In this excerpt from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance discuss former President Donald Trump’s request to move the Manhattan DA’s hush money criminal case from New York state court to federal court. They also analyze the strength of Trump’s potential defenses to the charges.
In the full episode, Preet and Joyce break down:
– Reports that DOJ is gathering evidence about Trump’s alleged efforts to obstruct the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation;
– The seditious conspiracy conviction of former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and three other members of the extremist group for their roles in January 6; and
– The renewed ethics scrutiny of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for failing to disclose a range of gifts from billionaire GOP donor Harlan Crow, including the private school tuition payments for Thomas’s grandnephew who the justice raised as a son.
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Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer; Nat Weiner – Audio Producer
REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:
28 U.S. Code §1455 – Procedure for removal of criminal prosecutions
28 U.S. Code §1442 – Federal officers or agencies sued or prosecuted
The People of the State of New York v. Donald J. Trump, U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, Donald J. Trump’s notice of removal, 5/4/23