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Join former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara as he breaks down legal topics in the news and engages thought leaders in a podcast about power, policy, and justice.

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Join former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara as he breaks down legal topics in the news and engages thought leaders in a podcast about power, policy, and justice.

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An informative and cerebral podcast.

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A ray of sunshine and reasonableness in these unbearably screwed up times

iTunes Ratings

26818 Ratings
Average Ratings
25295
681
294
248
300

Vincent E

By Jean-Vicent - Oct 19 2019
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An informative and cerebral podcast.

Wonderful

By M12457 - Oct 19 2019
Read more
A ray of sunshine and reasonableness in these unbearably screwed up times

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Stay Tuned with Preet

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Join former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara as he breaks down legal topics in the news and engages thought leaders in a podcast about power, policy, and justice.

Rank #1: Ukraine & Brazen Power (with Samantha Power)

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To listen to Preet and Anne's full conversation for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive a link.

Members of the CAFE Insider can listen to the full analysis in the podcast player of their choice.

On this episode of Stay Tuned, " Ukraine & Brazen Power," host Preet Bharara is joined by Anne Milgram, his co-host on the CAFE Insider podcast and former New Jersey Attorney General, to break down the significant developments in the Ukraine / whistleblower story that’s at the center of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump. 

This week’s guest on Stay Tuned is Samantha Power. She served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President Obama and joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about her memoir, The Education of an Idealist, and the mission as well as criticisms of the United Nations. 

Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community.

Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet.

As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. 

Sep 26 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #2: That Time President Trump Fired Me (with Leon Panetta)

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On March 11, 2017 President Donald Trump fired US Attorney Preet Bharara. Preet tells the story in detail for the first time. Then, a conversation with former Secretary of Defense and former CIA Director Leon Panetta about how to clean up a chaotic White House, trade Russian spies, and stand up for what’s right, even if it means defying a president.

Sep 20 2017

43mins

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Rank #3: CAFE Insider 10/1: Impeachment Momentum

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In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, "Impeachment Momentum," co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss the House Intelligence Committee's subpoena issued to Rudy Giuliani, Trump's private lawyer.

Listen to the full episode with a free 2-week trial of the CAFE Insider membership.


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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

Oct 01 2019

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Rank #4: The State of the State Department (with Ronan Farrow)

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Ronan Farrow is an author and journalist who just won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein. He’s also the author of a new book, The War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence.  

He speaks with Preet about the prospect of a Secretary of State Pompeo, and why the gutting of the diplomatic corps should worry us all.

And, they talk about Farrow's groundbreaking reporting on the Me Too movement, and the influence of his mother, Mia Farrow.

Plus, Preet explains what Rudy Giuliani’s connections can and can’t do for President Trump.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet , email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Apr 26 2018

51mins

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Rank #5: The Mueller Report (with Anne Milgram)

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Host Preet Bharara and his guest, Anne Milgram, the former New Jersey Attorney General and co-host of the CAFE Insider podcast, analyze the newly released Mueller report.

Bonus analysis from today’s episode is available for CAFE Insider members. To join the Insider community and hear the rest of this conversation—plus receive access to Insider podcasts, a newsletter, and more—head to cafe.com/insider


REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

  • The (redacted) Mueller report
  • Bill Barr’s press conference, plus the transcript of his remarks
  • The 1973 and 2000 Office of Legal Counsel memos regarding DOJ policy on indicting a sitting President


Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Apr 19 2019

45mins

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Rank #6: Cohen & Manafort Guilty: What Now? (with Joyce Vance)

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Joyce Vance was the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama during the Obama Administration. She joins Preet to talk through the guilty plea of Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and the conviction of his former campaign chair, Paul Manafort.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Aug 22 2018

38mins

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Rank #7: What is the Fifth Risk? (with Michael Lewis)

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Michael Lewis is the author of fifteen books, including Moneyball and The Big Short. His new book, The Fifth Risk, takes on the Trump administration. He speaks with Preet about the dedication of the civil service, Trump’s attack on trust, and the dangers of willful ignorance. 

Plus, Preet’s take on Cohen’s three-year prison sentence. 

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.  

Dec 13 2018

55mins

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Rank #8: Putin Enemy #1 (with Bill Browder)

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Bill Browder is a campaigner for justice in Russia. In Helsinki, Vladimir Putin asked for Bill to be handed over to the Russian government - a request that President Trump called "an incredible offer." Bill is back to talk about what’s changed for him, for America and for the world.

Plus, Preet’s take on whether a tweet counts as obstruction of justice.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Aug 02 2018

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Rank #9: Cohen Testimony & Just Mercy (with Bryan Stevenson)

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Bryan Stevenson is a a civil rights attorney who represents prisoners on death row. Described as “America’s Nelson Mandela,” his Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit law firm based in Alabama, is dedicated to challenging racial injustice and ending mass incarceration. Stevenson is also the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption


REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL

Q&A

  • Michael Cohen’s prepared opening statement before the House Oversight Committee
  • Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee
  • An article from the Washington Post about Representative Matt Gaetz’s tweet and the Florida Bar’s investigation 
  • Rule 35 - Correcting or reducing a sentence


Stevenson & EJI


Supreme Court


Congress

  • An article from the Asia Society on the history of Asian exclusion acts
  • History of The Klu Klux Klan Act


Constitutional Amendments


Alabama


Judicial elections

  • An article by Adam Liptak in the NYT on judicial elections, and analysis from The Brennan Center on how judicial elections impact sentencing
  • A 2012 article from the Yale Law Journal, “The Origins of the Elected Prosecutor”
  • Recently elected District Attorneys in Philadelphia, Chicago, Brooklyn, Baltimore


Relevant news

  • An article from the NYT about Virginia officials wearing blackface in the past
  • A timeline from the NYT on Jussie Smollett, plus an update on his role on the TV series, “Empire.” 


Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 

Feb 28 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #10: The Science of Leadership (with Adam Grant)

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Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and a professor at the Wharton School. He’s a New York Times bestselling author three times over, and is the co-author of Option B with Sheryl Sandberg. 

His books, and his work, focus on how to cultivate success in an organization, and how people can push back against groupthink. He talks to Preet about how to speak truth to power, what makes a good leader, and what advice he has for people in the West Wing.

Plus, Preet explains whether only clients get attorney-client privilege.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Apr 19 2018

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Rank #11: Barr Testimony & Accidental Presidents (with Jared Cohen)

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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Barr Testimony & Accidental Presidents," host Preet Bharara shares his thoughts on Bob Mueller's letter and Bill Barr's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Jared Cohen, the CEO of Google’s ideas incubator Jigsaw, joins Preet to discuss his new book, Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America.

Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community

Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet.

As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. 

May 02 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #12: Mueller Speaks & The Underdog (with Andrew Yang)

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On this special episode of Stay Tuned, Anne Milgram, the former NJ Attorney General and co-host of the CAFE Insider podcast, joins Preet Bharara to break down Robert Mueller’s first public statement since his appointment as Special Counsel.

Then, presidential candidate, Andrew Yang, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation that covers his upbringing as the only Asian kid in school and Universal Basic Income, his signature proposal for addressing the economic consequences of automation. 

Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community

Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet.

As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.

May 30 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #13: Epstein's Lawyers & Leaving the GOP (with George Will)

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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Epstein's Lawyers & Leaving the GOP," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- The extent to which the Attorney General has control over federal prosecutors serving in the United States Attorney offices across the country

-- The idea that Alex Acosta, as a sitting U.S. Attorney in Miami, was intimidated by Jeffrey Epstein’s “hot shot” lawyers

-- How people come to be appointed as federal judges

-- Advice on taking the bar exam

George Will, nationally syndicated, Pulitzer-prize winning columnist for the Washington Post and author of The Conservative Sensibility, joins Preet for a wide-ranging discussion about his craft, the current political moment, and how the Republican Party has lost its way under Trump.

Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community

Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. 

Tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 

Jul 18 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #14: Nadler's Requests & The Youngest Contender (with Pete Buttigieg)

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Pete Buttigieg is the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a possible candidate for president in 2020. A Rhodes Scholar and U.S. Navy Reserve veteran, Buttigieg was elected at age of 29. He’s the author of a new book, Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future.

REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL:

Q&A and button

  • The House Judiciary Committee’s Document Requests, issued on 3/4/19, to 81 recipients
  • Representative Jerry Nadler’s interview on This Week (3/3/19), where he says impeachment is “a long way away”
  • An article in the NYT on Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment



The Interview –


Buttigieg’s political profile

  • An article from the NYT on the launch of Buttigieg’s Presidential exploratory committee
  • Frank Bruni’s 2016 op-ed, The First Gay President?
  • An article in the New Yorker from 2016 when Obama identifies Buttigieg as a rising Democratic star
  • Buttigieg’s 2015 op-ed, South Bend mayor: Why coming out matters
  • Buttigieg’s 2000 winning essay for “Profiles in Courage” on Bernie Sanders


Philosophers and philosophies

  • An overview of John Rawls’ philosophies, plus his 2002 obituary
  • A history of utilitarianism
  • An overview of Immanuel Kant’s moral philosophy, plus a chapter by Professor Michael Sandal, who helps break down Kantian ethics (and how it compares to a utilitarian perspective)


Labels and etymology

  • A fact check from the Washington Post about the application of the word “socialism,” and its shifting usage in politics (historical and present); Plus analysis from Gallup polls on Americans’ perception of socialism
  • An explanation from Merriam-Webster Dictionary on the origin and etymology of the word “liberal”
  • A definition of “progressive” plus an article from the NYT Magazine analyzing the use of the word “progressive” in politics


Presidential politics and policy

  • Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar’s announcement, in the middle of a snowstorm
  • An op-ed in the Washington Post about presidents and military service
  • The Intermediate-Range Treaty, plus an explanation from the NYT on the INF Treaty, and what it means that the U.S. is withdrawing from it
  • A video from Ted-Ed on the Electoral College and Congressional Research Service report on its history, plus an article from Politico on the prospect of electoral college reform
  • An article from NBC Chicago on Obama’s Indiana win in 2008


Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail. 

Mar 07 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #15: The Fate of the World in 2019 (with Ian Bremmer)

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Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a political risk analysis and consulting firm. He’s a foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large at Time, and a global research professor at NYU. He’s written nine books, most recently Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism. Bremmer speaks with Preet about Eurasia's annual report anticipating the top risks facing the globe in 2019.

Plus, Preet’s thoughts on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s plan to resign and the redaction fail in Manafort's defense memo.

Mentioned on this episode of Stay Tuned:

-       Eurasia Group Top Risks 2019 report

-       The United States and Mexico assistance program to reduce migration from Central America

-       Former Stay Tuned guest Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act banned from Saudi Arabia

-       Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria

-       National Security Adviser John Bolton’s alternative Syria plan

-       The future of The Trans-Pacific Partnership

-       Defining globalism

And to visit the CAFE shop, head to shop.cafe.com 

 This interview was taped on 1/8/19.

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Jan 10 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #16: The Kavanaugh - Trump - Schiff news cycle (with Susan Hennessey)

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On this episode of Stay Tuned, " The Kavanaugh - Trump - Schiff news cycle," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- How government officials should handle classified information

-- Whether former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe would be entitled to the same discovery as all other defendants in the event he’s charged for making false statements

-- House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s letter to the Acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) concerning an undisclosed whistleblower complaint

Susan Hennessey, executive editor of the legal and national security blog Lawfare, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about the lasting impact of Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, implications of Chairman Adam Schiff’s battle with the DNI, new allegations levied against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and more.  

Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community.

Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet.

As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. 

Sep 19 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #17: The Mueller Testimony (with Anne Milgram)

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This special episode of Stay Tuned covers former Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s appearance before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on Wednesday, July 24th.

Anne Milgram, former Attorney General of New Jersey and co-host of the CAFE Insider podcast, joins Preet to break down Mueller’s seven-hour testimony, the major takeaways, and Congress’ next steps.

Bonus analysis is available for members of CAFE Insider. To join the Insider community, head to cafe.com/insider.

Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet. 

Tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Jul 25 2019

53mins

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Rank #18: Campaign "Spying" & the Ways and Means of Power (with Bob Caro)

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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Campaign 'Spying' & the Ways and Means of Power," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- Barr’s testimony that the Justice Department would review “both the genesis and the conduct of intelligence activities directed at the Trump campaign,” including potential “spying.”

-- Barr’s decision not to use summaries prepared by the Special Counsel’s Office, and the revelation that Mueller was offered but declined to review Barr’s summary.

-- Barr's decision not to seek a court order to make grand jury evidence public.

-- The President’s purge of top leadership at the Department of Homeland Security, and the concerns over a cabinet filled with “Acting” officials.

-- And, Preet’s road to becoming a podcaster and an author.

Bob Caro, the two-time Pulitzer-Prize winning author whose biographies of Robert Moses and LBJ double as studies of political power, joins Preet to kick off a special Stay Tuned series of conversations with writers about their craft, their lives, and life lessons. Caro’s new book is called Working

Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community

Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet.

As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. 


WEBBY AWARDS

Stay Tuned with Preet has been nominated for a Webby Award for the best individual episode of a podcast. The selection is Preet’s interview with Bill Browder, a financier who became the driving force behind the Magnitsky Act and is now often described as President Putin’s #1 foe.

If you haven’t already, check out the episode, and cast your vote for Stay Tuned at webbyawards.com, in the podcast category. We appreciate your support!

Apr 11 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #19: Why I Quit the GOP (with Steve Schmidt)

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Steve Schmidt was a top Republican strategist - until he left the party this June. He joins Preet to talk about Trump's appeal, the silence of Congressional Republicans, and what's next for principled conservatives. 

Plus, Preet's thoughts on the fireworks at the Paul Manafort trial. 

Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet them to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

Aug 09 2018

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Rank #20: Mueller Medley & What's Life Worth? (with Ken Feinberg)

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On this episode of Stay Tuned, "Mueller Medley & What's Life Worth?," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- The friendship between Bob Mueller and Bill Barr

-- President Trump’s command to Don McGahn to have Mueller fired

-- What Rod Rosenstein was thinking at the podium during Bill Barr’s press conference

-- Why lawyers need lawyers, and

-- Challenges to subpoenas

Ken Feinberg, perhaps America’s most renowned mediator, joins Preet for a wide-ranging discussion about his unique role in the American legal system: the Special Master of victim compensation funds set up in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Virginia Tech shooting, the BP oil spill, and many other disasters that pose particular challenges for the courts. Plus, Feinberg shares stories from his early career working in the Senate for the late Senator Ted Kennedy.

Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community

Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet.

As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.

Apr 25 2019

1hr 16mins

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