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Veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord discuss and dissect the cases against former President Donald Trump, including the historic indictments from the Manhattan D.A., Special Counsel Jack Smith and Fulton County D.A. Fani Wil

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"The E-mail Speaks for Itself"

Ahead of Tuesday’s closing arguments in the first ever criminal trial of a former president, MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord detail Tuesday’s crushing cross examination of Robert Costello by Susan Hoffinger, and what it means for the defense’s attempt to undermine Michael Cohen’s credibility. Then, what listeners should infer from the charging conference- as this determines what the jury can deliberate on. And big picture: what each side needs to accomplish in their respective closing arguments.

"The E-mail Speaks for Itself"

Ahead of Tuesday’s closing arguments in the first ever criminal trial of a former president, MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord detail Tuesday’s crushing cross examination of Robert Costello by Susan Hoffinger, and what it means for the defense’s attempt to undermine Michael Cohen’s credibility. Then, what listeners should infer from the charging conference- as this determines what the jury can deliberate on. And big picture: what each side needs to accomplish in their respective closing arguments.

48:07

24 May 24

130,000 Reasons

Donald Trump’s defense team rested on Tuesday without calling the former President to the stand. But some crucial points were made before the conclusion of Michael Cohen’s cross examination that veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord explain in depth. They also weigh in on some courtroom tactics that worked and others that didn’t go over well from both the prosecution and the defense. Plus, Andrew and Mary detail some of the gambits used by defense witness Robert Costello that were admonished by Judge Merchan.

130,000 Reasons

Donald Trump’s defense team rested on Tuesday without calling the former President to the stand. But some crucial points were made before the conclusion of Michael Cohen’s cross examination that veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord explain in depth. They also weigh in on some courtroom tactics that worked and others that didn’t go over well from both the prosecution and the defense. Plus, Andrew and Mary detail some of the gambits used by defense witness Robert Costello that were admonished by Judge Merchan.

50:12

21 May 24

How do you Solve a Problem like Michael Cohen?

A recurring theme in Michael Cohen’s testimony this week was his evolving moral compass. Analyzing the last day of direct examination, veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord draw out some distinctions to be mindful of, and what the intense cross examination from defense attorney Todd Blanche was alluding to. In their estimation, the state will need to address Cohen’s inconsistencies in redirect and closing arguments. Lastly, Andrew and Mary sum up what to expect next week as the trial likely moves to summations.

How do you Solve a Problem like Michael Cohen?

A recurring theme in Michael Cohen’s testimony this week was his evolving moral compass. Analyzing the last day of direct examination, veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord draw out some distinctions to be mindful of, and what the intense cross examination from defense attorney Todd Blanche was alluding to. In their estimation, the state will need to address Cohen’s inconsistencies in redirect and closing arguments. Lastly, Andrew and Mary sum up what to expect next week as the trial likely moves to summations.

51:22

17 May 24

'For the Benefit of Mr. Trump'

With Michael Cohen testifying in the New York criminal trial this week, MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord take stock of the style and the substance of the assertions made by Trump’s former lawyer and ‘fixer’. Andrew was in the courtroom for the first day of Michael Cohen’s testimony and shares some first-person impressions as the prosecution continues to lay out the case. And he and Mary answer some listener questions on absent witnesses and the Speedy Trial Act.

'For the Benefit of Mr. Trump'

With Michael Cohen testifying in the New York criminal trial this week, MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord take stock of the style and the substance of the assertions made by Trump’s former lawyer and ‘fixer’. Andrew was in the courtroom for the first day of Michael Cohen’s testimony and shares some first-person impressions as the prosecution continues to lay out the case. And he and Mary answer some listener questions on absent witnesses and the Speedy Trial Act.

51:35

15 May 24

It's Not About Sex

We head into the “eye of the storm” as MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord explore the nature of Stormy Daniel’s testimony in depth, and why her credibility is less at issue than that of others who facilitated the hush payments to her. Then, they turn their prosecutorial expertise to understanding why the defense’s mistrial motion was denied by Judge Merchan. And lastly, Andrew and Mary detail what to glean from Judge Cannon’s indefinite postponement of the classified documents trial in Florida.

It's Not About Sex

We head into the “eye of the storm” as MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord explore the nature of Stormy Daniel’s testimony in depth, and why her credibility is less at issue than that of others who facilitated the hush payments to her. Then, they turn their prosecutorial expertise to understanding why the defense’s mistrial motion was denied by Judge Merchan. And lastly, Andrew and Mary detail what to glean from Judge Cannon’s indefinite postponement of the classified documents trial in Florida.

48:30

10 May 24

Exhibits 35 and 36

As witness testimony continues today with Stormy Daniels in Donald Trump’s New York criminal trial, jurors also recently heard from former Trump advisor Hope Hicks and longtime Trump Organization controller Jeff McConney. After trading some testimony takeaways, veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord get nerdy on the significance of exhibits 35 and 36. Plus, Judge Merchan gives a sober warning to Mr. Trump as he rules on another gag order violation. And an update on the Florida classified documents case.For further reading: Here are exhibits 35 and 36 that Andrew and Mary refer to in this episode.

Exhibits 35 and 36

As witness testimony continues today with Stormy Daniels in Donald Trump’s New York criminal trial, jurors also recently heard from former Trump advisor Hope Hicks and longtime Trump Organization controller Jeff McConney. After trading some testimony takeaways, veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord get nerdy on the significance of exhibits 35 and 36. Plus, Judge Merchan gives a sober warning to Mr. Trump as he rules on another gag order violation. And an update on the Florida classified documents case.For further reading: Here are exhibits 35 and 36 that Andrew and Mary refer to in this episode.

47:41

7 May 24

Color From the Courtroom

As week three of Donald Trump’s criminal trial wraps up in New York, Andrew Weissmann paints a first-hand picture of the scene—both outside and inside the courtroom — after attending on Thursday. Then, he and fellow MSNBC legal analyst Mary McCord recount the gist of Keith Davidson’s testimony and cross-examination. And Andrew and Mary answer listener questions about the trial.For further reading: Here is the decision Andrew referenced of a 2020 order granting attorney fees between Stephanie Clifford and Donald J Trump. As he noted, page 20 is relevant. 

Color From the Courtroom

As week three of Donald Trump’s criminal trial wraps up in New York, Andrew Weissmann paints a first-hand picture of the scene—both outside and inside the courtroom — after attending on Thursday. Then, he and fellow MSNBC legal analyst Mary McCord recount the gist of Keith Davidson’s testimony and cross-examination. And Andrew and Mary answer listener questions about the trial.For further reading: Here is the decision Andrew referenced of a 2020 order granting attorney fees between Stephanie Clifford and Donald J Trump. As he noted, page 20 is relevant. 

49:53

4 May 24

It’s Only Tuesday

Donald Trump’s New York criminal trial is back in session Tuesday, as Judge Merchan fines Trump $9000 for gag order violations. Last week, David Pecker wrapped up his testimony, detailing the catch and kill scheme, and jurors also heard from Trump’s assistant, Rhona Graff, and bank executive Gary Farro. After examining the art of cross-examination, veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord note the options available to Judge Merchan as he hears a second set of alleged gag order violations this Thursday. Plus: what Walt Nauta’s grand jury testimony indicates in the Florida documents case.For further reading: here is Judge Merchan’s decision on the first set of gag order motions.

It’s Only Tuesday

Donald Trump’s New York criminal trial is back in session Tuesday, as Judge Merchan fines Trump $9000 for gag order violations. Last week, David Pecker wrapped up his testimony, detailing the catch and kill scheme, and jurors also heard from Trump’s assistant, Rhona Graff, and bank executive Gary Farro. After examining the art of cross-examination, veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord note the options available to Judge Merchan as he hears a second set of alleged gag order violations this Thursday. Plus: what Walt Nauta’s grand jury testimony indicates in the Florida documents case.For further reading: here is Judge Merchan’s decision on the first set of gag order motions.

46:19

30 Apr 24

The Presidency Before the Supreme Court

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard arguments over Donald Trump’s claim of presidential immunity, which will have implications beyond whether he is shielded from criminal prosecution in the January 6th case. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord go deep on what arguments to pay attention to. This, as the New York trial wraps up a week of testimony from former AMI CEO David Pecker. And an analysis of the latest indictment related to election interference in the 2020 election, this time from Arizona.

The Presidency Before the Supreme Court

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard arguments over Donald Trump’s claim of presidential immunity, which will have implications beyond whether he is shielded from criminal prosecution in the January 6th case. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord go deep on what arguments to pay attention to. This, as the New York trial wraps up a week of testimony from former AMI CEO David Pecker. And an analysis of the latest indictment related to election interference in the 2020 election, this time from Arizona.

51:37

26 Apr 24

Live Coverage: Supreme Court Hears Trump’s Immunity Claim

Donald Trump’s lawyers argue before the Supreme Court that he should be granted immunity for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. Hear every word of the oral arguments in a case with potentially huge implications for Trump, the 2024 election and the nation’s rule of law. 

Live Coverage: Supreme Court Hears Trump’s Immunity Claim

Donald Trump’s lawyers argue before the Supreme Court that he should be granted immunity for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. Hear every word of the oral arguments in a case with potentially huge implications for Trump, the 2024 election and the nation’s rule of law. 

02:40:12

25 Apr 24

Opening Statements

This week, Donald Trump’s New York criminal trial began in earnest with opening statements and testimony from former AMI CEO, David Pecker. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down the essence of the openings from both sides and how the statements will illuminate aspects of the trial in the coming weeks. Plus, Judge Merchan admonished the defense in Tuesday morning’s gag order hearing, saying that they were ‘losing all credibility’, but reserving a decision on the issue. For now. And looking ahead, Andrew and Mary weigh in on the questions they hope to hear in Thursday’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court to decide whether Donald Trump’s presidential immunity claim holds water.For further reading: here is the article Andrew wrote with his colleague Ryan Goodman in Just Security Questions the Supreme Court Should Ask at Thursday’s Oral Argument on Presidential ImmunityAnd a sincere thanks to all our listeners for voting in the Webby Awards! Prosecuting Donald Trump won the 2024 Webby Awards for both the Crime & Justice podcast category and was the Crime & Justice People's Voice winner.

Opening Statements

This week, Donald Trump’s New York criminal trial began in earnest with opening statements and testimony from former AMI CEO, David Pecker. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down the essence of the openings from both sides and how the statements will illuminate aspects of the trial in the coming weeks. Plus, Judge Merchan admonished the defense in Tuesday morning’s gag order hearing, saying that they were ‘losing all credibility’, but reserving a decision on the issue. For now. And looking ahead, Andrew and Mary weigh in on the questions they hope to hear in Thursday’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court to decide whether Donald Trump’s presidential immunity claim holds water.For further reading: here is the article Andrew wrote with his colleague Ryan Goodman in Just Security Questions the Supreme Court Should Ask at Thursday’s Oral Argument on Presidential ImmunityAnd a sincere thanks to all our listeners for voting in the Webby Awards! Prosecuting Donald Trump won the 2024 Webby Awards for both the Crime & Justice podcast category and was the Crime & Justice People's Voice winner.

44:18

23 Apr 24

The Jury Is Seated, with Readings from Robert De Niro and Glenn Close

The twelve-person jury has been seated in the New York criminal case against Donald Trump. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord detail the latest alleged gag order violations and give insights into the jury selection process. Then, they analyze District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s own words, through his Statement of Facts submitted in the State of New York against Donald J Trump, with excerpts read by acclaimed actors Glenn Close and Robert De Niro.

The Jury Is Seated, with Readings from Robert De Niro and Glenn Close

The twelve-person jury has been seated in the New York criminal case against Donald Trump. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord detail the latest alleged gag order violations and give insights into the jury selection process. Then, they analyze District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s own words, through his Statement of Facts submitted in the State of New York against Donald J Trump, with excerpts read by acclaimed actors Glenn Close and Robert De Niro.

38:02

19 Apr 24

In a Manhattan Courtroom

On Monday, jury selection began in what is the first and potentially only criminal trial former President Trump may face before the November election. Veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord detail the jury selection process and what to track about the motions being filed, including one to hold Trump in contempt for violating a gag order. And they look at arguments before the Supreme Court in the Fischer case, in which a January 6th rioter is challenging a lower court ruling that he obstructed an official proceeding.A very special thanks to renowned actor Robert De Niro for reading an excerpt from the New York criminal indictment. You’ll hear his voice throughout the trial as relevant portions of these documents arise.Also, a reminder that Prosecuting Donald Trump and Into America have been nominated for Webby Awards! And MSNBC needs your help to win. Voting is open until April 18th. Check out vote.webbyawards.com to vote for both shows.

In a Manhattan Courtroom

On Monday, jury selection began in what is the first and potentially only criminal trial former President Trump may face before the November election. Veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord detail the jury selection process and what to track about the motions being filed, including one to hold Trump in contempt for violating a gag order. And they look at arguments before the Supreme Court in the Fischer case, in which a January 6th rioter is challenging a lower court ruling that he obstructed an official proceeding.A very special thanks to renowned actor Robert De Niro for reading an excerpt from the New York criminal indictment. You’ll hear his voice throughout the trial as relevant portions of these documents arise.Also, a reminder that Prosecuting Donald Trump and Into America have been nominated for Webby Awards! And MSNBC needs your help to win. Voting is open until April 18th. Check out vote.webbyawards.com to vote for both shows.

45:35

16 Apr 24

Live Coverage: New York v. Donald Trump

After the first day of jury selection in the New York criminal case before Judge Juan Merchan, Ari Melber leads special coverage on what’s at stake and what to expect in the coming weeks. This is the first-ever criminal trial of a former president, and to break down the historic significance, Ari is joined by Rachel Maddow, Andrew Weissmann, and other special guests. Listen to the full coverage here.

Live Coverage: New York v. Donald Trump

After the first day of jury selection in the New York criminal case before Judge Juan Merchan, Ari Melber leads special coverage on what’s at stake and what to expect in the coming weeks. This is the first-ever criminal trial of a former president, and to break down the historic significance, Ari is joined by Rachel Maddow, Andrew Weissmann, and other special guests. Listen to the full coverage here.

01:24:08

16 Apr 24

BONUS: The Stakes of Immigration with Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

As a bonus for listeners, we’re sharing the first episode of a special series from “Why Is This Happening? The Chris Hayes Podcast,” called “WITHpod 2024: The Stakes.” For the first time since 1892, we have an election in which both candidates have presidential records. It’s a unique chance to take a hard look at what both Joe Biden and Donald Trump have actually done as president. Chris Hayes talks to experts about both candidates’ records on specific policy areas. This week, Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, policy director at the American Immigration Council, joins to unpack immigration policies under Trump vs. Biden, the state of the asylum system, and more. Follow and listen to the whole series: https://link.chtbl.com/withpod_tsfd

BONUS: The Stakes of Immigration with Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

As a bonus for listeners, we’re sharing the first episode of a special series from “Why Is This Happening? The Chris Hayes Podcast,” called “WITHpod 2024: The Stakes.” For the first time since 1892, we have an election in which both candidates have presidential records. It’s a unique chance to take a hard look at what both Joe Biden and Donald Trump have actually done as president. Chris Hayes talks to experts about both candidates’ records on specific policy areas. This week, Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, policy director at the American Immigration Council, joins to unpack immigration policies under Trump vs. Biden, the state of the asylum system, and more. Follow and listen to the whole series: https://link.chtbl.com/withpod_tsfd

01:05:52

9 Apr 24

History in the Making

Donald Trump is on the precipice of his New York criminal trial, a historical first for a former president. Veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord give a primer on the who, what, when, where and why of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case, as both sides prep for jury selection. Then they head to Florida, where tensions are elevated between Special Counsel Jack Smith and Judge Aileen Cannon over jury instructions and Judge Cannon’s handling of that case. For further reading, as Andrew and Mary mentioned in this episode, here are United States District Judge Royce Lamberth’s Notes for Sentencing for a defendant named Taylor James Johnatakis. Johnatakis was sentenced to 87 months for his role in the January 6th attack on the Capitol.Also, a reminder that Prosecuting Donald Trump and Into America have been nominated for Webby Awards! And MSNBC needs your help to win. Check out vote.webbyawards.com to vote for both shows.

History in the Making

Donald Trump is on the precipice of his New York criminal trial, a historical first for a former president. Veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord give a primer on the who, what, when, where and why of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case, as both sides prep for jury selection. Then they head to Florida, where tensions are elevated between Special Counsel Jack Smith and Judge Aileen Cannon over jury instructions and Judge Cannon’s handling of that case. For further reading, as Andrew and Mary mentioned in this episode, here are United States District Judge Royce Lamberth’s Notes for Sentencing for a defendant named Taylor James Johnatakis. Johnatakis was sentenced to 87 months for his role in the January 6th attack on the Capitol.Also, a reminder that Prosecuting Donald Trump and Into America have been nominated for Webby Awards! And MSNBC needs your help to win. Check out vote.webbyawards.com to vote for both shows.

51:04

9 Apr 24

The Fair Administration of Justice

With the New York trial looming, veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord set the table for what to expect: anticipating more delay tactics from Trump’s legal team, and the importance of Judge Merchan’s gag order reinforcement and clarification. They also look at several bar hearings held to decide whether John Eastman and Jeffrey Clark, among others, should lose their law licenses after their efforts to subvert the 2020 election results. For further reading, here is the Just Security article Andrew referenced in this episode: Trump’s Promise to Free Jan. 6 Inmates in DC Jail — Almost All of Them Assaulted Law Enforcement Officers.Also, some exciting news! Prosecuting Donald Trump and Into America have been nominated for Webby Awards! And MSNBC needs your help to win. Check out vote.webbyawards.com to vote for both shows.

The Fair Administration of Justice

With the New York trial looming, veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord set the table for what to expect: anticipating more delay tactics from Trump’s legal team, and the importance of Judge Merchan’s gag order reinforcement and clarification. They also look at several bar hearings held to decide whether John Eastman and Jeffrey Clark, among others, should lose their law licenses after their efforts to subvert the 2020 election results. For further reading, here is the Just Security article Andrew referenced in this episode: Trump’s Promise to Free Jan. 6 Inmates in DC Jail — Almost All of Them Assaulted Law Enforcement Officers.Also, some exciting news! Prosecuting Donald Trump and Into America have been nominated for Webby Awards! And MSNBC needs your help to win. Check out vote.webbyawards.com to vote for both shows.

43:46

2 Apr 24

Ups and Downs in New York

Former President Trump was back in a New York courtroom on Monday, as Judge Merchan set a mid-April trial date for the hush money case against him brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. Veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord set expectations as the countdown to jury selection begins. Then, they turn to the appeals court decision, where Trump’s bond payment was reduced to $175 million in the New York civil fraud case. Lastly, Andrew and Mary survey what to keep an eye on at the Supreme Court when it comes to his appeal on presidential immunity.

Ups and Downs in New York

Former President Trump was back in a New York courtroom on Monday, as Judge Merchan set a mid-April trial date for the hush money case against him brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. Veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord set expectations as the countdown to jury selection begins. Then, they turn to the appeals court decision, where Trump’s bond payment was reduced to $175 million in the New York civil fraud case. Lastly, Andrew and Mary survey what to keep an eye on at the Supreme Court when it comes to his appeal on presidential immunity.

43:10

26 Mar 24

The Trump Indictments, read by Peter Coyote and Renée Elise Goldsberry

Veteran federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann welcomes back his colleague and co-author Melissa Murray for the second in this special two-part series of Prosecuting Donald Trump. Their book: The Trump Indictments: The Historic Charging Documents with Commentary, collects the four unprecedented indictments against Donald Trump and features extensive commentary from the co-authors.Andrew and Melissa share some takeaways from the Florida classified documents case brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith and the Georgia election interference case brought by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. Both are criminal indictments facing the former president.This episode also features excerpts from these two indictments, read by renowned actors Peter Coyote and Renée Elise Goldsberry.

The Trump Indictments, read by Peter Coyote and Renée Elise Goldsberry

Veteran federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann welcomes back his colleague and co-author Melissa Murray for the second in this special two-part series of Prosecuting Donald Trump. Their book: The Trump Indictments: The Historic Charging Documents with Commentary, collects the four unprecedented indictments against Donald Trump and features extensive commentary from the co-authors.Andrew and Melissa share some takeaways from the Florida classified documents case brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith and the Georgia election interference case brought by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. Both are criminal indictments facing the former president.This episode also features excerpts from these two indictments, read by renowned actors Peter Coyote and Renée Elise Goldsberry.

49:57

22 Mar 24

The Trump Indictments, read by Glenn Close and Liam Neeson

Veteran federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann welcomes his colleague and co-author Melissa Murray for a special two-part episode of Prosecuting Donald Trump. Their new book: The Trump Indictments: The Historic Charging Documents with Commentary, collects the four unprecedented indictments against Donald Trump and features extensive footnotes, commentary and a cast of characters from the co-authors.In this first episode, Andrew and Melissa listen to audio of the indictments as recorded by acclaimed actors Glenn Close and Liam Neeson. Andrew and Melissa share insights from two of the four criminal indictments facing the former president: the DC election interference case brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith, and the New York case against Donald Trump, brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. 

The Trump Indictments, read by Glenn Close and Liam Neeson

Veteran federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann welcomes his colleague and co-author Melissa Murray for a special two-part episode of Prosecuting Donald Trump. Their new book: The Trump Indictments: The Historic Charging Documents with Commentary, collects the four unprecedented indictments against Donald Trump and features extensive footnotes, commentary and a cast of characters from the co-authors.In this first episode, Andrew and Melissa listen to audio of the indictments as recorded by acclaimed actors Glenn Close and Liam Neeson. Andrew and Melissa share insights from two of the four criminal indictments facing the former president: the DC election interference case brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith, and the New York case against Donald Trump, brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. 

47:18

21 Mar 24

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Delays persist in several of the cases against former president Trump, including in the New York case that was set to begin next week. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord detail what led to the delay in receiving documents from the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan. They also review Judge Cannon’s decision on Trump’s motion to dismiss the Florida documents case based on ‘vagueness’ in the Espionage Act. Then, Andrew and Mary turn to the Georgia ruling that led to the resignation of lead prosecutor Nathan Wade. Plus, Monday's news that the former president can’t find an insurance company to underwrite his $464 Million bond for the judgement in his NY civil fraud case.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Delays persist in several of the cases against former president Trump, including in the New York case that was set to begin next week. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord detail what led to the delay in receiving documents from the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan. They also review Judge Cannon’s decision on Trump’s motion to dismiss the Florida documents case based on ‘vagueness’ in the Espionage Act. Then, Andrew and Mary turn to the Georgia ruling that led to the resignation of lead prosecutor Nathan Wade. Plus, Monday's news that the former president can’t find an insurance company to underwrite his $464 Million bond for the judgement in his NY civil fraud case.

49:18

20 Mar 24

Live Coverage: The Trump Indictments

Tonight on MSNBC’s one hour special on “The Trump Indictments:” MSNBC Legal Analysts Andrew Weissmann and Melissa Murray cover the latest developments in Donald Trump's criminal cases and reflect on whether the American justice system has so far proven it can meet the challenge of Donald Trump’s attempts to destroy democracy. Also, Rep. Jaime Raskin explains the anti-democratic tactics Trump and Republicans are using to influence the 2024 election. Plus, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes weighs in on the media's role in the event that the voters get to render a verdict on Donald Trump before a jury does. Also joining the conversation: Melissa Redmon, Amy Lee Copeland, Leah Litman and Kate Shaw.

Live Coverage: The Trump Indictments

Tonight on MSNBC’s one hour special on “The Trump Indictments:” MSNBC Legal Analysts Andrew Weissmann and Melissa Murray cover the latest developments in Donald Trump's criminal cases and reflect on whether the American justice system has so far proven it can meet the challenge of Donald Trump’s attempts to destroy democracy. Also, Rep. Jaime Raskin explains the anti-democratic tactics Trump and Republicans are using to influence the 2024 election. Plus, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes weighs in on the media's role in the event that the voters get to render a verdict on Donald Trump before a jury does. Also joining the conversation: Melissa Redmon, Amy Lee Copeland, Leah Litman and Kate Shaw.

44:04

16 Mar 24

Immunity Take Two... and Three

In a last-ditch effort to delay, delay, delay- Donald Trump’s legal team submitted a motion on Monday to pause the New York trial on election interference (a.k.a. the ‘hush money’ case) until the Supreme Court decides on immunity. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break that down, and how it differs from the motion to dismiss the Florida classified documents case. Then, they highlight the $91 million bond posted by the former president in the E. Jean Carroll case, as he appeals that decision. And a look behind the curtain as Special Counsel Robert Hur testifies before the House Judiciary Committee about his report on Biden’s handling of classified documents. Lastly, on the radar: an Arizona grand jury issues subpoenas in that states’ fake elector scheme.  

Immunity Take Two... and Three

In a last-ditch effort to delay, delay, delay- Donald Trump’s legal team submitted a motion on Monday to pause the New York trial on election interference (a.k.a. the ‘hush money’ case) until the Supreme Court decides on immunity. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break that down, and how it differs from the motion to dismiss the Florida classified documents case. Then, they highlight the $91 million bond posted by the former president in the E. Jean Carroll case, as he appeals that decision. And a look behind the curtain as Special Counsel Robert Hur testifies before the House Judiciary Committee about his report on Biden’s handling of classified documents. Lastly, on the radar: an Arizona grand jury issues subpoenas in that states’ fake elector scheme.  

37:11

12 Mar 24

Troupis, Chesebro & Trump

After the settlement in Wisconsin over the fraudulent electors scheme, veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord analyze the importance of what came to light as a result of the litigation against James Troupis, Kenneth Chesebro and 10 ‘alternate’ electors. Mary was part of the team arguing the case and gives expansive context to the ongoing efforts to overturn the 2020 election. They then turn to the Supreme Court’s decision on the Colorado ballot issue, and why, despite a unanimous vote, there may be dissension in the ranks. And they wrap up with a look at the timing of the Florida documents case and Trump’s former CFO Allen Weisselberg’s guilty plea on federal perjury charges.

Troupis, Chesebro & Trump

After the settlement in Wisconsin over the fraudulent electors scheme, veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord analyze the importance of what came to light as a result of the litigation against James Troupis, Kenneth Chesebro and 10 ‘alternate’ electors. Mary was part of the team arguing the case and gives expansive context to the ongoing efforts to overturn the 2020 election. They then turn to the Supreme Court’s decision on the Colorado ballot issue, and why, despite a unanimous vote, there may be dissension in the ranks. And they wrap up with a look at the timing of the Florida documents case and Trump’s former CFO Allen Weisselberg’s guilty plea on federal perjury charges.

37:53

6 Mar 24

Justice Delayed

The Supreme Court of the United States announced Wednesday that they'll take up former President Donald Trump’s claims for immunity, throwing yet another delay into Trump’s DC trial. Veteran prosecutors Mary McCord and Andrew Weissmann explain the High Court’s order, what options the justices have, and what Special Counsel Jack Smith can do to get to trial before the election.

Justice Delayed

The Supreme Court of the United States announced Wednesday that they'll take up former President Donald Trump’s claims for immunity, throwing yet another delay into Trump’s DC trial. Veteran prosecutors Mary McCord and Andrew Weissmann explain the High Court’s order, what options the justices have, and what Special Counsel Jack Smith can do to get to trial before the election.

30:29

29 Feb 24

A Flurry of Motions

The nation continues to watch for a decision from the Supreme Court on both the Colorado ballot issue and Trump’s presidential immunity claim. In the meantime, MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord detail the flurry of motions filed by Trump’s lawyers in the Florida classified documents case in an effort to have the case thrown out. This, as Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg filed his own motions, including asking for a partial gag to keep the former president from talking about witnesses, potential jurors and court staff. Plus: Andrew and Mary catch up on dual decisions from Judge Engoron and Judge Kaplan denying Trump a stay of judgement in his civil trials, meaning he’s got 30 days to pay, or the plaintiffs can start seizing assets.

A Flurry of Motions

The nation continues to watch for a decision from the Supreme Court on both the Colorado ballot issue and Trump’s presidential immunity claim. In the meantime, MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord detail the flurry of motions filed by Trump’s lawyers in the Florida classified documents case in an effort to have the case thrown out. This, as Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg filed his own motions, including asking for a partial gag to keep the former president from talking about witnesses, potential jurors and court staff. Plus: Andrew and Mary catch up on dual decisions from Judge Engoron and Judge Kaplan denying Trump a stay of judgement in his civil trials, meaning he’s got 30 days to pay, or the plaintiffs can start seizing assets.

38:31

28 Feb 24

Half a Billion and Counting

Court watchers are closely monitoring two decisions from the Supreme Court: a ruling on Trump’s motion to stay the decision on immunity from the DC Circuit and whether the former president is disqualified from appearing on Colorado primary ballot. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord detail what to watch for there, and review Judge Engoron’s nearly $450 million decision in the civil fraud case. Plus: takeaways from the testimony of Fani Willis and Nathan Wade late last week. 

Half a Billion and Counting

Court watchers are closely monitoring two decisions from the Supreme Court: a ruling on Trump’s motion to stay the decision on immunity from the DC Circuit and whether the former president is disqualified from appearing on Colorado primary ballot. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord detail what to watch for there, and review Judge Engoron’s nearly $450 million decision in the civil fraud case. Plus: takeaways from the testimony of Fani Willis and Nathan Wade late last week. 

36:02

21 Feb 24

BONUS: Alex Wagner Tonight with Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell

Judge Arthur Engoron has fined Donald Trump more than $350 million in damages in the former president's civil fraud case. Trump is also barred him from running businesses in New York for three years. Trump said on Friday that he would appeal the decision. Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell join for a special episode of Alex Wagner Tonight to discuss the ruling. For more coverage, visit msnbc.com.

BONUS: Alex Wagner Tonight with Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell

Judge Arthur Engoron has fined Donald Trump more than $350 million in damages in the former president's civil fraud case. Trump is also barred him from running businesses in New York for three years. Trump said on Friday that he would appeal the decision. Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell join for a special episode of Alex Wagner Tonight to discuss the ruling. For more coverage, visit msnbc.com.

43:38

17 Feb 24

Last Call for Immunity

In a last-ditch effort for total immunity, former President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court to pause proceedings in the DC election subversion case while the high court decides whether to take up his appeal. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord discuss the merits of Trump’s arguments and how the court may proceed. They also weigh in on the latest out of Judge Cannon’s Florida courtroom, as a flurry of activity is happening in the classified documents case.

Last Call for Immunity

In a last-ditch effort for total immunity, former President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court to pause proceedings in the DC election subversion case while the high court decides whether to take up his appeal. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord discuss the merits of Trump’s arguments and how the court may proceed. They also weigh in on the latest out of Judge Cannon’s Florida courtroom, as a flurry of activity is happening in the classified documents case.

37:04

13 Feb 24

A Momentous Day

Veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord gather for an additional episode this week to share their insights and takeaways from Thursday’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court. At issue: whether former President Trump can be barred from Colorado’s Republican primary ballot due to the 14th Amendment’s insurrection clause. Then, a review of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report on the classified documents found in President Biden’s possession, and why, despite no charges filed against him, the report may be damaging.

A Momentous Day

Veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord gather for an additional episode this week to share their insights and takeaways from Thursday’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court. At issue: whether former President Trump can be barred from Colorado’s Republican primary ballot due to the 14th Amendment’s insurrection clause. Then, a review of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report on the classified documents found in President Biden’s possession, and why, despite no charges filed against him, the report may be damaging.

42:36

9 Feb 24

BONUS: SCOTUS Hears Colorado Ballot Issue

The Supreme Court heard arguments today in the unprecedented case that could threaten former President Donald Trump’s eligibility to appear on the primary ballot in Colorado. Listen to the full hearing here. 

BONUS: SCOTUS Hears Colorado Ballot Issue

The Supreme Court heard arguments today in the unprecedented case that could threaten former President Donald Trump’s eligibility to appear on the primary ballot in Colorado. Listen to the full hearing here. 

02:09:32

8 Feb 24

Citizen Trump

On Tuesday, the US Appeals Court for the DC Circuit unanimously ruled that former President Trump is not immune from prosecution as it relates to his actions after the 2020 election. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord detail what the decision means and what happens next. This, as we await Thursday's oral arguments before the Supreme Court to decide if Trump can be kept off Colorado’s primary ballot due to the 14th amendment’s insurrection clause. Also on tap: movement in the Florida classified documents case, Fani Willis and Nathan Wade respond in Georgia and Allen Weisselberg considers a plea deal.

Citizen Trump

On Tuesday, the US Appeals Court for the DC Circuit unanimously ruled that former President Trump is not immune from prosecution as it relates to his actions after the 2020 election. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord detail what the decision means and what happens next. This, as we await Thursday's oral arguments before the Supreme Court to decide if Trump can be kept off Colorado’s primary ballot due to the 14th amendment’s insurrection clause. Also on tap: movement in the Florida classified documents case, Fani Willis and Nathan Wade respond in Georgia and Allen Weisselberg considers a plea deal.

48:04

7 Feb 24

Facts Still Matter

The clock is ticking as the country awaits some significant legal decisions in the coming days and weeks: when will Special Counsel Hur release his long-awaited report on President Biden’s handling of classified documents? How will Judge Engoron rule in the New York civil fraud case? And what will the DC Circuit decide when it comes to presidential immunity? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord review these questions and what to glean from the E. Jean Carroll verdict and the damages awarded. Plus: a veteran federal judge issues a sharp rebuke of those who are trying to re-write the history of the January 6th attacks.Note: this episode contains a graphic description of sexual assault.

Facts Still Matter

The clock is ticking as the country awaits some significant legal decisions in the coming days and weeks: when will Special Counsel Hur release his long-awaited report on President Biden’s handling of classified documents? How will Judge Engoron rule in the New York civil fraud case? And what will the DC Circuit decide when it comes to presidential immunity? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord review these questions and what to glean from the E. Jean Carroll verdict and the damages awarded. Plus: a veteran federal judge issues a sharp rebuke of those who are trying to re-write the history of the January 6th attacks.Note: this episode contains a graphic description of sexual assault.

34:16

30 Jan 24

The Truman Precedent

The second defamation trial brought by writer E. Jean Carroll began last week and brought with it outbursts inside and outside the courtroom from the former president. MSNBC legal analyst Andrew Weissmann was in the courtroom last Thursday. He and co-host, veteran prosecutor Mary McCord, break down this case and what they’re watching for as they await a decision on the presidential immunity claim from the DC Circuit. Also on deck: Andrew and Mary’s take on Trump’s rhetoric that President Truman needed total immunity from prosecution to use the A-bomb, and so does he.

The Truman Precedent

The second defamation trial brought by writer E. Jean Carroll began last week and brought with it outbursts inside and outside the courtroom from the former president. MSNBC legal analyst Andrew Weissmann was in the courtroom last Thursday. He and co-host, veteran prosecutor Mary McCord, break down this case and what they’re watching for as they await a decision on the presidential immunity claim from the DC Circuit. Also on deck: Andrew and Mary’s take on Trump’s rhetoric that President Truman needed total immunity from prosecution to use the A-bomb, and so does he.

34:11

23 Jan 24

Lies in the Courtroom

The second defamation trial brought by writer E. Jean Carroll began today just hours after Trump won big in the Iowa Caucuses. All this happening days after Trump lashed out at the judge during closing arguments in the New York civil fraud case. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down the latest developments and what they’re watching for as they await a decision on the presidential immunity claim from the DC Circuit.

Lies in the Courtroom

The second defamation trial brought by writer E. Jean Carroll began today just hours after Trump won big in the Iowa Caucuses. All this happening days after Trump lashed out at the judge during closing arguments in the New York civil fraud case. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down the latest developments and what they’re watching for as they await a decision on the presidential immunity claim from the DC Circuit.

36:00

17 Jan 24

If the President Does It...

Today, the DC Circuit heard oral arguments from Trump’s lawyers and Special Counsel Jack Smith’s team over a crucial question: does presidential immunity protect Trump from prosecution for anything he did or actions he took while in office? Veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord review the arguments and the pushback from the three-judge panel. Plus, a look at the Supreme Court deciding to hear the Colorado ballot issue, and what else is on Andrew and Mary’s prosecutorial radar. 

If the President Does It...

Today, the DC Circuit heard oral arguments from Trump’s lawyers and Special Counsel Jack Smith’s team over a crucial question: does presidential immunity protect Trump from prosecution for anything he did or actions he took while in office? Veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord review the arguments and the pushback from the three-judge panel. Plus, a look at the Supreme Court deciding to hear the Colorado ballot issue, and what else is on Andrew and Mary’s prosecutorial radar. 

39:08

10 Jan 24

BONUS: The Full Presidential Immunity Hearing

Former President Donald Trump appeared in federal court Tuesday morning as his lawyers argued that he is immune from prosecution on charges to overturn the 2020 election. Listen to the full hearing here. 

BONUS: The Full Presidential Immunity Hearing

Former President Donald Trump appeared in federal court Tuesday morning as his lawyers argued that he is immune from prosecution on charges to overturn the 2020 election. Listen to the full hearing here. 

01:15:21

9 Jan 24

The Supreme Court Takes Center Stage

In late December, the Supreme Court declined Special Counsel Jack’s Smiths request to hear whether Trump is immune from prosecution in the 2020 election subversion criminal case – at least, for now. Meanwhile, several states are reviewing Trump’s ballot eligibility under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into the latest updates in their first episode of 2024.

The Supreme Court Takes Center Stage

In late December, the Supreme Court declined Special Counsel Jack’s Smiths request to hear whether Trump is immune from prosecution in the 2020 election subversion criminal case – at least, for now. Meanwhile, several states are reviewing Trump’s ballot eligibility under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into the latest updates in their first episode of 2024.

42:24

2 Jan 24

You've Got Mailbag

At the end of every episode of Prosecuting Donald Trump, we ask you to submit your questions and today, we finally have a chance to answer some of them. As we’re all reflecting on the year ahead, Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord answer your questions about 2023’s legal landscape and what’s to come in 2024. 

You've Got Mailbag

At the end of every episode of Prosecuting Donald Trump, we ask you to submit your questions and today, we finally have a chance to answer some of them. As we’re all reflecting on the year ahead, Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord answer your questions about 2023’s legal landscape and what’s to come in 2024. 

37:52

25 Dec 23

Disqualified in Colorado

For the first time in history, the 14th Amendment has been used to disqualify a presidential candidate from running for office. In this special breaking news episode, MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord react to the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify former president Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 presidential ballot under the Constitution's insurrection clause. Andrew and Mary discuss what the court’s decision means and the potential fallout. Note: Trump’s legal team intends to appeal the decision. 

Disqualified in Colorado

For the first time in history, the 14th Amendment has been used to disqualify a presidential candidate from running for office. In this special breaking news episode, MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord react to the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify former president Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 presidential ballot under the Constitution's insurrection clause. Andrew and Mary discuss what the court’s decision means and the potential fallout. Note: Trump’s legal team intends to appeal the decision. 

30:57

20 Dec 23

$148 million

A federal jury in Georgia ordered Rudy Giuliani to pay $148 million in damages to two election workers who sued him for defamation. Can ‘America’s Mayor’ survive a penalty of that size? Michael Gottlieb, the lawyer representing the election workers, joins MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord to break down the jury’s decision. Plus, Andrew and Mary discuss former president Trump’s immunity appeal in the DC case, including why the federal judge overseeing the case agreed to pause all proceedings. 

$148 million

A federal jury in Georgia ordered Rudy Giuliani to pay $148 million in damages to two election workers who sued him for defamation. Can ‘America’s Mayor’ survive a penalty of that size? Michael Gottlieb, the lawyer representing the election workers, joins MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord to break down the jury’s decision. Plus, Andrew and Mary discuss former president Trump’s immunity appeal in the DC case, including why the federal judge overseeing the case agreed to pause all proceedings. 

46:05

19 Dec 23

DC Drama

Former president Donald Trump renewed his efforts to delay the DC election subversion case by asking for a halt in all proceedings while his appeal on presidential immunity moves through the courts. Meanwhile, Special Counsel Jack Smith is pushing to keep the trial on schedule by bringing the issue before the Supreme Court. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down Smith’s strategy and what this could mean for the former president’s other criminal cases. Plus, they discuss news out of Wisconsin where ten fake Donald Trump electors settled a civil lawsuit admitting their actions were part of an effort to overturn the 2020 election.

DC Drama

Former president Donald Trump renewed his efforts to delay the DC election subversion case by asking for a halt in all proceedings while his appeal on presidential immunity moves through the courts. Meanwhile, Special Counsel Jack Smith is pushing to keep the trial on schedule by bringing the issue before the Supreme Court. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down Smith’s strategy and what this could mean for the former president’s other criminal cases. Plus, they discuss news out of Wisconsin where ten fake Donald Trump electors settled a civil lawsuit admitting their actions were part of an effort to overturn the 2020 election.

51:56

12 Dec 23

Immunity Denied

In what could be his most consequential legal defeat yet, a federal judge rejects Donald Trump’s claims of presidential immunity in his 2020 election case. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down what this – and a similar ruling in a parallel civil case --could mean for the ex-president. Plus, they'll talk GA where Trump’s lawyers say he shouldn’t be tried until 2029 if he wins next year’s election.

Immunity Denied

In what could be his most consequential legal defeat yet, a federal judge rejects Donald Trump’s claims of presidential immunity in his 2020 election case. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down what this – and a similar ruling in a parallel civil case --could mean for the ex-president. Plus, they'll talk GA where Trump’s lawyers say he shouldn’t be tried until 2029 if he wins next year’s election.

41:47

4 Dec 23

Trump's Thanksgiving Threats

Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving threats take center stage as judges in NY and DC decide whether to reinstate his two gag orders. Plus, we’ll dig deeper into Trump’s charade of victimhood as he tries to get his federal election case in DC dismissed. All this, as Andrew and Mary celebrate 50 episodes of the pod!

Trump's Thanksgiving Threats

Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving threats take center stage as judges in NY and DC decide whether to reinstate his two gag orders. Plus, we’ll dig deeper into Trump’s charade of victimhood as he tries to get his federal election case in DC dismissed. All this, as Andrew and Mary celebrate 50 episodes of the pod!

35:03

28 Nov 23

Foreseeable Consequences

Donald Trump’s team and the U.S. government squared off in a DC appeals court over his latest attempt to undo a gag order issued against him in his federal election subversion case. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down Trump’s claims and which way they think the three-judge panel is leaning. Plus, a judgein Colorado denies a motion to keep Trump off the ballot there in 2024 – but why some say the ruling is still a bad one for the former president.

Foreseeable Consequences

Donald Trump’s team and the U.S. government squared off in a DC appeals court over his latest attempt to undo a gag order issued against him in his federal election subversion case. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down Trump’s claims and which way they think the three-judge panel is leaning. Plus, a judgein Colorado denies a motion to keep Trump off the ballot there in 2024 – but why some say the ruling is still a bad one for the former president.

39:57

21 Nov 23

Trump’s D.C. Gag Order Hearing

For nearly 2 ½ hours a three-judge panel grilled Donald Trump’s team and the U.S. government over whether a gag order imposed on the former president in his federal election subversion case unfairly limits his speech. Listen to the entire thing here.

Trump’s D.C. Gag Order Hearing

For nearly 2 ½ hours a three-judge panel grilled Donald Trump’s team and the U.S. government over whether a gag order imposed on the former president in his federal election subversion case unfairly limits his speech. Listen to the entire thing here.

02:17:52

20 Nov 23

Cannon, Cameras and Accountants

Donald Trump Jr was back on the witness stand on Monday testifying as the defense’s first witness in the New York civil fraud trial. Meanwhile, Trump’s trial in the Florida classified documents case remains on schedule for now, but with a caveat his team claims as a victory. And a group of media outlets is pushing for cameras in the courtroom in the DC trial. (Note: separate from that motion, NBCUniversal has submitted its own independent motion to broadcast the trial.) MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord tell you what you need to know. 

Cannon, Cameras and Accountants

Donald Trump Jr was back on the witness stand on Monday testifying as the defense’s first witness in the New York civil fraud trial. Meanwhile, Trump’s trial in the Florida classified documents case remains on schedule for now, but with a caveat his team claims as a victory. And a group of media outlets is pushing for cameras in the courtroom in the DC trial. (Note: separate from that motion, NBCUniversal has submitted its own independent motion to broadcast the trial.) MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord tell you what you need to know. 

35:10

13 Nov 23

Trump's Tumultuous Testimony

Donald Trump took the witness stand Monday in the biggest moment of his civil and criminal trials thus far. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into some of his big admissions and how badly he may have hurt himself. Plus, we’ll get into the former president’s latest efforts to delay his federal trials and the new criticism facing Judge Aileen Cannon in the FL documents case.

Trump's Tumultuous Testimony

Donald Trump took the witness stand Monday in the biggest moment of his civil and criminal trials thus far. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into some of his big admissions and how badly he may have hurt himself. Plus, we’ll get into the former president’s latest efforts to delay his federal trials and the new criticism facing Judge Aileen Cannon in the FL documents case.

33:42

7 Nov 23

BONUS: How to West Win

In a special episode of How to Win 2024, Andrew Weissmann joins Jennifer Palmieri and the West Wing’s Bradley Whitford to break down what Donald Trump’s hellish legal week could mean for the presidential race. Jen and Bradley also dive into the week’s 2024 winners and losers – including how a surprise primary challenge against President Biden could play out.  

BONUS: How to West Win

In a special episode of How to Win 2024, Andrew Weissmann joins Jennifer Palmieri and the West Wing’s Bradley Whitford to break down what Donald Trump’s hellish legal week could mean for the presidential race. Jen and Bradley also dive into the week’s 2024 winners and losers – including how a surprise primary challenge against President Biden could play out.  

35:11

3 Nov 23

Of Presidents & Kings

A hugely consequential week ahead for Donald Trump as a trial in CO begins to determine if he’s eligible to be president again after Jan. 6th. Plus, he and his 3 oldest kids get set to testify over the next week in the NY fraud trial that threatens their business empire. Plus, the former dean of NYU Law School, Trevor Morrison, joins Andrew & Mary for an in-depth look at Trump’s attempt to dismiss the DC election interference case against him over claims of presidential immunity.

Of Presidents & Kings

A hugely consequential week ahead for Donald Trump as a trial in CO begins to determine if he’s eligible to be president again after Jan. 6th. Plus, he and his 3 oldest kids get set to testify over the next week in the NY fraud trial that threatens their business empire. Plus, the former dean of NYU Law School, Trevor Morrison, joins Andrew & Mary for an in-depth look at Trump’s attempt to dismiss the DC election interference case against him over claims of presidential immunity.

38:03

30 Oct 23

Domino Effect

In this emergency episode, MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into the explosive development that Mark Meadows was reportedly granted an immunity deal in the federal election case – and what it could mean for Donald Trump. Plus, another ex-Trump lawyer pleads guilty in GA and pledges her full cooperation -- on the same day Michael Cohen lobs bombshell after bombshell from the witness stand in Trump’s NY civil fraud trial.

Domino Effect

In this emergency episode, MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into the explosive development that Mark Meadows was reportedly granted an immunity deal in the federal election case – and what it could mean for Donald Trump. Plus, another ex-Trump lawyer pleads guilty in GA and pledges her full cooperation -- on the same day Michael Cohen lobs bombshell after bombshell from the witness stand in Trump’s NY civil fraud trial.

33:59

25 Oct 23

Trump’s New Legal Peril

Donald Trump raising some eyebrows after claiming Sidney Powell was never his attorney. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into what that could mean for his defense. Plus, Trump’s fraud trial resumes in NY this week after the judge threatened to throw him in jail the next time he violates a partial gag order.

Trump’s New Legal Peril

Donald Trump raising some eyebrows after claiming Sidney Powell was never his attorney. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into what that could mean for his defense. Plus, Trump’s fraud trial resumes in NY this week after the judge threatened to throw him in jail the next time he violates a partial gag order.

34:32

23 Oct 23

D.C. Gag Order

A federal judge has barred Donald Trump from attacking witnesses, prosecutors and court staff in his D.C. election interference trial. This is the second protective order issued against the former president in just two weeks. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into that -- plus, why everyone should be keeping a close eye on the GA trial for two of Trump’s co-defendants.

D.C. Gag Order

A federal judge has barred Donald Trump from attacking witnesses, prosecutors and court staff in his D.C. election interference trial. This is the second protective order issued against the former president in just two weeks. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into that -- plus, why everyone should be keeping a close eye on the GA trial for two of Trump’s co-defendants.

31:49

18 Oct 23

Submarine Secrets

Bombshell new reporting alleges that Donald Trump revealed sensitive information about U.S. nuclear submarines to a member of his Mar-a-Lago club. So why hasn’t Jack Smith charged him with that – and can it be brought into the case now? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into that and some other big developments in the DC election case.

Submarine Secrets

Bombshell new reporting alleges that Donald Trump revealed sensitive information about U.S. nuclear submarines to a member of his Mar-a-Lago club. So why hasn’t Jack Smith charged him with that – and can it be brought into the case now? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into that and some other big developments in the DC election case.

33:29

9 Oct 23

Live at NYU!

We’re live at NYU Law School! MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord are joined by special guest and former dean of NYU Law Trevor Morrison. They discuss Trump’s new gag order, presidential immunity and take questions from the audience.

Live at NYU!

We’re live at NYU Law School! MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord are joined by special guest and former dean of NYU Law Trevor Morrison. They discuss Trump’s new gag order, presidential immunity and take questions from the audience.

56:51

5 Oct 23

Family Fraud on Trial

Donald Trump is in court this week for the civil fraud trial that could threaten his business empire. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into what exactly is at stake for Trump and how his attacks on the NY attorney general and judge could impact his other cases.

Family Fraud on Trial

Donald Trump is in court this week for the civil fraud trial that could threaten his business empire. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into what exactly is at stake for Trump and how his attacks on the NY attorney general and judge could impact his other cases.

28:41

4 Oct 23

BONUS: How to Win 2024: The “Kiddie Table” Debate

Debate guru Ron Klain joins Claire McCaskill and Jennifer Palmieri on their new podcast “How to Win 2024” to discuss the winners and losers of the 2nd GOP debate and what it could mean for President Biden’s re-election campaign. Plus, the House Republicans’ impeachment effort that voters want nothing to do with. Listen each week and click here to follow the show.  

BONUS: How to Win 2024: The “Kiddie Table” Debate

Debate guru Ron Klain joins Claire McCaskill and Jennifer Palmieri on their new podcast “How to Win 2024” to discuss the winners and losers of the 2nd GOP debate and what it could mean for President Biden’s re-election campaign. Plus, the House Republicans’ impeachment effort that voters want nothing to do with. Listen each week and click here to follow the show.  

32:57

29 Sep 23

BONUS: Chris Hayes interviews Andrew Weissmann & Mary McCord

Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord join MSNBC host Chris Hayes for the first stop on his “Why Is This Happening?” podcast tour at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin. They dig into the latest on the cases against Donald Trump, including their predictions about whether the ex-president will be convicted of any crimes before Election Day 2024.

BONUS: Chris Hayes interviews Andrew Weissmann & Mary McCord

Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord join MSNBC host Chris Hayes for the first stop on his “Why Is This Happening?” podcast tour at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin. They dig into the latest on the cases against Donald Trump, including their predictions about whether the ex-president will be convicted of any crimes before Election Day 2024.

01:09:12

27 Sep 23

Political Violence

A new filing from Donald Trump’s legal team slams Jack Smith’s request for a partial protective order, claiming it would infringe on the ex-president’s right to free speech. But many are drawing a direct connection between Trump’s incendiary rhetoric and an increase in political violence against his opponents. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down how the courts may move forward.   

Political Violence

A new filing from Donald Trump’s legal team slams Jack Smith’s request for a partial protective order, claiming it would infringe on the ex-president’s right to free speech. But many are drawing a direct connection between Trump’s incendiary rhetoric and an increase in political violence against his opponents. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down how the courts may move forward.   

35:02

27 Sep 23

Removal, Recusal and Restrictions

Things are getting heated in D.C., where Donald Trump is blasting Special Counsel Jack Smith’s request to restrict his public comments on the federal election fraud case. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into Judge Chutkan’s options, plus Trump’s effort to get that judge to recuse herself. They’ll also break down the latest in GA where yet another Trump co-defendant is trying to get his case moved to federal court.

Removal, Recusal and Restrictions

Things are getting heated in D.C., where Donald Trump is blasting Special Counsel Jack Smith’s request to restrict his public comments on the federal election fraud case. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into Judge Chutkan’s options, plus Trump’s effort to get that judge to recuse herself. They’ll also break down the latest in GA where yet another Trump co-defendant is trying to get his case moved to federal court.

36:16

18 Sep 23

BONUS: Live from the 92nd Street Y

We’re live at the 92nd Street Y in NYC! MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace sits down with Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord to talk about all of the latest legal developments in Trumpworld. She also asks Andrew and Mary some personal questions about their time at the DOJ, including what it was like to be there for the transition between the Obama and Trump administrations -- and we take questions from the audience in this very special live episode.Note: Some parts of the conversation have been edited

BONUS: Live from the 92nd Street Y

We’re live at the 92nd Street Y in NYC! MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace sits down with Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord to talk about all of the latest legal developments in Trumpworld. She also asks Andrew and Mary some personal questions about their time at the DOJ, including what it was like to be there for the transition between the Obama and Trump administrations -- and we take questions from the audience in this very special live episode.Note: Some parts of the conversation have been edited

01:00:54

15 Sep 23

Georgia in the Spotlight

We now know a special grand jury in Georgia recommended charging 37 Trump allies in the election interference case, but D.A. Fani Willis only indicted 19. Why weren’t the others charged? Plus, a judge rejects Mark Meadows’ attempt to move his case from state to federal court. What could this mean for Trump’s potential removal request? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down the latest developments. 

Georgia in the Spotlight

We now know a special grand jury in Georgia recommended charging 37 Trump allies in the election interference case, but D.A. Fani Willis only indicted 19. Why weren’t the others charged? Plus, a judge rejects Mark Meadows’ attempt to move his case from state to federal court. What could this mean for Trump’s potential removal request? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down the latest developments. 

34:29

12 Sep 23

Live at Georgetown Law!

We’re live at Georgetown Law! Wednesday was supposed to be arraignment day in GA’s election racketeering case, but Donald Trump and his 18 co-defendants waived their right to an in-person arraignment and pleaded not guilty. But there was plenty more activity in Fulton County. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break it all down and take questions from the audience in this special episode.

Live at Georgetown Law!

We’re live at Georgetown Law! Wednesday was supposed to be arraignment day in GA’s election racketeering case, but Donald Trump and his 18 co-defendants waived their right to an in-person arraignment and pleaded not guilty. But there was plenty more activity in Fulton County. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break it all down and take questions from the audience in this special episode.

59:29

7 Sep 23

First Up: The DC Trial

A trial date has been set in the DC election interference case against Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Trump’s former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows took the stand in GA in an effort to move his case from state to federal court. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down what happened inside those courtrooms and how the dual hearings may set the stage for what’s to come.

First Up: The DC Trial

A trial date has been set in the DC election interference case against Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Trump’s former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows took the stand in GA in an effort to move his case from state to federal court. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down what happened inside those courtrooms and how the dual hearings may set the stage for what’s to come.

35:34

29 Aug 23

Awaiting Trump’s GA Surrender

Donald Trump will surrender at an Atlanta jail this week after being indicted for election interference in GA. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down the bond order, Trump’s recent threats -- and whether he may have disqualified himself from ever being president again.

Awaiting Trump’s GA Surrender

Donald Trump will surrender at an Atlanta jail this week after being indicted for election interference in GA. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down the bond order, Trump’s recent threats -- and whether he may have disqualified himself from ever being president again.

38:03

22 Aug 23

The GA Indictment Read by Ali Velshi: Part 2

MSNBC host Ali Velshi reads the second and final part of the 41-count GA indictment that accuses Donald Trump and 18 of his allies with being part of a “criminal enterprise” to overturn the 2020 election there. This part covers charges of conspiracy to commit election fraud, influencing witnesses, impersonating a public officer, perjury and much more.

The GA Indictment Read by Ali Velshi: Part 2

MSNBC host Ali Velshi reads the second and final part of the 41-count GA indictment that accuses Donald Trump and 18 of his allies with being part of a “criminal enterprise” to overturn the 2020 election there. This part covers charges of conspiracy to commit election fraud, influencing witnesses, impersonating a public officer, perjury and much more.

01:14:35

16 Aug 23

The GA Indictment Read by Ali Velshi: Part 1

Donald Trump and his allies have been charged with felony racketeering and numerous conspiracy charges in GA. MSNBC host Ali Velshi reads the first part of the 41-count indictment that accuses them of being part of a “criminal enterprise” to overturn the 2020 election there. 

The GA Indictment Read by Ali Velshi: Part 1

Donald Trump and his allies have been charged with felony racketeering and numerous conspiracy charges in GA. MSNBC host Ali Velshi reads the first part of the 41-count indictment that accuses them of being part of a “criminal enterprise” to overturn the 2020 election there. 

02:27:31

16 Aug 23

The GA Indictment

A stunning set of charges handed down in GA, accusing Donald Trump and 18 others of being part of a “criminal enterprise” to overturn the 2020 election there. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down the racketeering and conspiracy charges which are not pardonable by any president -- and tell us what we can expect over the next 10 days as defendants turn themselves in.

The GA Indictment

A stunning set of charges handed down in GA, accusing Donald Trump and 18 others of being part of a “criminal enterprise” to overturn the 2020 election there. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down the racketeering and conspiracy charges which are not pardonable by any president -- and tell us what we can expect over the next 10 days as defendants turn themselves in.

41:45

16 Aug 23

BONUS: MSNBC Special with Ari Melber, Andrew Weissmann & Mary McCord

Veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord join MSNBC’s Ari Melber for a Prosecuting Donald Trump TV special. They dissect the latest indictments facing the former president, what we could see at trial and whether Trump and democracy can co-exist as he once again runs for president.

BONUS: MSNBC Special with Ari Melber, Andrew Weissmann & Mary McCord

Veteran prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord join MSNBC’s Ari Melber for a Prosecuting Donald Trump TV special. They dissect the latest indictments facing the former president, what we could see at trial and whether Trump and democracy can co-exist as he once again runs for president.

42:06

14 Aug 23

A Protective Order

In the days following Donald Trump’s third indictment, the former president and his legal team spent the weekend unleashing defenses across social media and major news networks. This, along with the former president’s record of revealing private information, led prosecutors to seek a protective order from Judge Chutkan. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down some of the defense’s claims and how this could impact the case at large. 

A Protective Order

In the days following Donald Trump’s third indictment, the former president and his legal team spent the weekend unleashing defenses across social media and major news networks. This, along with the former president’s record of revealing private information, led prosecutors to seek a protective order from Judge Chutkan. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down some of the defense’s claims and how this could impact the case at large. 

44:18

7 Aug 23

Charges to Overturn an Election

Donald Trump has been indicted for a third time, twice now at the federal level. Jack Smith’s indictment lays out the chilling details of his alleged plot to overturn the 2020 election. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord explain why this is the most serious indictment yet for Trump, what we know about the judge in the case and whether any of the unindicted co-conspirators could be cooperating. 

Charges to Overturn an Election

Donald Trump has been indicted for a third time, twice now at the federal level. Jack Smith’s indictment lays out the chilling details of his alleged plot to overturn the 2020 election. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord explain why this is the most serious indictment yet for Trump, what we know about the judge in the case and whether any of the unindicted co-conspirators could be cooperating. 

39:07

2 Aug 23

The 2020 Election Indictment Read by Ali Velshi

For the third time in 4 months Donald Trump has been indicted, twice at the federal level, but legal experts say this is the most serious one yet. MSNBC host Ali Velshi reads every word of the DOJ’s latest allegations against the former president, charging him with 4 counts in connection with his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election.  

The 2020 Election Indictment Read by Ali Velshi

For the third time in 4 months Donald Trump has been indicted, twice at the federal level, but legal experts say this is the most serious one yet. MSNBC host Ali Velshi reads every word of the DOJ’s latest allegations against the former president, charging him with 4 counts in connection with his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election.  

01:42:47

2 Aug 23

Jack Smith’s D.C. Indictment Decision: A Conversation with Judge Luttig

As we await yet another likely Trump indictment, former federal judge Michael Luttig joins Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord to talk about his role in advising Mike Pence ahead of Jan. 6th, why he says Trump wants to be charged for 1/6 – and whether he thinks that trial could happen before the 2024 election.

Jack Smith’s D.C. Indictment Decision: A Conversation with Judge Luttig

As we await yet another likely Trump indictment, former federal judge Michael Luttig joins Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord to talk about his role in advising Mike Pence ahead of Jan. 6th, why he says Trump wants to be charged for 1/6 – and whether he thinks that trial could happen before the 2024 election.

35:04

31 Jul 23

The Superseding Indictment

Donald Trump now faces three new felony charges in the Mar-a-Lago documents case. MSNBC analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into Jack Smith’s surprise superseding indictment accusing Trump of trying to delete security footage. Plus, where things stand with the expected indictment in Smith’s 2020 election probe – and signs that things are ramping up in Georgia.

The Superseding Indictment

Donald Trump now faces three new felony charges in the Mar-a-Lago documents case. MSNBC analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into Jack Smith’s surprise superseding indictment accusing Trump of trying to delete security footage. Plus, where things stand with the expected indictment in Smith’s 2020 election probe – and signs that things are ramping up in Georgia.

34:51

28 Jul 23

Indictment Watch... Again

We’re on federal indictment watch again, but there could be some holdups. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord take a look at what we know so far about Jack Smith’s 2020 election probe and what we can expect when the decision comes down.

Indictment Watch... Again

We’re on federal indictment watch again, but there could be some holdups. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord take a look at what we know so far about Jack Smith’s 2020 election probe and what we can expect when the decision comes down.

35:33

25 Jul 23

Target Letter

MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord react to the breaking news that Donald Trump has received a target letter from Special Counsel Jack Smith in connection withSmith’s investigation into whether any person or entity unlawfully interfered with the transfer of power following the 2020 presidential election or the certification of the Electoral College vote held on or about January 6, 2021. Plus, they answer questions from listeners.

Target Letter

MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord react to the breaking news that Donald Trump has received a target letter from Special Counsel Jack Smith in connection withSmith’s investigation into whether any person or entity unlawfully interfered with the transfer of power following the 2020 presidential election or the certification of the Electoral College vote held on or about January 6, 2021. Plus, they answer questions from listeners.

36:32

18 Jul 23

All Eyes on Judge Cannon

A big test for Judge Aileen Cannon as Donald Trump tries to delay the Mar-a-Lago documents case until after the 2024 election. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord weigh in on the possible repercussions of Cannon’s decision. Plus, big developments in GA where a grand jury being seated today could decide whether Trump is charged for trying to overturn his 2020 election loss there.

All Eyes on Judge Cannon

A big test for Judge Aileen Cannon as Donald Trump tries to delay the Mar-a-Lago documents case until after the 2024 election. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord weigh in on the possible repercussions of Cannon’s decision. Plus, big developments in GA where a grand jury being seated today could decide whether Trump is charged for trying to overturn his 2020 election loss there.

34:20

11 Jul 23

Potential Cooperators

Rudy Giuliani is just the latest Trump ally to sit down with federal investigators. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into who could be cooperating and what that could mean for the former president. Plus, why the Miami grand jury is still investigating Trump’s documents case, even after his indictment.

Potential Cooperators

Rudy Giuliani is just the latest Trump ally to sit down with federal investigators. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into who could be cooperating and what that could mean for the former president. Plus, why the Miami grand jury is still investigating Trump’s documents case, even after his indictment.

31:56

3 Jul 23

The Bedminster Tape

Could it be game over for Donald Trump in the classified documents case? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord weigh in on the leaked Bedminster recording where Trump appears to talk about classifieddocuments he kept. Plus, new details on the Secret Service agents who have now testified before the Jan. 6th grand jury.If you have questions, you can leave us a voicemail at 917-342-2934 and maybe we’ll play it on the pod! You can also email us at [email protected].

The Bedminster Tape

Could it be game over for Donald Trump in the classified documents case? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord weigh in on the leaked Bedminster recording where Trump appears to talk about classifieddocuments he kept. Plus, new details on the Secret Service agents who have now testified before the Jan. 6th grand jury.If you have questions, you can leave us a voicemail at 917-342-2934 and maybe we’ll play it on the pod! You can also email us at [email protected].

30:41

27 Jun 23

Government Secrets at Trial

Judge Aileen Cannon surprised many by setting an Aug. 14th trial date in Donald Trump’s classified documents case – just 2 months from now. But will that date hold and how will the court keep government secrets safe? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord are joined by national security attorney Mark Zaid to break down the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA) and how it could impact the case.  

Government Secrets at Trial

Judge Aileen Cannon surprised many by setting an Aug. 14th trial date in Donald Trump’s classified documents case – just 2 months from now. But will that date hold and how will the court keep government secrets safe? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord are joined by national security attorney Mark Zaid to break down the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA) and how it could impact the case.  

40:44

21 Jun 23

The Miami Arraignment

For the second time in two months, Donald Trump has been arrested and pleaded not guilty to criminal charges – this time in relation to Jack Smith’s federal investigation into his handling of classified documents. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down what happened inside that Miami courtroom, what Trump’s likely defenses will be and how the prosecution might deal with the Trump-appointed judge overseeing the case.If you have questions, you can leave us a voicemail at 917-342-2934 and maybe we’ll play it on the pod! You can also email us at [email protected].

The Miami Arraignment

For the second time in two months, Donald Trump has been arrested and pleaded not guilty to criminal charges – this time in relation to Jack Smith’s federal investigation into his handling of classified documents. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord break down what happened inside that Miami courtroom, what Trump’s likely defenses will be and how the prosecution might deal with the Trump-appointed judge overseeing the case.If you have questions, you can leave us a voicemail at 917-342-2934 and maybe we’ll play it on the pod! You can also email us at [email protected].

31:13

14 Jun 23

The Full Indictment Read by Ali Velshi

What exactly is inside that historic 37-count federal indictment against Donald Trump? MSNBC host Ali Velshi reads every word of the DOJ’s allegations against the former president, including a transcript of a conversation Trump allegedly had about a classified military document and texts between his employees. If you have questions, you can leave us a voicemail at 917-342-2934 and maybe we’ll play it on the pod! You can also email us at [email protected].

The Full Indictment Read by Ali Velshi

What exactly is inside that historic 37-count federal indictment against Donald Trump? MSNBC host Ali Velshi reads every word of the DOJ’s allegations against the former president, including a transcript of a conversation Trump allegedly had about a classified military document and texts between his employees. If you have questions, you can leave us a voicemail at 917-342-2934 and maybe we’ll play it on the pod! You can also email us at [email protected].

01:12:56

11 Jun 23

37 Felony Counts

The DOJ has unsealed the 37-count indictment against Donald Trump, detailing how the former president allegedly lied and schemed to keep classified documents he knew were classified. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord give us their biggest takeaways from the indictment and tell us what we can expect on Tuesday when Trump turns himself in.If you have questions, you can leave us a voicemail at 917-342-2934 and maybe we’ll play it on the pod! You can also email us at [email protected]

37 Felony Counts

The DOJ has unsealed the 37-count indictment against Donald Trump, detailing how the former president allegedly lied and schemed to keep classified documents he knew were classified. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord give us their biggest takeaways from the indictment and tell us what we can expect on Tuesday when Trump turns himself in.If you have questions, you can leave us a voicemail at 917-342-2934 and maybe we’ll play it on the pod! You can also email us at [email protected]

35:37

10 Jun 23

The Second Indictment

Donald Trump has become the first former president to face federal prosecution. A grand jury in Miami has charged him with 37 criminal counts in special counsel Jack Smith’s documents probe. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord take a closer look at what we know so far and why these charges are so important. If you have questions, you can leave us a voicemail at 917-342-2934 and maybe we’ll play it on the pod! You can also email us at [email protected]

The Second Indictment

Donald Trump has become the first former president to face federal prosecution. A grand jury in Miami has charged him with 37 criminal counts in special counsel Jack Smith’s documents probe. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord take a closer look at what we know so far and why these charges are so important. If you have questions, you can leave us a voicemail at 917-342-2934 and maybe we’ll play it on the pod! You can also email us at [email protected]

39:45

9 Jun 23

Federal Indictment Watch

We're on indictment watch as the grand jury in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case is expected to meet this week after a hiatus. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into possible charges and how prosecutors go about wrapping up a long grand jury investigation.

Federal Indictment Watch

We're on indictment watch as the grand jury in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case is expected to meet this week after a hiatus. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into possible charges and how prosecutors go about wrapping up a long grand jury investigation.

38:10

5 Jun 23

Listener Questions

Our listeners have some burning questions about Donald Trump’s legal cases, including where exactly we stand with timing and what happens if a federal grand jury indicts. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into all of that in this special Listener Questions episode.

Listener Questions

Our listeners have some burning questions about Donald Trump’s legal cases, including where exactly we stand with timing and what happens if a federal grand jury indicts. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into all of that in this special Listener Questions episode.

31:03

30 May 23

The Mar-a-Lago Boxes

Some explosive new reporting could give us the clearest indication yet about what exactly Jack Smith is looking at in the Mar-a-Lago documents case – and what he could charge. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord weigh in on reports that Trump employees moved classified documents the day before the FBI came for them.

The Mar-a-Lago Boxes

Some explosive new reporting could give us the clearest indication yet about what exactly Jack Smith is looking at in the Mar-a-Lago documents case – and what he could charge. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord weigh in on reports that Trump employees moved classified documents the day before the FBI came for them.

32:13

27 May 23

Corcoran’s Notes

Could Donald Trump’s own lawyer be the key to Special Counsel Jack Smith’s obstruction case? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into Evan Corcoran’s notes that reportedly show Trump was warned about keeping classified documents. Could this blow up his Mar-a-Lago defense?

Corcoran’s Notes

Could Donald Trump’s own lawyer be the key to Special Counsel Jack Smith’s obstruction case? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into Evan Corcoran’s notes that reportedly show Trump was warned about keeping classified documents. Could this blow up his Mar-a-Lago defense?

33:28

23 May 23

An Incriminating Town Hall

Did Donald Trump’s comments at last week’s town hall put him in even greater legal jeopardy? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord weigh in on what he said that could hurt him.

An Incriminating Town Hall

Did Donald Trump’s comments at last week’s town hall put him in even greater legal jeopardy? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord weigh in on what he said that could hurt him.

31:37

15 May 23

$5 million In damages

Donald Trump has made history yet again, becoming the first former president to be found liable for sexual abuse and defamation. The jury rejected E. Jean Carroll’s rape claim but ordered Trump to pay $5 million in damages. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord tell us what this unprecedented verdict means for the ex-president.

$5 million In damages

Donald Trump has made history yet again, becoming the first former president to be found liable for sexual abuse and defamation. The jury rejected E. Jean Carroll’s rape claim but ordered Trump to pay $5 million in damages. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord tell us what this unprecedented verdict means for the ex-president.

35:01

10 May 23

Fani Willis’ Immunity Deals

At least 8 of Georgia’s “fake electors” have received immunity deals as part of Fulton County DA Fani Willis’ 2020 election probe. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord tell us what that could mean for Donald Trump and a possible second indictment. Plus, Trump will not testify in the E. Jean Carroll civil rape case as closing arguments begin. We’ll get into what could be behind his decision.

Fani Willis’ Immunity Deals

At least 8 of Georgia’s “fake electors” have received immunity deals as part of Fulton County DA Fani Willis’ 2020 election probe. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord tell us what that could mean for Donald Trump and a possible second indictment. Plus, Trump will not testify in the E. Jean Carroll civil rape case as closing arguments begin. We’ll get into what could be behind his decision.

34:18

8 May 23

Mike Pence Testifies

Despite Donald Trump’s objections, Mike Pence testified before the Jan. 6th grand jury for several hours last week. But if you strip away the insurrection and the attempt to overturn the election, did Trump also try to solicit a crime of violence against Pence himself? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord get into that and what it could all mean for Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation.

Mike Pence Testifies

Despite Donald Trump’s objections, Mike Pence testified before the Jan. 6th grand jury for several hours last week. But if you strip away the insurrection and the attempt to overturn the election, did Trump also try to solicit a crime of violence against Pence himself? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord get into that and what it could all mean for Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation.

33:24

1 May 23

E. Jean Carroll v. Trump

Trump’s legal woes deepening with a civil rape case getting underway in New York and a big development in Fani Willis’ Georgia investigation. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into what all of that means for the former president. Plus, former House General Counsel Doug Letter joins to talk about the ex-prosecutor set to testify before Congress about Alvin Bragg’s Trump case. He has 4 decades of experience as a top DOJ attorney and several years as the top lawyer for the U.S. House of Representatives.

E. Jean Carroll v. Trump

Trump’s legal woes deepening with a civil rape case getting underway in New York and a big development in Fani Willis’ Georgia investigation. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord dig into what all of that means for the former president. Plus, former House General Counsel Doug Letter joins to talk about the ex-prosecutor set to testify before Congress about Alvin Bragg’s Trump case. He has 4 decades of experience as a top DOJ attorney and several years as the top lawyer for the U.S. House of Representatives.

52:12

26 Apr 23

The Trump Offensive

Donald Trump and his allies are escalating their attacks on Alvin Bragg, Fani Willis and Jack Smith. Would any other defendant get away with this? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord weigh in on how the prosecutors and NYC judge should handle this – and what it could mean for their cases.

The Trump Offensive

Donald Trump and his allies are escalating their attacks on Alvin Bragg, Fani Willis and Jack Smith. Would any other defendant get away with this? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord weigh in on how the prosecutors and NYC judge should handle this – and what it could mean for their cases.

43:07

18 Apr 23

All Eyes on Jack Smith

"Now that Donald Trump has been indicted by the Manhattan D.A., attention is shifting to his other legal problems -- including Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigations. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord discuss Smith’s recent legal wins, how he could be building his cases against Trump – and how the GA election investigation plays into all of that."

All Eyes on Jack Smith

"Now that Donald Trump has been indicted by the Manhattan D.A., attention is shifting to his other legal problems -- including Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigations. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord discuss Smith’s recent legal wins, how he could be building his cases against Trump – and how the GA election investigation plays into all of that."

31:11

11 Apr 23

The Manhattan Arraignment

Donald Trump became the first ex-president to be arraigned on criminal charges Tuesday. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord tell us what happened inside that Manhattan courtroom, what stood out to them in the pages of the indictment and what it all tells us about how District Attorney Alvin Bragg plans to build his case.

The Manhattan Arraignment

Donald Trump became the first ex-president to be arraigned on criminal charges Tuesday. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord tell us what happened inside that Manhattan courtroom, what stood out to them in the pages of the indictment and what it all tells us about how District Attorney Alvin Bragg plans to build his case.

58:37

5 Apr 23

The First Indictment

A Manhattan grand jury has voted to indict Donald Trump – setting a new precedent for holding American leaders accountable. But how does a prosecutor like Alvin Bragg actually convince a jury to convict a former president? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord tell us how prosecutors think about building a case against a former president.

The First Indictment

A Manhattan grand jury has voted to indict Donald Trump – setting a new precedent for holding American leaders accountable. But how does a prosecutor like Alvin Bragg actually convince a jury to convict a former president? MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord tell us how prosecutors think about building a case against a former president.

21:56

31 Mar 23

Prosecuting Donald Trump: A Primer

How do you build a legal case when the defendant is a former president? MSNBC legal contributors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord have an idea. They’re two of the most well-respected and storied prosecutors in the country – and have prosecuted historic cases from Enron to the Benghazi attack. So, they’re the perfect people to tell us how a prosecutor -- from Alvin Bragg to Fani Willis to Jack Smith – might think about prosecuting a former president.

Prosecuting Donald Trump: A Primer

How do you build a legal case when the defendant is a former president? MSNBC legal contributors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord have an idea. They’re two of the most well-respected and storied prosecutors in the country – and have prosecuted historic cases from Enron to the Benghazi attack. So, they’re the perfect people to tell us how a prosecutor -- from Alvin Bragg to Fani Willis to Jack Smith – might think about prosecuting a former president.

40:21

28 Mar 23

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