017) opinion
  • Central District of California Judge Dolly Gee’s order in Flores v. Sessions (2017)
  • Vice President Mike Pence’s interview on CNN’s State of the Union and the transcript
  • “9th Circuit to allow live video of hearings in major cases,” LA Times, 12/2/13
Jun 24, 2019
Jailing Manafort & the Iran Standoff (with Ben Rhodes)
01:11:21

On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Jailing Manafort & the Iran Standoff," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- Kellyanne Conway

-- The consequences of violating the Hatch Act

-- Paul Manafort’s scuttled transfer to Rikers Island jail.

Ben Rhodes, former Deputy National Security Adviser and speechwriter to President Obama joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about the craft of oratory and the foreign policy challenges facing the U.S., including the Iran nuclear threat. [Interview begins 9 minutes into the episode]   

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

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

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Law is for Losers," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the Office of Special Counsel’s recommendation to remove Kellyanne Conway from the White House for alleged violations of the Hatch Act and Anne’s first speeding ticket…while she was the Attorney General of New Jersey. 

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

KELLYANNE CONWAY & THE HATCH ACT

  • The Office of Special Counsel’s (OSC) report detailing Kellyanne Conway’s violations of the Hatch Act
  • The Office of Special Counsel website
  • Hatch Act, Office of Special Counsel
  • White House Counsel Pat Cipollone’s letter to Special Counsel Henry Kerner responding to OSC’s report
  • “What Is the Hatch Act? Explaining Why Trump Was Urged to Fire Kellyanne Conway,” Washington Post, 6/13/19
  • “Trump on ‘Fox & Friends’: I will not fire Kellyanne Conway after watchdog rebuke,” Fox News, 6/14/19
  • George Conway’s twitter

 

ANNE MILGRAM’S TRAFFIC TICKET

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

On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Truth in the Trump Era," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- The 2020 census

-- Bill Barr

-- Security clearances

-- The term, "hinked up"

David McCraw, Deputy General Counsel at the New York Times and author of Truth in our Times: Insider the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about press freedoms, press bias, and the legal battles over truth. [Interview begins 11 minutes into the episode]

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

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Jun 13, 2019
The Laws of Language (with Benjamin Dreyer)
01:04:45

On this episode of Stay Tuned, "The Laws of Language," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- His concerns about casual use of the term "treason"

-- Mueller's statement that indicting a sitting president is "unconstitutional"

-- Election of judges

-- Donald Trump Jr.'s erroneous tweet about Preet

Benjamin Dreyer, copy chief of Random House and author of the New York Times best seller Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about language, writing, and why good writing is a form of morality.  

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

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Jun 06, 2019
CAFE Insider 06/03: Treason Season
00:10:35

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

To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community

REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:

BILL BARR’S CBS NEWS INTERVIEW

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

 

“TREASON”

 

DEFINITIONS

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

On this special episode of Stay Tuned, Anne Milgram, the former NJ Attorney General and co-host of the CAFE Insider podcast, joins Preet Bharara to break down Robert Mueller’s first public statement since his appointment as Special Counsel.

Then, presidential candidate, Andrew Yang, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation that covers his upbringing as the only Asian kid in school and Universal Basic Income, his signature proposal for addressing the economic consequences of automation. 

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

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

On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Duty to Impeach & Realpolitik, host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- The difference between evidence and proof

-- Reports that Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s team does not want him to publicly testify

-- Whether Congress has the duty to impeach—not just the power

-- Pardons, commutations, and exonerations

-- Why Preet shaved his beard

David Ignatius, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and columnist for the Washington Post, joins Preet for a conversation about the prospects of war with Iran, the significance of a President’s relationship with his national security adviser, and whether there is a Trump Doctrine of foreign policy.

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

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

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Reversing Roe & Politicizing Pardons," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss President Trump's approach to pardons and their concerns over process and fairness.

To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community

REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:

THE PARDON POWER


Trump’s Recent Pardons:

  • “The President and His Power to Pardon,” New York Times, 5/19/19
  • “Trump pardons Pat Nolan, former GOP lawmaker taken down in FBI’s ‘Shrimpscam’ probe,” LATimes, 5/15/19
  • “Trump pardons billionaire friend Conrad Black, who wrote a book about him,” Washington Post, 5/15/19
  • “Trump May Be Preparing Pardons for Servicemen Accused of War Crimes,” New York Times, 5/18/19


Pardon of Marc Rich:

  • “Rich Made His Fortune by Breaking the Rules,” Washington Post, 3/13/01
  • “Holder admits 'mistakes' in Rich pardon,” CNN, 1/15/09
  • “U.S. attorney launches criminal probe of Rich pardon,” CNN, 2/14/01


Pardon of Richard Nixon:

  • “NO CONDITIONS SET Action Taken to Spare Nation and Ex‐Chief, President Asserts,” New York Times, 9/9/74
May 20, 2019
D.C. Dramas & Advising Obamas (with Valerie Jarrett)
01:12:24

On this episode of Stay Tuned, "D.C. Dramas & Advising Obamas," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- Donald Trump Jr.'s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee

-- Attorney General Bill Barr's appointment of Connecticut US Attorney John Durham to look into the origins of the Russia Investigation

-- The fight for President Trump's tax returns

Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s longest serving aide and author of Finding My Voice joins Preet for a conversation about growing up in Iran, her rise in Chicago politics, and how she found herself advising the most powerful person in the world.

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

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

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Indicting a POTUS," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the implications of Rudy Giuliani’s now-cancelled trip to Ukraine.

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

On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Contempt & The Court," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- Why he didn’t sign on to the statement by former federal prosecutors asserting that if Trump were not the president, he would be charged with obstruction of justice.

-- What Attorney General Bill Barr would do had Special Counsel Bob Mueller recommended indicting the president

-- Whether lying to the media is a crime, and

-- The extent to which federal investigators share evidence with their state counterparts

Joan Biskupic, Supreme Court biographer and a veteran journalist, joins Preet for a discussion of her most recent book, The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts. Currently a full-time analyst for CNN, Biskupic has covered the Court for over three decades starting as a reporter at The Washington Post in the early 1990s.

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

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

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Bill Barr: The Politics of 'Snitty,'" co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram evaluate allegations that Attorney General Bill Barr committed perjury during congressional testimony.

To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community

REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

BILL BARR

  • Bill Barr’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, including exchanges with Senator Mazie Hirono, Senator Kamala Harris, and Senator Cory Booker
  • Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s letter to Attorney General Bill Barr
  • Video: “Mueller’s ‘letter is a bit snitty,’” PBS Newshour, 5/1/19
  • “The Catastrophic Performance of Bill Barr,” The Atlantic, 5/2/19
  • “Attorney General Barr Skips Thursday's House Hearing,” NPR, 5/2/19
  • “‘I don’t know’: Barr’s professed ignorance prompts calls for his resignation after Mueller letter,” Washington Post, 5/1/19
  • “Here’s How William Barr Can Be Impeached But Why It’s Unlikely to Happen, According to Experts,” Newsweek, 5/1/19
  • “Is There a Perjury Case Against Barr?,” Lawfare, 5/2/19
  • Barr’s exchange with Senator Chris Van Hollen on 4/10/19
  • Barr’s exchange with Rep. Charlie Crist on 4/9/19
  • Attorney General Bill Barr’s 3/24/19 letter summarizing Mueller’s principal conclusions
May 07, 2019
Barr Testimony & Accidental Presidents (with Jared Cohen)
01:05:44

On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Barr Testimony & Accidental Presidents," host Preet Bharara shares his thoughts on Bob Mueller's letter and Bill Barr's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Jared Cohen, the CEO of Google’s ideas incubator Jigsaw, joins Preet to discuss his new book, Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America.  

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

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

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Fight Club: Congress v. Trump," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss Attorney General Bill Barr's upcoming congressional testimony and propose effective lines of questioning.

To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community

REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

BILL BARR’S CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY, A PREVIEW:

  • Video of Bill Barr Press Conference on Mueller’s report, plus the transcript of his opening remarks, 04/18/2019
  • Transcript: Bill Barr’s answers questions at the Mueller report press conference, 04/18/2019
  • “Barr's appearance at House hearing now in doubt because of dispute with Democrats,” CNN, 04/28/2019
  • “Who Is Christine Blasey Ford, The Woman Accusing Brett Kavanaugh Of Sexual Assault?” NPR, 09/17/2018
  • “Meet Rachel Mitchell, the woman questioning Ford about her Kavanaugh allegations at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing,” Business Insider, 09/27/2018
  • 1973 and 2000 OLC memos on indicting a sitting president
Apr 29, 2019
Mueller Medley & What's Life Worth? (with Ken Feinberg)
01:16:01

On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Mueller Medley & What's Life Worth?," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- The friendship between Bob Mueller and Bill Barr

-- President Trump’s command to Don McGahn to have Mueller fired

-- What Rod Rosenstein was thinking at the podium during Bill Barr’s press conference

-- Why lawyers need lawyers, and

-- Challenges to subpoenas

Ken Feinberg, perhaps America’s most renowned mediator, joins Preet for a wide-ranging discussion about his unique role in the American legal system: the Special Master of victim compensation funds set up in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Virginia Tech shooting, the BP oil spill, and many other disasters that pose particular challenges for the courts. Plus, Feinberg shares stories from his early career working in the Senate for the late Senator Ted Kennedy.

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

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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.

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

Host Preet Bharara and his guest, Anne Milgram, the former New Jersey Attorney General and co-host of the CAFE Insider podcast, analyze the newly released Mueller report.

Bonus analysis from today’s episode is available for CAFE Insider members. To join the Insider community and hear the rest of this conversation—plus receive access to Insider podcasts, a newsletter, and more—head to cafe.com/insider


REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

  • The (redacted) Mueller report
  • Bill Barr’s press conference, plus the transcript of his remarks
  • The 1973 and 2000 Office of Legal Counsel memos regarding DOJ policy on indicting a sitting President


Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

Host Preet Bharara previews what he’s looking for in the Mueller Report and answers listener questions on the topic as the Stay Tuned team gears up for our special episode: The Mueller Report, featuring Anne Milgram. Coming later today (tomorrow morning at the latest).


WEBBY’S AWARD

Also, today is the last day for you to vote for Stay Tuned for best individual episode of a podcast: Bill Browder. 

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

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "'Spying' & Lying," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's indictment. 

To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community

REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

JULIAN ASSANGE’S INDICTMENT & PRESS FREEDOMS

  • Julian Assange’s indictment filed by the Eastern District of Virginia
  • “Assange: A Self-Proclaimed Foe of Secrecy Who Inspires Both Admiration and Fury,” NYT, 4/11/19
  • “Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently in court filing,” Washington Post, 11/15/18
  • “Press Freedoms and the Case Against Julian Assange, Explained,” NYT, 4/11/19
  • “Q: Could U.S. Prosecute Reporters For Classified Scoops? A: Maybe,” NPR, 3/22/17
  • “How Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning became intertwined,” ABCNews, 4/12/19
  • “Everything You Need to Know About Wikileaks,” MIT Technology Review, 12/9/10
  • “Julian Assange, A Man Without A Country,” New Yorker, 8/14/17
  • “Julian Assange’s arrest could end as a test for press freedom,” CNN, 4/11/19
  • “Trump on WikiLeaks after Assange arrest: ‘It’s not my thing,’” The Hill, 4/11/19
  • Christina Wilkie’s tweet documenting Trump’s inconsistent love of Wikileaks
  • “Behind the Race to Publish the Top-Secret Pentagon Papers,” NYT, 12/20/17
  • “What Would Daniel Ellsberg Do With the Pentagon Papers Today?,” NYT, 4/18/10
Apr 15, 2019
Campaign "Spying" & the Ways and Means of Power (with Bob Caro)
01:17:51

On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Campaign 'Spying' & the Ways and Means of Power," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- Barr’s testimony that the Justice Department would review “both the genesis and the conduct of intelligence activities directed at the Trump campaign,” including potential “spying.”

-- Barr’s decision not to use summaries prepared by the Special Counsel’s Office, and the revelation that Mueller was offered but declined to review Barr’s summary.

-- Barr's decision not to seek a court order to make grand jury evidence public.

-- The President’s purge of top leadership at the Department of Homeland Security, and the concerns over a cabinet filled with “Acting” officials.

-- And, Preet’s road to becoming a podcaster and an author.

Bob Caro, the two-time Pulitzer-Prize winning author whose biographies of Robert Moses and LBJ double as studies of political power, joins Preet to kick off a special Stay Tuned series of conversations with writers about their craft, their lives, and life lessons. Caro’s new book is called Working

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

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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. 


WEBBY AWARDS

Stay Tuned with Preet has been nominated for a Webby Award for the best individual episode of a podcast. The selection is Preet’s interview with Bill Browder, a financier who became the driving force behind the Magnitsky Act and is now often described as President Putin’s #1 foe.

If you haven’t already, check out the episode, and cast your vote for Stay Tuned at webbyawards.com, in the podcast category. We appreciate your support!

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

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Hide & Seek: Trump's Taxes, Mueller's Report," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the political and legal questions raised by House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal's letter to the IRS requesting six years of President Trump's tax returns. 

To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community

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

On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Security Clearances & The Leaning Mindset," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s role in the Mueller investigation

-- Whether Bob Mueller should testify before Congress and what that would look like

-- The reversal of security clearance denials during the Trump administration

Sal Khan, the founder and CEO of the non-profit online education platform Khan Academy, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about teaching, parenting, and the learning mindset. 

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

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

In this clip from CAFE Insider, "Justice Off-Balance," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss Mueller's approach to the report and whether Barr will invoke executive privilege.

To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community 

REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

Bill Barr and the Mueller Report

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

On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Behind Barrs," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- Bill Barr’s letter and maneuver 

-- The parts of the Mueller report the public should and shouldn’t see 

-- When we’ll see the full report and the political calculations of timing

-- SDNY’s extortion case against Stormy Daniels’s attorney Michael Avenatti. 

Steve Martin, a leading prison reform advocate who served as the court-appointed monitor of the Rikers Island prison in N.Y. joins Preet for a conversation about life in prison and prospects for change. 

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

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

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Don't Barr Mueller's Report," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss Mueller’s decision not to take a firm position on the question of whether the president obstructed justice and Attorney General Bill Barr’s decision to absolve the president on this matter.

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

Bill Barr

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

Preet Bharara was interviewed about his new book “Doing Justice” by CBS This Morning’s Bianna Golodryga at a live taping of Stay Tuned at NYU’s Skirball Center.

Taped on 3/19/19

REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

The Q&A

  • An article from the NYT, “Will We Ever See Mueller’s Report on Trump? Maybe,” plus an article from NBC News reporting on Trump’s comments that the report should be made public.
  • An article from the NYT about the college admissions scheme
  • The documents related to Michael Cohen’s search warrant, including analysis from the NYT on the released materials
  • An article from the Washington Post about imposing term limits on Supreme Court Justices
  • A report from the Washington Post on Roger Stone’s upcoming trial in DC, set for November 2019
  • Rick Gates’ status report, submitted by Mueller’s team on 3/15/19
  • A report from NBC News that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will delay his departure from the Department of Justice


The Interview


Reviews & Features:

  • Washington Independent Review of Books, 03/18/19: “Preet Bharara writes that you will not find God or grace in legal concepts or in formal notions of criminal justice. But be assured that you’ll find God and grace in this fascinating book.”
  • The Guardian, 03/15/19:”At its most powerful, Doing Justice works as a metaphorical survival guide for the Trump era. As with everything Bharara does, he writes in a tone that is calm and considered, a warm bath after the outrage of Trump’s daily tweets.”
  • Lawfare Blog, 03/12/19: (From Stay Tuned guest Chuck Rosenberg) “Doing Justice” is a consistently compelling and important tale, well written and well worth reading.
  • New York Times, 02/28/19: (12 New Books to Watch for in March): “The former chief prosecutor of the Southern District of New York, Bharara was fired by President Trump in 2017. In this book, he outlines how the justice system works, and makes a case for why those bedrock principles are critical to society.”
  • Publisher’s Weekly, 02/12/19: (Starred Review) “With its approachable human moments, tragic and triumphant cases, heroic investigators, and depictions of hardworking everyday people, this book is a rare thing: a page-turning work of practical moral philosophy.”
  • Kirkus Review, 01/06/19: (Starred Review) “The former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York skillfully explains how he approached his job, offering a mixture of guiding principles and compelling anecdotes”


Media Appearances

  • PBS Newshour, 3/20/19: Watch Preet's interview with Judy Woodruff on PBS Newshour.
  • Live with Katy Tur, 03/20/19: Watch Preet’s interview on Live with Katy Tur.
  • Morning Joe, 03/19/19: Watch Preet’s interview on Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough, Jonathan Lemire, Susan Del Percio, and Willie Geist.
  • The View, 03/19/19: Watch Preet’s interview on The View with co-hosts Joy Behar, Meghan McCain, Sunny Hostin, and Abby Huntsman.
  • Ari Melber, 03/19/19: Watch Preet’s interview on The Beat with Ari Melber.
  • CBS This Morning, 03/18/19: Watch Preet’s interview on CBS This Morning with co-hosts Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell and Bianna Golodryga.
  • Face the Nation, 03/17/19: Watch Preet’s interview with Margaret Brennan on the latest news and his book, Doing Justice. Read the transcript here.


Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Terror, Bribery, and Rick Gates," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the New Zealand terror attacks and the tactics available to law enforcement for targeting domestic terrorists.

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

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

Ed Luce is the Washington columnist and commentator for the Financial Times.

This interview was taped on 3/12

REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL

From Q&A:

Manafort

  • An article from the NYT on Manafort’s sentencing by Judge Amy Berman Jackson in D.C.
  • A comment from Manafort’s lawyer, Kevin Downing, suggesting his client was selectively prosecuted
  • An indictment of Paul Manafort by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office; plus an article from the NYT on the DA’s charges


College Admissions Scandal

  • Listener question from Still Paul
  • The college admissions scandal indictment, and a report from NPR about the scandal 
  • The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statute, plus an article from the NYT about RICO lawsuits


DOJ policy on indicting a president

  • The 1973 and 2000 Office of Legal Counsel memos


From the interview:

Luce

  • Luce’s most recent book, The Retreat of Western Liberalism
  • Luce’s Financial Times op-ed, “America’s unexpected socialist dawn,” plus Luce’s op-ed page


Trump

  • An article from Vox on Michael Cohen’s closing statement from his 2/27 testimony before Congress, including his remarks on 2020
  • A list from NPR of strongmen Trump has praised


Negative partisanship

  • An op-ed from the Washington Post about negative partisanship and Newt Gingrich
  • A paper by Emory political scientists Alan Abramowitz and Steven Webster, “All Politics is National: The Rise of Negative Partisanship and the Nationalization of U.S. House and Senate Elections in the 21st Century” 


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC)

  • An article from the Washington Post comparing AOC and DJT’s social media strategy
  • The most recent resolution outlining the Green New Deal, and a report from NPR on the Deal and its origin


Institutional Trust

  • An article in The Atlantic on declining levels of trust in institutions across the globe


Britain

  • A brief explanation of Britain’s constitutional monarchy
  • An update from the NYT on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit Plan
  • Britain’s Attorney General Geoffrey Cox’s tweet, “Bollocks,” in response to a critique
  • A procedural explanation of the Prime Minister’s Questions, which you can watch here. Plus, an article in the Guardian recounting its history (including Harold Macmillan’s queasiness)
  • An op-ed from the NYT imagining a Prime Minister’s Questions session in the U.S.


Hungary

  • An article in the NYT about Hungary’s eroding democracy


India

  • An article from Bloomberg on India’s upcoming election, the largest exercise of democracy on the planet


China

  • An article in Foreign Affairs on communist China’s capitalist development


Socialism

  • An article from The Atlantic on Trump’s application of the term “socialist”
  • An article from the NYT on Teddy Roosevelt’s crusade for the inheritance tax
  • An article in the NYT about Sweden’s response to the banking crisis


Media

  • An article from Bloomberg on the decline of local news, and the subsequent consequences


Vocabulary

  • Bollocks = nonsense
  • Sui generis = constituting a class alone; unique


Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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


Pete Buttigieg is the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a possible candidate for president in 2020. A Rhodes Scholar and U.S. Navy Reserve veteran, Buttigieg was elected at age of 29. He’s the author of a new book, Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future.


REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL:

Q&A and button

  • The House Judiciary Committee’s Document Requests, issued on 3/4/19, to 81 recipients
  • Representative Jerry Nadler’s interview on This Week (3/3/19), where he says impeachment is “a long way away”
  • An article in the NYT on Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment



The Interview –


Buttigieg’s political profile

  • An article from the NYT on the launch of Buttigieg’s Presidential exploratory committee
  • Frank Bruni’s 2016 op-ed, The First Gay President?
  • An article in the New Yorker from 2016 when Obama identifies Buttigieg as a rising Democratic star
  • Buttigieg’s 2015 op-ed, South Bend mayor: Why coming out matters
  • Buttigieg’s 2000 winning essay for “Profiles in Courage” on Bernie Sanders


Philosophers and philosophies

  • An overview of John Rawls’ philosophies, plus his 2002 obituary
  • A history of utilitarianism
  • An overview of Immanuel Kant’s moral philosophy, plus a chapter by Professor Michael Sandal, who helps break down Kantian ethics (and how it compares to a utilitarian perspective)


Labels and etymology

  • A fact check from the Washington Post about the application of the word “socialism,” and its shifting usage in politics (historical and present); Plus analysis from Gallup polls on Americans’ perception of socialism
  • An explanation from Merriam-Webster Dictionary on the origin and etymology of the word “liberal”
  • A definition of “progressive” plus an article from the NYT Magazine analyzing the use of the word “progressive” in politics


Presidential politics and policy

  • Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar’s announcement, in the middle of a snowstorm
  • An op-ed in the Washington Post about presidents and military service
  • The Intermediate-Range Treaty, plus an explanation from the NYT on the INF Treaty, and what it means that the U.S. is withdrawing from it
  • A video from Ted-Ed on the Electoral College and Congressional Research Service report on its history, plus an article from Politico on the prospect of electoral college reform
  • An article from NBC Chicago on Obama’s Indiana win in 2008


Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 

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

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


REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL

Q&A

  • Michael Cohen’s prepared opening statement before the House Oversight Committee
  • Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee
  • An article from the Washington Post about Representative Matt Gaetz’s tweet and the Florida Bar’s investigation 
  • Rule 35 - Correcting or reducing a sentence


Stevenson & EJI


Supreme Court


Congress

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


Constitutional Amendments


Alabama


Judicial elections

  • An article by Adam Liptak in the NYT on judicial elections, and analysis from The Brennan Center on how judicial elections impact sentencing
  • A 2012 article from the Yale Law Journal, “The Origins of the Elected Prosecutor”
  • Recently elected District Attorneys in Philadelphia, Chicago, Brooklyn, Baltimore


Relevant news

  • An article from the NYT about Virginia officials wearing blackface in the past
  • A timeline from the NYT on Jussie Smollett, plus an update on his role on the TV series, “Empire.” 


Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 

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

Christiane Amanpour is an award-winning journalist and Chief International Correspondent for CNN. She is also the host of Amanpour & Company, a CNN, PBS and WNET collaboration that features conversations with leaders and influencers across the globe.

Christiane and Preet discuss:

  • Her career as an international correspondent covering war zones
  • The difference between being truthful and neutral
  • How to prepare for an interview with a dictator
  • Reporting on the trial of Saddam Hussein in 1995


References and supplemental materials

The Q&A and the Button

  • The National Emergencies Act
  • Trump’s press conference where he declares a National Emergency
  • Multi-state lawsuit challenging Trump’s National Emergency declaration
  • An article in the Washington Post on the origin of the National Emergencies Act and its previous uses.
  • An article from The Atlantic on eminent domain
  • Chris Wallace interview with Stephen Miller
  • The NYT article, Intimidation, Pressure and Humiliation: Inside Trump’s Two-Year War on the Investigations Encircling Him
  • Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee


  • An article in Washington Post on Trump’s (*not Preet’s) $50,000 golf simulator
  • President Reagan’s remarks at the Ceremony for the Medal of Freedom (1/19/89), and transcript


From the interview


 Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 

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

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss the revelations in former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s interview on “60 Minutes.”

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


References and supplemental materials:

  • Preet’s tweet about pleaded v. pled; and see Mueller’s sentencing submission for Manafort, where prosecutors write “pled,” NOT pleaded.  
  • Andrew McCabe’s 60 Minutes interview, plus the transcript from 2/17/19
  • DOJ response to McCabe’s 60 Minutes interview
  • Andrew McCabe’s bookThe Treat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
  • An article in the NYT reporting Comey’s firing in 2017
  • An article in the NYT first reporting that Rod Rosenstein considered secretly recording Trump
  • report from NPR on Rosenstein denial that he discussed recording Trump
  • Rosenstein’s appointment of Bob Mueller as Special Counsel
  • Rosenstein’s 2017 memo that Trump used to justify firing Comey
  • An article from the NYT on Rosenstein’s reaction to being “used” by the White House to justify Comey’s firing 
  • Trump’s 2017 interview with Lester Holt
  • An article from the NYT on Manafort’s departure from the Trump campaign
  • Michael Horowitz’s inspector general report
Feb 19, 2019
The Paradox of Dick Cheney (with Adam McKay)
01:07:44

The interview was taped on 2/5/19.


Adam McKay is an Oscar award-winning director and screenwriter. He was a writer for Saturday Night Live and one of the earliest members of Upright Citizens Brigade, a renown improvisational and sketch comedy group. McKay’s films include The Big Short, Anchorman I and II, and Stepbrothers. His most recent film is Vice, a biopic of Dick Cheney. Preet and McKay discuss:

  • McKay’s extensive research into Dick and Liz Cheney’s psychology and presentation
  • The lasting effect of the Bush presidency on American politics and policy
  • How Cheney carved out an unprecedented role for the Vice President, using his subordinate status to command control
  • McKay’s background in comedy, and how it influences his craft


From the Q&A portion of the episode:

  • Jeff Bezos’ post in Medium, “No thank you, Mr. Pecker.”
  • The non-prosecution agreement between American Media, Inc. (AMI) and SDNY.
  • An article in The Daily Beast reporting that Michael Sanchez, the brother of Bezos’ mistress, is the leaker.
  • A report from NBC News on Senator Burr’s comments concerning the possibility of collusion between Trump campaign and Russia, plus Senator Warner’s dispute.
  • An article in NYT on El Chapo’s trial and verdict. 
  • Presiding Judge Cogan’s response to the El Chapo jury verdict.


From the interview:

  • McKay’s movies: Vice (2018), Anchorman (2004), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Bad Blood (upcoming)
  • Michael Bay’s movie, Pearl Harbor (2001)
  • Alfonso Cuarón’s, Roma (2018)
  • Fox’s Tucker Carlson 2018 segment on “Sex-Crazed” Pandas
  • Jane Mayer’s book, The Dark Side: The Insider Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals
  • Barton Gellman’s book, Angler: The Cheney Vice President
  • Michael Isikoff and David Corn’s book, Hubris: The Insider Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War
  • Ron Suskind’s three books on the Bush years
  • Garrett Epps' analysis in the Atlantic on the Unitary Executive Theory origin
  • Christian Bale’s 2019 Golden Globes speech where he thanked Satan
  • An article in NBC News on Cheney embracing his Darth Vader nickname
  • An article in The Atlantic on the relationship between Presidents and think tanks
  • Stay Tuned with Preet interviews: Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and journalist John Carreyrou
  • FRD’s 1936 speech announcing the Second New Deal, where he famously said, “I welcome their hatred.” Read his full remarks here.
  • George W. Bush dancing on Ellen (watch the opening)
  • Documentary, The Act of Killing (2012)
  • An article in The Atlantic recounting George H.W. Bush’s and Ford’s respective criticisms of Cheney and Rumsfeld
  • An article in The Hill reporting that Cheney still has not apologized to the man he shot (though the survivor has apologized to Cheney)
  • An article in NYT recounting Cheney’s proposal to bomb Syria in 2007
  • An article in Time on President Bush’s decision to not pardon Scooter Libby
  • Shakespeare’s King Lear
  • A retrospective on the history of the Upright Citizens Brigade
  • An article in NYT on Director Mike Leigh’s unconventional method of screenwriting
  • An article in NYT on the different phrasing used by political parties, i.e. “estate tax” vs. “death tax” 


Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss whether American Media, Inc.’s threat to publish Jeff Bezos’ intimate texts and photos constitutes as extortion.

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


 Supplemental materials and references made in the episode:

  • Jeff Bezos’ post in Medium, “No thank you, Mr. Pecker”
  • Bezos’ hired investigator, Gavin De Becker, comments on AMI’s possible “political motive” to leak.  
  • The extortion statute, 18 U.S.C. 875(d)
  • The September 2018 non-prosecution agreement between American Media, Inc. (AMI) and SDNY.
  • An interview on ABC’s “This Week” with Elkan Abramowitz, the attorney representing AMI CEO David Pecker. Transcript here.
  • Jeffrey Toobin’s analysis in the New Yorker of Gawker’s collapse and its implications for the First Amendment.
  • The Daily Beast article reporting that Michael Sanchez, the brother of Bezos’ mistress, Lauren Sanchez, gave the couple’s intimate texts to the National Enquirer.

 

Preet and Anne also discuss Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, the House Intelligence Committee’s new expansive investigation into Russia and Trump’s financial dealings, and a clue about “the Heart” of Mueller’s investigation revealed in Paul Manafort’s latest hearing. 

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

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

HARRY REID SHOW NOTES

Interview taped on 2/1/19.


Harry Reid is the former Democratic Senate Majority Leader. His decades long career in public service includes two terms as a Congressman for Nevada, city attorney for Henderson, Nevada’s Lieutenant Governor, and a stint as the chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission. 

In a wide ranging conversation, Sen. Reid reflects on his upbringing, career milestones, the five presidents he has served, his former colleagues, and this political moment in history. He also looks forward to 2020, offering guidance to presidential candidates. 


Various references made in the episode:

  • Reid’s book, The Good Fight: Hard Lessons from Searchlight to Washington
  • The nail-biting 2006 night when the Democrats took the Senate
  • Former Senator Daniel Inouye’s funeral
  • Reid’s description of Trump as amoral and the spike in dictionary searches for ‘amoral’
  • Intelligence chiefs' testimony before the Senate on 2/6/19 
  • Bill Moyer’s program comparing President Carter to President Reagan
  • Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer’s scrutinized visit to the Oval Office 
  • Former Senator Arlen Specter switches parties 
  • Former Senator Jim Jeffords’ switches parties
  • The dedication of the Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge


In the Q&A portion of the episode, Preet answers your questions about the subpoena issued to Trump’s Inaugural Committee, why some judges retire early, and why a defendant may waive his or her right to a speedy trial. 

  • NYT articleTrump Inaugural Committee Ordered to Hand Over Documents to Federal Investigators
  • A NYT article referring to Cohen’s meetings with SDNY prosecutors
  • The Special Counsel’s motion in the Roger Stone case asking the court to exclude time from the speedy trial clock.
  • Former Senator Ted Stevens request for a speedy trial
  • A Bloomberg report that prosecutors have “several terabytes” of Stone’s information to sort though


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

Interview taped on 1/29/19.

 

David Frum is a senior editor at the Atlantic, and author of nine books, most recentlyTrumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic. He served as a speechwriter and special assistant to the George W. Bush, and served as a senior adviser to Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign.


On this episode of Stay Tuned, Preet and David cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • “Made for social media” moments and Frum’s rules for engagement on Twitter
  • The stability of America’s institutions
  • Trump’s handling of the shutdown and what it revealed about the president’s strengths and weaknesses
  • What should be up for debate in modern society
  • The challenges facing 2020 candidates


Supplement for various references made in the episode:

  • Frum’s twitter account
  • Frum’s website
  • Frum’s articleHoward Schultz May Save the Democratic Party From Itself
  • Frum’s articleHow to Build an Autocracy
  • Frum’s articleWaterloo
  • Frum’s bookTrumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic
  • Frum’s debate with Steve Bannon, The Rise of Populism, at Munk Debates
  • Daniel Boorstin's book, The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America
  • Ian Bremmer’s interview on Stay Tuned
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s social media boot camp for the Democratic Caucus – read about it here.
  • The viral video of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college and her response as a Congressman
  • Chief Justice John Roberts’ rebuke of Trump’s attacks on the judiciary
  • A Newsweek article on the ABA ratings of Trump’s judicial nominees
  • The demographics of Trump judicial nominees
  • Mitt Romney’s 47% remark
  • Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” remark
  • The Post-ABC Tracking poll that found voters believed Trump to be more honest than Clinton
  • Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King’s quintessential political statement, “conscription if necessary…not necessarily conscription”
  • The 1992 Presidential Debate between George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot (the specific moment Frum references starts at 50:10)
  • The Black voter turn-out in the 2008 and 2012 elections


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

“Indicting Roger Stone”

January 28, 2019


In this clip of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss Roger Stone's arrest last week and the charges he faces from the Special Counsel's Office.


References made in the episode:

  • Roger Stone’s indictment, filed by Special Counsel’s Office on 1/24/19
  • 18 U.S. Code § 1001
  • Roger Stone’s Nixon tattoo
  • The 2016 Wikileaks hack of DNC and Clinton campaign emails


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

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

Guests: 

Kevin Kruse is a Professor of History at Princeton University. 

Julian Zelizer is a Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.


 *Interview taped on 1/21/19.

 

On this episode of Stay Tuned, Kevin and Julian discuss:

  • Their new book Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 that traces the history of today’s economic, political and social divisions


  • The legacy of civil rights movements and Martin Luther King, Jr.


  • The role of Twitter historians and their obligation to speak up and correct misinformation

 

References made in the episode:


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



  • A 2000 poll asking people if they were in the top 1%; read David Brooks analysis of the results


  • Zelizer’s op-ed on Pence’s invocation of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words


  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have A Dream speech



  • Kevin’s debut Twitter thread on Southern Democrats


  • Enes Kanter’s Stay Tuned video

 

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

“THE SPECIAL COUNSEL SPEAKS”

January 21, 2019

 

In this clip of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss the Buzzfeed report on Trump and Cohen and the Special Counsel’s rare statement.


References made in the episode:

-    The Buzzfeed report on Trump and Cohen

-    The Special Counsel’s statement responding to the report 


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

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

Guest: David Cohen is the former Deputy Director of the CIA and former Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He’s currently a partner at WilmerHale.

*Interview taped on 1/14/19. 

 

On this episode of Stay Tuned, Preet and David discuss:

-        The latest reporting from the New York Times and the Washington Post on Trump and Russia

-        The key components of a successful sanctions program and the Trump administration’s approach to Russia and North Korea

-        The persisting threat of jihadist ideology

-        America’s influence in the world

 

References made in the episode:

-        David Frum’s article about issuing a subpoena to the president’s interpreter

-        Vanita Gupta’s article, “Bill Barr Must Not Be Sessions 2.0 on Civil Rights”

-        The Washington Post report on Trump’s private conversations with Putin

-        The New York Times reporting the FBI started a counterintelligence inquiry into Trump

-        Preet’s tweet on Trump and NATO

-        Report that the Trump Administration decided to lift sanctions imposed on the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s companies

-        The SDNY’s Reza Zarrab case

-        The 2018 Chicago Council on Global Affairs report, “America Engaged”

-        The joint statement issued by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un after June’s 2018 Summit in Singapore

-        Trump’s declaration of love to Kim Jong Un

-        John Brennan’s twitter feed

-        The Wall Street Journal story on Turkey seeking the extradition of basketball player Enes Kanter

 

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

In a clip from this week's episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss the New York Times bombshell story on Trump and Russia, and the FBI’s counterintelligence inquiry into whether Trump is a Russian asset. 

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

Preet and Anne address:

·       The Washington Post story on Trump concealing his conversations with Putin

·       Bill Barr’s confirmation hearings for Attorney General.

·       Whether the president can assert executive privilege to block portions of Mueller’s report.

·      Michael Cohen’s coming testimony before the House Committee on Oversight

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

Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a political risk analysis and consulting firm. He’s a foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large at Time, and a global research professor at NYU. He’s written nine books, most recently Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism. Bremmer speaks with Preet about Eurasia's annual report anticipating the top risks facing the globe in 2019.

Plus, Preet’s thoughts on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s plan to resign and the redaction fail in Manafort's defense memo.

Mentioned on this episode of Stay Tuned:

-       Eurasia Group Top Risks 2019 report

-       The United States and Mexico assistance program to reduce migration from Central America

-       Former Stay Tuned guest Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act banned from Saudi Arabia

-       Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria

-       National Security Adviser John Bolton’s alternative Syria plan

-       The future of The Trans-Pacific Partnership

-       Defining globalism

And to visit the CAFE shop, head to shop.cafe.com  

 This interview was taped on 1/8/19.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

John Carlin is a cybersecurity expert and chairs the Global Risk and Crisis Management practice group at Morrison Foerster. He previously served as the Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division at the Department of Justice and as Chief of Staff to Robert Mueller at the FBI. He is the author of Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat. Carlin speaks with Preet about his book, the U.S. response to cybercrime, China’s theft of intellectual property, and how America was unprepared for the attack on its values.

Plus, Preet’s thoughts on House Democratic committee investigations and the possibility of amending the U.S. Constitution.

Mentioned on this episode of Stay Tuned:

- The Midroll survey

- John Carlin’s book: Dawn of the Code War

- The 2014 DOJ indictment of the People’s Liberation Army

- The 2014 North Korea Sony Pictures hack and DOJ charges

- The 2014 Iranian hack on Sands Las Vegas Corporation

- The 2014 Yahoo data breach

- The 1998 Lockerbie bombing

- Preet’s 2012 NYT op-ed on cybercrime, Asleep at the Laptop

This interview was taped on 12/4/18.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and a professor at Wharton Business School. He’s a New York Times bestselling author three times over, and is the co-author of Option B with Sheryl Sandberg. 

In one of our favorite episodes of the year, from April 2018, Preet speaks with Adam about how to speak truth to power, what makes a good leader, and what advice he has for people in the West Wing.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  


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

Kara Swisher is a technology journalist and co-founder and editor-at-large of Recode. She also hosts the Recode Decode podcast. She has been called “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well-liked journalist.”  She speaks with Preet about Facebook and the many issues that have landed the company on the front pages. The conversation also ticks through the overall tech landscape, including Twitter, Google, and Amazon.  

Plus, Preet's thoughts on Michael Flynn's delayed sentencing and the case of the alleged Russian spy, Maria Butina.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  

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

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

Plus, Preet’s take on Cohen’s three-year prison sentence. 

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  


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

Comedian Kumail Nanjiani is the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of "The Big Sick," and stars in "Silicon Valley". He speaks with Preet about immigrating from Pakistan, getting political on Twitter, and who he’d play in a movie about the Trump administration.

Plus, Preet’s take on jail time for Michael Flynn.  

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  

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

Preet and Anne Milgram make sense of Michael Cohen’s latest guilty plea, this time in the Mueller investigation.

This episode was available to CAFE Insiders on Thursday. Become a member at cafe.com/insider.


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

Bob Bauer served as White House Counsel to President Obama and was co-chair of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. He speaks with Preet about the universe of lawyers surrounding President Trump, from Matt Whitaker to Don McGahn to Rudy Giuliani, and what America must do to protect its elections.

Plus, Preet makes sense of the Paul Manafort news.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  

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

In a clip from this week's episode of the CAFE Insider Podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram dissect Chief Justice Roberts’s message to President Trump. To listen to the whole episode, become a member at cafe.com/insider.

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

Chuck Todd is the host of Meet the Press and political director for NBC News. He spoke with Preet in front of a packed house in D.C. about the blue tornado of the midterms, being insulted by the President on twitter, and who should run in 2020.

Plus, Preet's take on the criminal justice reform bill in Congress. (And a little parenting advice.)

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

Preet and his CAFE Insider co-host Anne Milgram, former Attorney General of New Jersey, discuss President Trump's impending written deposition and whether the administration will come to regret appointing Matt Whitaker. Part 1 of 2. Go to cafe.com/insider for Part 2.

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

Michael Beschloss is a historian and the author of the new book, Presidents of War. He speaks with Preet about what the past can teach us about the Trump presidency, why history should matter to our leaders, and his wonderful, shade-filled twitter feed.

Plus, Preet’s take on the legality of Whitaker as acting attorney general.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  

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

David Axelrod, the chief strategist for both of Barack Obama's presidential campaigns, is the director of the University of Chicago's non-partisan Institute of Politics and the host of The Axe Files podcast. He talks to Preet about Tuesday's midterms, what taking the House will mean for the Democrats and for President Trump, and what we can learn from the campaign of Beto O'Rourke.

Plus, Preet reacts to the forced resignation of Jeff Sessions.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 

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

Jeffrey Toobin, a former prosecutor, is the chief legal analyst at CNN and a staff writer at the New Yorker. In front of a packed house at the Town Hall in New York, he speaks with Preet about Trump and the rule of law, Kavanaugh and the court, and why the Mueller investigation never leaks.

Plus, Preet explains why an executive order can’t eliminate birthright citizenship.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

Samantha Bee is the host of Full Frontal, the weekly comedy show on TBS, and was a long-time correspondent on The Daily Show. She speaks with Preet about #MeToo, women’s anger, and finding humor in very dark news. Plus, that time she got in trouble for saying the word feckless.

And, Preet breaks down the latest on Jamal Khashoggi.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

Fareed Zakaria is the host of Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, and a foreign affairs columnist for the Washington Post. He speaks with Preet about the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who he has known for more than a decade. And, as Nikki Haley leaves the UN, they consider American isolationism and the Trump doctrine. 

Plus, what might happen if the Dems take the House. 

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  

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

Max Boot was a senior policy advisor for three Republican presidential campaigns. He’s now a columnist at the Washington Post, and the author of The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right. He speaks with Preet about the future of our two-party system, how to make centrism cool, and the dangers of retweeting.  

Plus, Preet debunks the latest conspiracy theory - about him.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  

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

Jane Mayer, Chief Washington Correspondent for the New Yorker, broke the story of Deborah Ramirez and her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. She talks to Preet about the leads she’s still chasing, where the FBI should be looking, and how the Senate would vote if half its members were women.  

Plus, Preet’s take on the Trump tax investigation.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  

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

Friday morning, Preet sat down with Anne Milgram, former Attorney General of New Jersey, to discuss Thursday's extraordinary testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh. This episode was recorded before Senator Jeff Flake announced he would only support Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation following an FBI investigation of Dr. Ford's claims.

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

Nicolle Wallace is the host of "Deadline: White House" on MSNBC, and advised George W. Bush and John McCain. She talks with Preet about the chaos of the Kavanaugh nomination, what it means for the midterms, and compares Donald Trump and Sarah Palin.

Plus, Preet assesses Rod Rosenstein's job security. 

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

Sally Jenkins writes about sports for the Washington Post. She talks with Preet about Serena Williams’s controversial U.S. Open final, the surprising history of the NFL, and the value of fairness on and off the field.

Plus, Preet’s take on Brett Kavanaugh’s future.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

Ron Klain has worked on the confirmation or selection of eight Supreme Court Justices. He was chief of staff to Al Gore, Joe Biden, and Janet Reno, and Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. He talks to Preet about the Kavanaugh hearings, the missing documents, and what happens next. 

Plus, Preet explains the 25th Amendment. 

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

Jonathan Swan covers the White House for Axios. He talks with Preet about the latest leaks from the West Wing, how he separates facts from spin, and which of his high-powered sources uses Comic Sans. 

Plus, Preet dissects the implications of the President's latest attack on Attorney General Jeff Sessions. 

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

Cyrus Habib is the Lieutenant Governor of Washington State. He lost his eyesight to cancer at age 8, went on to Yale, and became the first Iranian-American to hold statewide office. He talks with Preet about his remarkable life, the midterms, and governing in a deeply divided America. 

Plus, Preet’s wish list for constitutional amendments. 

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

Joyce Vance was the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama during the Obama Administration. She joins Preet to talk through the guilty plea of Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and the conviction of his former campaign chair, Paul Manafort.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

John Carreyrou is the author of Bad Blood, a book about the rise and fall of healthcare startup Theranos. For year, Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, conned investors and customers with the promise of a new blood testing technology. Carreyrou's reporting helped expose fraud at the company. John talks to Preet about how people like General James Mattis got pulled into the Theranos orbit, and his own reporting drama around the story. 

Also this week, Preet answers your questions about the secret Omarosa tapes and the dramatic Paul Manfort trial. 

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

Steve Schmidt was a top Republican strategist - until he left the party this June. He joins Preet to talk about Trump's appeal, the silence of Congressional Republicans, and what's next for principled conservatives. 

Plus, Preet's thoughts on the fireworks at the Paul Manafort trial. 

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

In this special bonus episode, Preet and Katie Couric interview each other. Katie gets Preet's thoughts on Comey, Cuomo, and 2020. Then Preet asks Katie about the future of CBS president Les Moonves and her experience broadcasting live on September 11, 2001. 

Preet is back Thursday with a regular episode of Stay Tuned, and your questions.


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

Bill Browder is a campaigner for justice in Russia. In Helsinki, Vladimir Putin asked for Bill to be handed over to the Russian government - a request that President Trump called "an incredible offer." Bill is back to talk about what’s changed for him, for America and for the world.

Plus, Preet’s take on whether a tweet counts as obstruction of justice.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

The first season of CAFE’s newest podcast, ReMade in America, wraps up this week. Here’s one last highlight for Stay Tuned listeners: host Bassem Youssef’s conversation with comedian Cameron Esposito. 

And the final episode of ReMade is out today, featuring HBO Documentaries legend Sheila Nevins and New York Times columnist Nick Kristof. You can listen to it on their show page

Preet will be back Thursday with a new episode of Stay Tuned. 

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

Jeremy Bash was Chief of Staff at the CIA and the Department of Defense under President Obama. He joins Preet to discuss the Helsinki Summit, Mueller’s indictment of 12 Russian intelligence operatives and what leverage Putin might have over President Trump.

Plus, an update on Preet’s plan for the New York Attorney General race. 

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

Nina Totenberg is NPR’s legendary Supreme Court reporter. She speaks with Preet about breaking the Anita Hill story, pot-smoking justices, and the confirmation prospects for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. 

Plus, Preet’s thoughts on Trump, Putin and Helsinski.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail

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

This week, Preet is a special guest on CAFE's other hit podcast, Remade In America, hosted by comedian Bassem Youssef. Here's a sneak preview.

Bassem was known as the Jon Stewart of Egypt. Now, he's living in exile and finding his footing in a new country. ReMade in America is a show about feeling like an outsider in America — and trying to make it anyway. 


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

Vanita Gupta is president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and worked in the Obama Administration. She joins Preet to discuss the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and what’s at stake. Plus, an update on family separations at the Southern border and Preet’s thoughts on Michael Cohen’s media strategy. 

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

Garry Kasparov is the greatest chess player of all time, and one of Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics. He joins Preet to discuss Russian misinformation and attacks on the concept of truth, in this re-aired interview.

Plus, Preet gives his take on the legal crisis at the Southern border, in an all-new QA. 

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

There’s a new podcast in the Cafe family: ReMade in America, hosted by comedian Bassem Youssef. In this episode, Bassem speaks with journalist Maria Hinojosa, host of NPR’s Latino USA, about her own immigration journey, diversity in journalism, and how she is navigating the era of fake news. 

ReMade in America is a show about feeling like an outsider in America — and trying to make it anyway. Check it out, subscribe, and Preet will be back Thursday to answer your questions.

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

Anne Milgram is the former Attorney General of New Jersey. Lisa Monaco was the Homeland Security Advisor to President Barack Obama. They join Preet to tackle your questions on the criminal justice system. What does collusion mean? What is a constitutional crisis? And is court anything like how it seems on TV?

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

Jason Goldfarb is a former lawyer who was prosecuted for insider trading by Preet’s old office, the Southern District of New York. Goldfarb joins Preet to talk about the experience of being prosecuted, pleading guilty, and building a life after prison. 

This is the third episode in our series on the roles and players in the criminal justice system.

Plus, Preet’s thoughts on flipping, pardons and Manafort.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

Pat Fitzgerald is a former federal prosecutor. He led cases against Governor Rod Blagojevich, Al Qaeda terrorists, and the mob. Today he’s a private citizen and representing Jim Comey, among others. He speaks with Preet about how to build a case, the art of flipping a witness, and deciphering wiretaps in pig latin.

This is the second episode in our series on the roles and players in the criminal justice system.

Plus, Preet gives his thoughts on presidential pardons and when it matters to know all the the words to a song.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

You heard him a few weeks ago live on stage with Preet at the Apollo Theater. Now Bassem Youssef has his own podcast: Remade in America. It's a show about feeling like an outsider in America — and trying to make it anyway. 

This first episode features comedian Maz Jobrani, author of "I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One On TV." And the second episode of Remade in America, just out today, features the hilarious and insightful Baratunde Thurston. 

Check it out, subscribe and Preet will be back Thursday with a new episode of Stay Tuned.

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

Ben Brafman is one of America’s most prominent defense attorneys. He has represented Sean Combs, Martin Shkreli, and Harvey Weinstein. Brafman speaks with Preet about the clients he won’t take on, why everyone deserves a good lawyer, and what it’s like to represent someone everyone hates. 

This is the first episode in our series on the roles and players in the criminal justice system. 

Plus, Preet answers your questions about the latest developments in the case against Michael Cohen. 

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 

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

Doug Jones is a Democratic Senator from Alabama. He talks with Preet about what it takes to turn red states blue, prosecuting civil rights cold cases as U.S. attorney, and how he makes decisions on contentious votes—like the recent Haspel and Pompeo nominations.

Plus, Preet breaks down the president’s call for an investigation into the Department of Justice.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

Sherrilyn Ifill is the president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. 

She talks with Preet about about the rise of artificial intelligence in policing, how both companies and law enforcement can confront issues of racial bias, and the attack on voting rights in America. 

Plus, in the wake of this week’s primaries, Preet weighs in on what might happen if Democrats take the House this fall.  

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

Before the Egyptian revolution, Bassem Youssef was a heart surgeon who moonlighted as a political comedian. He went on to become the Jon Stewart of Egypt, poking fun at the regime with an audience of 40 million people. Then he was forced to flee the country. Preet spoke with Bassem live on stage at the Apollo Theater about his journey from doctor to comedian to, now, podcast host in America. Bassem's show, "Remade in America," launches later this month. 

Plus: Preet reflects on the accusations against former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman — and what might happen next for himself.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 

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

Bill Browder is a British hedge fund manager and a vocal critic of Vladimir Putin. Since his friend Sergei Magnitsky was killed in a Russian prison, Browder has led an international campaign to punish his killers — some of the most powerful people in Russia. Not by bringing them to trial, but by restricting their travel and cash flow. Browder speaks with Preet about the dangers of Putin and his own quest for justice.


Preet's riveting conversation with Bill Browder first aired in October.


Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

Ronan Farrow is an author and journalist who just won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein. He’s also the author of a new book, The War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence.  

He speaks with Preet about the prospect of a Secretary of State Pompeo, and why the gutting of the diplomatic corps should worry us all.

And, they talk about Farrow's groundbreaking reporting on the Me Too movement, and the influence of his mother, Mia Farrow.

Plus, Preet explains what Rudy Giuliani’s connections can and can’t do for President Trump.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet , email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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

Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and a professor at the Wharton School. He’s a New York Times bestselling author three times over, and is the co-author of Option B with Sheryl Sandberg. 

His books, and his work, focus on how to cultivate success in an organization, and how people can push back against groupthink. He talks to Preet about how to speak truth to power, what makes a good leader, and what advice he has for people in the West Wing.

Plus, Preet explains whether only clients get attorney-client privilege.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.


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