• Show Notes

In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance discuss Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to appoint a special counsel to handle the federal investigations into former President Donald Trump. What are the benefits and risks associated with a special counsel handling these investigations? And to what extent might the special counsel appointment impact the likelihood that Trump is ultimately charged?

The full episode covers: 

  • The complications that might arise from holding a criminal trial against Trump during the presidential election season;
  • The New York Times report indicating that Manhattan prosecutors are reviving the criminal investigation into Trump’s involvement in the alleged hush-money payment made to Stormy Daniels; and
  • The Respect for Marriage Act, the landmark bill that would provide federal protections for same-sex and interracial marriages, which is currently being considered in the Senate.

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“Appointment of John L. Smith as Special Counsel,” Attorney General Merrick Garland, 11/18/22

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CAFE Insider 11/22: Special Counsel Surprise