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Talking Feds is a roundtable discussion that brings together some of the most well-known former prosecutors in the country for a dynamic and entertaining analysis of the most pressing questions in today's high-profile criminal cases, including the Mueller probe and related investigations.

Talking Feds Harry Litman

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Talking Feds is a roundtable discussion that brings together some of the most well-known former prosecutors in the country for a dynamic and entertaining analysis of the most pressing questions in today's high-profile criminal cases, including the Mueller probe and related investigations.

    Ignorance is Strength: Trump’s War on Fact

    Ignorance is Strength: Trump’s War on Fact

    In the wake of the impeachment trial, the President has gone into overdrive seeking to root out from government anyone seen as personally disloyal, including those who provide truthful information pursuant to legal duty.  At the same time, he seems obsessed with trying to scrub away any facts that might reflect poorly on him. Feds Frank Figliuzzi, Matt Miller, and Sam Vinograd analyze the President’s mad assaults in the context of the Stone sentencing and the ouster of Joseph Maguire.

    • 48 min
    Stone Cold Disaster at DOJ

    Stone Cold Disaster at DOJ

    The Feds convene inside the LA office of Congressman Ted Lieu, a critical figure in the impeachment effort from his post on the House Judiciary Committee, at the end of a week of scandal and tumult at the DOJ. Congressman Lieu, former AUSA Prof. Laurie Levenson, and Atlantic writer Todd Purdum join Harry to discuss the cross currents of DOJ conduct, which ended the week with a Barr interview pushing back on Trump’s tweets and the announcement that Trump enemy Andy McCabe would not be prosecuted.

    • 48 min
    Has the Presidency Grown Too Powerful for the Constitution?

    Has the Presidency Grown Too Powerful for the Constitution?

    Notwithstanding serious misconduct by President Trump of the sort that impeachment and removal seemed designed to address, there never was a serious prospect that the Senate would convict him. What went wrong? Scholars and former government officials Bob Bauer, Rick Pildes, and Kate Shaw join Harry to discuss how Supreme Court decisions, executive branch aggrandizement, congressional acquiescence, and social and political forces have sapped impeachment of the strength the Framers intended.

    • 58 min
    Partial Acquittal

    Partial Acquittal

    In this special Talking Feds Now! episode, taped hours after the Senate voted to acquit President Trump, Frank Figliuzzi, Glenn Kirshner, and Barb McQuade join Harry with initial reactions and analysis. Is the verdict an unalloyed triumph, as Trump’s ardent defenders proclaim, or inconclusive given the failure to even present evidence?

    To what extent did the defection of Senator Romney take the luster off the verdict? And what should we now expect by way of continuing oversight in the House?

    • 45 min
    Can I Get A Witness?

    Can I Get A Witness?

    Republican strategist Rick Wilson joins Matt Miller, Jen Rodgers, and Harry for a post-mortem on the Senate vote to deny witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial and an assessment on the political ramifications of the decision. They consider whether and how the Senate can rationalize the vote, and the possibility that McConnell’s political calculation was errant. Looking past the coming acquittal to the election season, they then assess how the decision will play in the election and in history

    • 47 min
    We're Lost

    We're Lost

    Adam Schiff and the impeachment managers wrapped up three days of tightly focused and at times stirring argument that with few exceptions seemed to full on deaf ears of Republican senators. Paul Fishman, Anne Milgram, Asha Rangappa, and Todd S. Purdum (calling in from the hearings) join Harry to discuss the legal strategies of both sides and Adam Schiff's momentous performance.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

juleswood ,

Good episode this week!

My favorite podcasts are yours. Loved the one this week, although depressing a bit, with Frank, Sam etc... such knowledgeable good people. I have to listen to them to know I’m not going insane with this whole presidency!

wormymaple ,

My 5 Words:

PURE INFORMATION BASED ON FACTS!

Lulu3305 ,

Very informative

This is a must listen. Puts current events into concise context.

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