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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

House Postpones Flynn & Luna Testimony; Flynn Should be Returned to Active Duty and Court-Martialed

12/7/2021
It was reported today that the House select committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol has postponed the depositions of Mike Flynn and Trump aide Nicholas Luna. What, if anything, should be taken away from this decision to reschedule this testimony? The disgraced, traitorous Mike Flynn is a household name but Trump aide and "body man" Nicholas Luna is not. This video addresses: 1. who is Nicholas Luna and 2. argues that Mike Flynn should be ordered to active duty by the US Army and...

Duration:00:08:16

More Evidence of Trump's Election Conspiracy; Meadows Changes his Tune, Cooperates with House Committee

11/30/2021
Two big stories just broke on the legal front: according to reporting in the Guardian, Trump called his "lieutenants" at the Willard Hotel shortly before the attack on the Capitol, expressed his concern that Mike Pence was not coming through for him, and asked how else they could block the certification of Joe Biden's election win. This is yet additional evidence of Trump participation in a robust conspiracy to corruptly overturn the election results. In a second story, the New York Times...

Duration:00:07:10

Bannon's Grift, Mark Meadows' Contempt of Congress & Trump's Friends & Family Burner Phone Plan

11/28/2021
In recent days there has been reporting about attempts by Bannon's defense attorneys to convince a judge to allow them to distribute to the public the discovery given over by the prosecutors in Bannon's criminal case for contempt of Congress. This video discusses the common practice of courts to issue protective orders regarding discovery in criminal cases and what Steve Bannon is really trying to accomplish by objecting to these standard procedures. Additional reporting has revealed that...

Duration:00:10:29

NY Prosecutors Investigating Yet More Trump Financial Crimes; When Will the Indictments Come?

11/22/2021
The Washington Post reported that the Manhattan District Attorney's Office is now investigating Donald Trump's manipulation of property values, presumably to dodge tax liability. Recently released city property and tax records reveal that Trump claimed for one purpose that his building at 40 Wall Street was worth $527 million and then turned around and, for tax purposes, reported that the same building was worth only $16.7 million. This is Trump taking a page out of the book Tax Fraud for...

Duration:00:06:13

While We Must Accept the Rittenhouse Jury's Not Guilty Verdict, We have Much to Learn & Miles to Go

11/19/2021
A Wisconsin jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of all charges for shooting three individuals, killing two. This video discusses the possible reasons for the verdict and some of the lessons we should learn from the nature of self-defense laws and the dangers posed by our country's determination to worship at the altar on unrestricted gun access. Link below for my MSNBC Daily opinion piece on the Rittenhouse verdict:...

Duration:00:09:18

Why Mark Meadows Must Now be Indicted for Contempt of Congress (just as happened to Steve Bannon)

11/14/2021
On the exact same day Steve Bannon was criminally indicted for contempt of Congress, Mark Meadows refused to appear in violation of a congressional subpoena, thereby committing the crime of . . . contempt of Congress. Congress must now vote to hold Meadows in contempt and refer him for prosecution. This video reviews the way subpoenas work, how one goes about LAWFULLY asserting a privilege (spoiler alert - not by flat out refusing to appear), and why Meadows' attorney's claim that "the...

Duration:00:10:24

Steve Bannon Indicted. What's next: from Monday's Court Appearance to Plea Negations to Trial & More

11/12/2021
A federal grand jury indicted Steve Bannon on two criminal contempt of Congress charges. Here is what to expect moving forward, from Monday's presentment in court to possible plea nogotiaons with prosecutors to trial and sentencing. This video also discusses why it took 22 days for the DC US Attorney's Office to indict Bannon. Plus, with Mark Meadows committing the very same crime today by refusing to appear on a congressional subpoena, might he face the same fate as Bannon? All in all,...

Duration:00:08:50

It's Raining Congressional Subpoenas; Now More Than Ever, DOJ Must Indict Steve Bannon

11/10/2021
Over the past 24 hours, the House select committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol issued 14 subpoenas for Trump aids, assistants, loyalists, sycophants and a smattering of co-conspirators. Issuing subpoenas is easy, enforcing subpoenas has turned out to be hard. We are on day 19 of Steven Bannon indictment watch and no DOJ indictment in sight. Now more that ever, DOJ must act to hold Bannon accountable, both because it's the right thing to do AND because it will send a powerful...

Duration:00:07:22

Federal Judge Chutkan Destroys Arguments by Donald Tump's Lawyer on Executive Privilege.

11/5/2021
Donald Trump filed a lawsuit trying to prevent information about his possible role in the insurrection from being provided to the House select committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol. In a court hearing on November 4, 2021, Judge Tanya Chutkan dismantled each and every argument Trump's lawyer, Justin Clark, made in his desperate attempt to stop the House select committee from getting what is very likely damaging information about Trump's role in the insurrection. This video...

Duration:00:08:28

Washington Post's January 6 Deep Dive; Is AG Garland/DOJ Criminally Investigating Donald Trump?

11/2/2021
The Washington Post printed a 3-part series taking an extraordinary deep dive into the before, during and after of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. This again raises the question many have been asking throughout the 10 months since the attack on our democracy: is Attorney General Merrick Garland's Department of Justice criminally investigating Donald Trump for his efforts to overturn the results of the presidential election. This video discusses the goals and principles of...

Duration:00:11:01

Steve Bannon Indictment Watch & DOJ Precedent of 9 Days from Congressional Referral to Indictment

10/25/2021
On Thursday, October 21st, the House of Representatives voted to hold Steve Bannon in Contempt of Congress and referred him to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution. All eyes now turn to the Bannon Indictment Watch. Fortunately, there is precedent on this precise issue: in 1983, Congress voted to hold EPA official Rita Lavelle in contempt of Congress, referred her for prosecution and, just 9 days later, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia had the grand jury...

Duration:00:07:00

Any Member of Congress Who Votes AGAINST Holding Bannon in Contempt, Aids/Abets Steve Bannon's Crime

10/22/2021
Last time a contemptuous congressional witness was prosecuted, it was Reagan Administration official Rita M. Lavelle in 1983. In that mater, the full House of Representatives voted unanimously - 413 to 0 - to refer Ms. Lavelle for prosecution. This was when Congress understood the importance of enforcing its subpoenas against contemptuous witnesses. The full House is about to vote on whether to refer Steve Bannon for prosecution after he refused to appear pursuant to a congressional subpoena...

Duration:00:07:45

Why Trump's Frivolous Executive Privilege Lawsuit Will Fail AND Why It Won't Help Steve Bannon

10/20/2021
Not surprisingly, Donald Trump has filed yet another lawsuit trying to hide from Congress and, by extension, the American people, evidence of his criminal conduct in connection with the January 6 attack on the US Capitol and our democracy. The case has been assigned to Judge Tanya Chutkan, a former public defender in the courts of Washington, DC, and a smart, strong and fearless federal judge. This video discusses what we can expect as Trump's lawsuit is taken up by the courts and why it...

Duration:00:10:23

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