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Join former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara as he breaks down legal topics in the news and engages thought leaders in a podcast about power, policy, and justice.

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    • Politics
    • 4.8, 1.3K Ratings

Join former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara as he breaks down legal topics in the news and engages thought leaders in a podcast about power, policy, and justice.

    United Security Sample - Arms, Protests, Ballots

    United Security Sample - Arms, Protests, Ballots

    In this sample from the United Security podcast, Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein address the criticisms of the warning issued by William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, on foreign election interference. 

    In the full episode, Lisa and Ken break down:

    --  The legal and policy questions raised by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to bypass congressional review on an $8.1 billions arms deal with Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates;

    -- The legal authorities for the deployment of federal agents in response to Black Lives Matter protests in Portland and the related concerns the move raises about the mission of the Department of Homeland Security; 

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    • 14 min
    Did Mueller Miss the Mark? (with Jeffrey Toobin)

    Did Mueller Miss the Mark? (with Jeffrey Toobin)

    On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Did Mueller Miss the Mark?” Preet answers listener questions about the possibility of future Trump pardons, the strategy behind effective questioning of congressional witnesses, and how much influence Preet has at the top of the government.  

    Then, The New Yorker journalist Jeffrey Toobin joins Preet for a conversation about his new book, “True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump.” Toobin discusses the behind-the-scenes moments from the Mueller probe and impeachment, key figures from the investigations, and whether Chief Justice John Roberts is experiencing a jurisprudential shift to the left. 

    For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/did-mueller-miss-the-mark-with-jeffrey-toobin/

    To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider 

    Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief

    And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed. 

    As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    CAFE Insider 8/4: Threats Foreign and Domestic

    CAFE Insider 8/4: Threats Foreign and Domestic

    In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne speak with Ben Wittes, the editor-in-chief of the Lawfare blog, about recent reports that the Department of Homeland Security compiled “intelligence reports” concerning his reporting on the Department’s response to the protests in Portland, OR. 

    To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security, co-hosted by Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein, try out the membership  free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider

    Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief

    REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: 

    Ben’s interview on Stay Tuned with Preet, 10/19/17

    “DHS Authorizes Domestic Surveillance to Protect Statues and Monuments,” Ben Wittes, Lawfare, 7/20/20

    Ben’s initial tweet exposing a DHS internal memo about cracking down on leaks, 7/24/20

    Ben’s subsequent tweet exposing a DHS internal memo about blaming Portland protests on Antifa, 7/26/20

    “What if J. Edgar Hoover Had Been a Moron?” Ben Wittes, Lawfare, 8/3/20

    “DHS compiled ‘intelligence reports’ on journalists who published leaked documents,” Shane Harris, Washington Post, 7/30/20

    “DHS authorizes personnel to collect information on protesters it says threaten monuments,” Shane Harris, Washington Post, 7/20/20

    “From the Start, Federal Agents Demanded a Role in Suppressing Anti-Racism Protests,” Mike Baker, New York Times, 7/28/20

    • 22 min
    Words Matter: Interview with Rod Rosenstein

    Words Matter: Interview with Rod Rosenstein

    Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein joins Katie Barlow and Joe Lockhart for a wide-ranging discussion that includes his long DOJ career and why he hasn’t written a book since leaving public service, whether police departments suffer from systemic racism, reports that he suggested wearing a wire to record President Trump, and of course, the critical decisions points and controversies around Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

    Words Matter will become part of the CAFE Insider membership product in the coming weeks. Become a member: www.cafe.com/words

    Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter which includes analysis by Elie Honig, links to new content, and more: www.cafe.com/brief

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Covering the State of Our Union (with Jake Tapper)

    Covering the State of Our Union (with Jake Tapper)

    On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Covering the State of Our Union,” Preet answers listener questions about Trump’s well wishes to Ghislaine Maxwell, a U.S. Attorney’s role in civil cases, and Attorney General Barr’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. 

    Then, CNN journalist Jake Tapper joins Preet for a conversation focused on the film adaptation of “The Outpost,” his book about the War in Afghanistan. Tapper also discusses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump’s endless Tweeting, and more. 

    For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/covering-the-state-of-our-union-with-jake-tapper

    To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider at: CAFE.com/Insider 

    Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, updates from Preet, and analysis from Elie Honig, at: CAFE.com/brief

    And if you haven’t already, listen to a sample from this week’s episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free at CAFE.com or in the Stay Tuned feed. 

    As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    CAFE Insider 7/28: Barr Fight

    CAFE Insider 7/28: Barr Fight

    In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne react to Attorney General Bill Barr’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. Their analysis continues for members of CAFE Insider, with a deep dive into President Trump’s recent deployment of hundreds of federal officers to American cities as part of “Operation Legend,” and the release of Michael Cohen from prison after a federal judge called his re-imprisonment “retaliatory” in response to his plans to publish a book. 

    To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security podcast co-hosted by Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein, try out the membership  free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider

    Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief

     

    REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: 

    VIDEO: AG Barr’s complete testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, 7/28/20

    Barr’s written opening statement, 7/28/20

    Preet’s live-tweeting of the hearing, including about Jim Jordan, the quality of the questioning, and what he thinks should have been asked, 7/28/20

    Anne’s live-tweeting of the hearing, including about members of Congress giving speeches, Hakeem Jeffries’ questioning, and Barr’s involvement in the Roger Stone case, 7/28/20

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Underwood86 ,

Great show this week.

An outstanding episode. Good questions to insightful guests who gave thoughtful answers. Why spend an hour reading garbage on Twitter when you can listen to content like this?

Tinman Sam ,

Informative and clear minded

While not entirely impartial, Preet (and Anne) do a superb job of clarifying modern American politics, law, economics and sociological issues.

jphtoronto ,

Thank you

For connecting with us in our shared self isolation it is all so overwhelming and we need the inspiration to survive this crisis we are so vulnerable and fragile let’s pray for our health care professionals our front line workers our everyday people who are keeping us going in grocery stores pharmacies and other essential services and our families

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