Download here or click below to play (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) We knew that there weren't 17 Republicans with integrity in the Senate, but that doesn't make it any easier when they put their jobs and political party ahead of the nation. But that's exactly what they did on Saturday as the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump ended with an acquittal. And as he tends to do, Trump won by losing the popular vote! The final tally was 57 for conviction, 43 against. And he wins! Opposite world indeed. Lisa Graves [...]
Download here or click below to play The current administration gaslights and peddles lies. Today we respond by talking with experts who deal in facts. Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding is an epidemiologist with credentials a mile long who's been Tweeting crucial information about COVID since January. I figured that since we're seeing record numbers of new infections every day, this was a good day to cut through the lies the administration has been feeding us. Then, with the travesty that is Congress pushing Amy Coney Barrett through the confirmation process to fill the seat of the late Ruth Bader [...]
Download here or click below to play Lisa Graves returns to the show today. I'm excited to talk with her today as she is one of the most amazing people I know! Lisa is Executive Director of True North Research, where she investigates the influence of dark money on public policy and our democracy. Lisa testified before the House Oversight Committee on Monday about the latest problems with the USPS and its new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. With her experience in the Dept of Justice as a Deputy Assistant AG, she's uniquely qualified to weigh in on the [...]
Download here or click below to play There are a dozen or more serious news stories we're following -- from the killer virus that's taking over the world to the madman occupying the oval office. One story that stood out to me among the mountains of morass was out of Portland, where what appeared to be government brownshirts snatching protesters off the streets! Here's video I played on today's show of one of these apprehensions. (It's not an arrest, right? They never identified themselves, showed a badge or anything...) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3T0ndM6agE But there's another ongoing story that [...]
Download here or click below to play It's the end of my 7th week in home exile, as I'm social distancing and trying to steer clear of the possibility of being infected with Covid-19! And today, there's some bombshell news to cover. The Department of Justice yesterday, under AG Bill Barr, announced it was dropping its case against former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his dealings with the Russian ambassador to the US. Lisa Graves, who served all three branches of government and rose to Deputy Assistant Attorney General in [...]
Download here, or click below to play With Donald Trump moving further into autocracy and his Attorney General dodging demands for his resignation, I could think of no one better to ask on the show than Lisa Graves. She's been a legal advisor to all three branches of government, and served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General under Janet Reno and John Ashcroft. She answers all my questions, and then some! And I promised I'd post the video that I played on today's show. Enjoy "The Day Democracy Died" by The Founding Fathers Sing!
Just click to play: or download here To help Nicole Sandler get through what we thought would likely be the final day of the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, Nicole Sandler lined up two stellar guests: Elie Mystal, Justice Correspondent for The Nation, and Lisa Graves, former chief counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General under Bill Clinton! Of course, we'll be watching the ever-changing news-- shortly after noon, another bombshell from John Bolton's forthcoming book that could- and should- have an effect on what happens today.
Another day, another bombshell. This time we learn that in his attempt to investigate the "oranges" of the Russia probe, Donald Trump has turned his legal thugs on the intelligence community. After an update on the latest news to unfold, Nicole Sandler welcomes Lisa Graves back to the show to try to unpack these latest revelations. Lisa's the perfect person to speak to these issues as she served as the Chief Counsel for Nominations on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee under Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the United States Department of Justice during [...]
After an update on the news of the day, Nicole Sandler turns to an old friend for some answers. Lisa Graves was Chief Counsel for Nominations on the US Senate Judiciary Committee under Sen. Leahy, and served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Clinton administration. She's currently co-founder at Documented Investigations. I couldn't think of anyone better to take us back to school and explain our system of checks and balances, and what the Democrats can do about this administration's refusal to abide by the rule of law.
It's finally Friday and a horrible week in American history is coming to a close. Lisa Graves, former chief counsel for Nominations on the Senate Judiciary Committee, weighs in on yesterday's hearings and what comes next. Nicole also speaks with feminist activist June Eric-Udorie, who tells us about the new anthology she edited, "Can We All Be Feminists? Intersectionality, Identity, and the Way Forward for Feminism".