LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

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There are so many lawyers, so many lawsuits and so much legal news surrounding President Trump that we decided to call our own lawyer to catch you up.


Two articles of impeachment
Dec 11 • 39 min
House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment for President Trump this week: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. What’s in the articles? Should Democrats have added more charges? And what happens next? Given the outlook in the Senate, Ken…
Judiciary, take the wheel
Dec 4 • 40 min
Adam Schiff and the Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee lay out their case for the impeachment of President Trump. How strong is the case? And should they have taken more time to gather more information? Republicans also submitted a report,…
The king of frivolous lawsuits
Nov 27 • 50 min
President Trump is a litigious person, but when it comes to winning defamation and libel lawsuits, his record is pretty terrible. He’s 0-8 in fact.Ken White andJosh Barro talk about the president’s First Amendment record withSusan Seager of USC’s Gould…
Bonus: All The President’s Lawyers at USC
Nov 21 • 20 min
Josh and Ken discuss the impeachment testimony of Gordon Sondland, Laura Cooper and David Hale and other timely topics in this special episode of All The President’s Lawyers, recorded in front of an audience at USC Gould School of Law. More of their…
Who should be afraid right now?
Nov 20 • 37 min
Seven witnesses have appeared for public testimony in the impeachment inquiry, and more are testifying today. There are all witnesses who have previously testified in closer session. What have we learned that’s new and important? (EU Ambassador Gordon…
Impeachment, now in public
Nov 13 • 36 min
The impeachment of President Trump is out in public and on TV now. What does the schedule look like? How long will this take? And will testimony always take place while Ken and Josh are recording this podcast? John Bolton has joined his former colleague…
Dishonesty or bad preparation?
Nov 6 • 40 min
EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland has provided an update to his testimony. He now says his recollection has been refreshed, and he remembers now that he communicated to Ukrainian officials that release of military aid was conditioned on President Zelensky…
Fruit of the poisonous tree
Oct 30 • 41 min
For weeks, Republicans have been claiming that the impeachment inquiry isn’t a real impeachment inquiry because the House of Representatives never held a formal vote at the outset. But now, House Democrats are saying they will have that vote this week.…
Quid pro quo
Oct 23 • 36 min
In his testimony to Congress, William Taylor, the acting ambassador to Ukraine, described a quid pro quo: US military aid would be released to Ukraine if the Ukrainian president made a public statement pledging an investigation into Burisma. Ambassador…
Does Rudy Need a Lawyer?
Oct 16 • 38 min
Rudy Giuliani has lots to worry about this week. He has refused to comply with a subpoena in the impeachment inquiry and says that he doesn’t need a lawyer. But Ken begs to differ. Giuliani did have a lawyer write up a letter defying the subpoena, which…
Recognize the legitimacy of this podcast
Oct 9 • 42 min
White House counsel Pat Cipollone sent a letter to Congress laying out why they won’t be participating in the impeachment inquiry. Ken says it’s eight pages of bloviation and very short on rule of law. And what’s really new here? Shouldn’t we have…
Hearsay
Oct 2 • 37 min
A lot of Republicans are defending President Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president because the contents of the whistleblower’s complaint are hearsay. But that’s a weird defense — we already have independent confirmation of a lot of the events…
President Trump. Ukraine. Joe Biden. Impeachment.
Sep 25 • 57 min
Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with her caucus on Tuesday and announced the House is beginning a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump. The impetus for this is a whistleblower report Congress hasn’t seen, because the acting director of national…
All kinds of privilege
Sep 18 • 33 min
The White House claims top advisers have absolute immunity from testifying to Congress about their interactions with the president. Is there any legal basis for that? And does either side of the argument want a court to weigh in on this? Not really. Ken…
It’s an impeachment *investigation*
Sep 11 • 32 min
Congress is back, so we’re got some investigation action in the committees. The House Judiciary Committee will vote this week on a resolution setting rules for an impeachment investigation into President Trump. What significance will this vote have? And…
A conversation with Asha Rangappa
Sep 4 • 30 min
Former FBI agent Asha Rangappa joins Ken White for a special All The President’s Lawyers. Ken and Asha talk about what the media gets wrong (and right) about how the FBI and federal investigations work, and the wall between counterintelligence and…
The most commonly committed federal crime
Aug 27 • 36 min
The New York Times reports federal prosecutors are nearing a decision about whether to prosecute Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI. McCabe was fired last year (on the day he was set to retire) based on an inspector general report that…
When federal judges hit ‘reply all’
Aug 21 • 29 min
Fallout continues this week from Jeffrey Epstein’s death, which has now been officially ruled a suicide. Where’s his longtime confidante, Ghislaine Maxwell, who’s widely suspected of participating in a conspiracy to sex traffic girls for him? She’s been…
What happens next in the Epstein investigation
Aug 14 • 38 min
Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center on Saturday, as he awaited trial. What happens next in the investigation? Attorney General Bill Barr said the Department of Justice would still come after his co-conspirators.…
Impeachment ifs
Aug 7 • 30 min
The House still isn’t moving to impeach the president, but House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said *if* his committee *were* to proceed in that direction, articles of impeachment could pass his committee in the late fall. Nadler cited key…
Nope, it’s still not RICO.
Jul 31 • 35 min
This week, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Democratic National Committee, which had alleged that the Russian Federation engaged in a RICO conspiracy with Donald Trump, the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort, Julian Assange, Roger Stone and…
It’s Finally Mueller Time
Jul 24 • 29 min
At long last, members of the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees got to question special counsel Robert Mueller about his investigation of President Trump and Russian interference in the 2016 election. Special guest former prosecutor Renato…
Should Jeffrey Epstein be released on bail?
Jul 17 • 33 min
There’s a lot to consider.
Non-prosecution…disagreement?
Jul 10 • 37 min
How did federal prosecutors get another chance with Jeffrey Epstein?
All the Presidents Lawyers: You asked, we answered
Jul 3 • 31 min
Listeners sent in their questions on impeachment, the meaning of a key word in Robert Mueller’s report, and whether Paul Manafort will get his ostrich jacket back if he’s pardoned.