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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

NY Judge Orders Trump to Testify at a Deposition on Monday, October 18-What Could Possibly Go Wrong

10/17/2021
New York State Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez has ordered Donald Trump to appear and testify at a deposition on Monday, October 18. Trump and his security staff are being sued by a group of protestors assaulted by Trump's security staff at a protest in front of Trump Tower. When Trump was forced to sit for a deposition in 2007, it didn't go well, as he was caught in lie after lie. This video discusses the ins and outs of depositions and answers to some frequently asked questions like:...

Duration:00:10:26

Prosecution of Bannon for Contempt of Congress WILL Impact How Meadows, Patel & Others Will Behave

10/15/2021
Steve Bannon refused to comply with a congressional subpoena and members of the House Select Committee investigation the January 6 attack on the US Capitol have said they will refer Bannon to the Department of Justice for prosecution. This video answers frequently asked question like: Can Steve Bannon drag out the process and try to run out the clock as did Don McGahn and Donald Trump in civil litigation? What are the possible outcomes of a Bannon prosecution? What are the implications for...

Duration:00:08:11

Reason for Optimism: Biden Rejects Trump's Executive Privilege Claim, Trump "Subverted" Constitution

10/12/2021
President Joe Biden rejected Donald Trump's request that the White House invoke executive privilege to hide from Congress and the American people his (Trump's) misconduct in connection with the insurrection. But it's what Joe Biden said in announcing that decision that should instill confidence in the American that President Biden is intent on holding Donald Trump accountable for his misconduct. In a statement delivered by his White House Counsel Dana Remus, President Biden said, "Congress...

Duration:00:08:32

Senate Report Reveals More Trump Election Crimes; What Congress Should Do About Witness in Contempt

10/8/2021
The Senate Judiciary Committee must released a report titled, "Subverting Justice: How the Former President and His Allies Pressured DOJ to Overturn the 2020 Election." Among other crimes, the Senate details how Trump pressured acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to overturn the election results. The conduct described in the report makes clear that Trump committed the crime of Coercion of Political Activity, 18 US Code section 610. This video reviews s the elements of that crime and how...

Duration:00:15:51

Trump & Bannon's Ongoing Conspiracy: Trump Tells Bannon to Defy Congressional Subpoenas

10/7/2021
Donald Trump's crimes, cover-up and corruption continue unabated. The Guardian reports that Trump is preparing to instruct Mark Meadows, Steve Bannon, Kash Patel and Dan Scavino to commit the offense of contempt of Congress by refusing to comply with lawfully issued congressional subpoenas. Considering that these four individuals can provide evidence that is likely to incriminate Donald Trump, Trump's command that they not testify is a transparent attempt at a criminal cover-up. Indeed, this...

Duration:00:05:47

If DOJ/Garland Fails To Prosecute Trump, Here's The Dangerous Precedent That Will Be Set

10/6/2021
Donald Trump inarguably committed multiple crimes. If Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice fail to charge Trump, a de facto precedent will be set. Here is what's at stake for the nation if Trump's crimes go unaddressed. 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...

Duration:00:05:38

House Select Committee Promises to Enforce its Subpoenas w/Criminal Contempt. Here's How That's Done

10/4/2021
Members of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol have said in no uncertain terms that, if witnesses refuse to comply with congressional subpoenas they will refer those witnesses to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution. This approach was unavailable to Congress during the tenure of Attorney General Bill Barr, as Barr was more interested in protecting a criminal president than he was in assisting Congress enforce subpoenas that sought...

Duration:00:08:09

Two Insurrectionists Sentenced; Prosecutors Promise "Consequences" for those who "Incite Riots"

10/1/2021
Two defendants were just sentenced to relatively short prison terms for participating in the attack on the US Capitol on January 6. As reported by the Washington Post, there were two important aspects of the sentencing hearings: first, the defendants both said some version of, "I got swept up in the moment" and "I got carried away." What are the legal implications for the larger insurrection investigation of statements like this by defendants? Second, the Department of Justice prosecutors...

Duration:00:08:02

Defendant Dawn Bancroft's Threats, Judge Emmet Sullivan's Concerns & Trump's 1/6 Criminal Liability

9/30/2021
As more defendant's who attacked the US Capitol on January 6 have their cases resolved with misdemeanor pleas, federal judges are questioning the way cases are being handled by the Department of Justice. Here are the two questions posed by Judge Emmet Sullivan, the judge presiding over the case of insurrection defendant Dawn Bancroft, and how those two questions can be answered. This video also discusses why the facts inarguably support the conclusion that Donald Trump is criminally culpable...

Duration:00:10:35

Why Weaponizing the Law is a Losing Republican Strategy; Republicans Seek to Defund Federal Police

9/29/2021
The Republican Party has been trying to nefariously use the law in efforts to hold down, defeat and demoralize certain segments of the American populaiotn, from voter suppression laws to redistricting/gerrymandering to recounts/audits/fraudits and passing laws depriving women of their constitutionally protected privacy rights. However, this is NOT a winning formula for the Republican Party. On a related from, the Republican Party is working at the moment to shut down government. I it seems...

Duration:00:05:12

Trump's de facto "All-Of-Government" Corruption Policy Exposed by Republican DHS Whistle Blower

9/28/2021
In reporting that is equal parts enlightening and frightening, it was reveled that Trump officials at the Department of Homeland Security Office were lying about and manipulating intelligence information about three topics: Russia wanting Trump to win reelection, the Mexican border and white supremacy in the US. A Trump administration official named Brian Murphy, a Republican, became a whistle blower when he reported that his DHS superiors pressured him to lie about intelligence to "burnish...

Duration:00:08:02

Bannon's Attempt to Justify His Seditious "Crib" Statement Produces Deeply Incriminating Admission

9/26/2021
Recent reporting revealed that Steve Bannon advised then President Donald Trump to "kill the Biden presidency in the crib." This is the language of seditions, rebellion and insurrection. Bannon then made his circumstances even worse by first admitting on his podcast that he made the statement and then trying to justify it by invoking a poll that showed 42% of the American people question the legitimacy of Joe Biden's election win. Here is why Bannon's attempt to justify his sedition...

Duration:00:05:18

House Investigation of 1/6 Insurrection Issues 4 Subpoenas. Here's an Overview of the Legal Issues

9/25/2021
The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol just issued four subpoenas for testimony and documents from Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows, Kash Patel and Dan Scavino. This raises several important legal issues, including: Is there really any viable claim of executive privlege to defeat these subpoenas? If the witnesses fail to comply with these lawfully issued congressional subpoenas, will Congress use all tools in its tool box to aggressively enforce its...

Duration:00:11:43

When Donald Sued Mary: Why Donald Trump's Lawsuit Against his Niece and the NYT is Dead on Arrival

9/23/2021
Donald Trump just sued his niece Mary Trump and the New York Times for $100 Million (apparently taking his cue from an Austin Powers movie). Here's why Trump's absurd lawsuit is dead on arrival. 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 be downloaded where you get your...

Duration:00:08:20

More Indictments Coming From NY DA Vance, Per Today's Hearing in Weisselberg/Trump Org. Court Case

9/20/2021
Alan Weisselberg and the Trump Organization were back in a New York courtroom today in connection with the criminal case pending against them. In open court , Weisselberg's attorney announced that they are expecting additional indictments in the future. This video reviews the nature of the case, discusses the implications for Donal Trump of his organization and his Chief Financial Officer being criminally charged for a 15-year-long criminal scheme to defraud in the first degree (among other...

Duration:00:08:32

Given the FBI Failures in Both the Kavanaugh & Nassar Investigations, the FBI Needs New Leadership. Because #JusticeMatters

9/18/2021
Recent Senate hearings have exposed to full public view the dramatic and consequential failures of the FBI in both the investigation of Larry Nassar's horrific crimes against the Olympic gymnasts and the investigation into the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. This video reviews the failures - and, in some instances, the intentional misconduct - of FBI agents and why it's time for new leadership at the FBI. For our Team Justice and Justice Matters...

Duration:00:08:44

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