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This week on the CAFE Insider podcast, Barb McQuade guest co-hosts with Joyce Vance while Preet is on vacation. Barb served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan from 2010 to 2017. She is now a CAFE contributor and a legal analyst for NBC News & MSNBC.

In the episode, Joyce and Barb discuss whether DOJ should bring charges against former President Donald Trump for his involvement in the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol and his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. They break down the potential charges Trump might face, and the risks associated with prosecuting a former president. Joyce and Barb also discuss Trump’s lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, which seeks to halt the attorney general’s civil investigation into the Trump Organization.

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Joyce Vance:

From Cafe and Vox Media Podcast Network, welcome to Cafe Insider. I’m Joyce Vance. And with us today, filling in for Preet, who is on vacation is a very special guest and a very special friend. Many of you will already know Barb McQuade. Barb is of course, the former you US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. She’s a professor at the University of Michigan Law School. Go blue. That’s the only time you will ever hear me say that Barb. Barb is also an NBC news and MSNBC legal analyst, and she writes a note every month for cafe.com that I look forward to reading. So, Barb, welcome to the podcast.

Barb McQuade:

Joyce, thank you so much. I am so honored to be here. I am such a fan of Cafe Insider. I’ve listened to every episode. I think I’m the biggest fan other than Preet’s mom of the show. And how fun to get to kind of see behind the curtain of some of the names of the people we hear each week, like Jake Kaplan, Matthew Billy, and David Tatasciore, Tamara Sepper. It’s been really, really fun to do it. And I’ll tell you one of the reasons I love the show is it reminds me of the conversations I used to get to have at the US Attorney’s office. You and Preet have a great rapport, so did Preet and Anne Milgram, but it’s respectful discussion of legal issues and exchange of ideas and occasional laughs at the absurdity of it all.