Stay Tuned with Preet

Nov 25 2020 44 mins 31.6k

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.














Election Debrief (with CAFE hosts)
Nov 04 2020 63 mins  
On this week’s special episode of Stay Tuned, “Election Debrief,” Preet is joined by the CAFE host team to break down a stressful election night and discuss what we’re likely to see in the coming days and weeks. Anne Milgram, co-host of the CAFE Insider podcast, served as New Jersey’s Attorney General from 2007 to 2010. John Carlin, host of CAFE’s Cyber Space podcast, served as Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s National Security Division during the Obama administration and as Chief of Staff to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller. Ken Wainstein, co-host with Lisa Monaco of CAFE’s United Security podcast, served as Homeland Security Adviser to President George W. Bush and as Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s National Security Division. Elie Honig, who writes the weekly Note from Elie for CAFE and host of the forthcoming CAFE podcast Mobbed Up , served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and co-chief of the organized crime unit in the Southern District of New York and as Director of the Department of Law and Public Safety at New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: cafe.com/stay-tuned/election-debrief-with-cafe-hosts 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 by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: CAFE.com/brief As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios. Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Senior Audio Producer: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: Sam Ozer-Staton, Noa Azulai, David Kurlander. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.







Ignorance and Power (with Jon Meacham)
Oct 22 2020 63 mins  
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Ignorance and Power,” Preet answers listener questions about whether President Trump can legally destroy records during the transition period and whether he can issue pardons in secret. Then, Preet is joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham to talk through this historical moment in presidential politics, the importance of decency, and his new podcast, “It Was Said,” which looks back at some of the most memorable speeches in American history. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/ignorance-and-power-with-jon-meacham/ 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 by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: 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 [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios. Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Senior Audio Producer: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: David Kurlander, Sam Ozer-Staton, and Noa Azulai. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

CAFE Insider 10/20: “October Surprise(s)?”
Oct 20 2020 12 mins  
In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down the multitude of questions raised by the controversial New York Post article that sought to implicate Vice President Joe Biden in corruption related to a Ukrainian energy firm linked to Hunter Biden. In the full episode, Preet and Anne discuss Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings; the terrorism charges in the foiled plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer; the DOJ “unmasking” probe investigating Obama administration officials that concluded without any charges or a public report; and more. To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security and Cyber Space podcasts, 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 This podcast is produced by CAFE Studios. Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Adam Waller – Senior Editorial Producer; Matthew Billy – Audio Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: “EXCLUSIVE: Fox News Passed on Hunter Biden Laptop Story Over Credibility Concerns,” Mediaite, 10/19/20 “New York Post Published Hunter Biden Report Amid Newsroom Doubts,” NYT, 10/18/20 “White House was warned Giuliani was target of Russian intelligence operation to feed misinformation to Trump,” WaPo, 10/15/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


The Post-Trump Clean-Up (with Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith)
Oct 15 2020 64 mins  
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “The Post-Trump Clean-Up,” Preet answers listener questions about the hypothetical pardoning of President Trump, the presidential native-born citizen requirement, and the process for impeaching a Supreme Court Justice. Then, Preet is joined by legal scholars Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith, authors of After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency, to discuss their ideas for strengthening the rule of law and reforming our government. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: cafe.com/stay-tuned/the-post-trump-clean-up-with-bob-bauer-and-jack-goldsmith 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 by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: 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 [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios. Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Senior Audio Producer: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: Sam Ozer-Staton, Noa Azulai, David Kurlander. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.




Can Trump Steal The Election? (with Marc Elias)
Oct 08 2020 74 mins  
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Can Trump Steal The Election?” Preet is joined by Marc Elias, the Democrat’s top election lawyer and the person responsible for overseeing the Biden campaign’s state-by-state legal war room. Elias gives Preet the full rundown on voting: the facts on mail-in ballots, the current legal battles over voting rights all around the country, and the various ways that President Trump could attempt to undermine the outcome of the election. Plus, when will we actually know who won? For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/could-trump-steal-the-election-with-marc-elias/ 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 by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: 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 [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios. Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Senior Audio Producer: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: Sam Ozer-Staton, Noa Azulai, David Kurlander. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

CAFE Insider 10/6: Covid-in-Chief
Oct 06 2020 11 mins  
In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak among GOP Senators on the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, safety measures in place for the forthcoming vice presidential debate, and the presidential line of succession. In the full episode, Preet and Anne discuss the latest in President Trump’s battle against COVID-19, the presidential debates, the Trump Administration’s designation of New York, Portland, and Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions,” and more. To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security and Cyber Space podcasts, 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 This podcast is produced by CAFE Studios. Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Adam Waller – Senior Editorial Producer; Matthew Billy – Audio Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: U.S. Constitution Article II, Sec. 1, Clause 6 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution 3 U.S. Code §19. Vacancy in offices of both President and Vice President; officers eligible to act (Presidential Succession Act of 1947) Video of Stay Tuned Live Cocktail Hour, featuring Preet Bharara, Anne Milgram, Elie Honig, Lisa Monaco, John Carlin, and Ken Wainstein, CAFE.com, 10/1/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Educating America (with Anne Milgram & John King Jr.)
Oct 05 2020 68 mins  
In this special episode of Stay Tuned, “Educating America,” former New Jersey Attorney General and CAFE Insider co-host Anne Milgram interviews former U.S. Education Secretary, John King Jr., who served in the Obama administration. King now runs The Education Trust, a national nonprofit that seeks to close the education gap in America. They discuss school reopenings across the country, the impact of COVID-19 on low income and minority students, and why America needs bold education reform now. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned-bonus/stay-tuned-bonus-10-05-john-king-jr 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 by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: 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 or @AnneMilgram with the hashtag #AskAnne. Email us at [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios. Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Senior Audio Producer: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: Noa Azulai, Sam Ozer-Staton. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


The Debate from Hell (with Errol Louis)
Oct 01 2020 66 mins  
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “The Debate From Hell,” Errol Louis, NY1 anchor and political analyst, joins Preet for a discussion about the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. They reflect on the tactics of the two nominees, and the event’s format, which drew much frustration and well-deserved criticism. Louis, who is one of New York’s most influential voices in news and politics, also discusses the quality of life in the city and the curious politics of its mayor, Bill De Blasio. Preet closes out the episode with a remembrance of the great journalist, editor, and writer Sir Harold Evans. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/the-debate-from-hell-with-errol-louis 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 by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: 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. If you don’t already receive CAFE emails, sign up to receive an invitation to the Stay Tuned Live cocktail hour featuring all CAFE hosts on October 1, 2020 at 6:30PM ET: www.cafe.com/preet As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios. Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Senior Audio Producer: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: Noa Azulai, Sam Ozer-Staton, David Kurlander. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.



Sample - Cyber Space ft Kara Swisher
Sep 25 2020 15 mins  
In this episode, Kara Swisher, the prominent technology journalist and co-founder of Recode, joins Carlin to breakdown the dangers of social media, the challenge of maintaining privacy, and whether the biggest tech companies like Facebook and Twitter are too big. Swisher opens up about using TikTok on a burner phone, and why we need more voices like Senator Elizabeth Warren’s on Capitol Hill. In this sample from the episode, Inglis and Swisher discuss whether November’s election is likely to be compromised by foreign cyber influences, what the recent partnership between Oracle and Tik Tok means for your privacy, and whether Silicon Valley’s most powerful technology companies should be broken up. Cyber Space is the newest podcast for members of CAFE Insider. Every other Friday, John Carlin, the former head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, explores issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and law with leaders who’ve made an impact in the world of cybersecurity. To listen to the full episode, and access all other exclusive Insider content, try out the membership free for two weeks: cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, a weekly roundup of politically charged legal news, and historical lookbacks that help inform our current political challenges: cafe.com/brief See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

RBG & The Mountains She Moved
Sep 24 2020 77 mins  
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “RBG & The Mountains She Moved,” Preet answers listener questions about DOJ’s recent designation of “anarchist” cities, Attorney General Barr’s diminution of line prosecutors, and whether Supreme Court justices will recuse themselves from the expected presidential election litigation. Then, Melissa Murray, NYU Professor of Law & Faculty Director of the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network, joins Preet for a conversation about the legacy of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from her zealous advocacy in the 1970s, to her influential dissents from the bench, to the threats that her legacy faces in a Court where conservative justices hold the supermajority. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: CAFE.com/stay-tuned/rbg-the-mountains-she-moved-with-melissa-murray/ 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 by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: 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. If you don’t already receive CAFE emails, sign up to receive an invitation to the Stay Tuned Live cocktail hour featuring all CAFE hosts on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 6:30PM ET: www.cafe.com/preet As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios. Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Senior Audio Producer: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: Noa Azulai, Sam Ozer-Staton, David Kurlander, Jake Kaplan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

CAFE Insider 9/22: The Glorious RBG
Sep 22 2020 62 mins  
In this special episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne reflect on the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the ensuing political battle over filling the vacant SCOTUS seat, and more. The paywall has been taken down on this episode so everyone can understand and appreciate the significance of RBG’s life and the coming confirmation fight. Preet and Anne will continue to cover this story as it develops. To listen to future episodes of the CAFE Insider podcast, and to get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security and Cyber Space podcasts, 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 To receive an invitation to the Stay Tuned Live Cocktail Hour with all CAFE hosts, held via Zoom on Thursday, October 1 at 6:30PM ET sign up here: www.cafe.com/preet This podcast is produced by CAFE Studios. Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Adam Waller – Senior Editorial Producer; Matthew Billy – Audio Producer; Editorial Producers: Jake Kaplan, Sam Ozer-Staton, Noa Azulai, and David Kurlander REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: RUTH BADER GINSBURG Press Release Regarding Justice Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court, 9/18/20 “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87,” NPR, 9/18/20 “TRIBUTE: THE LEGACY OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG AND WRP STAFF,” ACLU “The True Story of the Case Ruth Bader Ginsburg Argues in ‘On the Basis of Sex,’” Smithsonian Magazine, 12/24/18 “Ruth Bader Ginsburg, No Fan of Donald Trump, Critiques Latest Term,” NYT, 7/10/16 “Ginsburg Apologizes For ‘Ill-Advised’ Trump Comments,” NPR, 7/14/16 VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Works Out With Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 3/21/18 Case law: Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, U.S. Supreme Court, opinion & dissent, 6/30/14 Shelby County v. Holder, U.S. Supreme Court, opinion & dissent, 6/25/13 Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., U.S. Supreme Court, opinion & dissent, 5/29/07 United States v. Virginia, U.S. Supreme Court, opinion, 6/26/1996 Frontiero v. Richardson, U.S. Supreme Court, opinion, 5/14/1973 Reed v. Reed, U.S. Supreme Court, opinion, 11/22/1971 Moritz v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, U.S. Tax Court, opinion, 10/22/1970 SUPREME COURT VACANCY Judiciary Act of 1869 §1 “Get The Facts: What Leader McConnell Actually Said In 2016,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, 9/19/20 “4 Reasons to Doubt Mitch McConnell’s Power,” The Atlantic, 9/20/20 “The Future Of The Affordable Care Act In A Supreme Court Without Ginsburg,” NPR, 9/21/20 “Democrats break fundraising records after Ginsburg's death,” The Hill, 9/20/20 “It took conservatives 50 years to get a reliable majority on the Supreme Court. Here are 3 reasons why,” WaPo, 6/29/18 “Trump weighs Barrett, Lagoa for Court seat,” Politico, 9/19/20 Sen. Susan Collins statement, 9/19/20 Sen. Lisa Murkowski statement, 9/20/20 Sen. Lindsey Graham tweets, 9/19/20 VIDEO: Sen. Mitch McConnell speaking to press about SCOTUS seat vacancy, 2/23/16 VIDEO: Sen. Lindsey Graham speaking at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, 3/10/16 VIDEO: Sen. Lindsey Graham speaking at The Atlantic Festival, 10/3/18 VIDEO: Vice President Joe Biden speaking about RBG & Court vacancy, 9/20/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


What's Eating Us (with David Chang)
Sep 17 2020 63 mins  
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “What's Eating Us,” Preet answers listener questions about the resignation of Nora Dannehy, a veteran prosecutor and top aide to John Durham in the investigation into the FBI’s Russia probe. He also shares some wisdom from author and past Stay Tuned guest Isabel Wilkerson. Then, restaurateur and founder of Momofuku, David Chang, joins Preet for a conversation about his new memoir, “Eat A Peach,” in which he explores his childhood influences, struggles with mental health, and his unlikely journey to the top of the global culinary food chain. Plus, a discussion about Covid-19 and its impact on local restaurants. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/whats-eating-us-with-david-chang/ 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 by Elie Honig, and features by CAFE staff: 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 [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE Studios. Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Senior Audio Producer: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: Noa Azulai, Sam Ozer-Staton, David Kurlander See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.




















Cyber Space ft. Alex Stamos
Aug 17 2020 82 mins  
Cyber Space is the newest podcast for members of CAFE Insider. Every other Friday, host John Carlin, the former head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, will explore issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and law with leaders who’ve made an impact in the world of cybersecurity. In this inaugural episode, Carlin speaks with Alex Stamos, Facebook’s former Chief Security Officer who led the company’s investigation into Russia’s manipulation of the 2016 presidential election. Stamos was previously Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo when the company dealt with a series of cyber attacks that resulted in the breach of some billion user accounts. Currently, he advises Zoom and leads Stanford University’s Internet Observatory. In the episode, Stamos discusses these experiences, addresses the debate over the role social media companies should play in fighting disinformation, and reacts to the biggest tech news, including the President’s intention to ban TikTok and WeChat. Episode recorded on 8/7/20. To listen to future episodes, become a member of CAFE Insider and get access to exclusive content, including the eponymous CAFE Insider podcast co-hosted by former SDNY U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and former N.J. Attorney General Anne Milgram, the United Security podcast hosted by former advisers to the president Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein, bonus content from Stay Tuned with Preet, audio essays by Preet and former SDNY organized crime chief Elie Honig, and more: cafe.com/insider. Read the transcript and show notes: https://cafe.com/cyber-space-podcast/cyber-space-with-alex-stamos/ Listen to John Carlin preview the Cyber Space podcast in conversation with Preet Bharara: https://cafe.com/cyber-space-podcast/introducing-cyber-space-with-john-carlin/ . Write to [email protected] with your thoughts and questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.






Did Mueller Miss the Mark? (with Jeffrey Toobin)
Aug 06 2020 73 mins  
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 [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

CAFE Insider 8/4: Threats Foreign and Domestic
Aug 04 2020 22 mins  
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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.








CAFE Insider 7/21: Portland, Vance, and Voting Rights
Jul 21 2020 15 mins  
In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down the controversy surrounding the use of federal officers to arrest and detain protesters in Portland. In the full episode, they also discuss the most recent legal maneuvering in the Manhattan District Attorney’s pursuit of President Trump’s tax returns, and the Supreme Court’s decision to leave in place (for now) a lower court order which disenfranchises hundreds of thousands of people in Florida with felony convictions. 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, become a member and two free weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS CLIP: Chad Wolf on Hannity, 7/16/20 Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution 40 U.S. Code § 1315, Law enforcement authority of Secretary of Homeland Security for protection of public property Bivens v. Six Unknown Fed. Narcotics Agents (1971), Supreme Court case concerning Fourth Amendment protection from unreasonable search and seizure “What the Heck are Federal Law Enforcement Officers Doing in Portland?” Steve Vladeck, Lawfare, 7/17/20 “US Attorney for Oregon Calls for Investigation Into Portland Protester Arrests,” Oregon Public Radio, 7/17/20 Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum’s lawsuit against federal agencies, 7/17/20 Steve Vladeck’s twitter thread about 40 U.S.C. § 1315, 7/19/20 General Barry McCaffrey’s tweet on federal agents in Portland, 7/17/20 “Why Trump’s Military Tactics in Portland Will Likely Backfire,” Barbara McQuade, NY Mag, 7/18/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Awakening to American Truths (with Cory Booker)
Jul 16 2020 59 mins  
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Awakening to American Truths,” Preet answers listener questions about the now-rescinded ICE policy that would have revoked visas of international college students and about the origins of the presidential pardon. Then, United States Senator Cory Booker joins Preet for a conversation that covers the congressional response to COVID-19, his bill to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol Building, and his efforts to reform the police. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/awakening-to-american-truths-with-cory-booker/ To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, try the CAFE Insider membership free for two weeks and get access to the full archive of exclusive content, including the CAFE Insider podcast co-hosted by Preet and Anne Milgram: CAFE.com/Insider Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis by Elie Honig, a weekly roundup of politically charged legal news, and historical look-backs that help inform our current political challenges: 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 [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

CAFE Insider 7/14: Pardon Me?
Jul 14 2020 16 mins  
In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down President Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of his friend and advisor Roger Stone. In the full episode, they continue their discussion of Stone’s clemency and Robert Mueller’s op-ed in the Washington Post addressing the matter, the unusual circumstances under which Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen is returning to federal prison, the pair of long-anticipated Supreme Court decisions concerning Trump’s personal financial records, and the congressional testimony of former U.S. Attorney for SDNY Geoff Berman. 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, become a member and two free weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief References and Supplemental Materials at CAFE.com CLIP: Barr tells ABC news the Stone prosecution was “righteous,” 7/9/20 CLIP: Trump defends decision to pardon Stone, 7/11/20 White House’s statement regarding Stone’s clemency, 7/10/20 DOJ’s explainer of the difference between a pardon and a commutation Lawfare’s explainer of why the president cannot pardon himself, 6/20/18 Bill Barr’s 2018 memo to Rod Rosenstein outlining his theory of “obstruction,” 6/8/18 “Roger Stone remains a convicted felon, and rightly so,” Robert Mueller, Washington Post, 7/11/20 “Graham to call Mueller to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee,” New York Times, 7/12/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.






Between Two Prosecutors: Part II (with Cyrus Vance Jr.)
Jul 02 2020 49 mins  
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Between Two Prosecutors: Part II,” Preet continues his discussion with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Vance first returns for an update about the movement against police brutality that has grown out of the killing of George Floyd and the reforms that his office is considering. Then, we offer the second half of Preet and Vance's conversation from late May, which focuses on Vance’s sex crimes prosecutions, on the relationship between COVID and racialized policing, and on the prospect of closing Riker’s Island. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/between-two-prosecutors-part-ii-with-cyrus-vance-jr/ To listen to Part I of Preet’s conversation with Cyrus Vance Jr., head to: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/between-two-prosecutors-part-i-with-cyrus-vance/ 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 sta[email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


The Justice Archives (with Gupta, Deitle, Ifill & Stevenson)
Jun 25 2020 57 mins  
In this special compilation episode of Stay Tuned, “The Justice Archives,” Preet revisits some of his favorite conversations about justice that he’s shared with past guests. Preet talks about NFL anthem protests with former Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Vanita Gupta, about police brutality with Matthew Shepard Foundation Director of Civil Rights Reform Cynthia Deitle, about racial profiling with NAACP Legal Defense Fund President Sherrilyn Ifill, and about the death penalty and legacy of lynching with Equal Justice Initiative President and Founder Bryan Stevenson. For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/the-justice-archives-with-gupta-deitle-ifill-stevenson/ To receive a free link to listen to a special emergency CAFE Insider episode, “The Firing of Geoff Berman — A Low Barr,” sign up at Cafe.com/preet. Become a member of CAFE Insider now and get two free weeks at Cafe.com/Insider. Link to Vanita Gupta episode: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/stay-tuned-civil-rights-and-wrongs-under-jeff-sessions-with-vanita-gupta/ Link to Cynthia Deitle episode: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/inside-the-fight-against-hate-with-cynthia-deitle/ Link to Sherrilyn Ifill episode: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/stay-tuned-race-bias-and-justice-with-sherrilyn-ifill/ Link to Bryan Stevenson episode: https://cafe.com/bonus-podcast/stay-tuned-cohen-testimony-just-mercy-with-bryan-stevenson/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.






Cyber Space with John Carlin (ft. John Demers)
Jun 05 2020 78 mins  
“Cyber Space” is a new forthcoming podcast for members of CAFE Insider, where host John Carlin, former head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, will engage leaders from the government and the private sector to explore and make sense of issues at the intersection of cyber, law, and policy. In this special episode, Carlin speaks with his successor at the Justice Department, Assistant Attorney General John Demers. The conversation covers a wide range of issues, including: The civil unrest sweeping the nation and the DOJ’s approach to domestic terrorism and the possibility of foreign involvement in inciting violence during the protests. The provisions that led the DOJ to pull its support for legislation to authorize FISA authorities and the reforms undertaken after Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s reports. The debate over encryption technology and the consequences of law enforcement’s inability to access communications between terrorism suspects. The prosecutions targeting China’s cyber espionage and the rationale behind indicting state actors who are unlikely to ever show in court. To become a member of CAFE Insider, head to cafe.com/insider and get a free two-week trial. For updates on new episodes and to receive the free weekly CAFE Brief sign up at cafe.com/brief For additional show notes, head to cafe.com/bonus-podcast/cyber-space-with-john-carlin-ft-john-demers/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.









CAFE Insider 5/12: Water Under the Bridgegate
May 12 2020 13 mins  
In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Water Under the Bridgegate," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Kelly v. United States to overturn the fraud convictions of two members of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration — and the implications of that decision on the future of public corruption prosecutions. Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS BRIDGEGATE Kelly v. United States (2020), the unanimous Supreme Court decision overturning the convictions of former NJ Governor Chris Christie’s associates for their roles in Bridgegate McDonnell v. United States (2015), Supreme Court precedent which narrowed the legal definition of public corruption Skilling v. United States (2009), the Supreme Court case concerning the Enron scandal which significantly curtailed the scope of the “honest services” fraud statute 18 U.S. Code § 1343, Fraud by wire, radio, or television 18 U.S. Code § 666, Theft or bribery concerning programs receiving Federal funds 18 U.S. Code § 241, Conspiracy against rights Doing Justice, Preet’s book, in which he discusses prosecuting bad behavior under imperfect statutes President Trump’s tweet congratulating Chris Christie on the Kelly decision, 5/7/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Consciousness & COVID Ethics (with Sam Harris)
May 07 2020 102 mins  
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Consciousness & COVID Ethics,” Preet answers listener questions about Republican-appointed judges, Dr. Fauci’s blocked testimony, and John Bolton’s inapropos tell-all book. Then, Preet is joined by Sam Harris, neuroscientist, author, and host of the Making Sense podcast, to explore the nature of consciousness and the awakened mind. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news and updates from Preet. 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 [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS Vote for Stay Tuned with Preet to win a Webby for the best News & Politics podcast series THE Q&A: “Rules of Procedure United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary,” Senate Judiciary Committee Oral Arguments in Judiciary Committee v. Don McGahn, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, En Banc, 4/28/2020 Paul Kane and Seung Min Kim, “Trump’s judicial nominee clashes with Democrats over his comments critical of health care law,” Washington Post, 5/6/2020 Quint Forgey, “Trump Says Fauci Will Testify Before Senate, Blasts ‘House’ Set-Up,” Politico, 5/5/2020 Preet’s Retweet of Michael Isikoff’s Bolton Book Update, Twitter, 5/4/2020 THE INTERVIEW: Sam Harris, the Making Sense Podcast Sam Harris, the Waking Up App Sam Harris, Waking Up: Spirituality Without Religion, Simon & Schuster, 2014 Andrew Anthony, “Sam Harris: The New Atheist With a Spiritual Side,” The Guardian, 2/16/2019 MEDITATION: Sam Harris, “Mindfulness Meditation,” YouTube, 2015 Caren Osten Gerszberg, “My Week of ‘Noble Silence’,” New York Times, 12/6/2019 “Sam Harris Explains Why There’s No Free Will,” Inside the Hive with Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan, Vanity Fair, 10/25/2019 COVID-19 Sam Harris and Paul Bloom, Making Sense Episode #198, 3/16/2020 Chris Conover, “How Economists Calculate The Costs And Benefits Of COVID-19 Lockdowns,” Forbes, 3/27/2020 Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Tweet on Price of Human Life, Twitter, 3/24/2020 Jennifer Merceciera, “When Trump says he was being ‘sarcastic,’ it’s just part of his gaslighting,” Washington Post, 4/25/2020 GENETICS: Charles Murray and Sam Harris, “Forbidden Knowledge,” Making Sense, 4/22/2017 Ezra Klein and Sam Harris, “The Sam Harris-Ezra Klein Debate,” Vox, 4/19/2018 Sam Harris, “Ezra Klein: Editor-at-Large,” SamHarris.org, 3/27/2018 THE BUTTON: Heather Roney, Twitter, 4/4/2020 McKinley Corbley, “3D-Printing Teen Makes Hundreds of Ingenious Devices to Alleviate Ear Pain for Healthcare Workers,” Good News Network, 4/23/2020 Betty Nguyen, “Brooklyn teen making 3D-printed face shields for NYC hospitals amid COVID-19 crisis,” PIX11, 4/23/2020 Tameem Akhgar, “Ventilator from old car parts? Afghan girls pursue prototype,” AP News, 4/19/2020 Brent Crane, “The High Schooler Who Became a COVID-19 Watchdog,” The New Yorker, 3/20/2020 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

CAFE Insider 5/5: The Return of Flynn & McGahn
May 06 2020 21 mins  
In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "The Return of Flynn & McGahn," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram assess whether the recently unsealed documents in the ongoing case involving former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn show that he was entrapped and otherwise mistreated by the FBI, as his supporters have argued. Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. STAY TUNED WEBBY NOMINATION Stay Tuned Webby's nomination for Best Podcast on News & Politics MICHAEL FLYNN 18 U.S. Code § 1001, the statute which makes it a felony to lie about a matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch Unsealed documents relating to FBI’s Flynn investigation, 4/29/20 Flynn’s motion to dismiss the case, based on the recently unsealed documents, 4/24/20 Flynn’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea, 1/29/20 Flynn’s apology and admission of guilt, 12/1/17 The information of initial false statements charge to which Flynn pled guilty, 11/30/17 Timeline of Flynn’s relationship with Russia, FactCheck.org “Flynn Redux: What Those FBI Documents Really Show,” Lawfare, 5/1/20 The Logan Act, which criminalizes official correspondence by unauthorized private citizens with foreign governments Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which requires that lobbyists for foreign governments make public disclosures CLIP: Flynn leads “Lock her up!” chant at 2016 RNC, CNN CLIP: Comey discusses FBI Hillary Clinton investigation with George Stephanopoulos, 4/18/18 CLIP: Pence says Flynn made “inaccurate” statements, 2/20/17 CLIP: Trump floats rehiring Flynn, 4/30/20 CLIP: WH Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany defends Flynn, 5/1/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The New Threat Matrix
May 04 2020 61 mins  
This special national security focused episode of Stay Tuned, “The New Threat Matrix,” is co-hosted by Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein. Both Lisa and Ken have served at the highest levels of government -- at the Justice Department and as presidential advisors on matters of homeland security and counterterrorism. Lisa served under President Barack Obama, and Ken under President George W. Bush. They also both served as Chief of Staff to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller. In this episode, Lisa and Ken do a deep dive on the national security implications of the coronavirus pandemic and break down the issues the U.S. would confront in the event of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s death or incapacitation. Lisa and Ken’s conversation continues for members of CAFE Insider community. The special Insider bonus material covers the latest news on FISA and the historical context that helps us make sense of the recent Inspector General reports. Plus, the recent firing of Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson and what that means for U.S. national security. To listen, become a member of CAFE Insider. And sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a free weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, historical deep dives, and links to all CAFE content. Write to us with your thoughts and questions at [email protected] Recorded on 4/30/20 REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS Host bios Lisa Monaco, O’Melveny Ken Wainstein, Davis Polk The Archive Lisa & Ken’s first podcast conversation: Stay Tuned National Security Special, 2/4/20 Special episode of CAFE Insider, featuring Lisa Monaco: Extraordinary Times, 3/17/20 Lisa Monaco joined Preet on Stay Tuned to help answer listener questions, 6/21/18 Lisa Monaco shares the story of her career in her first appearance on Stay Tuned: Behind Closed Doors: Advising Obama & Mueller, 9/28/17 Coronavirus Lisa Monaco and Michelle Flournoy, “Now’s Not the Time for Isolationism,” Politico, 4/8/20 “What caused the coronavirus? A skeptical take on the theories about the outbreak’s Chinese origin,” The Washington Post, 4/16/20 The U.N. Biological Weapons Convention - on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, homepage and reports A bill proposed by Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT): “To authorize a comprehensive, strategic approach for United States foreign assistance to developing countries to strengthen global health security, and for other purposes.” The 9-11 Commission report and related materials Rep. Adam Schiff’s press release and draft legislation: To establish the Commission on the COVID–19 Pandemic in the United States. “Under Fire For Coronavirus Response, Trump Officials Defend Disbanding Pandemic Team,” TIME, 3/19/20 “President’s intelligence briefing book repeatedly cited virus threat,” The Washington Post, 4/27/20 President’s Daily Brief: “Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US,” 8/6/01 (declassified and approved for release on 4/10/04) DOJ Memo: Department of Justice Enforcement Actions Related to COVID-19, 3/24/20 Harry Litman, “The DOJ Just Made it Too Easy to Link Coronavirus to Terrorism,” Los Angeles Times, 4/2/2020 Raffaello Pantucci, “After the Coronavirus, Terrorism Won’t Be the Same, Foreign Policy,” Foreign Policy, 4/22/20 Kim Jong-Un CLIP: “Trump: 'Very good idea' on Kim Jong Un's health,” 4/27/20 “Is the talk about Kim Jong Un being sick — or worse — true? Pyongyang is abuzz, too.,” The Washington Post, 4/26/20 “Kim Jong Un makes public appearance, Korean media reports,” Financial Times, 5/1/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

FISA Follies & Trump’s Taxes (with Steve Vladeck)
Apr 30 2020 73 mins  
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “FISA Follies & Trump’s Taxes,” Preet answers listener questions about vice presidential rules, Trump’s defunding of the WHO, and COVID-19’s effect on domestic violence. Then, Preet is joined by Steve Vladeck, the A. Dalton Cross Professor in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, to discuss FISA courts and President Trump’s upcoming Supreme Court battles. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. And if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s full episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free in the Stay Tuned feed. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A Philip Bump, “Could Joe Biden pick Barack Obama as his running mate? Yes. But.” Washington Post, 8/6/2015 Peter Baker, “VP Bill? Depends on Meaning of ‘Elected,’” Washington Post, 10/20/2006 Erica Werner, “Congressional Democrats allege Trump’s move to defund World Health Organization is illegal,” Washington Post, 4/15/2020 Jacob Pramuk, “Trump’s WHO funding threat echoes action that got him impeached, Democrats say,” CNBC, 4/15/2020 “The Impoundment Control Act of 1974: What Is It? Why Does It Matter?” House Committee on the Budget, 10/23/2019 “President Donald J. Trump Is Demanding Accountability From the World Health Organization,” WhiteHouse.gov, 4/15/2020 Michele Berger and Susan B. Sorensen, “Domestic violence and gun sales in the time of COVID-19,” Penn Today, 4/15/2020 Griffin Dix, “COVID-19, gun sales and guns in homes,” The Hill, 4/11/2020 THE INTERVIEW Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney, The National Security Law Podcast Steve Vladeck and Ryan Goodman, Co-Editors-in-Chief, Just Security Blog Vladeck’s Biography, University of Texas School of Law FISA: “Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation,” Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice, 12/9/2019 “Management Advisory Memorandum for the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Regarding the Execution of Woods Procedures for Applications Filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Relating to U.S. Persons,” Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice, 3/30/2020 United States Intelligence Activities, Executive Order 12333, National Archives, 12/4/1981 Franks vs. Delaware (Supreme Court, 1978), Justia USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020, Congress.gov, 3/10/2020 Vladeck’s appearance before the House Select Intelligence Committee, CSPAN, 10/29/2013 Steve Vladeck, “The FISA Court and Article III,” Washigton and Lee Law Review, 6/1/2015 James G. McAdams III, “FISA: An Overview,” Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, 2006 Steve Vladeck, “The Best Evidence Yet That Government Surveillance Oversight Is Nowhere Near Adequate,” Slate, 10/31/2013 Steve Vladeck, “Trump's criticism of the Carter Page FISA warrant is wrong. But that doesn't mean the FISA process is right,” NBC News, 7/24/2018 Inspector General Memo on FISA Audit, Department of Justice, 3/30/2020 Ellen Nakashima and Devlin Barrett, “Problems with FBI surveillance extended far beyond probe of Trump campaign, Justice Dept. inspector general says,” Washington Post, 3/31/2020 Andrew C. McCarthy, “It’s Time to Rethink Foreign-Intelligence Surveillance,” National Review, 4/4/2020 COVID AND THE LAW: Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, “Department of Justice Enforcement Actions Related to COVID-19,” Department of Justice, 3/24/2020 Harry Litman, “The DOJ Just Made it Too Easy to Link Coronavirus to Terrorism,” Los Angeles Times, 4/2/2020 Chris Strohm, “Barr Threatens Legal Action Against Governors Over Lockdowns,” Bloomberg, 4/21/2020 UPCOMING LEGAL FIGHTS: Supplemental Briefing Order on Trump Tax Cases, Supreme Court, 4/27/2020 Steve Vladeck, Thread on Supreme Court Order, Twitter, 4/27/2020 Josh Chafetz, Congress’s Constitution: Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers, Yale University Press, 2017 Steve Vladeck, “What would happen if Trump ignored a divided Supreme Court ruling against him?” Washington Post, 10/14/2019 WAR CRIMES TRIALS: Gerd Hankel, “Leipzig War Crimes Trials,” International Encyclopedia of the First World War, 2016 Mitchell Yockelson, “The bizarre tale of a kidnapping attempt, the German kaiser and a beloved ashtray,” Washington Post, 8/14/2018 Rebecca Kheel and Morgan Chalfant, “Five Things to Know about the International Criminal Court,” The Hill, 9/10/2018 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

CAFE Insider 4/28: Legal Gambits
Apr 28 2020 19 mins  
In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Legal Gambits," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the lawsuit brought by Missouri against the Chinese government over COVID-19, and legislation introduced by Republicans in Congress which would allow lawsuits against foreign governments. Listen to the full episode with a free two-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS IMMIGRATION ORDER Executive order limiting immigration in response to COVID-19, 4/22/20 Trump tweet announcing executive order suspending immigration, 4/20/20 “Trump’s temporary plan to halt immigration is part of a broader strategy, Stephen Miller says,” New York Times, 4/24/20 RICK BRIGHT REMOVAL Rick Bright’s statement on his removal from BARDA position, 4/22/20 Rep. Frank Pallone’s letter to HHS Inspector General calling for investigation of Bright matter, 4/23/20 “House to examine ouster of health official who doubted drugs Trump pushed,” New York Times, 4/23/20 “Ousting vaccine chief is going to ‘set us back,’ former FDA head says,” Politico, 4/26/20 “Vaccine expert from HHS to file whistleblower complaint,” CBS News, 4/24/20 SUING CHINA Missouri AG’s complaint filed in Eastern District of Missouri, 4/21/20 Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) of 1976, the law granting foreign states immunity 28 U.S. Code § 1605, the statute outlining the exceptions to the immunity of a foreign state Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), the law carving out an exception in FSIA for lawsuits against states who have sponsored terrorism “Suing China over coronavirus won’t help. Here’s what will work,” John Bellinger, Washington Post op-ed, 4/23/20 “Congress hands Obama first veto override,” Politico, 9/28/16 MCCONNELL STATE BANKRUPTCY COMMENTS Clip: Mitch McConnell expresses support for allowing states to go bankrupt, Hugh Hewitt radio show, 4/22/20 “McConnell takes flak after suggesting bankruptcy for states rather than bailouts,” Washington Post, 4/23/20 SUPREME COURT Ramos v. Louisiana, the decision banning non-unanimous jury verdicts in criminal cases “Why a case about jury verdicts could spell trouble for Roe v. Wade,” Ruth Marcus, Washington Post op-ed, 4/24/20 NY Rifle & Pistol Assoc. v. NYC, the decision on a now moot challenge to a NYC rule regarding the transport of firearms The Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution LAUGHING CHALLENGE “Centuries-old law against cursing in public repealed by Virginia legislators,” NPR, 2/19/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Ballot Battles (with Michael Waldman)
Apr 23 2020 69 mins  
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, "Ballot Battles," Preet answers listeners’ questions about online learning, mail fraud, and the Equal Time Doctrine. Then, Michael Waldman, President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, joins Preet for a discussion about voting. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A “As School Moves Online, Many Students Stay Logged Out,” New York Times, 4/6/20 47 U.S. Code § 315: Candidates for public office, Legal Information Institute 18 U.S. Code § 1341: Frauds and swindles, Legal Information Institute Stay Tuned: Blame Today On the 70s (with Kevin Kruse & Julian Zelizer), 1/24/19 THE INTERVIEW The Fight to Vote, Simon & Schuster (2017) “How to Protect the 2020 Vote from the Coronavirus,” Brennan Center for Justice, 3/16/20 Stay Tuned: Gunning for the 2nd Amendment? (with Michael Waldman), 1/15/19 HISTORY OF VOTING RIGHTS: President Abraham Lincoln, Last Public Address, 4/11/1865, Abraham Lincoln Online “The 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade,” The Atlantic, 3/1/13 Voting Rights Act of 1965, U.S. Government National Archives Recordings of President Lyndon B Johnson’s phone calls, DiscoverLBJ “Confrontations for Justice,” The National Archives Michael Waldman, “The Right to Vote? Don’t Count on It,” Brennan Center, 2/29/16 THE CONSTITUTION: 15th Amendment, National Constitution Center 17th Amendment, National Constitution Center 19th Amendment, National Constitution Center SUPREME COURT DECISIONS: Shelby County v. Holder (2013), Oyez Rucho v. Common Cause (2019), Oyez Lamone v. Benisek (2019), Oyez Republican National Committee v. Democratic National Committee (2020), SCOTUSblog VOTER FRAUD & SAFETY: Justin Levitt, “The Truth About Voter Fraud,” Brennan Center, 11/9/07 Watch: Voter ID Laws, “The Colbert Report,” Comedy Central, 7/20/11 “Trump Disbands Commission on Voter Fraud,” New York Times, 1/3/18 Tweet featuring Wisconsin Assembly speaker telling voters it’s safe to go out, 4/7/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Fighting for Life (with Wes Moore & David Lat)
Apr 16 2020 78 mins  
On this week’s special episode of Stay Tuned, Preet is joined by two guests. Wes Moore is the CEO of Robin Hood NYC, a New York City-based antipoverty philanthropic organization. Moore is also a Rhodes Scholar, combat veteran, social entrepreneur, and bestselling author. In the midst of coronavirus, Robin Hood is at the forefront of relief efforts focused on aiding society’s most vulnerable. David Lat is a Managing Director at the recruiting firm Lateral Link and the founder of the iconic legal blog Above the Law. Last month, Lat spent almost a week on a ventilator after falling extremely sick with COVID-19. Thankfully, Lat is now on the road to recovery and has been sharing his story and his larger reflections on the pandemic on social media, television, and in powerful opinion pieces in major newspapers. Lat--a healthy and energetic 44-year-old--has used his harrowing journey with coronavirus to remind us of our collective risk and to highlight the selfless work of frontline healthcare professionals. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. And if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s full episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free in the Stay Tuned feed. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS WES MOORE Robin Hood NYC COVID-19 Relief Fund Robin Hood & Columbia University’s Poverty Tracker: The State of Poverty and Disadvantage in New York City (February 2020) The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, Spiegel & Grau (2011) Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City, One World (2020) Poverty in America: “How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty,” US Census Bureau, last revised: 8/27/19 “How is Poverty Measured?,” Institute for Research on Poverty “The official U.S. poverty rate is based on a hopelessly out-of-date metric,” Washington Post, 9/16/19 Rourke L. O’Brien & David S. Pedulla, “Beyond the Poverty Line,” Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2010 Annie Nova, “Many Americans who can’t afford a $400 emergency blame debt,” CNBC, 7/21/29 Tracy Jan, “Redlining was banned 50 years ago. It’s still hurting minorities today,” Washington Post, 3/28/18 Pam Fessler, “One Family’s Story Shows How The Cycle Of Poverty is Hard to Break,” National Public Radio, 5/7/14 Covid-19 Impact on Vulnerable: Reis Thebault, Andrew Ba Tran, and Vanessa Williams, “The coronavirus is infecting and killing black Americans at an alarmingly high rate,” Washington Post, 4/7/20 “What the Racial Data Show,” The Atlantic, 4/6/20 Anthony Fisher, “Trump and the government are failing the nonprofits that help the homeless, elderly, and other vulnerable Americans,” Business Insider, 3/18/20 Matt Apuzzo and Monika Pronczuk, “Covid-19’s Economic Pain is Universal. But Relief? Depends on Where You Live,” New York Times, 3/23/20 DAVID LAT David Lat Biography, Lateral Link Lat’s Column, Above the Law David Lat, Supreme Ambitions: A Novel, American Bar Association, 2014 Coronavirus Journey David Lat, “I spent six days on a ventilator with covid-19. It saved me, but my life is not the same,” Washington Post, 4/9/20 David Lat, thread on recovery, Twitter, 4/8/20 David Lat, thread on being a good patient, Twitter, 3/31/20 David Lat, thread on text messaging, Twitter, 4/8/20 David Lat, thread on obituaries, Twitter, 4/1/20 Caroline Lewis, “‘I Have A Greater Appreciation For Life’: David Lat On His Coronavirus Hospitalization & Recovery,” Gothamist, 4/13/20 Lat with Jim Sciutto, CNN, 4/10/20 Lat and his husband, Zachary Baron Shemtob, with Rachel Maddow, MSNBC, 4/6/20 Lat and Shemtob with Savannah Guthrie, Today Show, 4/6/20 COVID and Society Karen Heller, “The recovered: How it feels to be alive on the other side of the pandemic,” Washington Post, 4/15/20 Jennifer Senior, “The One Kind of Distancing We Can’t Afford,” New York Times, 4/12/20 Sinéad Baker, “80% of NYC's coronavirus patients who are put on ventilators ultimately die, and some doctors are trying to stop using them,” Business Insider, 4/9/20 Alana Wise, “Trump Falsely Claimed 'Total' Authority Over States — Now He's Backpedaling,” NPR, 4/14/20 Elyse Samuels and Meg Kelly, “How false hope spread about hydroxychloroquine to treat covid-19 — and the consequences that followed,” Washington Post, 4/13/20 Elizabeth Cohn, “Prominent scientists have bad news for the White House about coronavirus antibody tests,” CNN International, 4/15/20 Lat and the Law George Conway and David Lat, “Don’t like the Wisconsin election mess? Don’t blame the courts,” Washington Post, 4/11/20 Jonathan Miller, “He Fought the Law. They Both Won,” New York Times, 1/22/06 David Lat, “A Departure Memo, from David Lat,” Above the Law, 5/6/19 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

CAFE Insider 4/14: COVID Aftershocks
Apr 15 2020 52 mins  
To join the CAFE Insider community, head to cafe.com/insider In this episode of CAFE Insider, “COVID Aftershocks,” Preet and Anne break down all the latest politically-charged legal issues and developments, including: — The formation of a White House “Council to Re-Open America,” and President Trump’s false assertion that “when somebody is the President, authority is total.” — Concerns about the upcoming November election and the legal and political dynamics surrounding the push to vote-by-mail. — The surprising constitutional questions around presidential succession in the U.S., as leaders around the world are falling ill with the coronavirus. — Attorney General Bill Barr’s recent interview in which he said the media was “on a jihad” to discredit President Trump, and the DOJ’s intention to take action to protect religious freedom. — The news that Apple and Google are teaming up to create “contact tracing” tools to help track and prevent the spread of the virus, and the privacy issues that arise from this kind of surveillance. We hope you’re enjoying CAFE Insider. Email us at [email protected] with your suggestions and questions for Preet and Anne. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS WHITE HOUSE COVID-19 RESPONSE: 10th Amendment of the U.S Constitution Clip: Trump says presidential authority is “total,” CNN, 4/13/20 Clip: Larry Kudlow says investors should “think about buying during these dips,” CNBC, 3/6/20 “Wilbur Ross’s prediction about the coronavirus bringing back jobs was wrong,” Vox, 4/2/20 “Trump’s grand reopening council triggers slew of new questions,” Politico, 4/13/20 VOTE-BY-MAIL Trump tweet criticizing vote-by-mail, 4/8/20 Brennan Center vote-by-mail explainer, 4/8/20 “Voting by mail and the race between Biden and Trump,” The Atlantic, 4/11/20 PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution Presidential Succession Act of 1947, 3 U.S. Code § 19 Presidential Succession Act of 1792 Presidential Succession Act of 1886 Congressional Research Service report on presidential succession, 6/29/05 Continuity of Government Commission succession report, 6/1/09 Jack Goldsmith, “A Presidential Succession Nightmare,” Lawfare, 3/25/20 BARR & RELIGIOUS FREEDOM Free Exercise Clause of the 1st Amendment AG Barr’s Fox News interview with Laura Ingraham, 4/8/20 DOJ spokesperson tweeting “expect action” on religious freedom, 4/11/20 Employment Division of Oregon v. Smith (1990), decision establishing rational basis test for religious freedom cases “William Barr’s Wild Misreading of the First Amendment,” Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker, 10/17/19 “States Consider Whether Religious Services Qualify as ‘Essential,’” NPR, 4/1/20 CONTACT TRACING Apple’s official announcement of Google partnership on contact tracing, 4/10/20 Andy Slavitt tweet thanking Google and Apple, 4/10/20 “The biggest questions about Apple and Google’s new coronavirus tracker,” The Verge, 4/11/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Trump v. The Invisible Enemy (with Peter Baker)
Apr 09 2020 69 mins  
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Trump v. The Invisible Enemy," Preet answers listener questions about: The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on Wisconsin’s plan to extend absentee voting amid the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic Whether recently fired Inspector General for the Intelligence Community Michael Atkinson could sue the government for wrongful termination, and the parallels to the firing of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe Transitioning from the military into the field of law Then, Preet is joined by Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times and a political analyst for MSNBC. Baker has covered four White Houses: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and, now, Trump. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. And if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s full episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free. Sign up to receive a link to the episode at cafe.com/preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A WISCONSIN PRIMARY: The Republican National Committee v. The Democratic National Committee (2020), the Supreme Court’s 4/6/20 decision on absentee voting in Wisconsin amid coronavirus pandemic Natasha Korecki, Zach Montellaro, Caitlin Oprysko, “Rain, hail, lawsuits and the coronavirus crisis fail to halt Wisconsin election,” Politico, 4/7/20 “Wisconsin Set to Vote on Tuesday after Court Overrules Governor’s Postponement,” New York Times, 4/6/20 MICHAEL ATKINSON FIRING: Statement of Michael K. Atkinson, Inspector General of the Intelligence Community on his Removal from Office, 4/5/20 Charlie Savage, “Inspector General Fired by Trump Urges Whistle-Blowers ‘to Bravely Speak Up,’” New York Times, 4/6/20 Grace Segers, Kathryn Watson, Emily Tillett, “Spy chief defends handling of ‘unprecedented’ whistleblower complaint,” CBS News, 9/26/19 “Schiff plans to investigate Trump firing intel watchdog,” The Hill (4/7/20) Burgess Everett and Andrew Desiderio, “Grassley seeks explanation of Trump’s firing of Atkinson,” Politico, 4/7/20 Complaint: McCabe v. Barr, DOJ, Wray, FBI (August 2019) Kyle Cheney, “Andrew McCabe sues DOJ, claims his firing was ‘retaliation’ directed by Trump,” Politico, 8/8/19 THE INTERVIEW BAKER BYLINES: Baker, Katie Rogers, David Enrich & Maggie Haberman, “Trump’s Aggressive Advocacy of Malaria Drug for Treating Coronavirus Divides Medical Community,” NYT, 4/6/20 Baker, Maggie Haberman & James Glanz, “Tensions Persis Between Trump and Medical Advisers Over the Coronavirus,” NYT, 4/3/20 Baker, Maggie Haberman, Zolan Kanno-Youngs & Noah Weiland, “Kushner Puts Himself in Middle of White House’s Chaotic Coronavirus Response,” NYT, 4/2/20 Baker & Maggie Haberman, “Used to Meeting Challenges with Bluster and Force, Trump Confronts a Crisis Unlike Any Before,” NYT, 3/21/20 Baker, “Fourth Time’s the Charm? Mark Meadows Takes Over Trump’s White House,” NYT, 3/7/20 Baker, “Donald Trump Is Sworn In as President, Capping His Swift Ascent,” New York Times, 1/20/17 Baker, “Obama Takes Oath, and Nation in Crisis Embraces the Moment,” New York Times, 1/20/09 CAPT. CROZIER: Matthias Gafni and Joe Garofoli, “Exclusive: Captain of aircraft carrier with growing coronavirus outbreak pleads for help from Navy,” SF Chronicle, 3/31/20 Eric Schmitt and John Ismay, “He Led a Top Navy Ship. Now He Sits in Quarantine, Fired and Infected,” NYT, 4/5/20 COVERING PRESIDENTS: “For journalists covering Trump, the new reality at the White House,” NBCNews, 4/4/20 “Clinton Standard Time,” Washington Post, 1/12/93 Transcript: Charlie Gibson Interviews President Bush, ABC News, 11/28/08 Alex Lockie, “Obama: Here’s what surprised me most about being president,” Business Insider, 1/16/17 PREPARATION FOR PANDEMIC: Tony Romm: “Underfunded, understaffed and under siege: Unemployment offices nationwide are struggling to do their jobs,” Washington Post, 4/6/20 Paul Farhi, “NBC’s Peter Alexander asked Trump to reassure Americans about coronavirus. Trump berated him instead,” Washington Post, 3/20/20 Cleve R. Wootson, Jr., Lori Rozsa & Brady Dennis, “As Coronavirus cases surge in Florida, fears mount that action came too late,” Washington Post, 4/2/20 John Barry: The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, Penguin Random House (2005) Matthew Mosk: “George W. Bush in 2005: ‘If we wait for a pandemic to appear, it will be too late to prepare,’” ABCNews, 4/5/20 STAY TUNED: Susan Glasser’s interview, 12/19/19 Maggie Haberman interview, 1/4/18 THE BUTTON Matthew Haag, “This Brooklyn Landlord Just Canceled Rent for Hundreds of Tenants,” New York Times, 4/3/20 SE Lock and Key’s tweet announcing they would not service evictions, 4/3/20 Airbnb: Hosts to Help Provide Housing to 100,000 COVID-19 Responders, 3/26/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

CAFE Insider 4/7: The Oversight Wars
Apr 08 2020 9 mins  
To listen to the full episode for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive a link. Members of the CAFE Insider can listen to this episode in the podcast player of their choice. In this special episode of CAFE Insider, “The Oversight Wars,” Preet and Anne are joined by Neil Barofsky, who served as the Special Inspector General for TARP, the chief watchdog in charge of policing the 2008 Wall Street bailout. Drawing on Neil’s experience overseeing the last massive government stimulus package, Preet and Anne break down all the latest issues and developments, including: — The challenges inherent in the oversight system outlined in the stimulus law, and the incredible amount of power in the hands of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. — Trump’s decision to appoint Brian Miller, one of his own White House lawyers, to the position of Inspector General for Pandemic Relief, and the importance of having independent-minded, qualified lawyers in oversight roles. — The news that Trump has fired Michael Atkinson, the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community, ostensibly as payback for his role in bringing to light the whistleblower complaint that ultimately led to the President’s impeachment. Preet and Anne also break down the latest politically-charged legal news, including: — The disturbing new report from the DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz exposing widespread problems with the FISA warrant application process. — The legal battle over voting in Wisconsin, the Supreme Court’s last-minute decision mandating that they move forward with the election, and the implications for the upcoming November election. To hear the full episode, head to cafe.com/preet to receive a link. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Humor in the Time of Corona (with Mike Birbiglia)
Apr 02 2020 76 mins  
On this week's episode of Stay Tuned, "Humor in the Time of Corona," Preet answers listener questions about: The impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 Census (and how to fill it out online!) Whether Trump’s suggestion that he would not provide emergency assistance to “unappreciative” governors could be criminal conduct If cable news networks should stop broadcasting Trump’s press conferences on COVID-19 Changing the name of the podcast to something more topical Then, he’s joined by Mike Birbiglia, who is a comedian, writer, director, and an actor. Birbiglia does not shy away from the tough topics in his work and he shares how comedy has been a tool to help him work through personal struggles with health complications. In this sad and stressful time, Birbiglia reveals how the process of crafting and sharing jokes can be healing and cathartic. His most recent one-man show, The New One, is about the turbulent, and ultimately heartwarming, experience of becoming a parent. [Parental discretion for language and content is advised for this episode.] To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. And if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s full episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free. Sign up to receive a link to the episode at cafe.com/preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A Fill out the 2020 census online here 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19 “Why Does the Census Matter?,” Council on Foreign Relations, 12/16/19 “Trump: Federal Government Doing ‘Hell Of A Job’ And ‘Governors Should Appreciate It,’” Real Clear Politics, 3/27/20 THE INTERVIEW Get updates from Mike at Birgbigs.com Tip Your Waitstaff BIRBIGLIA SPECIALS & MOVIES “The New One,” Netflix (2019), and the upcoming book in May 2020 “Thank God For Jokes,” Netflix (2017) Don’t Think Twice, Netflix (2016) Sleepwalk With Me, Amazon Prime Video (2012) “Sleepwalk with Me Live,” Spotify (2011) “What I Should Have Said Was Nothing,” Netflix (2008) JOKES & JOKESTERS “Humor in Hard Times,” New York Times, 9/19/09 Watch: “Jon Stewart on Comedy in Times of Tragedy,” Bill Moyers Journal (2007) “Where does canned laughter come from – and where did it go?,” BBC, 9/26/16 “Please Chuckle Here, New York Magazine, 11/23/11 Steven Wright: Watch: “Comic Relief ‘Steven Wright’ Stand Up Comedy 1987” Stephen Wright, Spotify “The Mosaic View Of Comedian Steven Wright,” Wisconsin Public Radio, 3/7/20 “Headwaters for a River of Stand-Up,” New York Times, 4/30/14 Mitch Hedberg: Mitch Hedberg: “Strategic Grill Locations,” Spotify (2003) “Mitch Hedberg: The Best Pre-Twitter Twitter Comedian,” GQ, 6/4/13 “Mitch Hedberg, a Comedian Who Performed Surreal Routines, Dies at 37,” New York Times, 4/1/05 Jerry Seinfeld: Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedian, Netflix (2002) Watch: “Seinfeld - Night Guy” Roy Wood Jr: Roy Wood Jr.: “Father Figure,” Amazon Prime Video (2017) LOCKDOWN ENTERTAINMENT RECOMMENDATIONS The Money Pit, Netflix (1986) The Larry Sanders Show, HBO (1992) The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, HBO (2018) Extras, Netflix (2006) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.




Tracking & Tackling COVID-19 (with Andy Slavitt)
Mar 26 2020 59 mins  
On this week’s special episode of Stay Tuned, Preet is joined by Andy Slavitt, whoserved as the Acting Administrator of Medicare and Medicaid Services during the last two years of the Obama administration. A healthcare industry veteran, Slavitt helped to salvage the maligned Healthcare.gov and worked to improve federal health care data analytics. Since leaving government, Slavitt has remained a critical voice in the battle for healthcare coverage, founding the non-profit United States of Care and the investment firm Town Hall Ventures in 2018. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Slavitt has been on the front lines—working to acquire healthcare supplies for medical workers, helping to popularize #StayHome, and appearing on TV shows and podcasts to explain how we can flatten the curve. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. And if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s full episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free. Juliette Kayyem, President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, joins Preet and Anne to discuss the many pertinent issues raised by the coronavirus. Sign up to receive a link to the episode at cafe.com/preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE INTERVIEW “Andy Slavitt Can’t Stop: How a Health Care Wonk Became a Rabble-Rouser,Stat News, 5/25/2017 “One-on-One with Andy Slavitt, Board Chair & Founder, United States of Care,”Digital Health Today, 10/17/2018 “The Issue,”United States of Care, 2020 “What We Do,”Town Hall Ventures, 2020 TESTING: Andy Slavitt, “Why We Don’t Have Enough Coronavirus Tests,”Medium, 3/24/2020 Andy Slavitt, “The Severity of the Next Several Weeks Depends on Our Actions Now,”Medium, 3/22/2020 “What Is R0?: Gauging Contagious Infections,”Healthline HOSPITAL SUPPLIES: “Our Mission,”Project N95, 2020 “Summary of Comprehensive Congressional Proposal for COVID-19,”United States of Care, 3/23/2020 Andy Slavitt, “The Outcry From Nurses and Doctors Over the Lack of Protective Gear Will be the Major Story Next Week,” Medium, 3/17/2020 ECONOMY: Andy Slavitt, “Coronavirus isn't about Trump's stock market and 2020 odds. Or at least it shouldn't be,”USA Today, 3/2/2020 “Trump pushes a ‘return to work’ as Kudlow predicts coronavirus stimulus will fuel economic rebound,”CNBC, 3/24/2020 OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: Sara Rosenbaum, “Medicaid's Role in Caring for Flint: An Update,”Commonwealth Fund, 3/10/16 “CMS Announces $66.1 Million to Support Zika Prevention & Treatment Services,”CMS.gov, 11/9/2016 “Slavitt Says Goodbye to CMS Staff as Obama Administration Gives Way to Trump,”Healthcare Innovation, 1/20/2017 “The Man Who Saved Healthcare.gov Wants a Bipartisan Solution to Healthcare,”Washington Post, 3/16/2017 Trump Appears to Throw Shade at Obamacare Site While Announcing National Emergency,”Daily Beast, 3/13/2020 “Ex-Obama official fires back: Trump was left with 'global health infrastructure,'”The Hill, 3/15/2020 EXTRAS: Andy Slavitt on theAl Franken Podcast, 3/22/2020 Donald Trump on Mitt Romney’s Coronavirus Test,Twitter, 3/25/2020 “Sex and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),”NYC.gov, 3/21/2020 Bill Gates, “The Next Outbreak? We’re Not Ready,”TED, 3/2015 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.



Geopolitical Recession & Ruthless Leadership (with Ian Bremmer & Rahm Emanuel)
Mar 19 2020 92 mins  
On this week’s special episode of Stay Tuned, Preet is joined by two guests. Ian Bremmer, the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a political risk consulting firm, and GZERO Media, helps us break down the global and domestic threats posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Rahm Emanuel served as Mayor of Chicago from 2011 to 2019, overseeing the city’s passage of universal pre-kindergarten, its ongoing struggle with crime and police brutality, and its rapid expansion of public-private partnerships. A Chicago native, Emanuel has been a mainstay in Democratic politics since the 1980s, working as a top advisor to President Clinton for the majority of his presidency, holding a seat in the House of Representatives during the George W. Bush administration, and serving as Chief of Staff for President Obama in the first year of his administration. Last month, Emanuel published The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World, an examination of the increasing importance of local leaders amid the dysfunction of the federal government. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. And if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s full episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free. Lisa Monaco, former Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor to President Barack Obama, joins Preet and Anne to discuss the many pertinent issues raised by the coronavirus. Sign up to receive a link to the episode at cafe.com/preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. IAN BREMMER Ian Bremmer, “We Are In a Geopolitical Recession. That’s a Bad Time for the Global Coronavirus Crisis,” TIME, 3/13/20 Eurasia Group’s Top Risks for 2020, published 1/6/20 Ian Bremmer, “The Fate of the World in 2020,” Stay Tuned, 1/30/20 Ian Bremmer, “The Fate of the World in 2019,” Stay Tuned, 1/10/19 Maggie Haberman and Noah Weiland, “Inside the Coronavirus Response: A Case Study in the White House Under Trump,” New York Times, 3/16/20 Ishaan Tharoor, “South Korea’s coronavirus success story underscores how the U.S. initially failed,” Washington Post, 3/17/20 Scott Neuman, Emily Feng, Huo Jingnan, “China To Investigate After Whistleblower Doctor Dies From Coronavirus,” National Public Radio, 2/7/20 Shannon Liao, “Chinese billionaire Jack Ma says he will donate one million face masks and 500,000 coronavirus testing kits to the US,” CNN, 3/14/20 Abby Vesoulis, “Will the Coronavirus Outbreak Turn Andrew Yang’s Dream into a Reality?,” TIME, 3/17/20 The Trolley Problem, “Would you sacrifice one person to save five?,” TED-Ed, 1/12/17 RAHM EMANUEL Rahm Emanuel, The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World, Knopf, 2/25/2020 Lizzie Widdicombe, “Emanuel in Full,” New Yorker, 11/18/2008 Handling a crisis “Member of Obama’s Cabinet Announces More Help for Flint,” Detroit Free Press, 2/26/2016 “Congress Approves $15 Billion Airline Bailout,” CNN, 9/22/2001 Shift to Cities “Emanuel Expands Universal Preschool Plan as Mayoral Clock Winds Down,” Chicago Tribune, 3/21/2019 “Chicago’s $8.7 Billion O’Hare Airport Expansion Underway,” Associated Press, 3/20/2019 Rahm Emanuel, “If Donald Trump Won’t Tackle Climate Change, Then Chicago Will,” Guardian, 8/27/2017 “16 Shots: The Police Shooting of Laquan McDonald,” NPR Podcasts/WBEZ Chicago, 2018 “Emanuel Expands Universal Preschool Plan as Mayoral Clock Winds Down,” Chicago Tribune, 3/21/2019 Ruthlessness “Rahm Emanuel, Pitbull Politician,” CNN Money, 9/26/2006 Peter Baker, “The Limits of Rahmism,” New York Times Magazine, 3/8/2010 “LBJ and Richard Russell on Vietnam,” UVA Miller Center, 5/27/1964 John Dickerson, “A ‘90s-Style Government Shutdown,” Slate Whistlestop, 1/16/2019 W. James Antle III, “How ‘Democrats Fall in Love, Republicans Fall in Line’ Got Flipped Upside Down,” The Week, 6/19/2019 2016 and 2020 Elections W. James Antle III, “How ‘Democrats Fall in Love, Republicans Fall in Line’ Got Flipped Upside Down,” The Week, 6/19/2019 Thomas E. Patterson, “News Coverage of the 2016 General Election: How the Press Failed the Voters,” Shorenstein Center, 12/7/2016 Chief of Staff “Rahm Emanuel: No Prius for Sec. Ray LaHood,” The Hill, 3/17/2010 “Trump Names Mark Meadows Chief of Staff, Ousting Mick Mulvaney,” New York Times, 3/6/2020 “The Myth of Hamilton Jordan,” Washington Post, 12/17/197 “The People Who Advise Jimmy Carter. Best and Brightest? Or Not?” Christian Science Monitor, 8/14/1980 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Politics & Pandemics (with David Plouffe)
Mar 12 2020 65 mins  
In this episode of Stay Tuned, “ Politics & Pandemics,” Preet answers listener questions about: The Trump administration’s response to the growing coronavirus crisis Harvey Weinstein’s 23-year sentence on two charges of felony sex crimes The House’s investigative activity since the conclusion of President Trump’s impeachment Lee Harvey Oswald, the “alleged” JFK assassin The guest is David Plouffe,author of A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump and the accompanying YA book Ripples of Hope: Your Guide to Electing a New President. Plouffe served as campaign manager for Barack Obama’s transformative 2008 presidential run and as Senior Advisor to President Obama from 2011-2013. Since September 2019, Plouffe has hosted the Campaign HQ podcast, where he interviews campaign managers, consultants, and political veterans like Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. He lives in San Francisco, where he has played crucial roles in the growth of Uber and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A HOUSE INVESTIGATIONS “Nadler seeks interviews with prosecutors who quit Roger Stone case,”Politico, 2/28/20 “Court Rules Congress Cannot Sue to Force Executive Branch Officials to Testify,”New York Times, 2/28/20 House Committee on Oversight and Reform: Coronavirus Preparedness and Response, 3/11/20 “Republicans’ various election-year investigations of Joe Biden, Burisma and Democrats, explained,”Washington Post, 3/9/20 “John Bolton's book has been delayed until May due to White House review,”CNN, 3/3/20 HARVEY WEINSTEIN SENTENCING “Harvey Weinstein Is Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison,”New York Times, 3/11/20 “‘I Literally Cried’: Weinstein Accusers React to Rapist’s 23-Year Prison Sentence,”Vanity Fair, 3/11/20 THE INTERVIEW BOOKS & PODCAST David Plouffe, A Citizen’s Guide to Defeating Donald Trump,Penguin Random House, 3/3/2020 David Plouffe, Ripples of Hope: Your Guide to Electing a New President, MacMillan, 3/3/2020 Campaign HQ,Cadence13 via Apple Podcasts, 2019-2020 OBAMA 2008 “A Wizard of Odds Steers Obama’s Campaign,” Chicago Tribune, 6/9/2008 “One of These Men Changed Politics Forever,”Esquire, 3/1/2009 “Charting McCain’s Suspended Campaign,”NPR, 9/25/2008 “Angry White House Meeting Roils Bailout Talks,”Reuters, 9/26/2008 First 2008 Democratic Debate Transcript,New York Times, 9/26/2008 “Obama Might Keep Paulson,”POLITICO, 9/21/2008 “Battle Plans: How Obama Won,”New Yorker, 11/8/2008 OBAMA 2012 “David Plouffe, Obama’s Whiz Kid, Returns to the White House,”Daily Beast, 1/7/2011 “For a Top Obama Advisor, New Strategy and Old Doubts,”Washington Post, 9/27/2011 “From Knife Seller to the President’s Hard Edge,”New York Times,2/20/2012 2020 ELECTION Plouffe on Amanpour,CNN International, 3/4/2020 Plouffe on Fox and Friends,Fox News, 3/5/2020 “The Worst Prognosticator of 2016 Makes a 2020 Comeback,”POLITICO, 3/3/20 “The Ticket: Beating Donald Trump, With David Plouffe,”Atlantic, 3/6/2020 “Trump’s denialist tweets are the coronavirus reaction we feared,”Vox, 3/9/2020 BIDEN & VICE PRESIDENTS “Delaware Rivals Join To Bury the Hatchet,”New York Times, 11/8/1988 “With Biden Next Up to Debate, Obama’s Aides Plan Comeback,”New York Times, 10/7/2012 Biden Town Hall,CNN, 2/10/2020 Plouffe Tweet about Trump and Biden,Twitter, 3/4/2020 “Joe Biden's secret governing plan,”Axios, 3/9/2020 “Johnson is Nominated for Vice President; Kennedy Picks Him to Placate the South,”New York Times, 7/15/1960 “It Should Have Been Gephardt,”New York Post, 11/4/2004 “Trump-Biden fracas shows how social media gets mired in fact-check battles,”POLITICO, 3/10/2020 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.



Misinformation Apocalypse (with Hany Farid)
Mar 05 2020 74 mins  
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Misinformation Apocalypse,” Preet answers listener questions about: Grand jury rules, and speculation that a grand jury declined to indict former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe The D.C. Court of Appeals’ ruling preventing the House Judiciary Committee from enforcing its subpoena for Don McGahn’s testimony Trump’s defamation lawsuit against the New York Times Company Super Tuesday predictions and punditry The guest is Hany Farid, a digital forensics expert and a professor at University of California, Berkeley. Farid is at the forefront of the race to develop technology that can detect visual, audio, and video manipulation. With the recent rise of AI-based fakes, also known as “deepfakes,” Farid is part of a small team of analysts creating new techniques to assist with the identification of fake content. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A ANDREW MCCABE “Andrew McCabe, Ex-F.B.I. Official, Will Not Be Charged in Lying Case,” New York Times, 2/14/20 “On the Mystery of the McCabe Grand Jury,” Lawfare, 9/13/19 The Grand Jury, Legal Information Institute MCGAHN DECISION The decision in House Committee on the Judiciary v. Donald F. McGahn, 2/28/20 “Court of Appeals Decision Amounts to a Constitutional Earthquake,” CNN, 3/2/20 “Dems tread cautiously on investigations after impeachment,” Politico, 3/1/20 NYTLAWSUIT Discovery, “How Courts Work,” American Bar Association Trump campaign libel lawsuit filing, 2/26/20 “Trump Campaign Sues New York Times for Libel,” New York Times, 2/26/20 “The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo,” New York Times, 3/27/19 “Trump’s curious lawsuit against the New York Times,” National Review, 2/28/20 “Trump 2020 Sues ‘Washington Post,’ Days After ‘N.Y. Times’ Defamation Suit,” National Public Radio, 3/3/20 THE INTERVIEW “Deepfakes Are Getting Better, But They're Still Easy to Spot,” Wired, 5/2619 “Fake-porn videos are being weaponized to harass and humiliate women: ‘Everybody is a potential target,’” Washington Post, 12/30/18 Faux Rogan PELOSI “SHALLOWFAKE” “Speaker Pelosi at CAP Ideas Conference,” C-SPAN, 5/22/19 “Distorted Videos of Nancy Pelosi Spread on Facebook and Twitter, Helped by Trump,” New York Times, 5/24/19 LEE HARVEY OSWALD Srivamshi Pittala, Emily Whiting, Hany Farid: A 3-D Stability Analysis of Lee Harvey Oswald in the Backyard Photo (2009) “Settling the Controversy Over Photo of Lee Harvey Oswald,” Dartmouth News, 10/19/15 YOUTUBE & CONSPIRACY VIDEOS Marc Faddoul, Guiilaume Chaslot, and Hany Farid: A longitudinal analysis of YouTube’s promotion of conspiracy videos (2020) “Can YouTube Quiet Its Conspiracy Theorists?,” New York Times, 3/2/20 “Pizzagate: From rumor, to hashtag, to gunfire in D.C.,” Washington Post, 12/6/16 “5 Theories About Conspiracy Theories,” New York Mag, 2/6/20 REGULATING TECH COMPANIES Watch: House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Hearing on Online Imposters and Disinformation, 9/26/19 47 U.S. Code § 230, a provision of the Communications Decency Act: Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material Telecommunications Act of 1996 “What is GDPR, the EU’s new data protection law?,” GDPR.EU “Silicon Valley Heads to Europe, Nervous About New Rules,” New York Times, 2/16/20 “Europe Is Toughest on Big Tech, Yet Big Tech Still Reigns,” New York Times, 11/11/19 “Two New California Laws Tackle Deepfake Videos in Politics and Porn,” David Wright Tremaine Blog, 10/11/19 THE BUTTON “James Lipton, ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ Host, Dies at 93,” New York Times, 3/2/20 Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo TV See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.




Pardonpalooza & #MeToo (with Ronan Farrow)
Feb 20 2020 73 mins  
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Pardonpalooza & #MeToo,” Preet and Anne Milgram, his CAFE Insider podcast co-host, answer your questions about the numerous pardons and sentence commutations issued by the White House this week. The guest this week is Ronan Farrow, author of Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators and the host of the accompanying “The Catch and Kill Podcast.” Both works recount Farrow’s difficult journey to publishing game-changing sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Farrow is currently working with HBO on a documentary about the threats journalists face around the world. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A Office of the Pardon Attorney Derrick Bryson Taylor, Heather Murphy, and Mariel Padilla, "A Complete List of Trump’s Pardons and Commutations," NYT, 2/18/20 "U.S. attorney launches criminal probe of Rich pardon," CNN, 2/14/01 THE INTERVIEW Farrow’s First Appearance on Stay Tuned, CAFE, 4/26/2018 Ronan Farrow, The War on Peace, W.W. Norton & Company, 2018 CATCH AND KILL Ronan Farrow, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, Little, Brown, and Company, 2019 Ronan Farrow,“The Catch and Kill Podcast,”Pineapple Street Media, 2019-2020 Kara Scannell and Mark Morales,“National Enquirer company chief David Pecker talking with New York prosecutors,” CNN, 11/25/2019 Rachel Maddow, “NBCUniversal Offers NDA Releases Over Harassment Claim Concerns,”MSNBC, 10/26/2019 Jeff Bezos,“No thank you, Mr. Pecker,”Medium, 2/7/2019 Sarah Ellison and Paul Farhi,“Publisher of the National Enquirer admits to hush money payments made on Trump’s behalf,” Washington Post, 12/12/2018 Joe Palazzolo, Michael Rothfeld, and Lukas I. Alpert, “National Enquirer Shieldd Donald Trump From Playboy Model’s Affair Allegation,” WSJ, 11/4/2016 Reed Albergotti, Vanessa O’Connell, and Russel Adams, “How Tiger Woods Protected His Image,” WSJ, 12/18/2009 Anna Louise Bardach, “The Hush-Hush Deal that Made Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor,” LA Magazine, 9/1/2004 NEW YORKER STORIES Ronan Farrow, “The Black Cube Chronicles,” The New Yorker, Parts I, II, and III, 10/9/2019 Ronan Farrow, “How an Élite University Research Center Concealed its Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein,” The New Yorker, 9/7/2019 Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow, “A Sexual-Misconduct Allegation Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Stirs Tension Among Democrats in Congress,” The New Yorker, 9/14/2018 Ronan Farrow, “Les Moonves and CBS Face Allegations of Sexual Misconduct,” The New Yorker, 7/27/2018 Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow, “Four Woman Accuse New York’s Attorney General of Physical Abuse,” The New Yorker, 5/7/2018 Ronan Farrow, “The National Enquirer, A Trump Rumor, and Another Secret Payment to Buy Silence,” The New Yorker, 4/12/2018 Ronan Farrow, “Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity,” The New Yorker, 2/16/2018 Ronan Farrow, “Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies,” The New Yorker, 11/6/2017 Ronan Farrow, “From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories,” The New Yorker, 10/10/2017 WEINSTEIN TRIAL Ronan Farrow, Tweet on Jurors, Twitter,1/9/2020 Michael Levenson, “Who’s Who in the Harvey Weinstein Trial,” New York Times, 2/19/2020 Jeremy Barr, “Why the Weinstein Trial Jurors are Deliberating Slowly,” The Hollywood Reporter, 2/19/2020 Alyssa Rosenberg, “Harvey Weinstein is on trial. But #MeToo is in danger,” Washington Post, 2/18/2020 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Scenes from an Impeachment (with Dan Goldman)
Feb 13 2020 98 mins  
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 [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, try CAFE Insider with free two-week trial. For students with a valid .edu email, there’s now a special rate. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS SUBPOENA POWER CRS Report: Congress’s Contempt Power and the Enforcement of Congressional Subpoenas: Law, History, Practice, and Procedure, May 2017 THE WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Michael Atkinson’s first letter notifying the House Intel Committee of the withheld whistleblower complaint, 9/9/19 Chairman Adam Schiff’s letter to Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire requesting the withheld whistleblower complaint, 9/10/19 Chairman Schiff’s subpoena and accompanying letter issued to Acting DNI Maguire regarding the withheld whistleblower complaint, 9/13/19 The Whistleblower complaint regarding President Trump’s actions, filed August 2019 Acting DNI Maguire’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, 9/26/19 MUELLER REPORT Attorney General Bill Barr’s letter on Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s report’s principal conclusions, March 2019 Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s Report on The Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, March 2019 UKRAINE Memorandum of Trump’s July 25, 2019 conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Former special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker’s text messages Three 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 WITNESSES Ambassador Bill Taylor’s deposition transcript and testimony George Kent’s deposition transcript and testimony Dr. Fiona Hill’s deposition transcript and testimony David Holmes’ deposition transcript and testimony Undersecretary David Hale’s deposition transcript and testimony Tim Morrison’s deposition transcript and testimony Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s deposition transcript and testimony Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s deposition transcript and testimony Former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s deposition transcript and testimony Laura Cooper’s deposition transcript and testimony Jennifer Williams’ deposition transcript and testimony Ambassador Kurt Volker’s deposition transcript and testimony Dan Goldman’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, 12/9/19 ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT The House Resolution Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors, December 2019 Clip: 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 TRIAL Clip: Rep. Adam Schiff Closing Argument in Senate Trial, 1/23/20 Clip: Rep. Adam Schiff Closing Argument in Senate Trial, 2/3/20 ROGER STONE Roger Stone initial sentencing memo, 2/10/20 Roger Stone updated sentencing memo, 2/11/20 Trump 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,” Axios, 2/11/12 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Stone Cold Crisis (with Anne Milgram)
Feb 12 2020 22 mins  
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, 2/10/20 Roger Stone updated sentencing memo, 2/11/20 Trump tweet congratulating AG Barr on Stone case intervention, 2/12/20 Preet tweet re: Judge Amy Berman Jackson, 2/11/20 Trump 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 BACKCHANNEL AG 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Iowa & The State of Disunion (with John Dickerson)
Feb 06 2020 74 mins  
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Iowa & The State of Disunion,” Preet answers your questions about: The future of the Iowa Caucuses Whether the House can re-open the impeachment inquiry into President Trump How elections should bear on impeachment Situations 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 [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. 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 status Iowa caucuses – reporting,” Vox, 2/4/20 IMPEACHMENT Double 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 SOTU Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address State of the Union Address, United States House of Representatives History, Art & Archives Trump’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, 1/28/20 Dickerson: “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’NEILL The Troubles of Tip O’Neill, New York Times, 8/16/91 “After Two Decades, the 'Boll Weevils' Are Back, and Whistling Dixie,” Washington Post, 4/26/81 Clip: “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 TRUMAN Listen: “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,” 2004 Clip: “George H.W. Bush checks the time,” 1992 “Dukakis and the Tank,” Politico, 11/17/13 POLITICAL SPEECHES Clip: Mario Cuomo 1984 Democratic National Convention Keynote Speech, C-SPAN, 7/16/84 Clip: Ronald Reagan’s 1976 Presidential Endorsement Speech, C-SPAN, 8/19/76 Clip: President Obama delivers Eulogy, Youtube, 6/26/15 Clip: Senator Barack Obama 2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Speech, 7/27/04 Clip: Obama Speech in Manassas, Virginia, 11/3/08 IMPEACHMENT Clip: Rep. Adam Schiff Closing Argument, 2/3/20 THE BUTTON Clip: Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Democratic Response to State of the Union Address, 2/4/20 Clip: Marco Rubio's State of the Union Response, 2/12/13 Clip: Jindal Delivers Republican Response, 2/25/09 Clip: 30 Bobby Jindal Rock, 2/25/09 “Jindal's Kenneth problem,” Politico, 3/7/09 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

National Security Special (with Lisa Monaco & Ken Wainstein)
Feb 04 2020 45 mins  
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 [email protected] 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, 9/13/16 Clip: Attorney General Barr on Encryption Technology and Law Enforcement, 10/4/19 Clip: Encryption and Lawful Access: Evaluating Benefits and Risks to Public Safety and Privacy, Senate Judiciary Committee, 12/10/19 Valerie 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 FISA The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), Legal Information Institute Fourth Amendment, Legal Information Institute Judge James Boasberg’s Order Regarding Handling and Disposition of Information regarding Carter Page, filed 1/7/20 DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation, December 2019 FBI Director Chris Wray’s response in regards to “Accuracy Concerns regarding FBI Matters Submitted to the FISC,” 1/10/20 David Kris’ amicus brief, “Accuracy Concerns regarding FBI Matters Submitted to the FISC,” 1/15/20 Clip: Attorney General Barr and FBI Deputy Director Bowdich Hold Press Conference, 1/13/20 Senate 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Fate of the World in 2020 (with Ian Bremmer)
Jan 30 2020 74 mins  
On this episode of Stay Tuned, “The Fate of the World in 2020,” Preet answers your questions about: What constitutes impeachable conduct The authorities that Chief Justice John Roberts can assert in Trump's impeachment trial Reports 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, 5/27/2019 Bremmer'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, 1/22/20 Ian 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 BUTTON Watch: 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 [email protected], 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


POTUS on Trial & A Military Mind (with Adm. James Stavridis)
Jan 23 2020 58 mins  
On this episode of Stay Tuned, “POTUS on Trial & A Military Mind,” Preet answers your questions about: Whether foreign policy is exclusively in the purview of the executive branch and what that has to do with impeachment of President Trump Why Lev Parnas is able to sit for public interviews while out on bond while Roger Stone is bound by a gag order Whether Chief Justice John Roberts has veto power during the Senate trial The guest is Admiral James Stavridis. He spent 37 years in the U.S. Navy and earned four stars, served as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, and forayed into academia as the 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. His most recent book is Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A “Alan Dershowitz’s Strange Constitutional Arguments on Impoundment and Foreign Policy,” Lawfare, 1/22/20 Transcripts of Rachel Maddow’s first and second interview with Lev Parnas, 1/15/20 “Roger Stone Lost His Appeal Of The Gag Order Barring Him From Posting On Twitter, Facebook, And Instagram,” BuzzFeed News, 10/22/19 Senate Resolution 483, “To Provide for related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States,” Jan 2020 “Trump’s Impeachment Trial a Perilous Duty for Chief Justice,” New York Times, 1/14/20 THE INTERVIEW Stravridis’ most recent book: Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character, October 2019 Stavridis’ column for Time: “Why Trump’s Generals Have Abandoned Ship,” 1/3/19 “‘You’re a bunch of dopes and babies’: Inside Trump’s stunning tirade against generals,” Washington Post, 1/17/20 General Ulysses S. Grant’s book, Personal Memoirs, 1999 Michael Shaara’s book, The Killer Angels, 2004 Steven Pressfield’s book, Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae, 2005 “Trump invites disgraced Navy SEAL who posed with a dead ISIS captive he was accused of murdering to Mar-a-Lago,” Business Insider, 12/24/19 “Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALs Who Turned In Edward Gallagher,” New York Times, 12/27/19 The North Atlantic Treaty, April 1949 “What Is NATO’s Article 5?,” History, 8/31/18 Stavridis column for Time: “Why NATO Is Essential For World Peace, According to Its Former Commander,” 4/4/19 My Big Fat Greek Wedding, IMDb, 2002 As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at [email protected], 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Born to Poll (with J. Ann Selzer)
Jan 16 2020 76 mins  
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Born to Poll," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- Former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's move to withdraw his guilty plea -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement naming the House Impeachment Managers -- The documents provided to the House Intelligence Committee by Rudy Giuliani's associate, Lev Parnas The guest is J. Ann Selzer, the president and founder of polling firm Selzer & Company. She is one of the country's most widely-respected pollsters and has been overseeing the Des Moines Register Iowa poll almost every year since the 1980s. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A MICHAEL FLYNN Mr. Flynn’s Motion to Withdraw Plea of Guilty And Unopposed Motion for Continuance, 1/14/20 “Allocution,” Legal Information Institute Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 11. Pleas, Legal Information Institute “Michael Flynn moves to withdraw guilty plea, claiming government ‘vindictiveness,’” Washington Post, 1/14/20 IMPEACHMENT Pelosi Names Impeachment Managers, Speaker of the House, 1/15/20 “Who are the impeachment managers prosecuting the case against Trump in the Senate trial?” Washington Post, 1/15/20 Documents provided by Lev Parnas to House investigators “Ukraine prosecutor offered information related to Biden in exchange for ambassador’s ouster, newly released materials show,” Washington Post, 1/14/20 “Meet the Trump Donor Who Allegedly Stalked America’s Ambassador in Ukraine,” Daily Beast, 1/14/20 THE INTERVIEW Elizabeth Winkler, “The Pollster Who Figured Out Iowa’s Quirky Caucuses,” Wall Street Journal, 1/3/2020 Brianne Pfannenstiel, “Bernie Sanders Leads the Iowa Poll for the First Time, Weeks Before the Iowa Caucuses,” Des Moines Register, 1/10/2020 Iowa Poll Methodology, Selzer & Company,1/10/2020 Brianne Pfannenstiel, “Iowa Poll: Pete Buttigieg Rockets to the Top of the 2020 Field as a Clear Front-Runner,” Des Moines Register, 11/16/2019 Iowa Poll Methodology, Selzer & Company, 11/16/2019 Geoffrey Skelley and Nathaniel Rakich, “What the Heck is Going on With Tom Steyer’s Poll Numbers?” FiveThirtyEight, 1/13/2020 Clare Malone, “Ann Selzer is the Best Pollster in Politics,” FiveThirtyEight, 1/27/2016 Nate Silver, “Ann Selzer on Youth & Minority Turnout,” FiveThirtyEight, 9/26/2008 Steven Shepard, “Ann Selzer’s Secret Sauce,” POLITICO, 12/12/2015 Jonathan Allen and Amie Parmes, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, Penguin Random House, 2017 J. Ann Selzer, Tweet about Iowa Poll Timing, Twitter, 1/2/2020 J. Ann Selzer, “How Cruz and Sanders Defied the Iowa Polls, Including Our Own,” Bloomberg, 2/2/2016 “Kerry Comes Back to Win Dramatic Caucuses,” CNN, 1/20/2004 Jeff Zeleny and Jim Rutenberg, “Last-Minute Scramble as Caucus Night Nears,” New York Times, 12/31/2011 Liz Halloran, “Is Huntsman Wrong to Skip Iowa?” NPR, 6/21/2011 “For Gauging Goofiness, Majority Back Iowa Poll,” New York Times, 1/29/1990 THE BUTTON Clip of Doug Collins on Fox, 1/8/20 “Preet Bharara to Georgia congressman: You've hit a shocking new low,” CNN, 1/09/20 Preet’s first, second, and third tweet about Rep. Doug Collins, 1/8/20 Doug Collins’ twitter apology, 1/10/20 As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at [email protected], 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.



Targeted Killings: Suleimani & Hoffa (with Jack Goldsmith)
Jan 09 2020 89 mins  
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Targeted Killings: Suleimani & Hoffa," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- John Bolton's statement that he's prepared to testify in the Senate impeachment trial if he's subpoenaed -- Whether the House can continue to call additional witnesses after the articles of impeachment are transmitted to the Senate, and Senator Marco Rubio's interpretation of Senate trial rules -- Government prosecutors' decision to seek prison time for former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn Jack Goldsmith is a Harvard law professor, co-founder of Lawfare, and an author. His most recent book is In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth. Goldsmith served as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Office of Legal Counsel from 2003-2004. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at [email protected], 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. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A Statement of John R. Bolton regarding congressional testimony, 1/6/20 Sen. Marco Rubio’s tweet about Bolton’s testimony, 1/6/20 United States’ Supplemental Memorandum in Aid of Sentencing, U.S. v. Michael Flynn, 1/7/20 “Prosecutors Ask That Michael Flynn Get Prison Time,” New York Times, 1/7/20 THE INTERVIEW In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 2019) Primary Sources: Article II of The Constitution, Legal Information Institute Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force against Iraq Resolution, 2002 Executive Order 12333, National Archives “War Powers,” Library of Congress Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation, Office of the Inspection General, December 2019 Goldsmith’s May 2004 memo & July 2004 memo regarding the Stellar Wind program Analysis: Goldsmith’s tweets about precedent, 1/4/20 Bobby Chesney’s tweet about assassinations, 1/5/20 “The Soleimani Strike: One Person Decides,” Lawfare, 1/3/20 “Did the President Have the Domestic Legal Authority to Kill Qassem Soleimani?,” Lawfare, 1/3/20 “The key word in U.S. justifications for the killing of Iranian general: ‘Imminent,’” Washington Post, 1/5/20 “As Tensions With Iran Escalated, Trump Opted for Most Extreme Measure,” New York Times, 1/4/20 “Trump Threatens Iranian Cultural Sites, and Warns of Sanctions on Iraq,” New York Times, 1/5/20 “Trump Says He'll Target Iran's Cultural Sites. That's Illegal,” National Public Radio, 1/6/20 “Assassination Ban and E.O. 12333: A Brief Summary,” CRS Report for Congress, 2002 “The FBI Needs to Be Reformed,” The Atlantic, 12/16/19 Stay Tuned Archive: Bob Bauer’s interview on Stay Tuned THE BUTTON "White Prosecutor, Doug Evans, Asks to Recuse Himself From Curtis Flowers Case,” New York Times, 1/7/20 In the Dark Podcast, APM Reports See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.























CAFE Insider 10/28: Baghdadi Dies & Impeachment Quickens
Oct 28 2019 12 mins  
In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Baghdadi Dies & Impeachment Quickens," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down: -- The New York Times report that John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the FBI’s Trump-Russia probe has evolved into a criminal inquiry, raising a range of unanswered questions -- Rudy Giuliani is reportedly the target of two federal investigations and subject of two pocket dialing mishaps Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS DURHAM’S CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION Attorney General’s guidelines on general crime investigations, Justice.gov "Justice Dept. Is Said to Open Criminal Inquiry Into Its Own Russia Investigation,” The New York Times, 10/24/19 “Justice Department watchdog says highly anticipated FISA report is ‘nearing completion’,” CBS News, 10/24/19 “Barr personally asked foreign officials to aid inquiry into CIA, FBI activities in 2016,” The Washington Post, 9/30/19 RUDY GIULIANI’S MISHAPS “Giuliani probe snowballs,” Politico, 10/25/19 “Is Rudy Giuliani going to jail?,” Politico, 10/24/19 “Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman plead not guilty in campaign finance case,” The Washington Post, 10/23/19 “Rudy Giuliani butt-dials NBC reporter, heard discussing need for cash and trashing Bidens,” NBC News, 10/25/19 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


CAFE Insider 10/21: Mick Mulvaney's Mess
Oct 21 2019 14 mins  
In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Mick Mulvaney's Mess," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s walk-back of his quid pro quo Ukraine comments made at a press conference last week. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS MULVANEY’S PRESS CONFERENCE Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s press conference (video and transcript), 10/17/19 Mick Mulvaney’s interview on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, 10/20/19 Trump Doral & The G7 “What Is the Emoluments Clause?,” Encyclopedia Britannica “Trump was already violating the emoluments clause. Grabbing the G-7 is even worse,” The Washington Post, 10/18/19 “Trump Has Just the Place for the Next G7 Meeting: His Own Golf Resort,” The New York Times, 8/28/19 President Trump’s tweet announcing that the G7 in 2020 would no longer be held at the Trump National Doral resort in Florida, 10/19/19 “How Mark Burnett Resurrected Donald Trump as an Icon of American Success,” The New Yorker, 12/27/18 Quid Pro Quo Admission The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, Congress.gov “Mulvaney Says, Then Denies, That Trump Held Back Ukraine Aid as Quid Pro Quo,” The New York Times, 10/17/19 Trump’s “perfect call” tweet, 10/1/19 Letter sent by U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) to the General Prosecutor of Ukraine in 2018 raising their concerns that the Trump Administration could unduly pressure Ukraine into obstructing the Mueller investigation by withholding funding, 5/4/18 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.



CAFE Insider 10/15: Rudy in the Middle
Oct 15 2019 14 mins  
In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Rudy in the Middle," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the reported investigation into Rudy Giuliani and the indictment of his associates by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS RUDY GIULIANI, TRUMP’S “PERSONAL LAYWER” Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), Department of Justice “Foreign Agents Registration Act: An Overview,” Congressional Research Service, 3/7/19 The Logan Act, U.S. Code § 953: Private correspondence with foreign governments, Legal Information Institute “Giuliani Is Said to Be Under Investigation for Ukraine Work,” New York Times, 10/11/19 “Federal Prosecutors Scrutinize Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine Business Dealings, Finances,” Wall Street Journal, 10/14/19 "Trump tells reporters he doesn’t know if Giuliani is still his attorney,” Washington Post, 10/11/19 INDICTMENT OF GIULIANI ASSOCIATES Indictment: United States of America v. Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman, David Correia, and Andrey Kulushkin, 10/10/19 “Lev Parnas And Igor Fruman Charged With Conspiring To Violate Straw And Foreign Donor Bans,” U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York Press Release, 10/10/19 “Two Giuliani Associates Who Helped Him on Ukraine Charged With Campaign-Finance Violations,” Wall Street Journal, 10/10/19 “Here Are Rudy Giuliani’s Various Claims About His Ties to the Two Men Arrested Wednesday,” Mother Jones, 10/11/19 “Rudy Giuliani’s Two Indicted Associates Could Have a Lot to Say,” New Yorker, 10/11/19 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


CAFE Insider 10/7: Crooked Diplomacy
Oct 07 2019 11 mins  
In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Crooked Diplomacy," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the evolving Trump-Ukraine scandal and newly released text messages between State Department officials. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS STATE DEPT. TEXT MESSAGES “Read the Text Messages Between U.S. and Ukrainian Officials,” New York Times, 10/4/19 “Read Kurt Volker’s opening statement for testimony in Trump impeachment inquiry,” Vox, 10/4/19 [Text of Volker’s opening statement] “Kurt Volker, Ukraine and a Turbulent End in the Trump Administration,” New York Times, 10/5/19 “Kurt Volker resigns as executive director of McCain Institute,” Politico, 10/7/19 “The U.S. diplomat who questioned Trump’s Ukraine scheme,” Politico, 10/4/19 “How Gordon Sondland, a wealthy hotelier turned ambassador, became the latest key player in the Ukraine inquiry,” Washington Post, 10/4/19 “Trump Ordered Ukraine Ambassador Removed After Complaints From Giuliani, Others,” Wall Street Journal, 10/3/19 “From ‘America’s mayor’ to Trump’s pit bull: Rudy Giuliani emerges as central figure in Ukraine firestorm,” USA Today, 9/27/19 “Ukrainians understood Biden probe was condition for Trump-Zelensky talks, says former Ukrainian adviser,” ABC News, 9/25/19 “Ukraine’s president needs to repair ‘damage’ with Europe after the Trump call scandal,” CNBC, 10/1/19 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


CAFE Insider 10/1: Impeachment Momentum
Oct 01 2019 16 mins  
In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Impeachment Momentum," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the House Intelligence Committee's subpoena issued to Rudy Giuliani, Trump's private lawyer. Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY RUDY GIULIANI “Giuliani Subpoenaed for Ukraine Documents as Next Step in Impeachment Inquiry,” House Intelligence Committee press release, 9/30/19 (letter and subpoena schedule) Clip of Giuliani on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” holding up cellphone saying “it’s all here, right here,” 9/24/19 Anne Milgram’s tweet about subpoenaing Giuliani’s phone, 9/25/19 Clip of Giuliani’s contradictory statements about Ukraine on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” 9/20/19 Clip of Giuliani saying he wouldn’t cooperate or testify before the House Intelligence Committee with Adam Schiff as chairman on ABC’s “This Week,” 9/29/19 “Ukrainians understood Biden probe was condition for Trump-Zelensky talks, says former Ukrainian adviser,” ABC News, 9/25/19 “Giuliani says Trump did not pay for his globetrotting push for Biden probe,” Reuters, 9/29/19 “Attorney-Client Privilege,” Legal Information Institute “Giuliani Cannot Rely on Attorney-Client Privilege to Avoid Congressional Testimony,” Lawfare, 9/30/19 “Giuliani works for foreign clients while serving as Trump’s attorney,” Washington Post, 7/10/18 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.






Russian Asset & The 1st Female Firefighter (with Brenda Berkman)
Sep 12 2019 84 mins  
This week's Q&A (with Lisa Monaco) starts at 2:07, the interview starts at 17:35, and the button starts at 1:18:45. On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Russian Asset & The 1st Female Firefighter," Lisa Monaco, who served as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism in the Obama Administration, joins host Preet Bharara to help answer some of your questions on: -- Reports of an extracted Russian Spy who allegedly provided critical information about the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 American election -- The sudden departure of John Bolton as President Trump’s national security adviser -- President Trump’s cancelled negotiations with the Taliban at Camp David On this 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, retired Captain Brenda Berkman of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) joins Preet for a conversation about her journey as the City’s pioneering female firefighter and her historic 1982 class action lawsuit that forced the FDNY to accept women into its ranks. * Corrections from Capt. Berkman: the U.S. Forest Service (along with FEMA and the US Fire Academy) came to Ground Zero to help FDNY with the large incident command challenges (not the “US Fire Service”); and 37 Port Authority Police died on 9/11, as well as many additional non-police Port Authority employees. Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community. Read along to this week's episode with the transcript. Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at [email protected], or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.



CAFE Insider 09/03: Ethics: Comey, McCabe, Barr
Sep 03 2019 14 mins  
In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Ethics: Comey, McCabe, Barr," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the Inspector General’s report concluding that former FBI Director James Comey violated bureau policy by disclosing memos documenting his interactions with President Trump. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS JAMES COMEY Report of Investigation of Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey's Disclosure of Sensitive Investigative Information and Handling of Certain Memoranda, Office of the Inspector General, August 2019 “Full text: James Comey testimony transcript on Trump and Russia,” Politico, 6/8/17 “FBI's Interview Report Form FD-302,” Thomson Reuters Practical Law Columbia Law School’s tweet, 6/8/17 Donald Trump’s tweet calling Comey a “dishonest fool,” 8/30/19 Donald Trump’s tweet quoting Jason Chaffetz, 9/1/19 Donald Trump’s tweet featuring an image of Iran’s Imam Khomeini Space Center Rod Rosenstein’s tweet reacting to the IG report, 8/29/19 “What That Comey Email Report Really Says,” Lawfare, 8/29/19 Harry Litman: “James Comey helped save democracy when he wrote his memos,” Washington Post, 8/29/19 Barbara McQuade: “Comey says the DOJ IG report vindicates him. Trump says he's 'horrible.' So who's right?,” NBC News, 8/30/19 “Preet Bharara Links Firing to Trump Team’s ‘Helter-Skelter Incompetence,’” New York Times, 4/6/17 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

















CAFE Insider 07/08: Epstein & Con(Census)
Jul 08 2019 16 mins  
In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Epstein & Con(Census)," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the unusual process leading up to billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's 2007 Non-Prosecution Agreement with Alex Acosta, then US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and current Secretary of Labor. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS JEFFREY EPSTEIN SDNY US Attorney Geoffrey Berman’s press conference announcing the charges against Jeffrey Epstein and the accompanying press release Jeffrey Epstein’s indictment filed by the Southern District of New York: United States of America v. Jeffrey Epstein 18 U.S. Code § 1591: Sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion 18 U.S. Code § 371: Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States 18 U.S. Code § 1594: General provisions 21 U.S. Code § 853: Criminal forfeitures 28 U.S. Code § 2461: Mode of recovery Jeffrey Epstein’s Non-Prosecution Agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, 2007 SDNY Judge Kenneth Marra’s opinion holding that prosecutors violated the Crime Victims’ Rights Act in failing to disclose their non-prosecution agreement with Epstein, 2/21/19 The Crime Victims’ Rights Act, 18 U.S. Code § 3771 “Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Sex Trafficking of Minors,” The Daily Beast, 7/7/19 “Nude Photos of Underage Girls Seized From Jeffrey Epstein Mansion,” New York Times, 7/8/19 “How the Miami Herald investigated Jeffrey Epstein — and his many enablers,” Miami Herald, 11/28/18 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.












CAFE Insider 05/20: Reversing Roe & Politicizing Pardons
May 20 2019 12 mins  
In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Reversing Roe & Politicizing Pardons," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss President Trump's approach to pardons and their concerns over process and fairness. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: THE PARDON POWER Article II of the Constitution, Legal Information Institute Office of the Pardon Attorney, Department of Justice Organization, Mission and Functions Manual: Office of the Pardon Attorney, Department of Justice Clemency Initiative (2014-2017), Department of Justice National Task Force on the Rule of Law & Democracy Proposals for Reform, Brennan Center Trump’s Recent Pardons: “The President and His Power to Pardon,” New York Times, 5/19/19 “Trump pardons Pat Nolan, former GOP lawmaker taken down in FBI’s ‘Shrimpscam’ probe,” LATimes, 5/15/19 “Trump pardons billionaire friend Conrad Black, who wrote a book about him,” Washington Post, 5/15/19 “Trump May Be Preparing Pardons for Servicemen Accused of War Crimes,” New York Times, 5/18/19 Pardon of Marc Rich: “Rich Made His Fortune by Breaking the Rules,” Washington Post, 3/13/01 “Holder admits 'mistakes' in Rich pardon,” CNN, 1/15/09 “U.S. attorney launches criminal probe of Rich pardon,” CNN, 2/14/01 Pardon of Richard Nixon: “NO CONDITIONS SET Action Taken to Spare Nation and Ex‐Chief, President Asserts,” New York Times, 9/9/74 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.












CAFE Insider 04/15: "Spying" & Lying
Apr 15 2019 9 mins  
In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "'Spying' & Lying," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's indictment. To hear the full episode, join the CAFE Insider community REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS JULIAN ASSANGE’S INDICTMENT & PRESS FREEDOMS Julian Assange’s indictment filed by the Eastern District of Virginia “Assange: A Self-Proclaimed Foe of Secrecy Who Inspires Both Admiration and Fury,” NYT, 4/11/19 “Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently in court filing,” Washington Post, 11/15/18 “Press Freedoms and the Case Against Julian Assange, Explained,” NYT, 4/11/19 “Q: Could U.S. Prosecute Reporters For Classified Scoops? A: Maybe,” NPR, 3/22/17 “How Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning became intertwined,” ABCNews, 4/12/19 “Everything You Need to Know About Wikileaks,” MIT Technology Review, 12/9/10 “Julian Assange, A Man Without A Country,” New Yorker, 8/14/17 “Julian Assange’s arrest could end as a test for press freedom,” CNN, 4/11/19 “Trump on WikiLeaks after Assange arrest: ‘It’s not my thing,’” The Hill, 4/11/19 Christina Wilkie’s tweet documenting Trump’s inconsistent love of Wikileaks “Behind the Race to Publish the Top-Secret Pentagon Papers,” NYT, 12/20/17 “What Would Daniel Ellsberg Do With the Pentagon Papers Today?,” NYT, 4/18/10 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Campaign "Spying" & the Ways and Means of Power (with Bob Caro)
Apr 11 2019 77 mins  
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Campaign 'Spying' & the Ways and Means of Power," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about: -- Barr’s testimony that the Justice Department would review “both the genesis and the conduct of intelligence activities directed at the Trump campaign,” including potential “spying.” -- Barr’s decision not to use summaries prepared by the Special Counsel’s Office, and the revelation that Mueller was offered but declined to review Barr’s summary. -- Barr's decision not to seek a court order to make grand jury evidence public. -- The President’s purge of top leadership at the Department of Homeland Security, and the concerns over a cabinet filled with “Acting” officials. -- And, Preet’s road to becoming a podcaster and an author. Bob Caro, the two-time Pulitzer-Prize winning author whose biographies of Robert Moses and LBJ double as studies of political power, joins Preet to kick off a special Stay Tuned series of conversations with writers about their craft, their lives, and life lessons. Caro’s new book is called Working. Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at [email protected], or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. WEBBY AWARDS Stay Tuned with Preet has been nominated for a Webby Award for the best individual episode of a podcast. The selection is Preet’s interview with Bill Browder, a financier who became the driving force behind the Magnitsky Act and is now often described as President Putin’s #1 foe. If you haven’t already, check out the episode, and cast your vote for Stay Tuned at webbyawards.com, in the podcast category. We appreciate your support! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.







Doing Justice Live (with Preet Bharara)
Mar 21 2019 57 mins  
Preet Bharara was interviewed about his new book “Doing Justice” by CBS This Morning’s Bianna Golodryga at a live taping of Stay Tuned at NYU’s Skirball Center. Taped on 3/19/19 REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS The Q&A An article from the NYT, “Will We Ever See Mueller’s Report on Trump? Maybe,” plus an article from NBC News reporting on Trump’s comments that the report should be made public. An article from the NYT about the college admissions scheme The documents related to Michael Cohen’s search warrant, including analysis from the NYT on the released materials An article from the Washington Post about imposing term limits on Supreme Court Justices A report from the Washington Post on Roger Stone’s upcoming trial in DC, set for November 2019 Rick Gates’ status report, submitted by Mueller’s team on 3/15/19 A report from NBC News that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will delay his departure from the Department of Justice The Interview “Doing Justice” Reviews & Features: Washington Independent Review of Books, 03/18/19: “Preet Bharara writes that you will not find God or grace in legal concepts or in formal notions of criminal justice. But be assured that you’ll find God and grace in this fascinating book.” The Guardian, 03/15/19:”At its most powerful, Doing Justice works as a metaphorical survival guide for the Trump era. As with everything Bharara does, he writes in a tone that is calm and considered, a warm bath after the outrage of Trump’s daily tweets.” Lawfare Blog, 03/12/19: (From Stay Tuned guest Chuck Rosenberg) “Doing Justice” is a consistently compelling and important tale, well written and well worth reading. New York Times, 02/28/19: (12 New Books to Watch for in March): “The former chief prosecutor of the Southern District of New York, Bharara was fired by President Trump in 2017. In this book, he outlines how the justice system works, and makes a case for why those bedrock principles are critical to society.” Publisher’s Weekly, 02/12/19: (Starred Review) “With its approachable human moments, tragic and triumphant cases, heroic investigators, and depictions of hardworking everyday people, this book is a rare thing: a page-turning work of practical moral philosophy.” Kirkus Review, 01/06/19: (Starred Review) “The former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York skillfully explains how he approached his job, offering a mixture of guiding principles and compelling anecdotes” Media Appearances PBS Newshour, 3/20/19: Watch Preet's interview with Judy Woodruff on PBS Newshour. Live with Katy Tur, 03/20/19: Watch Preet’s interview on Live with Katy Tur. Morning Joe, 03/19/19: Watch Preet’s interview on Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough, Jonathan Lemire, Susan Del Percio, and Willie Geist. The View, 03/19/19: Watch Preet’s interview on The View with co-hosts Joy Behar, Meghan McCain, Sunny Hostin, and Abby Huntsman. Ari Melber, 03/19/19: Watch Preet’s interview on The Beat with Ari Melber. CBS This Morning, 03/18/19: Watch Preet’s interview on CBS This Morning with co-hosts Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell and Bianna Golodryga. Face the Nation, 03/17/19: Watch Preet’s interview with Margaret Brennan on the latest news and his book, Doing Justice. Read the transcript here. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Manafort & The Retreat of Western Liberalism (with Ed Luce)
Mar 14 2019 74 mins  
Ed Luce is the Washington columnist and commentator for the Financial Times. This interview was taped on 3/12 REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL From Q&A: Manafort An article from the NYT on Manafort’s sentencing by Judge Amy Berman Jackson in D.C. A comment from Manafort’s lawyer, Kevin Downing, suggesting his client was selectively prosecuted An indictment of Paul Manafort by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office; plus an article from the NYT on the DA’s charges College Admissions Scandal Listener question from Still Paul The college admissions scandal indictment, and a report from NPR about the scandal The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statute, plus an article from the NYT about RICO lawsuits DOJ policy on indicting a president The 1973 and 2000 Office of Legal Counsel memos From the interview: Luce Luce’s most recent book, The Retreat of Western Liberalism Luce’s Financial Times op-ed, “America’s unexpected socialist dawn,” plus Luce’s op-ed page Trump An article from Vox on Michael Cohen’s closing statement from his 2/27 testimony before Congress, including his remarks on 2020 A list from NPR of strongmen Trump has praised Negative partisanship An op-ed from the Washington Post about negative partisanship and Newt Gingrich A paper by Emory political scientists Alan Abramowitz and Steven Webster, “All Politics is National: The Rise of Negative Partisanship and the Nationalization of U.S. House and Senate Elections in the 21st Century” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) An article from the Washington Post comparing AOC and DJT’s social media strategy The most recent resolution outlining the Green New Deal, and a report from NPR on the Deal and its origin Institutional Trust An article in The Atlantic on declining levels of trust in institutions across the globe Britain A brief explanation of Britain’s constitutional monarchy An update from the NYT on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit Plan Britain’s Attorney General Geoffrey Cox’s tweet, “Bollocks,” in response to a critique A procedural explanation of the Prime Minister’s Questions, which you can watch here. Plus, an article in the Guardian recounting its history (including Harold Macmillan’s queasiness) An op-ed from the NYT imagining a Prime Minister’s Questions session in the U.S. Hungary An article in the NYT about Hungary’s eroding democracy India An article from Bloomberg on India’s upcoming election, the largest exercise of democracy on the planet China An article in Foreign Affairs on communist China’s capitalist development Socialism An article from The Atlantic on Trump’s application of the term “socialist” An article from the NYT on Teddy Roosevelt’s crusade for the inheritance tax An article in the NYT about Sweden’s response to the banking crisis Media An article from Bloomberg on the decline of local news, and the subsequent consequences Vocabulary Bollocks = nonsense Sui generis = constituting a class alone; unique Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nadler's Requests & The Youngest Contender (with Pete Buttigieg)
Mar 07 2019 66 mins  
Pete Buttigieg is the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a possible candidate for president in 2020. A Rhodes Scholar and U.S. Navy Reserve veteran, Buttigieg was elected at age of 29. He’s the author of a new book, Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future. REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL: Q&A and button The House Judiciary Committee’s Document Requests, issued on 3/4/19, to 81 recipients Representative Jerry Nadler’s interview on This Week (3/3/19), where he says impeachment is “a long way away” An article in the NYT on Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment A report from CNN on the two gerrymandering cases coming before the Supreme Court later this month Mapmaker: The Gerrymandering Game, and their kickstarter An article from NBC News on the origin of the MapMaker Game Arnold Schwarzenegger tweets about the MapMaker Game The Interview – Buttigieg’s political profile An article from the NYT on the launch of Buttigieg’s Presidential exploratory committee Frank Bruni’s 2016 op-ed, The First Gay President? An article in the New Yorker from 2016 when Obama identifies Buttigieg as a rising Democratic star Buttigieg’s 2015 op-ed, South Bend mayor: Why coming out matters Buttigieg’s 2000 winning essay for “Profiles in Courage” on Bernie Sanders Philosophers and philosophies An overview of John Rawls’ philosophies, plus his 2002 obituary A history of utilitarianism An overview of Immanuel Kant’s moral philosophy, plus a chapter by Professor Michael Sandal, who helps break down Kantian ethics (and how it compares to a utilitarian perspective) Labels and etymology A fact check from the Washington Post about the application of the word “socialism,” and its shifting usage in politics (historical and present); Plus analysis from Gallup polls on Americans’ perception of socialism An explanation from Merriam-Webster Dictionary on the origin and etymology of the word “liberal” A definition of “progressive” plus an article from the NYT Magazine analyzing the use of the word “progressive” in politics Presidential politics and policy Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar’s announcement, in the middle of a snowstorm An op-ed in the Washington Post about presidents and military service The Intermediate-Range Treaty, plus an explanation from the NYT on the INF Treaty, and what it means that the U.S. is withdrawing from it A video from Ted-Ed on the Electoral College and Congressional Research Servicereport on its history, plus an article from Politico on the prospect of electoral college reform An article from NBC Chicago on Obama’s Indiana win in 2008 Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Cohen Testimony & Just Mercy (with Bryan Stevenson)
Feb 28 2019 92 mins  
Bryan Stevenson is a a civil rights attorney who represents prisoners on death row. Described as “America’s Nelson Mandela,” his Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit law firm based in Alabama, is dedicated to challenging racial injustice and ending mass incarceration. Stevenson is also the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL Q&A Michael Cohen’s prepared opening statement before the House Oversight Committee Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee An article from the Washington Post about Representative Matt Gaetz’s tweet and the Florida Bar’s investigation Rule 35 - Correcting or reducing a sentence Stevenson & EJI Stevenson’s book, Just Mercy The movie adaptation of Just Mercy(2020) The Equal Justice Initiative EJI’s The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration EJI’s The National Memorial for Peace and Justice (and efforts to create memorials in Berlin and South Africa) Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education, 1954 SCOTUS decisions concerning the death penalty: Furman v. Georgia (1972), Gregg v. Georgia(1976), McCleskey v. Kemp(1987) An article in the Washington Post on the McCleskey opinion and dissent (“fear of too much justice”) A 1994 paper by David Baldus and co. addressing to the “inevitability doctrine” SCOTUS decisions concerning life sentences without parole for juveniles: Graham v. Florida(2010), Miller v. Alabama (2010), Sullivan v. Florida(2010), Jackson v. Hobbes(2012) The SCOTUS decision that struck down the death penalty for juveniles: Roper v. Simmons, 2005 (and an article from the NYT analyzing the court opinion) The SCOTUS decision that struck down the death penalty for mentally ill folks: Atkins v. Virginia, 2002 The SCOTUS decision that justified Japanese internment: Korematsu v. United States ,1944 An article in the Washington Post on court nominees refusing to answer questions about Brown v. Board of Education The Scottsboro Boys case and the ultimate pardon of the wrongfully accused Congress An article from the Asia Society on the history of Asian exclusion acts History of The Klu Klux Klan Act Constitutional Amendments Eighth Amendment Thirteenth Amendment Alabama An article in the New Yorker about Alabama judges’ power to “override” jury rulings and impose the death penalty Articles in Slate about Alabama’s Confederate Memorial Day and Robert E. Lee Day Articles in the Washington Post about Goodloe Sutton’s editorial calling for the return of the KKK and his subsequent resignation and replacement. Plus, Senator Jones and Representative Sewell’s reactions to Sutton Judicial elections An article by Adam Liptak in the NYT on judicial elections, and analysis from The Brennan Center on how judicial elections impact sentencing A 2012 article from the Yale Law Journal, “The Origins of the Elected Prosecutor” Recently elected District Attorneys in Philadelphia, Chicago, Brooklyn, Baltimore Relevant news An article from the NYT about Virginia officials wearing blackface in the past A timeline from the NYT on Jussie Smollett, plus an update on his role on the TV series, “Empire.” Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Truthful Not Neutral (with Christiane Amanpour)
Feb 21 2019 56 mins  
Christiane Amanpour is an award-winning journalist and Chief International Correspondent for CNN. She is also the host of Amanpour & Company, a CNN, PBS and WNET collaboration that features conversations with leaders and influencers across the globe. Christiane and Preet discuss: Her career as an international correspondent covering war zones The difference between being truthful and neutral How to prepare for an interview with a dictator Reporting on the trial of Saddam Hussein in 1995 References and supplemental materials The Q&A and the Button The National Emergencies Act Trump’s press conference where he declares a National Emergency Multi-state lawsuit challenging Trump’s National Emergency declaration An article in the Washington Post on the origin of the National Emergencies Act and its previous uses. An article from The Atlantic on eminent domain Chris Wallace interview with Stephen Miller The NYTarticle, Intimidation, Pressure and Humiliation: Inside Trump’s Two-Year War on the Investigations Encircling Him Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee An article in Washington Post on Trump’s (*not Preet’s) $50,000 golf simulator President Reagan’s remarks at the Ceremony for the Medal of Freedom (1/19/89), and transcript. From the interview Amanpour’s show, Amanpour & Co. Amanpour’s pinned tweet, “Truthful, not neutral” Amanpour’s interview with Pres Erdogan and transcript Amanpour’s interview with President Mugabe, and transcript Amanpour’s interview with President Obiang, and transcript Amanpour’s report on Saddam Hussein’s trial in 2005 Amanpour’s Sex and Love Around the Worldseries Amanpour reflects on reporting in Bosnia in the 1990s Amanpour’s reflection on working in the Gulf War pool system CNN’s rise during the Gulf War The Hollywood Reporterarticle where Anthony Bourdain calls Amanpour a “badass” A profile of Anthony Bourdain in The New Yorker Bourdain’s show, Parts Unknown Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


The Paradox of Dick Cheney (with Adam McKay)
Feb 14 2019 67 mins  
The interview was taped on 2/5/19. Adam McKay is an Oscar award-winning director and screenwriter. He was a writer for Saturday Night Live and one of the earliest members of Upright Citizens Brigade, a renown improvisational and sketch comedy group. McKay’s films include The Big Short, Anchorman I and II, and Stepbrothers. His most recent film is Vice, a biopic of Dick Cheney. Preet and McKay discuss: McKay’s extensive research into Dick and Liz Cheney’s psychology and presentation The lasting effect of the Bush presidency on American politics and policy How Cheney carved out an unprecedented role for the Vice President, using his subordinate status to command control McKay’s background in comedy, and how it influences his craft From the Q&A portion of the episode: Jeff Bezos’ post in Medium, “No thank you, Mr. Pecker.” The non-prosecution agreement between American Media, Inc. (AMI) and SDNY. An article in The Daily Beastreporting that Michael Sanchez, the brother of Bezos’ mistress, is the leaker. A report from NBC News on Senator Burr’s comments concerning the possibility of collusion between Trump campaign and Russia, plus Senator Warner’s dispute. An article in NYT on El Chapo’s trial and verdict. Presiding Judge Cogan’s response to the El Chapo jury verdict. From the interview: McKay’s movies: Vice (2018), Anchorman (2004), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby(2006), Bad Blood(upcoming) Michael Bay’s movie, Pearl Harbor (2001) Alfonso Cuarón’s, Roma (2018) Fox’s Tucker Carlson 2018 segment on “Sex-Crazed” Pandas Jane Mayer’s book, The Dark Side: The Insider Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals Barton Gellman’s book, Angler: The Cheney Vice President Michael Isikoff and David Corn’s book, Hubris: The Insider Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War Ron Suskind’s three books on the Bush years Garrett Epps' analysis in the Atlantic on the Unitary Executive Theory origin Christian Bale’s 2019 Golden Globes speech where he thanked Satan An article in NBC News on Cheney embracing his Darth Vader nickname An article in TheAtlantic on the relationship between Presidents and think tanks Stay Tuned with Preet interviews: Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and journalist John Carreyrou FRD’s 1936 speech announcing the Second New Deal, where he famously said, “I welcome their hatred.” Read his full remarks here. George W. Bush dancing on Ellen (watch the opening) Documentary, The Act of Killing (2012) An article in The Atlantic recounting George H.W. Bush’s and Ford’s respective criticisms of Cheney and Rumsfeld An article in The Hill reporting that Cheney still has not apologized to the man he shot (though the survivor has apologized to Cheney) An article in NYT recounting Cheney’s proposal to bomb Syria in 2007 An article in Time on President Bush’s decision to not pardon Scooter Libby Shakespeare’s King Lear A retrospective on the history of the Upright Citizens Brigade An article in NYT on Director Mike Leigh’s unconventional method of screenwriting An article in NYT on the different phrasing used by political parties, i.e. “estate tax” vs. “death tax” Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


CAFE Insider: Bezos, AMI, and TMI
Feb 11 2019 25 mins  
In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss whether American Media, Inc.’s threat to publish Jeff Bezos’ intimate texts and photos constitutes as extortion. To listen to the full episode, become a member of CAFE Insider at CAFE.com/insider Supplemental materials and references made in the episode: Jeff Bezos’ post in Medium, “No thank you, Mr. Pecker” Bezos’ hired investigator, Gavin De Becker, comments on AMI’s possible “political motive” to leak. The extortion statute, 18 U.S.C. 875(d) The September 2018 non-prosecution agreement between American Media, Inc. (AMI) and SDNY. An interview on ABC’s “This Week” with Elkan Abramowitz, the attorney representing AMI CEO David Pecker. Transcript here. Jeffrey Toobin’s analysis in the New Yorker of Gawker’s collapse and its implications for the First Amendment. The Daily Beast article reporting that Michael Sanchez, the brother of Bezos’ mistress, Lauren Sanchez, gave the couple’s intimate texts to the National Enquirer. Preet and Anne also discuss Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, the House Intelligence Committee’s new expansive investigation into Russia and Trump’s financial dealings, and a clue about “the Heart” of Mueller’s investigation revealed in Paul Manafort’s latest hearing. To listen to the full episode, become a member of CAFE Insider at CAFE.com/insider See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Master of the Senate (with Harry Reid)
Feb 07 2019 63 mins  
HARRY REID SHOW NOTES Interview taped on 2/1/19. Harry Reid is the former Democratic Senate Majority Leader. His decades long career in public service includes two terms as a Congressman for Nevada, city attorney for Henderson, Nevada’s Lieutenant Governor, and a stint as the chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission. In a wide ranging conversation, Sen. Reid reflects on his upbringing, career milestones, the five presidents he has served, his former colleagues, and this political moment in history. He also looks forward to 2020, offering guidance to presidential candidates. Various references made in the episode: Reid’s book, The Good Fight: Hard Lessons from Searchlight to Washington The nail-biting 2006 night when the Democrats took the Senate Former Senator Daniel Inouye’s funeral Reid’s description of Trump as amoral and the spike in dictionary searches for ‘amoral’ Intelligence chiefs' testimony before the Senate on 2/6/19 Bill Moyer’s program comparing President Carter to President Reagan Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer’s scrutinized visit to the Oval Office Former Senator Arlen Specter switches parties Former Senator Jim Jeffords’ switches parties The dedication of the Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge In the Q&A portion of the episode, Preet answers your questions about the subpoena issued to Trump’s Inaugural Committee, why some judges retire early, and why a defendant may waive his or her right to a speedy trial. NYT article, Trump Inaugural Committee Ordered to Hand Over Documents to Federal Investigators A NYT article referring to Cohen’s meetings with SDNY prosecutors The Special Counsel’s motion in the Roger Stone case asking the court to exclude time from the speedy trial clock. Former Senator Ted Stevens request for a speedy trial A Bloomberg report that prosecutors have “several terabytes” of Stone’s information to sort though Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Winning in the Age of Trump & Twitter (with David Frum)
Jan 31 2019 76 mins  
Interview taped on 1/29/19. David Frum is a senior editor at the Atlantic, and author of nine books, most recentlyTrumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic. He served as a speechwriter and special assistant to the George W. Bush, and served as a senior adviser to Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign. On this episode of Stay Tuned, Preet and David cover a wide range of topics, including: “Made for social media” moments and Frum’s rules for engagement on Twitter The stability of America’s institutions Trump’s handling of the shutdown and what it revealed about the president’s strengths and weaknesses What should be up for debate in modern society The challenges facing 2020 candidates Supplement for various references made in the episode: Frum’s twitter account Frum’s website Frum’s article, Howard Schultz May Save the Democratic Party From Itself Frum’s article, How to Build an Autocracy Frum’s article, Waterloo Frum’s book, Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic Frum’s debate with Steve Bannon, The Rise of Populism, at Munk Debates Daniel Boorstin's book, The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America Ian Bremmer’s interview on Stay Tuned Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s social media boot camp for the Democratic Caucus – read about it here. The viral video of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college and her response as a Congressman Chief Justice John Roberts’ rebuke of Trump’s attacks on the judiciary A Newsweek article on the ABA ratings of Trump’s judicial nominees The demographics of Trump judicial nominees Mitt Romney’s 47% remark Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” remark The Post-ABC Tracking poll that found voters believed Trump to be more honest than Clinton Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King’s quintessential political statement, “conscription if necessary…not necessarily conscription” The 1992 Presidential Debate between George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot (the specific moment Frum references starts at 50:10) The Black voter turn-out in the 2008 and 2012 elections Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.




Sanctions, Secrets and Security (with David Cohen)
Jan 17 2019 69 mins  
Guest: David Cohen is the former Deputy Director of the CIA and former Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He’s currently a partner at WilmerHale. *Interview taped on 1/14/19. On this episode of Stay Tuned, Preet and David discuss: - The latest reporting from the New York Times and the Washington Post on Trump and Russia - The key components of a successful sanctions program and the Trump administration’s approach to Russia and North Korea - The persisting threat of jihadist ideology - America’s influence in the world References made in the episode: - David Frum’s article about issuing a subpoena to the president’s interpreter - Vanita Gupta’s article, “Bill Barr Must Not Be Sessions 2.0 on Civil Rights” - The Washington Post report on Trump’s private conversations with Putin - The New York Times reporting the FBI started a counterintelligence inquiry into Trump - Preet’s tweet on Trump and NATO - Report that the Trump Administration decided to lift sanctions imposed on the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s companies - The SDNY’s Reza Zarrab case - The 2018 Chicago Council on Global Affairs report, “America Engaged” - The joint statement issued by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un after June’s 2018 Summit in Singapore - Trump’s declaration of love to Kim Jong Un - John Brennan’s twitter feed - The Wall Street Journal story on Turkey seeking the extradition of basketball player Enes Kanter Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email [email protected], or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.































































































4.7 • 15 Ratings

addem Oct 10 2020
Useful information from a good man.

pugsley Oct 08 2020
Stay tuned with preet






Random Pod Guy Oct 03 2020
Smart political analysis. Great guests. Interesting insight into the CJ system.

Merekrissy Jul 30 2020
Preet is awesome. Fun guests on his show that have a unique perspective on current events. I laugh almost every episode. I enjoy the questions from listeners.

Peadar Jul 16 2020
Excellent listening and insights

Stable Genius Jul 06 2020
I've been listening since it first started. For a non- journalist, Preet is a really good interviewer . Podcast is always interesting.

bigA Jun 23 2020
Very insightful

Svinlesha Jun 20 2020
Great and wholesome analysis of the day's events.

kenspodyay Jun 09 2020
Where I go every week to understand the consequences of what's happening in US politics

aslamtu21 May 29 2020
Always thought-provoking and well presented






Pen Name May 28 2020
Sometimes it can be hard for an interviewer to know how hard to press. I thought he did pretty well under the circumstances

steveb14048 May 27 2020
Great tease of the real thing

Podcast Dave May 07 2020
Two of my favourite podcast hosts together on Stayed Tuned.

wzr6np Apr 27 2020
Preet is the voice of reason in an uncertain world

c ab Apr 23 2020
meh. the host and guest are knowledgeable but this whole thing is basically an advertisement for his pay-walled content. all the episodes are either, "hey, this is just a segment from something on the other side of the pay-wall, pay me to get the whole thing." or "this is so important that i broke the pay-wall to give it to you, but i really want you to pay me so...pay me please." fortunately there is not much here that is not available anywhere else, so nothing missed if you skip this.