CAFE Insider 10/1: Impeachment Momentum

Show Notes

In this episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, “Impeachment Momentum,” co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the whirlwind of news surrounding the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower scandal and the renewed email probe of Hillary Clinton’s aides at the State Department.

We hope you’re enjoying CAFE Insider. Email us at [email protected] with your suggestions and questions for Preet and Anne. Thank you for being a part of the CAFE Insider community.

REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY

RUDY GIULIANI 

  • “Giuliani Subpoenaed for Ukraine Documents as Next Step in Impeachment Inquiry,” House Intelligence Committee press release, 9/30/19 (letter and subpoena schedule)
  • Clip of Giuliani on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” holding up cellphone saying “it’s all here, right here,” 9/24/19
  • Anne Milgram’s tweet about subpoenaing Giuliani’s phone, 9/25/19
  • Clip of Giuliani’s contradictory statements about Ukraine on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” 9/20/19
  • Clip of Giuliani saying he wouldn’t cooperate or testify before the House Intelligence Committee with Adam Schiff as chairman on ABC’s “This Week,” 9/29/19
  • “Ukrainians understood Biden probe was condition for Trump-Zelensky talks, says former Ukrainian adviser,” ABC News, 9/25/19
  • “Giuliani says Trump did not pay for his globetrotting push for Biden probe,” Reuters, 9/29/19
  • “Attorney-Client Privilege,” Legal Information Institute
  • “Giuliani Cannot Rely on Attorney-Client Privilege to Avoid Congressional Testimony,” Lawfare, 9/30/19
  • “Giuliani works for foreign clients while serving as Trump’s attorney,” Washington Post, 7/10/18

EFFECTIVE QUESTIONING & MEDIA APPEARANCES

  • “It was chaos, and then a real lawyer showed up,” Washington Post, 9/18/19
  • “Mike Pompeo gave a very evasive answer when asked about the Ukraine call,” CNN, 10/1/19
  • Clip of Stephen Miller, senior adviser to President Trump, on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace, 9/29/19
  • Clip of Jake Tapper fact-checking Rep. Jim Jordan on CNN’s “State of the Union,” 9/29/19
  • “Biden campaign demands networks stop booking Giuliani,” Politico, 9/29/19

HEARSAY & THE WHISTLEBLOWER’S COMPLAINT

  • “Hearsay,” Legal Information Institute
  • The whistleblower’s complaint, 9/26/19
  • 50 U.S. Code § 3033: Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, Legal Information Institute
  • Memorandum of President Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, 9/25/19
  • Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community’s Statement on Processing of Whistleblower Complaints, DNI.gov, 9/30/19
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham’s hearsay tweet, 9/28/19
  • “Trump’s ‘hearsay’ defense plays right into Democrats’ hands,” Washington Post, 9/30/19
  • “Fact check: Were whistleblower rules changed before Ukraine complaint?,” NBC News, 9/30/19 before Ukraine complaint?

TRUMP’S REACTIONS & THE WHISTLEBLOWER’S IDENTITY

  • Trump’s tweet suggesting that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff should be arrested for treason, 9/30/19
  • “Fact check: Breaking down Adam Schiff’s account of Trump’s Ukraine call,” CNN, 9/27/19
  •  Trump’s tweet about “deserving” to meet the whistleblower, 9/29/19
  • “White House Knew of Whistle-Blower’s Allegations Soon After Trump’s Call With Ukraine Leader,” New York Times, 9/26/19
  • “Why The Times Published Details of the Whistle-Blower’s Identity,” New York Times, 9/26/19
  • “Deep Throat’s identity was a mystery for decades because no one believed this woman,” New York Times, 9/27/19

RECORDS OF TRUMP’S CALLS

  • U.S. Department of Justice Office of International Affairs, Justice.gov
  • “I helped classify calls for two presidents. The White House abuse of the system is alarming,” Washington Post, 9/29/19
  • “White House restricted access to Trump’s calls with Putin and Saudi crown prince,” CNN, 9/28/19
  • “Trump Pressed Australian Leader to Help Barr Investigate Mueller Inquiry’s Origins,” New York Times, 10/1/19
  • “Barr personally asked foreign officials to aid inquiry into CIA, FBI activities in 2016,” Washington Post, 9/30/19

NRA

  • “N.R.A.’s LaPierre Asks Trump to ‘Stop the Games’ Over Gun Legislation in Discussion About Its Support,” New York Times, 9/27/19

HILLARY CLINTON EMAIL PROBE

  • “READ: Letter from State Department to former employee about investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails,” CNN, 9/29/19
  • “State Dept. intensifies email probe of Hillary Clinton’s former aides,” Washington Post, 9/28/19
x