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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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Episodes

California Recall Election Results Being Attacked by Larry Elder BEFORE the Election is Even Held

9/15/2021
A troubling pattern has emerged: when a Republican loses an election (and sometimes even before they lose), they cry foul, claim the election is rigged and undermine confidence in the public's confidence in election outcomes. There is one readily identifiable cause of this relatively new phenomenon: we have failed to prosecute election crimes. Here is a review of how we got here and what we now need to do to protect our democracy and restore the public's confidence in our elections. For our...

Duration:00:06:14

As Feds Prepare for the Pro-Trump DC Rally on 9/18, We're Learning More About the "Failures" of 1/6

9/14/2021
The next pro-Trump rally is slated for DC on Saturday, September 18th. Although it's difficult to fathom, this rally is actually being held IN SUPPORT OF those who attacked the US Capitol on January 6. Even as the federal government is preparing to protect the Capitol on 9/18, we are learning more about the Capitol attack on 1/6, courtesy of some information revealed via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Additionally, the US Capitol Police issued a press release today about an...

Duration:00:06:36

Insurrection Updates: More Guilty Pleas & FBI/DOJ Upping the Ante to Seditious Conspiracy

9/13/2021
As the insurrection cases continue to work their way through the court system, approximately 10% of those charged in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol have now entered guilty pleas, with the first insurrection case set to go to trial on October 18. In an important signal that the investigation may be moving on to some of the most serious potential charges, the FBI stated in a search warrant that it is now investigating "seditions conspiracy" charges. This video surveys, unpacks and...

Duration:00:09:12

House Committee Wants Phone Records of McCarthy, Gaetz & Others; McCarthy & Co. Decide to Obstruct

9/10/2021
The House Select Committee investigating the insurrection has requested 35 telecommunications companies preserve their records in anticipation of future subpoenas. Kevin McCarthy and Marjorie Taylor Greene not only objected to the companies preserving their records but make threats that squarely constitute obstruction of a congressional proceeding. In an almost comical turn of events, after a dozen Republicans complain vociferously that Congress can't make these preservations requests and...

Duration:00:08:54

Biden Removes Conway, Spicer & Others From Trump-Appointed Positions. Now, Do Brett Kavanaugh

9/9/2021
In breaking news, President Biden has moved to revoke Trump appointments to military academy advisory boards for Trump loyalists Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer, H.R. McMaster and eight others. It certainly is important to remove from government all individuals who were doing Trump's dirty bidding. But the one Trump-appointed political hack who is in a position to do the most damage to our country and our constitutional rights is Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. There are still 4,500...

Duration:00:05:45

Here's Why Courts Should Strike Down Texas Abortion Law Violating Women's Constitutional Rights

9/8/2021
Texas has enacted an a law that deputizing private citizens to violate the constitutional privacy rights women have had for nearly 50 years. Here is a review of the many reasons this law should not withstand judicial scrutiny and the implications of a court system that allows private citizens to sue one another for exercising their constitutional rights. For our Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop, please visit: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/glennkirschner/ Please consider...

Duration:00:12:17

11 Republican Representatives Join McCarthy's Obstruction of Congress: Welcome The New Dirty Dozen

9/6/2021
After House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy obstructed the House Select Committee's investigation of the Capitol attack by telling telecommunications companies not to cooperate with the investigation and threatening that, if they did, the GOP "would not forget" it when they took power, eleven Republican members of Congress joined McCarthy's obstructive efforts. In a very real sense, McCarthy is now heading up a criminal conspiracy caucus. Here is a review of Washington's new dirty dozen and...

Duration:00:06:11

Defendant Jacob Chansley Pleads Guilty; Kevin McCarthy Caught in a Lie Trying to Clear Trump

9/4/2021
Two related stories: First, defendant Jacob - the so-called Q-Shaman - pleaded guilty to one felony count of obstructing Congress by trying to stop the vote certification, exactly as Donald Trump commanded. Chansley is facing 3-to-4 years in prison and will be sentenced on November 17th by Judge Royce Lamberth. The second story involves House Minotrity Leader Kevin McCarthy getting called out for a lie he told attempting to falsely exonerate Donald Trump in connection with the January 6...

Duration:00:08:33

Rep. Kevin McCarthy Obstructs the Congressional Investigation into January 6 Attack; DOJ Must Act

9/3/2021
The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol is seeking phone records from telecommunications companies as part of its investigation. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told the telecommunications companies not to comply with the Congressional requests and threatened that if they did, the GOP "would not forget it" once they are in power. This is a brazen act of obstructing a congressional investigation. The Department of Justice must address this promptly...

Duration:00:06:15

Supreme Court Gives Texas Green Light To Violate Women's Constitutional Right To Choose

9/2/2021
In a move that is deeply damaging to the credibility and legitimacy of the US Supreme Court, the Court declined to stop an unconstitutional Texas law from going into effect. The Texas authorities passed a law saying a woman can not have an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected - at about 6 weeks of the pregnancy - which directly violates the Supreme Court precedent of Roe v. Wade. In a very real sense, the Supreme Court is allowing the state of Texas to violate the constitutional...

Duration:00:06:00

Florida Judge Rules Gov. Ron DeSantis CAN NOT Stop Schools From Requiring Masks to Protect Children

8/28/2021
Florida Judge John C. Cooper tells Governor Ron DeSantis - in substance - to go pound sand, ruling that DeSantis can not stop Florida schools from requiring masks to protect children, teachers, staff and, by extension, all Floridians. But Judge Cooper didn't stop there - he also issued an injunction prohibiting the state from retaliating against school boards that require students to wear masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. For our Team Justice and Justice Matters...

Duration:00:04:22

Federal Judge Sanctions Nine Pro-Trump Lawyers for Fraudulent Lawsuit Challenging Election Results

8/27/2021
Michigan Federal District Court Judge Linda Parker issued a scathing, 110-page opinion sanctioning nine pro-Trump lawyers for their lawsuit that was an abuse of the judicial system designed to corruptly undermine Americans' faith and confidence in the results of the 2020 presidential election. Judge Parker also directed that her opinion be provided to the state bar authorities where each lawyer is admitted to practice for investigation and possible suspension and disbarment. Those nine...

Duration:00:05:24

House Select Committee Demands Records Relating to January 6th Attack for Trump, his Family, Advisors & More

8/26/2021
The House Select Committee on the January 6 Capitol attack has signaled that it is conducting a massive investigation - some might even call it a sweeping and systematic - into the insurrection. The House Committee just demanded information across multiple executive branch agencies, specifically seeking information and records about Donald Trump, Don Jr., Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Eric Trump, Lara Trump, Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, Stephen Miller, Robert O'Brien, Chad Wolf, Jeffrey Clark,...

Duration:00:04:56

Giuliani Criminal Associate Igor Fruman to Plead Guilty; Phone Subpoenas for Members of Congress

8/24/2021
Two good news stories broke today on the justice front: 1. Rudy Giuliani's criminal associate, Igor Fruman, will be pleading guilty in federal court in New York on Wednesday. This spells real trouble for not only Rudy Giuliani but for Donald Trump as well. 2. The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 insurrection took steps today signaling that the committee will be subpoenaing the cell phone records of members of Congress to explore their possible complicity in the...

Duration:00:05:29

Not Enough Evidence to Criminally Investigate Trump? Really? Here's Why That Assertion is Dead Wrong

8/17/2021
A legal commentator caused a bit of a stir today by asserting that Trump should not be prosecuted and there is "little reason even to open a criminal investigation" into Trump's conduct. This video reviews the FBI's standard for opening an investigation and surveys just some of Donald Trump's conduct to highlight why the arrestion that there is insufficient evidence to initiate an investigation is absurd. For our Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop, please visit:...

Duration:00:06:18

AG Garland/DOJ Civil Rights Division Announces Pattern or Practice Investigation of Phoenix Police

8/7/2021
Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice announced it is launching a third "pattern or practice" investigation, this one of the Phoenix, AZ, Police Department. This is the third such investigation undertaken by the Biden administration, with the other two being Minneapolis and Louisville. Notably, the DOJ press release announces that it will not only be investigating possible systemic excessive force and racially disparate policing, but it...

Duration:00:04:56

Trump's New Lawyer, Doug Collins, Sends a Remarkable Letter to Jeff Rosen on Executive Privilege

8/4/2021
Former Congressman Doug Collin is now representing Donald Trump (I assume he got his retainer check up front). Collins just sent a truly remarkable letter to former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen regarding Rosen's upcoming appearances before Congress to testify about his conversations with Donald Trump. In a letter that should be studied by law students in a class called "Bad Lawyering 101", Collins asserts that it is unlawful for the Biden administration/the Department of Justice to...

Duration:00:08:01

Trump's $100 Million Democracy-Damaging Grift - Time for AG Garland/DOJ to Bring the Accountability

8/3/2021
The CNN headline says it all "Trump's $100 Million Threat to Democracy." With so much at stake, the most important question for our Department of Justice is . . . what's the hold up on charging Donald Trump for his criminal conduct? For our Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop, please visit: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/glennkirschner/ Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at: https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner My podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can...

Duration:00:05:23

Trump Tells DOJ Officials to Lie About the Election Results & He "Will Take Care of the Rest"

7/30/2021
In a smoking gun revelation by the New York Times, Department of Justice Officials disclose that Donald Trump told them to lie to the American pelaple by saying the election was corrupt and he will "take care of the rest" with the help of his Republican allies in Congress. This kind of a statement constitute direct evidence of Donald Trump's corrupt intent/criminal state of mind/guilty mens Rea. this kind of direct evidence of criminal intent is like the holy grail for prosecutors and will...

Duration:00:06:15

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