I tried to keep the title of today’s episode light, though I’m feeling anything but. Yes, I was glad to hear that TFG was compelled to testify today, but it was more of the same from this teflon turd who gets away with crap that would find anyone else displaying the same juvenile lack of decorum bound and gagged at the defendant’s table. But he does and says what he wants without a care in the world because he knows, as he’s stated more than once, he could shoot someone on 5th Ave and get away with it.
Trump did make history today, I believe, in that he is the first former Oval Office occupant to stand trial – civil or criminal (and face it, he’s got both in the works). And today, history was made, as embarrassing as it is for this country. But we have lots to be ashamed of right now, with more gumming up the works further each day.
The always awesome Lisa Graves is back on the show today, sharing her personal observations on this historic day.
There’s a parade of legal *experts* being trotted out by every cable news channel blaring their skewed take on the days’ news endlessly. But I’d listen to Lisa Graves above all others. She’s the real deal.
Lisa is a DOJ veteran, having served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in both the Bill Clinton and GW Bush administrations under AGs Janet Reno and John Ashcroft/ Alberto Gonzales. She also served in the Senate Judiciary Committee as Chief Counsel for Nominations for Senator Patrick Leahy, as Deputy Chief of the Article III Judges Division of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts with oversight of the Financial Disclosure Office and more, and as an adjunct law professor at George Washington University Law School. She also worked as the Senior Legislative Strategist for the ACLU on national security and civil liberties, and held other posts.
These days, Lisa Graves works as the founder and Executive Director of True North Research, a national investigative watchdog group that works with journalists and other researchers to shine a bright light on the dark money fueling regressive agendas targeting vital institutions in our republic, such as our courts and public schools.
Today, she’ll bring us her personal observations on today’s testimony and the sad historic nature of where we are as a nation.