Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner

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.

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August 9, 2022 13 min
A legal barrier has been broken - a maiden legal voyage has been taken: the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, the Florida home of former President Donald Trump. This is a historic law enforcement move by the Department of Justice. Importantly, in order to obtain a search warrant for Trump's home, a federal judge had to have concluded that there was probable cause to believe there is evidence of federal crimes on th...
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Former United States Attorney General Eric Holder just said he believes the Department of justice likely will indict former President Donald Trump for his crimes against the United States. This video: 1. explores why Holder is right; 2. surveys some of the crimes for which Trump likely will be indicted; 3. reviews the elements of the granddaddy of all crimes against our nation - treason; and 4. sets out why Trump's conduct on...
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After the troubling revelations that both the United States Secret Service AND the Department of Homeland Security deleted text messages that would have provided criminally important evidence regarding the insurrection, the Washington Post just reported that the Department of Defense has also deleted/destroyed January 6 text messages as well. With each passing day, these actions look more and more like a concerted effort to purge ...
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New reporting in Rolling Stone reveals that Trump's defense attorneys are preparing for the likelihood of Trump being criminally indicted by the Department of Justice for his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Trump's team is reportedly looking for "fall guys" to blame for Trump's crimes. Some of the obvious "fall guy" choices are Mark Meadows, John Eastman, Rudy Giuliani and Jeffrey Cl...
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There has been an explosion of headlines in recent days announcing that the Department of Justice is criminally investigating Donald Trump. Specifically, Washington Post investigative journalist Carol Leonnig has reported some of the precise questions federal prosecutors have been asking witnesses in the grand jury about the statements, conduct and behavior of Donald Trump. But a debate has arisen about whether the DOJ has or has n...
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For many months now we have heard Attorney General Merrick Garland and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco saying that the Department of Justice will follow the facts and follow the law wherever they leads. With Team Trump tampering with witnesses, with revelations that text messages of enormous evidential value are being destroyed, with Trump holding rallies at which he continues to push the big election lie and urges his supporte...
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Steve Bannon's contempt of Congress trial started today in federal district court in Washington, DC, with jury selection. As juror after juror answered questions about whether they could serve fairly and impartially, one thing become clear: Steve Bannon had no fans among the jurors. Many of the jurors said they were familiar with Bannon, had a negative impression of him, and believed he was guilty of defying a congressional sub...
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It seems that no day goes by without a new revelation about some kind of governmental shenanigans, malfeasance, corruption or worse. We now know that the US Secret Service deleted text messages of its officers from January 5 and 6, 2021, AFTER the Office of the Inspector General requested those texts as part of its investigation of the Secret Service. This video discusses the implications and consequences of this revelation. Also,...
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It's inexplicable that people are still looking for "smoking gun" evidence involving the crimes of Donald Trump. Deeply and directly incriminating evidence against Trump is in abundant supply and has been for years. Still, the testimony of Mark Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson provides yet additional smoking gun evidence. But the January 6 House select committee investigating the insurrection also provided dramatic evide...
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The House select committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol announced that it will hold a previously unscheduled hearing to provide newly acquired evidence and testimony about the insurrection. In another January 6 development, former attorney General Eric Holder lays out the overwhelming evidence of Donald Trump's criminal intent and suggests that any defense that relied on a claim that Trump lacked corrupt intent w...
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As the January 6 House select committee public hearings continue, the evidence will focus on former President Donald Trump's pressure campaign on Georgia and Arizona state election officials to overturn Joe Biden's election win. This evidence will highlight the pattern of Trump's crimes and corruption. The Jan.6 committee will then move into presenting testimony by former Department of Justice officials who knew of Tru...
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The January 6 select committee public hearings have been providing lots of information and answers demonstrating former President Donald Trump's criminal responsibility for the insurrection. But there are still many unanswered questions. This video takes up two of those questions: 1. Trump's treasonous lawyer John Eastman said he wanted his name to be included on the "pardon list" that was being discussed. Here is...
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Two highlights from the most recent January 6 committee public hearings include 1. the revelation that former President Donald Trump's enraged mob was just 40 feet away from Mike Pence as the former Vice President was being whisked to safety by Secret Service officers, and 2. the testimony of retired federal court judge J. Michael Luttig, a darling of Republican Party, said that Donald Trump and his supporters still "repres...
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The legal landscape is developing at lightening speed. This video reviews three recent legal developments: 1. The January 6 House select committee investigating the insurrection exposed the dramatic crimes of John Eastman, Donald Trump's treasonous lawyer, in the most recent public hearing. 2. Will Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, testify to the January 6 committee, as she has indicated in a recent...
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The evidence is mounting that Donald Trump not only obstructed an official proceeding and conspired to commit offenses against the United States, as federal judge David Carter found (by a preponderance of the evidence), and not only incited an insurrection, and not only is part of a seditious conspiracy, but that he also "levied war against the United States", which constitutes the crime of treasons (18 USC section 2381). ...
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We have always known what Donald Trump said and did in his statements his speeches and his tweets - insisting that the only way he could lose the election is it it was "rigged." But thanks to the evidence revealed by the J6 House slect committee public hearings, we know know the private conversations - or, by another name, the evidence - behind the lies. And the liberal progression of Trump's criminal scheme to is as ob...
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The opening of the January 6 select committee public hearings was dramatic and horrifying and impactful and enlightening. This video takes on the following topics: 1. Why did the committee start with a video clip of Bill Barr's testimony? 2. What are the implications of Rep. Scott Perry and other Republican members of Congress seeking pardons for their conduct in connection with the events of Jan. 6? 2. What was the import ...
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The congressional select committee investigating the insurrection has taken the testimony of more than 1000 witnesses in its determination to get to the bottom of the insurrection. Even before the first witness testifies publicly, the country owes a huge debt of gratitude to Chairman of the committee Rep. Bennie Thompson, vice chair Rep. Liz Cheney, and all the members of the committee and their investigative staff, for their effor...
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In a dramatic new development, a federal grand jury investigation the insurrection subpoenas Peter Navarro, a former aide to Donald Trump. The subpoena requests evidence of all communications Navarro had with Donald Trump involving what happened on January 6. This news, reported by Kyle Cheney of Politico, makes clear that the Department of Justice is directly investigating the crimes of Donald Trump. Trump is evidently feeling th...
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Kellyanne Conway is out hawking a book. In an article in the Washington Post by Ashley Parker (like below), we learned that Donald Trump offered Conway an unsolicited blanket pardon. This leads to the reasons inference that, if Trump offered HER a pardon, he almost certainly gave pardons to others - Don Jr., Ivanka, Jared Kushner, Rudy Giuliani and likely others. In some new reporting by Hugo Lowell of the Guardian (link below), i...
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