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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

Trump's pressure campaign on state election officials & his conspiracy w/DOJ official Jeffrey Clark

6/20/2022
As the January 6 House select committee public hearings continue, the evidence will focus on former President Donald Trump's pressure campaign on Georgia and Arizona state election officials to overturn Joe Biden's election win. This evidence will highlight the pattern of Trump's crimes and corruption. The Jan.6 committee will then move into presenting testimony by former Department of Justice officials who knew of Trump's criminal scheme, one of whom, Jeffrey Clark, joined Trump's...

Duration:00:10:32

Who is on John Eastman's pardon list & why did Sen. Grassley say he, not Pence, would preside on 1/6

6/19/2022
The January 6 select committee public hearings have been providing lots of information and answers demonstrating former President Donald Trump's criminal responsibility for the insurrection. But there are still many unanswered questions. This video takes up two of those questions: 1. Trump's treasonous lawyer John Eastman said he wanted his name to be included on the "pardon list" that was being discussed. Here is some of what we need to know about that pardon list. 2. Why did Senator...

Duration:00:06:11

Judge Luttig, darling of the right, says Trump "clear+present danger." Trump proves it in TN speech

6/18/2022
Two highlights from the most recent January 6 committee public hearings include 1. the revelation that former President Donald Trump's enraged mob was just 40 feet away from Mike Pence as the former Vice President was being whisked to safety by Secret Service officers, and 2. the testimony of retired federal court judge J. Michael Luttig, a darling of Republican Party, said that Donald Trump and his supporters still "represent a clear and present danger to democracy." In his recent speech to...

Duration:00:06:03

Crimes of Trump lawyer Eastman exposed; will Ginni Thomas testify; DOJ demands all J6 transcripts

6/17/2022
The legal landscape is developing at lightening speed. This video reviews three recent legal developments: 1. The January 6 House select committee investigating the insurrection exposed the dramatic crimes of John Eastman, Donald Trump's treasonous lawyer, in the most recent public hearing. 2. Will Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, testify to the January 6 committee, as she has indicated in a recent interview? 3. What should we make of the Department of Justice...

Duration:00:18:27

Trump pressuring Mike Pence to overturn election results is additional evidence of Trump's treason

6/16/2022
The evidence is mounting that Donald Trump not only obstructed an official proceeding and conspired to commit offenses against the United States, as federal judge David Carter found (by a preponderance of the evidence), and not only incited an insurrection, and not only is part of a seditious conspiracy, but that he also "levied war against the United States", which constitutes the crime of treasons (18 USC section 2381). The evidence of Trump's pressure campaign, attempting to coerce then...

Duration:00:05:01

J6 Committee reveals evidence behind Trump's "Big Lie" crimes: The Big Lie includes The Big Rip Off

6/14/2022
We have always known what Donald Trump said and did in his statements his speeches and his tweets - insisting that the only way he could lose the election is it it was "rigged." But thanks to the evidence revealed by the J6 House slect committee public hearings, we know know the private conversations - or, by another name, the evidence - behind the lies. And the liberal progression of Trump's criminal scheme to is as obvious as it is incriminating. Here's the breakdown of this dramatically...

Duration:00:15:36

Day 1 of J6 insurrection hearings: the curtain pulled back on Trump's treason. A recap & breakdown

6/11/2022
The opening of the January 6 select committee public hearings was dramatic and horrifying and impactful and enlightening. This video takes on the following topics: 1. Why did the committee start with a video clip of Bill Barr's testimony? 2. What are the implications of Rep. Scott Perry and other Republican members of Congress seeking pardons for their conduct in connection with the events of Jan. 6? 2. What was the import and impact of Ivanka Trump's testimony that she credited Bill Barr...

Duration:00:17:10

Preview of J6 committee public hearings: what do we expect to see & what happens after we see it?

6/9/2022
The congressional select committee investigating the insurrection has taken the testimony of more than 1000 witnesses in its determination to get to the bottom of the insurrection. Even before the first witness testifies publicly, the country owes a huge debt of gratitude to Chairman of the committee Rep. Bennie Thompson, vice chair Rep. Liz Cheney, and all the members of the committee and their investigative staff, for their efforts to pull back the curtain on Trump's treason. Now, the...

Duration:00:06:32

Grand jury subpoenas Navarro, confirming criminal investigation of Trump; Trump feels the squeeze in GA too

5/31/2022
In a dramatic new development, a federal grand jury investigation the insurrection subpoenas Peter Navarro, a former aide to Donald Trump. The subpoena requests evidence of all communications Navarro had with Donald Trump involving what happened on January 6. This news, reported by Kyle Cheney of Politico, makes clear that the Department of Justice is directly investigating the crimes of Donald Trump. Trump is evidently feeling the squeeze, including in connection with the criminal...

Duration:00:10:58

Trump offered Kellyanne Conway an unsolicited blanket pardon. Let's talk Rudy/Don Jr./Ivanka/Jared

5/24/2022
Kellyanne Conway is out hawking a book. In an article in the Washington Post by Ashley Parker (like below), we learned that Donald Trump offered Conway an unsolicited blanket pardon. This leads to the reasons inference that, if Trump offered HER a pardon, he almost certainly gave pardons to others - Don Jr., Ivanka, Jared Kushner, Rudy Giuliani and likely others. In some new reporting by Hugo Lowell of the Guardian (link below), it appears that Giuliani did not invoke his 5th Amendment right...

Duration:00:25:01

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