This week; Trump’s application for a stay on the immunity issue has been fully briefed to the Supreme Court– they can rule any day; Judge Engoron in the NYAG civil fraud trial has fined Trump, his two adult sons, and Weisselberg a total of $364M; plus some listener questions about Robert Hur.
1 hr 6 min
Brian Greer joins to discuss the CIPA process and Trump’s latest attempts to derail the Mar-a-Lago case; DoJ’s response to Trump’s motion to compel, and their motion for Judge Cannon to reconsider her ruling; Just Security outlines some possible timelines for the DC case to proceed; plus listener questions.
1 hr 23 min
It has arrived…and it doesn’t disappoint! The DC Circuit ruled 3-0 that Trump is not immune from prosecution for his actions on and around January 6, 2021.
1 hr 6 min
So far, Trump’s delay tactics seem to be working In DC, Judge Chutkan has taken Trump’s trial off of her calendar as the DC Court of Appeals has yet to issue its ruling on Trump’s immunity claim. There is reporting about alleged misconduct by Walt Nauta that led to the revocation of his security clearance while he was working at the White House. Also, there are reports of locked closets and secret rooms that the FBI did not search when they executed their search warrant in Mar-a-Lago as Judge Cannon continues to bog down the documents cases. Plus a couple of great listener questions.
1 hr 4 min
Before the E. Jean Carroll damages were announced it looked like Trump was having a pretty ok week. His DC trial is stayed; Jack Smith filed a list of expert witnesses in the Mar-a-Lago case; and the prosecution in Fulton County is getting some bad press. Representative Barry “Look-at-that-beautiful-sconce” Loudermilk seems to want to get the names of some White House personnel who testified to the January 6 Committee with the guarantee that their names would remain anonymous. Plus another great listener question.
1 hr 10 min
This week, Judge Chutkan rules on Trump’s request to hold Jack Smith in contempt. An appeals court has decided not to hear Trump’s appeal regarding the Twitter warrant. In Florida, there have been multiple filings and rulings, including notice of a motion from Trump challenging CIPA Section 4. Plus, we have some great listener questions and more.
1 hr 4 min
Trump’s attorney argues for absolute immunity in front of a three-judge panel in the DC Circuit Court and it goes pretty horribly; DoJ responds to Trump’s contempt motion in DC; SWATing is all the rage; In Florida, Judge Cannon says Trump’s team does not have to let DoJ know whether they are preparing an advice of counsel defense. Plus, we have some great listener questions.
1 hr 14 min
We are just days away from hearing arguments regarding Trump’s claim of “total presidential immunity”in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals; we’ll be discussing those briefs. Jack Smith has subpoenaed the firms Trump paid to investigate the 2020 election. Trump moves to hold DoJ in contempt for continuing to meet pre-trial filing deadlines while the DC case is stayed. In Florida, Trump files his opposition to DoJ’s motion to compel Trump to disclose whether he will be using an advice of counsel defense. Plus, we have some great listener questions.
1 hr 9 min
This week, we are joined by Judge J. Michael Luttig to go over the brief helped write to the District Court on DC in support of DoJ’s proposed trial date and against Trump’s claims of immunity. Judge Luttig reminds us that it is the Constitution, not politics, that disqualifies Trump from holding federal office, again.Then, we discuss DoJ’s motion to limit specific arguments and evidence that Trump may try to bring up at trial.Plus, we have some great listener questions.
Dec 31, 2023
1 hr 20 min
This week, Trump filed his opposition to Jack Smith’s SCOTUS petition in the immunity case, and the Supreme Court has denied that petition to grant certiorari before judgment. Meanwhile, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals has granted Jack Smith’s request for an expedited appeal. Also, Trump has asked for a hearing in front of the full DC Circuit court panel on his appeal of Judge Chutkan’s limited gag order. Even though the DC trial has been stayed, Jack Smith filed his exhibit list and discovery with Trump’s lawyers, who refused to accept it. There’s another perfect Trump call, this time with Michigan canvassers in November of 2020. A newly unsealed court filing shows Jack Smith was looking at obstruction and false statements charges for Jeffrey Clark and John Eastman. Another federal judge has ordered Rep. Scott Perry to hand over communications to Jack Smith. In Florida, we have Jack Smith’s motion and Trump’s opposition to a jury questionnaire and filings on whether CIPA Section 4 should be ex parte and whether classified documents should go to Nauta and de Oliviera. Plus, we have some great listener questions.
Dec 24, 2023
1 hr 3 min