13- Criminal Justice and the POTUS
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Presidents don't usually weigh in on criminal cases. In fact, it’s critical to the integrity of the criminal justice system that the executive not try to influence the outcome of cases. But Trump can't help himself. President Trump has called the US criminal justice system “a joke.”

Stay Tuned with Preet
Stay Tuned with Preet
CAFE
CAFE Insider 10/20: “October Surprise(s)?”
In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down the multitude of questions raised by the controversial New York Post article that sought to implicate Vice President Joe Biden in corruption related to a Ukrainian energy firm linked to Hunter Biden.   In the full episode, Preet and Anne discuss Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings; the terrorism charges in the foiled plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer; the DOJ “unmasking” probe investigating Obama administration officials that concluded without any charges or a public report; and more. To listen to the full episode, and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, including the newly launched United Security and Cyber Space podcasts, try out the membership free for two weeks: www.cafe.com/insider Sign up to receive the weekly CAFE Brief newsletter, featuring analysis by Elie Honig: www.cafe.com/brief This podcast is produced by CAFE Studios.  Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Adam Waller – Senior Editorial Producer; Matthew Billy – Audio Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  “EXCLUSIVE: Fox News Passed on Hunter Biden Laptop Story Over Credibility Concerns,” Mediaite, 10/19/20 “New York Post Published Hunter Biden Report Amid Newsroom Doubts,” NYT, 10/18/20 “White House was warned Giuliani was target of Russian intelligence operation to feed misinformation to Trump,” WaPo, 10/15/20 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
KCRW
A loan, a payment, a trail
The New York Times has continued its series based on nearly two decades of President Trump’s tax records. Late last week, the New York Times traced a $20 million payment that one of Trump’s companies received in 2016 from his joint hotel venture with Las Vegas casino magnate Phil Ruffin. Shortly before that payment, the hotel borrowed $30 million — and most of that loan was personally guaranteed by Ruffin. Shortly after that, Trump contributed an additional $10 million to his campaign, which, as you might remember was “self-funded” and also short on cash. There are three really big issues with what this appears to illustrate, says Brendan Fischer, who joins Josh Barro and Ken White on this episode. First: Trump never disclosed that $30 million loan. Second: if that loan was for campaign purposes, the Federal Election Commission considers personal guarantees of loans to be election contributions, so that would mean Phil Ruffin made a $30 million contribution to the Trump campaign...which is way, way, WAY more than the $2,800 contribution limit. Third: it appears the Trump-controlled company that accepted this payment took a tax deduction for the $21 million that it transferred to Trump, which could mean that taxpayers helped subsidize Trump’s campaign in 2016. Plus: Bill Barr says more indictments from the Durham investigation are unlikely before the election and President Trump is really not happy about that, Trump asks the Supreme Court for an emergency stay in the Vance case, strike one for the emoluments cases, and more.
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