• Show Notes

This week on the CAFE Insider podcast, Joyce Vance is joined by guest co-host Barb McQuade while Preet is traveling. Barb served as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan from 2010 to 2017. She is now a CAFE contributor, a law professor at the University of Michigan law school, and a legal analyst for NBC News & MSNBC.

In this sample from the episode, Joyce and Barb discuss the highlights from the January 6th Committee’s latest public hearing, including the new details about former President Donald Trump’s plans in the leadup to the attack. They also break down the Department of Justice’s strategy for conducting a wide-ranging investigation into the insurrection.

In the full episode, Joyce and Barb discuss: 

  • Whether Trump will be held accountable for allegedly attempting to contact a Committee witness;
  • The subpoena issued to the Secret Service for the text messages from January 5th and 6th, 2021 that seem to have been deleted;    
  • Former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone’s testimony before the Committee; and
  • The new details about the links between Trump allies and the far-right extremist groups that stoked much of the violence at the Capitol.

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Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer; Nat Weiner – Audio Producer


18 U.S. Code §1512 – Tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant

18 U.S. Code §2384 – Seditious conspiracy

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CAFE Insider 7/19: Court of Public Opinion (with Barb McQuade)