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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.

    Scenes from an Impeachment (with Dan Goldman)

    Scenes from an Impeachment (with Dan Goldman)

    This week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Scenes from an Impeachment,” features an exclusive interview with Dan Goldman, the House Intelligence Committee’s Director of Investigations and Senior Adviser who was charged with leading the public questioning of impeachment witnesses. Goldman, a former federal prosecutor who served as SDNY’s Deputy Chief of Organized Crime, takes us behind the scenes of impeachment.

    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.

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    REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

    SUBPOENA POWERCRS Report: Congress’s Contempt Power and the Enforcement of Congressional Subpoenas: Law, History, Practice, and Procedure, May 2017


    THE WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINTInspector General of the Intelligence Community Michael Atkinson’s first letter notifying the House Intel Committee of the withheld whistleblower complaint, 9/9/19Chairman Adam Schiff’s letter to Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire requesting the withheld whistleblower complaint, 9/10/19Chairman Schiff’s subpoena and accompanying letter issued to Acting DNI Maguire regarding the withheld whistleblower complaint, 9/13/19The Whistleblower complaint regarding President Trump’s actions, filed August 2019Acting DNI Maguire’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, 9/26/19


    MUELLER REPORTAttorney General Bill Barr’s letter on Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s report’s principal conclusions, March 2019Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s Report on The Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, March 2019


    UKRAINEMemorandum of Trump’s July 25, 2019 conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr ZelenskyFormer special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker’s text messagesThree House Committees Launch Wide-Ranging Investigation into Trump-Giuliani Ukraine Scheme, 9/9/19“Rudy Giuliani Plans Ukraine Trip to Push for Inquiries That Could Help Trump, New York Times, 5/9/19


    HOUSE IMPEACHMENT WITNESSESAmbassador Bill Taylor’s deposition transcript and testimonyGeorge Kent’s deposition transcript and testimonyDr. Fiona Hill’s deposition transcript and testimony  David Holmes’ deposition transcript and testimonyUndersecretary David Hale’s deposition transcript and testimonyTim Morrison’s deposition transcript and testimonyLt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s deposition transcript and testimonyAmbassador Gordon Sondland’s deposition transcript and testimonyFormer Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s deposition transcript and testimonyLaura Cooper’s deposition transcript and testimony  Jennifer Williams’ deposition transcript and testimonyAmbassador Kurt Volker’s deposition transcript and testimonyDan Goldman’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, 12/9/19


    ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENTThe House Resolution Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors, December 2019Clip: Pelosi’s full impeachment inquiry announcement, 9/24/19“Seven freshman Democrats: These allegations are a threat to all we have sworn to protect,” Washington Post, 9/23/19“How senators voted on Trump’s impeachment,” Politico, 2/5/20


    SENATE TRIALClip: Rep. Adam Schiff Closing Argument in Senate Trial, 1/23/20Clip: Rep. Adam Schiff Closing Argument in Senate Trial, 2/3/20  


    ROGER STONERoger Stone initial sentencing memo, 2/10/20Roger Stone updated sentencing memo, 2/11/20Trump tweet congratulating AG Barr on Stone case intervention, 2/12/20“Prosecutors quit Roger Stone case after Justice Dept. intervenes on sentencing,” The New York Times, 2/11/20“Trump pulls nomination of former U.S. for Treasury post

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Stone Cold Crisis (with Anne Milgram)

    Stone Cold Crisis (with Anne Milgram)

    In this special episode of Stay Tuned, “Stone Cold Crisis,” Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram dig into some seriously troubling news: The DOJ’s decision to overrule career prosecutors’ recommended sentence for Roger Stone, Trump’s long-time advisor and friend, a day after Trump called the initial sentencing recommendation “horrible and very unfair.”

    The analysis of this and other politically charged legal news continues next Tuesday for members of CAFE Insider. Sign up for a free two-week trial to listen. For students with a valid .edu email, there’s now a special rate.




    REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

    STONE CASE Roger Stone initial sentencing memo, 2/10/20Roger Stone updated sentencing memo, 2/11/20Trump tweet congratulating AG Barr on Stone case intervention, 2/12/20Preet tweet re: Judge Amy Berman Jackson, 2/11/20Trump tweet attacking Judge Jackson, 2/11/20“Prosecutors quit Roger Stone case after Justice Dept. intervenes on sentencing,” The New York Times, 2/11/20“Trump pulls nomination of former U.S. for Treasury post,” Axios, 2/11/12


    FLYNN“In reversal, prosecutors recommend up to 6 months in prison for Flynn,” ABC News, 1/7/20


    GIULIANI / BARR BACKCHANNELAG Bill Barr’s memo outlining new restrictions on opening politically sensitive investigations, 2/5/20“Giuliani is giving Biden info the government, Barr confirms,” Los Angeles Times, 2/10/20

    • 22 min
    Iowa & The State of Disunion (with John Dickerson)

    Iowa & The State of Disunion (with John Dickerson)

    On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Iowa & The State of Disunion,” Preet answers your questions about:The future of the Iowa CaucusesWhether the House can re-open the impeachment inquiry into President TrumpHow elections should bear on impeachmentSituations where the guilty are acquitted  


    The guest this week is John Dickerson. He is a correspondent for 60 Minutes, contributing editor to The Atlantic, and an author. Dickerson is also a co-host of Slate’s Political Gabfest and Whistlestop podcasts.

    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.

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    REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

    THE Q&A

    IOWA“Lessons Learned From The Iowa Caucuses, And Danger Signs Ahead,” National Public Radio, 2/5/20“‘A total mess’: Critics call for an end to Iowa’s first-in-the-nation statusIowa caucuses – reporting,” Vox, 2/4/20


    IMPEACHMENTDouble Jeopardy, Legal Information Institute Jury Nullification, Legal Information Institute “Alexander: Trump's Ukraine actions 'wrong,' 'inappropriate,' but not impeachable,” Politico, 2/1/20“Murkowski says she 'cannot vote to convict,' but calls Trump's actions 'shameful and wrong,'” CNN, 2/3/20“Rep. Jerry Nadler Says House Will Likely Subpoena John Bolton,” National Public Radio, 2/5/20


    THE INTERVIEW

    SOTUTrump’s 2020 State of the Union AddressState of the Union Address, United States House of Representatives History, Art & ArchivesTrump’s 2019 State of the Union Address, 2/5/19“In dissonant State of the Union speech, Trump seeks unity while depicting ruin,” Washington Post, 2/5/19 Ezra Klein: “Why the media is so polarized — and how it polarizes us,” Vox, 1/28/20Dickerson: “The Hardest Job in the World,” The Atlantic, May 2018


    BIPARTISANSHIP“Obama’s Call for Bipartisanship Failed. Why Do 2020 Dems Think They’ll Do Better?,” NY Mag, 3/1/19“Frenemies: A Love Story,” New York Times, 10/5/12“Nancy Pelosi, Icon of Female Power, Will Reclaim Role as Speaker and Seal a Place in History,” New York Times, 1/2/19


    HOUSE OF TIP O’NEILLThe Troubles of Tip O’Neill, New York Times, 8/16/91“After Two Decades, the 'Boll Weevils' Are Back, and Whistling Dixie,” Washington Post, 4/26/81Clip: “Speaker O'Neil's Words Taken Down,” C-SPAN, 5/15/84“Newt vs. Tip: Partisanship at Its Apogee?,” RealClearPolitics, 5/15/14“The House of Jim Wright,” Politico, 5/7/15“Lott Remarks on Thurmond Echoed 1980 Words,” Washington Post, 9/11/02


    TRUMANListen: “Harry S. Truman’s Battles With the Bosses,” Whistlestop Podcast, 11/15/17“As Election Day nears, Trump borrows from Harry Truman’s playbook,” Washington Post, 11/5/18


    POLITICAL “GAFFES”Clip: Joe Lieberman, “3-way tie for 3rd,” C-SPAN, 5/18/17 Clip: “The Scream that doomed Howard Dean,” 2004Clip: “George H.W. Bush checks the time,” 1992“Dukakis and the Tank,” Politico, 11/17/13


    POLITICAL SPEECHESClip: Mario Cuomo 1984 Democratic National Convention Keynote Speech, C-SPAN, 7/16/84Clip: Ronald Reagan’s 1976 Presidential Endorsement Speech, C-SPAN, 8/19/76Clip: President Obama delivers Eulogy, Youtube, 6/26/15Clip: Senator Barack Obama 2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Speech, 7/27/04Clip: Obama Speech in Manassas, Virginia, 11/3/08


    IMPEACHMENTClip: Rep. Adam Schiff Closing Argument, 2/3/20


    THE BUTTONClip: Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Democratic Response to State of the Union Address, 2/4/20Clip: Marco Rubio's State of the Union Response, 2/12/13Clip: Jindal Delivers Republican Response, 2/25/09Clip: 30 Bobby Jindal Rock, 2/25/09

    • 1 hr 14 min
    National Security Special (with Lisa Monaco & Ken Wainstein)

    National Security Special (with Lisa Monaco & Ken Wainstein)

    In this Stay Tuned special bonus, national security experts Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein discuss the latest news stories that aren't about impeachment: Coronavirus, encryption, and the controversy over Carter Page FISA warrants.

    Lisa Monaco served as Advisor to President Obama for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism from 2013-2017. A former federal prosecutor, Monaco spent 15 years in the Justice Department in various DOJ and FBI leadership positions—including Counsel to and Chief of Staff at the FBI for then-Director Robert Mueller. In 2011, Monaco was the first woman to serve as the Assistant Attorney General for National Security.

    Kenneth Wainstein served as Advisor to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism from 2008-2009. Wainstein served as the first Assistant Attorney General for National Security at DOJ, and led the new National Security Division in the wake of 9/11. A former federal prosecutor, Wainstein spent 19 years in the Justice Department and also served as General Counsel, and then Chief of Staff to then-Director Robert Mueller.

    Please send your thoughts to staytuned@cafe.com. Members of CAFE Insider can hear the full conversation, and access other exclusive content, including a weekly podcast at CAFE.com/insider.




    REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

    CORONAVIRUS Coronavirus Live Updates, New York Times“Trump sticks embattled health chief with coronavirus response,” Politico, 1/30/20“195 Quarantined in California After Fleeing Coronavirus Epicenter,” New York Times, 1/31/20“How a ‘Czar’ Fights a Disease,” Politico, 1/19/15


    ENCRYPTION Clip: Cybersecurity, Encryption and United States National Security Matters Hearing before the Committee on Armed Services United States Senate, 9/13/16Clip: Attorney General Barr on Encryption Technology and Law Enforcement, 10/4/19Clip: Encryption and Lawful Access: Evaluating Benefits and Risks to Public Safety and Privacy, Senate Judiciary Committee, 12/10/19Valerie Caproni’s Statement Before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, 2/17/11“A Year After San Bernardino And Apple-FBI, Where Are We On Encryption?,” National Public Radio, 12/3/16


    FISAThe Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), Legal Information InstituteFourth Amendment, Legal Information InstituteJudge James Boasberg’s Order Regarding Handling and Disposition of Information regarding Carter Page, filed 1/7/20DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation, December 2019FBI Director Chris Wray’s response in regards to “Accuracy Concerns regarding FBI Matters Submitted to the FISC,” 1/10/20David Kris’ amicus brief, “Accuracy Concerns regarding FBI Matters Submitted to the FISC,” 1/15/20Clip: Attorney General Barr and FBI Deputy Director Bowdich Hold Press Conference, 1/13/20Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, “The Church Committee”“Justice Dept. Says Facts Did Not Justify Continued Wiretap of Trump Aide,” New York Times, 1/23/20

    • 45 min
    The Fate of the World in 2020 (with Ian Bremmer)

    The Fate of the World in 2020 (with Ian Bremmer)

    On this episode of Stay Tuned, “The Fate of the World in 2020,” Preet answers your questions about:What constitutes impeachable conductThe authorities that Chief Justice John Roberts can assert in Trump's impeachment trialReports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t have the votes to block impeachment witnesses


    The guest this week is Ian Bremmer, the Founder and President of Eurasia Group, a leading global political risk and research firm. Bremmer is also the president of GZERO Media, which features short videos, podcasts, and explainers to help break down complicated global issues, and is an Editor-at-Large and Foreign Affairs columnist at TIME Magazine.




    REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

    THE Q&A

    JOHN ROBERTS:"John Roberts Can Call Witnesses to Trump's Trial. Will He?," New York Times, 1/27/20"Rebuke From Roberts Signals His Limited Role in Trump’s Senate Trial," New York Times, 1/22/20


    MITCH MCCONNELL:"McConnell Says GOP Doesn't Have Votes to Block Impeachment Witnesses," Wall Street Journal, 1/29/20


    THE INTERVIEW

    EURASIA GROUP TOP RISKS: “Top Risks for 2020,” Eurasia Group, 1/6/2020“Top Risks for 2019,” Eurasia Group, 1/7/2019“The Fate of the World in 2019,” Stay Tuned with Preet, 1/8/2019


    DAVOS: Klaus Schwab, The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Currency/Penguin Random House, 2017“Ian Bremmer reveals what business and political leaders are discussing behind closed doors in Davos,” Eurasia Group and Business Insider, 1/24/2020“Climate Change Takes Center Stage at Davos,” New York Times, 1/20/2020“Trump Focuses on Economy at Davos, Seeking a Counter to Impeachment,” New York Times, 1/21/2020“Greta Thunberg on Averting a Climate Apocalypse: Davos 2020,” World Economic Forum on Youtube, 1/21/2020


    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOREIGN POLICY: Donald Trump Tweet about Bremmer, Twitter, 5/27/2019Bremmer's tweet apologizing about the quote, Twitter, 5/27/2019“A political scientist caused confusion when he made up a Trump quote. The president noticed,” Washington Post, 5/27/2019“Mattis says Iran downing a US aircraft should be met with retaliation,” Military Times, 12/3/2019“Zuckerberg talks Warren ‘existential’ breakup threat in leaked audio,” Axios, 10/1/2019“After Contentious Interview, Pompeo Publicly Accuses NPR Journalist Of Lying to Him,” NPR, 1/25/2020“Prince Charles: We need a new economic model or the planet will burn,” CNN, 1/22/20Ian Bremmer, “How the Trump Administration’s Israel-Palestine Peace Plan Will Change the Middle East,” TIME, 1/28/2020


    EXTRAS: “A Large Blank World Map,” Wikimedia Commons “Is it Appropriate to Undo Two Shirt Buttons at Work?” Wall Street Journal, 12/11/2014


    THE BUTTONWatch: 2020 Grammy Awards"Alicia Keys honors Kobe Bryant in moving Grammys opening speech," LA Times, 1/26/20


    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. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    CAFE Insider 1/28: Nuts & Bolton

    CAFE Insider 1/28: Nuts & Bolton

    In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Nuts & Bolton," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the bombshell revelations that former National Security Advisor John Bolton wrote in the manuscript of his forthcoming book that President Trump tied releasing aid to Ukraine investigating the Bidens.

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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

Marilyn Marin ,

Thank you all for your service!

Thank you Dave Goldman & please relay my gratitude to Adam Schift. Both these men are true patriots! Preet you are also a patriot by delivering us the public the behind the stage news. I thank you all for your service!

QueenRipley ,

Bill Barr and the despot

Barr has had for years an expanded view of presidential authority he was bish 41’S ag he recommends pardoning those involved on Iran contra. There are those of us who served Ronald Reagan and remember this he now is simply continuing that work for another republican president he would do nothing of the sort for a democratic president. We are losing the rule of law and going down the path of dictatorship.
Heather Davis

EarthRooster ,

Thank you, Preet

This interview was so good. I don’t want it end. It was a privilege to listen to Mr. Goldman’s professional/ personal experience.

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