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Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner

Join Glenn Kirschner, NBC News/MSNBC legal analyst and former Assistant U.S. Attorney at the D.C. U.S Attorney's Office as he brings analysis and insight to legal issues of the day, drawing from his 30 years as a federal prosecutor, homicide prosecutor and Army JAG. For 30 years, Glenn argued to juries, breaking down complex legal issues in ways that were universally understandable and relatable. He brings that same approach to his analysis of today's troubled legal landscape.

Matt Gaetz Is In Trouble As A Result of his "Bestie", Joel Greenberg, being Indicted for 33 Crimes

Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner

  • 350 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 05:15

Prosecutors just nearly tripled the charges against Matt Gaetz close friend and ally, Joel Greenberg, with Greenberg's trial just around the corner - set for June. This looks like the typical prosecutorial squeeze play, with federal prosecutors looking to flip Greenberg on Gaetz. Here's how things are likely to play out . . . For our newly launched Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop, please visit: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/glennkirschner/Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at:  https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschnerMy podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts.Follow me on:Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)

Letter to State Attorneys Generals and Governors Urging Investigations into Trump & Kushner for Avoidable COVID Deaths

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  • 240 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 08:07

There is mounting evidence that Donald Trump's gross mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic resulted in thousands, indeed hundreds of thousands, of avoidable COVID-19 deaths. It's time for state authorities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to open investigations to hold Trump, Kushner, Pence and others Trump administration officials accountable for avoidable deaths. It's time for accountability. It's time for justice. Because Justice Matters. For our newly launched Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop, please visit: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/glennkirschner/Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at:  https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschnerMy podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts.Follow me on:Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)

Dominion Voting Defamation Lawsuit Against Fox News: Federal Action is Needed to Stop False News

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  • 290 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 08:49

Billion-dollar defamation suits continue to mount against Fox News. Dominion Voting Systems is the latest plaintiff to sue Fox for defamation. Fox's litigation position will be challenging given that one of its marquee guests, Sidney Powell, has also been sued for defamation and has admitted in her reply to the suit that "reasonable people" would not have credited what she said. The federal government needs to take on news organizations that peddle fiction as fact. Here is how the government can regulate and legislate in this arena while honoring First Amendment protections of free speech and a free press. Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at:  https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschnerFor our newly launched Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop, please visit: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/glennkirschner/My podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts.Follow me on:Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)

We Now Know Trump/Barr Holdover Michael Sherwin Went Rogue, Giving Unapproved 60 Minutes Interview

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  • 290 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 09:52

For those of us who worked at the Department of Justice, we were shocked when we saw former Acting DC US Attorney Michael Sherwin give an interview to 60 Minutes discussing the evidence in the ongoing investigation in the Capitol attack. DOJ rules prohibit commenting on ongoing investigations without prior approval from the DOJ leadership. Given the new CNN reporting, we now know that Sherwin DID NOT get the required approval from the leadership of the Department of Justice before sitting for the 60 minutes interview. What are the consequences to the investigation and to Sherwin himself of such a flagrant violation of DOJ rules? Here are some possibilities . . . Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at:  https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschnerFor our newly launched Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop, please visit: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/glennkirschner/My podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts.Follow me on:Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)

Strange 60 Minutes Interview w/Former Acting DC US Attorney Michael Sherwin re: Capitol Insurrection

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  • 290 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 11:14

The Department of Justice has strict guidelines that generally prohibit federal prosecutors from commenting on pending criminal investigations. Nevertheless, the Trump/Barr installed Acting US Attorney Michale Sherwin went on 60 Minutes and gave a strange and unorthodox interview. This video reviews the US Attorneys' Manual provisions governing Disclosure of Information Concerning Ongoing Investigations (section 1-7.400) and then discusses some of the revelations by Sherwin, who actually departed the DC US Attorney's Office as of Friday. Curiouser and curiouser. Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at:  https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschnerFor our newly launched Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop, please visit: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/glennkirschner/My podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts.Follow me on:Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)

Republican Legislatures Pass hundreds of Voter Suppression Laws: Fight Back w/"The Democracy Pledge"

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  • 230 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 06:16

As featured in today's Huffpost, "The Democracy Pledge" is a grassroots citizens' group designed to put companies, businesses and corporations on the record and on the spot by documenting which ones support democracy and which do not. The initiative was founded by Glenn Kirschner as part of his Team Justice endeavors, designed to encourage full citizen participation in the fight for democracy and justice. The Democracy Pledge - www.thedpledge.com - is a place where consumers can go to see which companies pledge to support democracy and which do not. Voters' voices are loud. But to corporate America, consumers' voices are even louder. Let's let them hear our voices.Please visit and sign up for email notifications about which companies support democracy at www.thedpledge.com.  On Twitter: @thedpledge On Facebook: @thedpledgePlease consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at:  https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschnerFor our newly launched Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop, please visit: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/glennkirschner/My podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts.Follow me on:Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)

President Biden takes on Donald Trump's BFF - Russian President Vladimir Putin

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  • 170 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 07:06

Four years ago, Bill O'Reilly asked then-President Donald Trump if Vladimir Putin is "a killer?" Trump refused to condemn Putin but instead criticized American, saying, "you think our country's so innocent?" Four years later, an American President finally answers the question, this time from George Stephanopoulos, "Is Vladimir Putin a killer?" Here's how President Joe Biden answered the same question . . .  Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at:  https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschnerFor our newly launched Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop, please visit: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/glennkirschner/My podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts.Follow me on:Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)

Two Insurrectionists Arrested for Assaulting US Capitol Police Officer Sicknick BUT No Murder Charge - Here's Why

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  • 220 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 09:25

The FBI just arrested Julian Khater and George Tanios for participating in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. These two insurrectionists were charged with nine counts, including assaulting the late US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, as well as assaulting two other police officers. However, court documents reveal that they have not been charged with the homicide of Officer Sicknick. As a career DC homicide prosecutor and former Chief of Homicide at the DC US Attorney's Office, this charging decision is entirely consistent with the way we generally investigate and charge large conspiracy cases that involve potential homicide offenses. Here's why . . .   Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at:  https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschnerFor our newly launched Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop, please visit: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/glennkirschner/Follow me on:Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2My podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)

Deep Dive into Judge Lamberth's Order Jailing Insurrectionist "Q Shaman" Chansley Pending Trial

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  • 250 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 15:08

One of the leaders of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, Jacob "Q Shaman" Chansley, filed a motion seeking release pending trial. In the event there's any doubt that the courts are taking these criminal cases against the Trump supporters who attacked the US Capitol seriously, Judge Lamberth's 32-page order denying Chansely's request to be released from jail pending trial should lay those doubts to rest. Judge Lamberth's order is must reading for those who feel frustrated and disheartened at the way justice seems to have ben elusive in recent years. Here is a deep dive review of how the judiciary is viewing the severity of the attack on our Capitol and our democracy. Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at:  https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschnerMy podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts.Follow me on:Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)

Senate Confirms Garland as Attorney General, Republicans Better Start Looking Over Their Shoulders

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  • 180 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 03:01

Merrick Garland is an experienced public corruption prosecutor and perhaps the country's primmer domestic terrorism prosecutor. Republicans likely are going to rue the day Mitch McConnell unconstitutionally deprived Judge Garland of his confirmation hearing when President Obama nominated him to be a Supreme Court justice. At long last, it feels like justice just might be coming. And #JusticeMatters.Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at:  https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschnerMy podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts.Follow me on:Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)

New DC US Attorney Channing Phillips Arrives and January 6 Security Failures Product of "Optics Concerns"

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  • 190 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 06:28

In three related stories: 1.Veteran Federal prosecutor (and my friend and colleague) Channing Phillips takes over as Acting US Attorney for the District of Columbia, dislodging Bill Barr acolyte Michael Sherwin. 2. Today's Senate hearing reveals that Pentagon officials - including Gen. Charles Flynn - brother of former Trump National Security Advisor and admitted felon Mike Flynn - refused to send National Guard troops to protect the US Capitol on January 6 because it would be "bad optics." 3. Intelligence reports publicized today indicate that insurrectionist groups are potentially planning another assault on the US Capitol on March 4.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)

NY District Attorney Cy Vance Investigating Steve Bannon for State Crimes: Trump's Pardon Can't Help Him Now

Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner

  • 170 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 07:29

Steve Bannon may have won a battle by accepting a Trump pardon to help him get out of his federal prosecution. But Bannon may end up losing the war, as he's now being criminally investigated by New York District Attorney Cy Vance. Importantly, not only is a presidential pardon inoperative against state court prosecutions, but the US Supreme Court has said that accepting a pardon is akin to a confession to the crimes for which you are pardoned. As I mention during the second half of this video, if you'd like to sign the Team Justice letter to all 50 state attorneys general urging them to open investigations into avoidable COVID deaths, you can read the letter here: patreon.com/posts/47596972And here is the link to sign the letter: forms.gle/bfTzqPYisNJVCStt8I hope you'll join us in our efforts to hold Trump and company accountable for preventable COVID deaths.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)

Sen. Ron Johnson's Lies in Senate Hearing into Capitol Attack Give Aid & Comfort to Insurrectionists

Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner

  • 220 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 08:01

Senator Ron Johnson tells outrageous lies during the Senate hearing into the January 6 attack of the US Capitol. Indeed, CNN reported: "Ron Johnson just dropped a ridiculous conspiracy theory at the Senate Capitol attack hearing." Johnson's lies clearly were designed to give aid and comfort to the insurresctionists. In this video we tackle the following question: do Johnson's lies constitute the federal offense of Accessory After the Fact, in violation of 18 US Code, Section 3? Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at:  https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschnerMy podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts.Follow me on:Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)

Confirmation Hearing for President Biden's Nominee for Attorney General Merrick Garland: A Preview

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  • 210 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 09:37

On the eve of his confirmation hearing for Attorney General, Merrick Garland released the opening statement he will deliver at the beginning of tomorrow's hearing. Judge Garland's announced priorities are a salve for a nation bruised and battered after year's of disregard for the rue of law by former AG Bill Barr and the unabated political corruption of the Trump Administration.Here is a preview of what to expect at tomorrow's confirmation hearing. Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at:  https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschnerMy podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts.Follow me on:Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)

Trump Found Not Guilty at Impeachment Trial, McConnell is Grim Reaper of Justice. What Now?

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  • 190 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 12:41

When the impeachment votes were cast, 57 Senators voted that Donald Trump is guilty of inciting an insurrection but 43 Senators voted not guilty, falling short of the two-thirds required to convict Trump and ban him from holding office in the future. The political process has failed to hold Trump accountable. It's now time for the DOJ and the courts, as well as state attorneys general, state prosecution offices and state courts to step up and show a true fidelity to the rule of law by investigating and prosecuting Trump's criminal offenses. Justice is not dead. In fact, lady justice is just getting warmed up . . .   Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at:  https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschnerMy podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts.Follow me on:Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)

As Trump's Impeachment "Trial" Progresses, I Have Just One Question: Can I Get A Witness?

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  • 220 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 08:29

House Managers (prosecutors) spend a second day presenting their evidence at Donald Trump's impeachment "trial." The only question I have is: Can I get a witness? Here's a recap of some of the evidence and arguments of the day. Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at:  https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschnerMy podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts.Follow me on:Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2The HouseSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)

Biden Asks All But Two US Attorney's to Resign. THIS is a Good News Story in More Ways than One

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  • 190 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 09:48

As The Washington Post and other news outlets are reporting, President Biden will be asking for the resignation of all Trump-appointed US Attorneys, with two exceptions.As a career federal prosecutor serving under every president from Reagan through Trump, I can attest to the fact that it is entirely usual for each new incoming presidential administration to ask current US Attorneys to resign so the new president can appoint US Attorneys who share and will implement his law enforcement priorities. This video explains that process. However, President Biden did something remarkable, he pledged to leave in place two current US Attorneys to avoid even the appearance of impropriety. In this video, I explain why President Biden's actions in this regard give me patriotic goosebumps and prove that We The People finally have the government we deserve: honest, fair, just, ethical and devoted to equal justice for all. And Justice Matters.  Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at:  https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschnerMy podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts.Follow me on:Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)

Trump's Mishandling of Covid Impacts Medical Professionals. An ER Nurse Shares Her Experience.

Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner

  • 240 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 13:56

An emergency room nurse in South Dakota relates her telling experiences with Covid patients who are unwilling to accept their diagnosis because of the continued disinformation from Trump and company. The only way to fix what Trump broke is education, accurate information, empathy and patience.  Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at:  https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschnerMy podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts.Follow me on:Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)

Unpacking Mitch McConnell Judges from the Federal Courts Via a Citizens Brigade of Court Watchers

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  • 410 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 29:05

Mitch McConnell has packed the federal courts with 220 judges. Some are already handing down opinions ranging from dubious to destructive of diversity, like Judge Justin Walker deciding that a photographer use her religious beliefs to discriminate against a same sex couple to Judge Neomi Rao who has issued "widely mocked" dissents and had her legal opinion/reasoning reversed by the full court of appellate judges. Civic engagement by the citizenry is more important now than ever. A Citizens Brigade of Court Watchers can attend court hearings - all of which are open to the public - and keep an eye out for judicial misconduct, particularly by the Mitch McConnell judges who were rated "not qualified" by the American Bar Association but Mitch McConnell rammed them through the confirmation process anyway. Upon spotting the judicial misconduct, the court watcher can fill out a short, simply "Judicial Misconduct form and forward it to uscourts.gov in an effort to hold McConnell judges accountable. Here's the plan . . .  Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at:  https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschnerMy podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts.Follow me on: https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)

Trump Tweets "Liberate Michigan!", Plot to Kidnap Gov. Whitmer & RICO Conspiracy Law

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  • 260 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 26:30

Trump's behavior before, during and after the now-exposed conspiracy to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer raises substantial questions of Trump's potential responsibility for how people react to his statements, his suggestions, his commands and his directives. Here is a discussion of the law of conspiracy as well as the 1970 law states regarding Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO). Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at:  https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschnerMy podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts.Follow me on: https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 https://www.Facebook.com/glennkirschner2Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner)