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Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner

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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

Elon Musk wants Trump back on Twitter, saying that Twitter's ban was a "morally bad decision."

5/11/2022
It's no surprise that Elon Musk just announced that he will reverse the ban of Donald Trump once he owns Twitter. But what actually is pretty shocking was the reason Musk said he was so offended when Twitter banned Trump: because it was a "morally bad decision." This video takes on the absurdity of that claim. The American oligarchs really do want the American people to believe up is down, darkness is light and insurrection is patriotism. And morality is immorality. For our Team Justice and...

Duration:00:05:23

J6 hearings to start June 9; how many Republican politicians will refuse to testify, joining The Cover Up Club

5/2/2022
The congressional select committee investigating the Capitol attack just announced that public hearings will begin on June 9. In the meantime, the panel continues to investigate the insurrection. Journalist Hugo Lowell of the Guardian reported that the J6 panel is seeking the voluntary interviews of as many as a dozen members of Congress to testify about their knowledge of the insurrection. This raises what has become the usual series of questions: 1. if the republican politicians refuse to...

Duration:00:08:33

Jim Jordan does Elon Musk's bidding, sends "preservation letter" demands to Twitter board members

4/27/2022
The pervasive abuse of the legislative process by some Republican politicians suggests we are living in an age of "gangster government": Kevin McCarthy threatens telecom companies in an effort to dissuade them from cooperating with the House select committee investigating the insurrection; Ron DeSantis uses legislation to punish Disney for criticizing his divisive educational positions; and now Jim Jordan does Elon Musk's bidding by sending quasi-threatening letters to Twitter's board...

Duration:00:08:57

Reporting Asks: "Why Hasn't Trump Been Indicted Yet? We Have Five Theories."

4/18/2022
In a new piece published by Slate, the question is asked, "Why Hasn't Trump Been Indicted Yet?" The article goes on to discuss five possible reasons why state and federal prosecutors have not yet brought charges against former president Donald Trump. This video discusses these five possibilities and lands on the most likely of the five. For our Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop, please visit: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/glennkirschner/ Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice...

Duration:00:13:22

Insurrectionist Dustin Thompson Testifies he was following Trump''s Orders, Jury Finds Him Guilty

4/15/2022
A Washington DC jury just convicted Capitol attacker Dustin Thompson on all six counts for storming the US Capitol on January 6 to stop the certification of Joe Biden's election win. Thompson testified that he was following then-President Donald Trump's express orders. The problem for Thompson is that "following presidential orders" is not a legal defense to his crimes. But it IS evidence that can be introduced against Donald Trump in the future in the event he is indicted for inciting the...

Duration:00:08:18

Is DOJ Investigating Boxes of Classified Documents Trump Unlawfully Took to Mar-a-Lago?

4/7/2022
Several stories broke today on the legal front, and they loosely represent the good, the bad and the ugly. The good: Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson The bad: New York Attorney General asks NY judge to hold Donald Trump in contempt The ugly: Two branches of judgement engage in tug-of-war over the 15 boxes of presidential records Donald Trump unlawfully whisked away to Mar-a-Lago This video reviews these three legal developments. For our Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise...

Duration:00:13:19

Trump admits: "I didn't win the election." How this & other statements will be used against him

4/6/2022
According to a new article published in The Atlantic, Donald Trump asked presidential historian Professor Julian Zelizer to interview him about his presidency. Trump then incriminated himself in multiple ways. Thereafter, he declared that historians are "bad people." This video reviews the legal implications of the statements made by Trump and how they might be used against him in a future prosecution. Link to Professor Zelizer's article in The Atlantic:...

Duration:00:09:59

NYT: President Biden says Trump is "a Danger to Democracy" and "Should be Prosecuted"

4/4/2022
We've had some important developments on the justice front in recent days, including: Federal Judge David Carter finds Trump "likely committed crimes to stay in power" The Department of Justice widens its criminal probe to include funders and organizers of the pre-insurrection rally, as well as the fake electors For past two months, DOJ as been issuing grand jury subpoenas, involving "officials in former President Trump's orbit" Now comes new reporting from the New York Times that President...

Duration:00:07:35

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Conflicts of Interest & the Need for an Impeachment Inquiry

4/1/2022
There is a crisis at the Supreme Court as a result of the deeply unethical conduct of Justice Clarence Thomas. There are many suggestions and proposals emerging about what should be done to deal with the current crisis, as well as how to deter future misconduct by Supreme Court Justices. Those proposals include future recusal of Thomas from all January 6 and 2020 election related cases. Others involve the court adopting a code of conduct and mechanisms to enforce violations thereof. This...

Duration:00:07:59

Donald Trump Flips (Politically) on Mo Brooks. Could it be that Mo Brooks has Flipped on Trump?

3/23/2022
On thing is beyond reasonable dispute: Donald Trump does not like to admits he's ever wrong. Yet he just issued a statement withdrawing his endorsement of Mo Brooks for the US Senate. In other words, Trump issued a statement saying, in substance, Donald Trump was dead wrong to endorse Brooks. Trump claims that his endorsement flip-flop is because Brooks said people should move on from the 2020 election. But that explanation rigns hollow. This podcast discusses what Trump's real motivation...

Duration:00:08:32

Donald Trump Appeals Judge's Order Directing him to Submit to Deposition by NY AG Tish James,

3/22/2022
Donald Trump has appealed an order entered by New York state court Judge Arthur Engoron directing him to submit to a deposition sought by NY Attorney General Leticia James. Interestingly, Trump usually fights like the devil to avoid testifying in any setting. Yet based on reporting by CNN, Trump argues that he should not be made to sit for a deposition but instead, AG James should call him to testify before a NY state grand jury. This video reviews the legal consequences of a witness...

Duration:00:10:20

Mark Meadows' Double-Wide Voter Fraud: Meadows Now Faces Federal AND State Criminal Investigation

3/19/2022
Based on new reporting in The Washington Post, Mark Meadows is now faction a criminal investigation in the state of North Carolina for possible voter/election fraud on top of his federal criminal investigation for contempt of Congress. This video reviews the lates investigative problem for Mark Meadows. https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/why-did-mark-meadows-register-to-vote-at-an-address-where-he-did-not-reside For our Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop, please visit:...

Duration:00:07:37

Stephen Miller's Frivolous Lawsuit; Michigan Trial Underway in Conspiracy Plot to Kidnap Gov Whitmer

3/9/2022
Developments in two legal stories: First, Donald Trump's xenophobic henchman Stephen Miller just filed a lawsuit to try to stop the House select Committee from subpoenaing his cell phone records. In the suit, Miller reveals that he's still on his parents' cell phone plan. Miller's legal claims in the suit are frivolous, and his lawsuit is a transparent attempt to to delay matters. In Michigan, a trial is underway against the four men who plotted to kidnap Governor Whitmer. The prosecution's...

Duration:00:08:01

Bill Barr Has Direct Evidence of Trump's Criminal Intent & Must be Subpoenaed by DOJ for Grand Jury

3/7/2022
Bill Barr is on his reputation rehabilitation tour. In an interview with the Today Show's Savannah Guthrie, Barr talks about the evidence of Donald Trump's criminal intent in connection with trying to corruptly overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. There is no question but that the Department of Justice should subpoena Bill Barr to the grand jury in a criminal investigation of Donald Trump. The only legitimate reason DOJ might opt not to subpoena Barr is if federal...

Duration:00:08:48

NY Prosecutors Investigating Trump Resign, DA Alvin Bragg Refuses to Release Resignation Letters

3/2/2022
The Daily Beast reported that New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg is refusing to release the resignation letters submitted by the two top prosecutors - Pomerantz and Dunne - who had been assigned to the Trump Organization prosecution and the criminal investigation into Donald Trump himself. Reports are that the letters criticize DA Bragg for his refusal to focus on the case in a timely manner and for his apparent determination to forgo indicting Donald Trump for his crimes. Troublingly,...

Duration:00:08:41

First Jan. 6 Insurrection Trial: US v. Guy Reffitt. What to Expect from the Prosecution, the Defense

2/28/2022
The first criminal trial of a defendant charged with attacking the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, kicked off in DC federal district court on Monday, February 28, 2022. The defendant, Guy Reffitt, is charged with five felonies, including obstructing an official congressional proceeding, carrying a firearm and obstruction justice by threatening his own child in an attempt to prevent them from turning him in to the authorities. Jury selection began with a series of probing questions by the...

Duration:00:11:47

NY Prosecutor Hoffinger Takes over Trump Case After Veteran Prosecutors Resign. Who is Executive Assistant District Attorney Hoffinger?

2/25/2022
The Manhattan District Attorney's Officer had been steadily moving forward in its criminal investigation of the Trump Organization and Donald Trump. Indeed, that office indicted both the Trump Organization and Donald Trump's Chief Financial Officer Alan Weisselberg for charges including a 15-year-long criminal scheme to defraud in the first degree. But with the arrival of the newly elected District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the two top prosecutors on the Trump investigation abruptly resigned...

Duration:00:07:45

Will Trump's Written Confession Regarding Pence "Overturning" Election Prod DOJ into Action?

2/1/2022
In yet another display of overt criminality, former President Donald Trump issued a written statement acknowledging that he wanted Vice President Mike Pence to "overturn" the presidential election. This video discusses: 1. Why Trump likely made this admission 2. Why his claim that Pence had the authority to "overturn" the election's result is unconvincing and 3. What the Department of Justice should do as a result of Trump's admission Here is the link to my MSNBC Daily article I discuss in...

Duration:00:10:43

Barr Talks to House Select Committee with No Leaks: Two Important Takeaways from this Revelation

1/24/2022
Representative Bennie Thompson, the Chairman of the House select committee investigating the insurrection, disclosed yesterday that the committee has been speaking with former Attorney General Bill Barr. Importantly, there had ben no reporting - no leaks - of this fact prior to Rep. Thompson's disclosure. What lessons can we take away from the fact that a congressional committee can conduct a high-stakes, high-pressure investigation without any leaks? And are there parallels that can be draw...

Duration:00:05:54

Ex-Girlfriend of Rep Matt Gaetz Granted Immunity, Testifies before Grand Jury.

1/18/2022
Matt Gaetz is being investigated by the Department of Justice for possible sex trafficking and obstruction of justice offenses. CBS News has reported that an ex-girlfriend of Gaetz has been granted immunity by federal prosecutors and has testified before a grand jury. This spells real trouble for Gaetz. This video reviews how, when and why prosecutors grant immunity to witnesses and how things might play out for Gaetz moving forward. For our Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop,...

Duration:00:11:12