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Join Glenn Kirschner, NBC News/MSNBC legal analyst and former Assistant U.S. Attorney at the D.C. U.S Attorney's Office as he brings analysis and insight to legal issues of the day, drawing from his 30 years as a federal prosecutor, homicide prosecutor and Army JAG. For 30 years, Glenn argued to juries, breaking down complex legal issues in ways that were universally understandable and relatable. He brings that same approach to his analysis of today's troubled legal landscape.

Join Glenn Kirschner, NBC News/MSNBC legal analyst and former Assistant U.S. Attorney at the D.C. U.S Attorney's Office as he brings analysis and insight to legal issues of the day, drawing from his 30 years as a federal prosecutor, homicide prosecutor and Army JAG. For 30 years, Glenn argued to juries, breaking down complex legal issues in ways that were universally understandable and relatable. He brings that same approach to his analysis of today's troubled legal landscape.

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Join Glenn Kirschner, NBC News/MSNBC legal analyst and former Assistant U.S. Attorney at the D.C. U.S Attorney's Office as he brings analysis and insight to legal issues of the day, drawing from his 30 years as a federal prosecutor, homicide prosecutor and Army JAG. For 30 years, Glenn argued to juries, breaking down complex legal issues in ways that were universally understandable and relatable. He brings that same approach to his analysis of today's troubled legal landscape.

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English


Episodes

Waters of Justice are Warming: DOJ Won't Help Mo Brooks in Suit brought by Swalwell for Insurrection

7/28/2021
When it comes to the question of if and when Donald Trump will be held accountable, it may be too early to conclude the tide is turning. But given a half-dozen recent legal developments, the waters of justice undeniably are warming. Those stories include: - Both the House of Representatives General Counsel and the Department of Justice REJECT Mo Brooks plea for help in the suit that Rep. Eric Swalwell and others filed against him for inciting the January 6 attack on the US Capitol - DOJ's...

Duration:00:06:14

Trump's Friend Tom Barrack Is Arraigned in Court on 7 Felony Charges, Released on $250 Million Bail

7/26/2021
Donald Trump's friend, close associate and Inaugural Committee Chairman, Tom Barrack, was arraigned in Federal Court in Brooklyn New York and released on $250 million bail. Specifically, he was released to travel to Aspen, Colorado, where he will live in his $15,000,000 mansion pending trial. This after the Department of Justice characterized Barrack's conduct as "disloyal" to the United States. It looks like it good to be a billionaire friend of Donald Trump. What's in store next for...

Duration:00:05:55

Will Trump Associate Tom Barrack Cooperate with Prosecutors Now That He's Facing 50 Years in Prison?

7/21/2021
Tom Barrack, longtime Trump friend/associate, and the Chairman of Trump's Inaugural Committee, has been indicted on seven felony charges. The charges include conspiracy, failing to register as a foreign agent, obstructing justice and repeatedly lying to the FBI in an attempt to cover up his crimes. The question now becomes, will Barrack decide to cooperate with prosecutors and provide any information he has about the crimes of others. This video discusses the important take-aways from the...

Duration:00:10:37

Trump Associate Tom Barrack Indicted for 7 Felony Crimes, Unlawfully Acted as Foreign Agent

7/20/2021
Longtime friend and associate Tom Barrack has been indicted for unlawfully acting as a foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates, (UAE) conspiracy, obstructing justice and repeatedly lying to the FBI to cover up his crimes. Barrack served as the Chairman of the Trump inaugural committee, which is also under investigation for possible financial crimes. The 46-page indictment paints a disturbing picture of Barrack being directed by his Emirati handlers from the UAE national security and...

Duration:00:08:26

General Mark Milley Was Prepared to Stop Trump's Attempted Coup/Unlawful Efforts to Retain Power

7/15/2021
In the new book by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, "I Alone Can Fix It", the authors reveal that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Mark Milley put plans in place to defeat any attempt by Donald Trump to unlawfully retain power after losing the presidential election. All military members are taught that lawful orders must be obeyed and unlawful orders must be disobeyed. Gen. Milley was honoring his oath of office and allegiance to the Constitution by preparing to defeat any attempt at an...

Duration:00:06:19

Donald Trump Breathes New Life Into Need for an Investigation into Justice Brett Kavanaugh

7/14/2021
Donald Trump sat for interviews with author Michale Wolff for a new book titled Landslide. Trump reveals some things about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh that should breathe new life into calls for an investigation into Kavanaugh. Indeed, New Yorker Magazine previously catalogued the many unanswered questions surrounding Kavanaugh, including his mysteriously evaporating mountains of debt. This video reviews some of the Kavanaugh matters that still scream out for a full, fair,...

Duration:00:08:09

Trump's CPAC Speech and the Reaction of his Adoring Fans. Hate Sells as our Nation Suffers

7/12/2021
Former President Donald Trump gave a hate-filled, largely fact-free speech at CPAC - the Conservative Political Action Conference. Trump berated Bill Barr for not helping him overturn the election results, he slandered Hillary Clinton as his adoring fans chanted "lock her up," he mocked others and cursed like an ill-tempered teenager, and his groupies in the crowd loved it. Donald Trump will continue to do all he can to destroy American democracy until the Department of Justice finally...

Duration:00:04:15

Trump's Frivolous Lawsuit Against Twitter/Google/Facebook Will Be Dismissed. But First... a Deposition?

7/9/2021
Donald Trump has filed a transparently frivolous lawsuit against Twitter, Google and Facebook, claiming his First Amendment free speech rights have been violated. The problem is, even a casual reading of the Constitution would have alerted Trump and his lawyers to the fact that the First Amendment does not apply to private businesses/social media platforms. Trump's suit will be dismissed and Trump's lawyers may be on the hook for sanctions for filing a baseless suit. Here is an overview of...

Duration:00:08:04

Why the Trump Org Criminal Charges May Open the Indictment Flood Gates: A Matter of Precedent

7/6/2021
Other countries prosecute their criminal leaders - Presidents, Prime Ministers, etc. For example, France, South Korea, South Africa and Italy have all prosecuted former leaders for crimes they committed while in office. However, in the United States there is no precedent for prosecuting a criminal former president. Prosecutors generally don't like to take maiden legal voyages, that is, bring a case that is unprecedented. Prosecutors like to have legal precedent as a blueprint. They like to...

Duration:00:12:10

Trump Org/Weisselberg Indictment Suggests Two Other "Trump Employees" Also Up for Possible Indictment

7/2/2021
There is an ominous sentence on page ten of the Trump Organization/Allen Weisselberg indictment that suggests two other Trump Organization employees might be next in line for indictment. The sentence reads: “In addition to Weisselberg and his family member, two other employees received substantial amounts of compensation in the form of lodging in New York City and the payment of automobile leases.” You don’t need to read between the lines to realize that these two unnamed Trump Organization...

Duration:00:10:12

NY District Attorney Vance/Grand Jury Set to Indict Trump Organization & Trump's CFO Allen Weisselberg Tomorrow

6/30/2021
Several news outlets are reporting that the Trump Organization and its Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg are going to be criminally indicted tomorrow by a New York grand jury. Although Trump himself is not expected to be indicted tomorrow, even Trump's lawyer, Ronald Fuschetti, said of tomorrow's indictment, "this will be their (the prosecutor's) first blow." Needless to say, this suggests that additional "blows" - additional indictments - are not far behind. Indeed, continuing Mr....

Duration:00:03:56

Trump Organization Indictment Watch: Why Does it Take so Long for Prosecutors to Indict?

6/29/2021
As the nation waits for a possible indictment of the Trump Organization to be handed down by the New York grand jury in connection with District Attorney Cy Vance's investigations, the question is often asked - why does it seem to take prosecutors so long to indict people for their crimes? This video explains the difference between "reactive" grand jury investigations in which an arrest is made and prosecutors labor under strict court deadlines and "proactive" grand jury investigations -...

Duration:00:10:40

NY District Attorney Trump Organization Indictment Watch - First Criminal Indictment Expected Soon. Won't likely be the Last

6/28/2021
An alarming headline in Politico indicated that Trump's lawyers are saying New York District Attorney Cy Vance won't indict Donald Trump. However, Trump's lawyers then qualified their claim by saying that DA Vance told them Trump won't be indicted in the FIRST indictment expected to be handed down by the grand jury, but that the criminal investigation in ongoing. When prosecutors investigate large RICO/conspiracy/criminal organization cases, they almost always start with relatively modest...

Duration:00:08:06

NY Court Suspends Rudy Giuliani's Law License for Stream of "Uncontroverted" Lies About the Election

6/24/2021
In a stunning 33-page court order, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, suspended Rudy Giuliani's law license for his steady stream of what the court calls "uncontroverted lies" about the 2020 presidential election. The court sets out in excruciating detail the evidence that proves Giuliani lied about, among other things, voting in Pennsylvania, voting in Georgia, dead people voting, underage people voting, convicted felons voting, etc. The judges detailed how Giuliani lied at...

Duration:00:08:20

WAPO: Weisselberg & Trump Frequenting Trump Tower-DA Vance's Next Move May be Indicting Weisselberg

6/21/2021
According to Washington Post reporting, Donald Trump and his Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Allen Weisselberg have ben seen sliding in and out of Trump Tower close in time to one another, though the two have not yet been sighted together. There is some reporting that Weisselberg is resisting cooperating against Trump. If that is the case, there are several options available to New York District Attorney Cy Vance, as discussed in this video. For our newly launched Team Justice and Justice...

Duration:00:05:19

DOJ's Position in the E. Jean Carroll Case Explained

6/10/2021
President Biden's Department of Justice under the leadership of Attorney General Merrick Garland has been a mixed bag. This video reviews several recent DOJ decisions, from police department "Pattern or Practice" investigations, civil rights prosecutions and high profile subpoenas of folks like Rudy Giuliani to DOJ's decision in the lawsuit for the clearing of protestors from Lafayette Square and the recent decision in the E. Jean Carroll case. Specifically, this vide contains a review of...

Duration:00:09:51

Trump Absurdly Claims he will be "Reinstated" in August. He won't. Time for Accountability.

6/9/2021
Donald Trump is now telling people he will be "reinstated" as president in August. He won't, of course. Here's what he's likely trying to accomplish with his latest outrageous lies. Donald Trump is a federal problem which calls for a federal solution. It's certainly a good thing that he's being criminally investigated by the states of New York and Georgia for the crimes he committed in violation of state laws. But he also must be held accountable for his federal crimes. Here's why the...

Duration:00:08:46

DOJ Asks Judge to Dismiss Lawsuit Against Trump & Barr for Clearing Protestors from Lafayette Square

5/29/2021
Last year, Bill Barr and others directed that Lafayette Square be cleared of protestors who were exercising their 1st Amendment rights so then-President Donald Trump could walk across the street to stand in front of a church for a political photo-op. The ACLU filed suit on behalf of protestors and journalists that were assaulted by law enforcement officers while they cleared the way for Trump's political stunt. In a troubling move, the Department of Justice has now urged the judge to dismiss...

Duration:00:11:37

Special Grand Jury to Investigate Donald Trump & Co: Here's a Detailed Grand Jury Explainer

5/26/2021
A grand jury differs in every respect form a trial jury. Here is a detailed explainer of how grand juries operate and what it means that Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance has impaneled a special grand jury to sit for six months to investigate Donald Trump and the Trump Organization. For our newly launched Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop, please visit: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/glennkirschner/ Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at:...

Duration:00:17:04

NY Attorney General Tish James Announces Criminal Investigation of Trump Organization: What's It All Mean?

5/19/2021
New York Attorney General Tish James made an unusual public announcement that her investigation into the Trump Organization has now changed from civil to criminal and that she is partnering with District Attorney Cy Vance. This dramatic and somewhat unusual announcement is inarguable bad for Trump and company. Here's what we know, here's what we can reasonably infer and here is a bit of informed speculation about what might have prompted this significant development. For our newly launched...

Duration:00:09:04