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Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner

Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner

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Glenn Kirschner - he’s an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst and former Assistant U.S. Attorney at the D.C. U.S Attorney's Office. And now you can join him for Justice Matters. Glenn brings analysis and insight to legal issues of the day, drawing from his 30 years as a federal prosecutor, homicide prosecutor, and Army JAG. For three decades, Glenn argued to juries, breaking down complex legal issues in universally understandable and relatable ways. And now, he brings that same approach to his analysis of today's troubled legal landscape - every week on Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner.

262 Episodes
Today Glenn gives his podcast outdoors while on vacation. First up - he untangles the knotted mess of Donald Trump's numerous lawyers. With so many lawyers and so many cases it's hard to keep track of who's who - and what attorneys are in and out. Then, Glenn defines a few words you might need to know when the Trump indictments start pouring in. He explains evidentiary standards including probable cause. And finally, the standards which jurors must use to decide a verdict are different depending on the case. Glenn explains what probable cause actually means vs beyond a reasonable doubt.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week - Glenn is on vacation but he recorded a special interview while he is away with stand-up comedian and comedy writer Buddy Winston. Buddy has been using humor to fight for decency, fairness, and justice in today's America. He began as a stand-up comedian, then became a monologue writer for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" for many years. They discuss how he got his start in comedy, the difficulty of writing Trump jokes, and why a sitting president should be indicted.Look for these books by Buddy Winston:"An Out Of Buddy Experience: Tonight Show Writer Eludes Monk Assassins""Trumping Frumpf: Unwinning Is Never Easy"For our Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop, please visit: consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at: check out my website at glennkirschner.comFollow me on:Twitter: Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Today, Glenn reads Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis' response to Donald Trump's attempt to disrupt her probe into his tampering of the 2020 election. Trump's motion is trying to get her fired, get the judge to be recused, and quash the special grand jury report. Glenn explains how she trashes Trump's motion. Then a new lawsuit brought by Noelle Dunphy (who is suing Rudy Giuliani for sexual assault and back pay) alleges that Giuliani sold presidential pardons for 2 million dollars each and split the money with Donald Trump. Glenn reads off her evidence and takes apart any defense Giuliani might try to wriggle out on.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
The podcast today features 2 congressional committee hearings > one from the left and one from the right. First, Glenn discusses Mark Pomerantz. He's the former prosecutor who once oversaw the Manhattan D.A's investigation into former president Donald Trump's New York crimes. Glenn tells us he has now testified to the House Judiciary Committee, but things didn't work out for Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan. Next Glenn talks about the Republican billionaire mega donor Harlan Crow who has been lavishing expensive gifts and benefits to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Crow wrote a letter saying he is refusing to cooperate with Senate Democrats for information on what gifts he has given to Justice Thomas. Glenn explains why his plan to stonewall them won't work.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Glenn discusses the televised Town Hall meeting on CNN where Donald Trump let loose and spoke his mind during the broadcast. Glenn explains Trump is most likely giving prosecutors more evidence for their probe. Then Glenn talks about the Stormy Daniels hush money case. New York Judge Juan Merchan is ordering Trump to appear before him so he can explain his protective order which bars him from saying or doing certain things about the case.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
In his longform weekend podcast - Glenn discusses government reform and he runs down the legal recap of the week. First he talks about the big win for E. Jean Carroll in her sexual assault and defamation case. Trump was ordered to pay nearly 5 millions dollars to her. Then New York judge Juan Merchan placed some restrictions on what Donald Trump can say - can't say - and can't do regarding the Stormy Daniels case. Glenn thinks he will defy the judge. Next he talks about a surprising interview with Trump's former Attorney General. Fox News host Geraldo Rivera asked Bill Barr if Donald Trump is fit to be in the White House and shockingly - Barr told the truth. Then wrapping up the legal recap - Glenn points out the many crimes of Rep. George Santos now that he has finally been indicted and he gives CNN grief for giving Trump a platform on their Town Hall. For the reform this week - we return to the idea of how to approach timely accountability as far as the Department of Justice pressing charges against famous or wealthy criminals with no delays. And finally a listener writes in and it prompts Glenn to give a story from his college years then he explains how he learned that failure can actually be a good thing.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
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Glenn talks about Fox News host Geraldo Rivera asking former Attorney General Bill Barr if Donald Trump is fit for the White House. Glenn says it looks like Trump's flunkies around starting to turn against him. Then, accountability is FINALLY shining through the clouds. Teflon Don has lost his nickname. A New York jury has found Trump liable for sexual abuse and defamation in the E Jean Carroll case. Now that Ms. Carroll has broken the ice - will other people file civil suits against him?See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Glenn discusses a new report that claims there's a mole inside Mar-a-Lago that's giving Special Counsel Jack Smith pictures and important information on Donald Trump and the classified documents in question. Then, just as Glenn predicted, a judge in New York has finally put up some guardrails around Donald Trump's big mouth - restricting what he can say and do as far as evidence in the Stormy Daniels hush-money case. Glenn unpacks the judges order step by step to explain how much the former president can see or do with the evidence in the case and how he's specifically blocked from sharing it to others and on social media.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Today Glenn talks about former Trump attorney Rudy Guiliani telling the court he is too broke to search for documents in the Ruby Freeman/ Shaye Moss lawsuit case. Next he discusses E Jean Carroll's rape and defamation civil case which has rested with no Trump defense. And finally Special Counsel Jack Smith sat in on the Federal Grand Jury during the Mike Pence testimony and Glenn says Smith’s appearance is the first known time the special counsel has attended a grand jury proceeding in the investigation.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Once again this longform weekend podcast starts off with the legal recap of the week. Glenn begins with good news for those hoping for accountability in the January 6th attack at the Capitol as we learn the final results in the Proud Boys trial. He explains why this guilty verdict is so important. Then as Donald Trump's sexual assault and defamation trial in New York sets up for closing arguments - Glenn weighs the evidence presented and tells us what he thinks about the trial so far and what the jury will find. Next, a new report by ProPublica shows even more financial indiscretions by Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Ginni. Glenn says the credibility of the Supreme Court has been compromised but there may be a way to charge justices who break the law so they won't be above the law. Finally, Glenn explains what you can do to fight for accountability by helping to change laws. He also tells how you can become a part of Team Justice and how you can see him appearing live in person. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This time Glenn analyzes Joe Tacopina - Donald Trump's lawyer in the E. Jean Carroll rape trial. He asked for a mistrial but was denied by Judge Lewis Kaplan. He complained the judge was being unfair by limiting the scope of questions he could ask. Then Glenn talks about the fate of 5 Proud Boys who are charged with various crimes in connection with the January 6th riots. They jurors who are still deliberating sent a note to the judge asking about the seditious conspiracy charge. Glenn explains even if the jury is hung - they will get another trial and another chance to flip on other insurrectionists. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Today - Glenn discusses the Proud Boys trial and tells us some of the interesting, ridiculous, and important arguments their defense attorneys made to the jury. Then Glenn untangles the many legal cases pending against defendant Donald Trump. He makes reference to the Mueller Report noting - there was enough evidence back then to charge Donald Trump with obstruction but the GOP continues to bow to their donors and destroy their honor and integrity by putting blinders on for their demigod. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Mike Pence has finally testified to the grand jury about the Capitol riots and election meddling on January 6th. Glenn explains how crucial this is in Special Counsel Jack Smith's investigation. Then he talks about Trump embracing a QAnon supporter (who had served time as a January 6th rioter) while he was have dinner during a campaign stop in New Hampshire. Glenn wonders if he is aiding and abetting insurrectionists.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
In Glenn's longform weekend podcast he talks about reform of the executive branch to make other branches accountable and the legal recap stories of the week. First up - The firing of Tucker Carlson from Fox News and the testimony of Mike Pence to the grand jury about the January 6th insurrection. Then - the most frustrating story of the week as Donald Trump continues to post insults, threats, and demeaning comments about people who are involved in his New York trials. Glenn wonders - shouldn't the judges issue a Gag Order to protect jurors, prosecutors, and their families? Next Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has withdrawn his appeal to block former New York prosecutor Mark Pomerantz from testifying to the House Judiciary Committee about his investigation of Donald Trump. But it seems Bragg now has a way to make sure no damaging information is revealed to the committee. And finally, in this week's segment on reform - Senator Ted Cruz was recorded with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo discussing how to rig the 2020 election for Donald Trump and Justice Clarence Thomas has been caught accepting luxury gifts and real estate without reporting them. Glenn explains how we should check and balance the judicial and legislative branches of our government to make them accountable.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Today - Glenn takes on 2 trials of Donald Trump. First he discusses New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg who has asked a judge to bar Donald Trump from using evidence from his criminal case to attack witnesses, citing what they say is the former president's history of making “harassing, embarrassing, and threatening statements” about people he's tangled with in legal disputes. Next he debates Trump's civil case with E Jean Carroll who alleges he raped her in the 1990s. The judge has now ordered the jury to hide their identities from each other for protection against Trump's bullying and his supporters threats.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
With former New York prosecutor Mark Pomerantz preparing to testify to Jim Jordan's House Judiciary Committee about the ongoing Trump hush-money case on May 12th - Glenn has a few suggestions for Pomerantz on what his opening statement to Jordan should be. Then the firing of Tucker Carlson from Fox News AND the announcement by D.A. Fani Willis that indictments in the Georgia 2020 election tampering case are expected in July or August are a double dose of good news for those who are waiting for accountability. Glenn explains the request for police protection in Georgia is a tell that some big names will be indicted this summer.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Today Glenn talks about Fulton County Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis who says she is hoping to disqualify an attorney due to misconduct. Kimberly Bourroughs Debrow, who represents 10 fake electors in Willis' 2020 election tampering probe, is accused of failing to notify her clients of potential immunity deals after they were offered last summer. Then Glenn discusses Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg who is now agreeing to let former New York prosecutor Mark Pomerantz testify about the ongoing Donald Trump hush-money case to Jim Jordan's House Judiciary Committee. According to Glenn - Bragg has this under control.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
In this long-form weekend podcast - Glenn discusses legal reform and the legal recap of the week. First up: Glenn talks about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. He's under fire after accepting luxury gifts and real estate from a billionaire GOP donor. Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin is now asking Chief Justice John Roberts to testify about ethics on May 2nd but will Roberts show up? Then he discusses the Dominion defamation lawsuit against Fox News. It has been settled for 3 quarters of a billion dollars but Smartmatic voting systems and others are also suing Fox. Will any of them make it to trial? Next he talks about Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg who has filed a lawsuit to stop Congressman Jim Jordan from talking with N.Y. Prosecutor Mark Pomerantz about his investigation of Donald Trump. A Trump appointed judge had denied Braggs request but then a federal appeals court issued an administrative stay temporarily blocking the deposition. Next Glenn speaks about reform. With recent mass shootings becoming more frequent and MAGA extremists shooting random people they feel is a threat - Glenn wonders -Is there something President Biden can do to stop the bloodshed? And lastly he discusses criminal reform. Prosecutors have not many options when they are faced with a decision on whether they should charge someone with a crime. Glenn explains there have been some success stories with diversion programs that can lessen the incarceration rate and actually help former criminals onto the right path and not back to jail.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This time Glenn discusses Fox News and their last-minute settlement with Dominion Voting Systems. Fox has agreed to pay one of the largest known defamation settlements in U.S. history. Glenn ponders: was justice actually achieved? Then he explains - Fox's troubles are not over. There are other lawsuits pending against them, like the one being brought by Smartmatic, another voting technology company, as well as a former Fox News producer and at least one Fox shareholder.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This time - Glenn discusses Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas who is facing intense scrutiny after accepting luxury gifts and real estate from a billionaire GOP donor. Glenn wonders if he will face any justice. Then he talks about Donald Trump going to trial in New York on April 25th for assault and defamation of E. Jean Carroll. She claims he raped her in a department store dressing room back in the 90s. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Comments (8)


Bill Barr reminds me of the fraternity paddling scene from Animal House, "thank you sir, may I have another."

Mar 8th

Darren Dendrite

please look into - Mueller Team Wiped at Least 30 Phones Before They Could Be Checked for Records

Sep 14th

Darren Dendrite

Please talk about Nora Dannehy stepping down from the Russiagate investment with no good reason given

Sep 12th

Darren Dendrite

Thanks for uploading to the podcast platforms 😎🇬🇧

Sep 7th

Darren Dendrite

Excellent stuff. I agree with your plan. Unfortunately the argument against the plan is likely to be lack of resources for vetting and the need to get cops on duty as soon as possible.

Sep 4th

Carole Gumprecht

Great episode Glen, you are a genius. Finding a way to get rid of these unqualified judges. Kavanaugh for one is guilty of perjury. We really need to flip the senate and vote out the evil dictator. You give us hope for the future thank you.

Aug 27th

Bard Groupie

Can a criminal get an appeal based on a judge being rated as unqualified? If a judge is in the unpacking in January, can that judges rulings be qualifying for appeals based on them being 'unpacked'. I'm Canadian but very curious how the damage Trump and or Barr has done will be undone and how long it will take, not to mention what long standing consequences there will be.

Aug 23rd

Michele Molina

Excellent discussion and you explain the details so thoroughly! You make me regret not going to law school when I had the chance. Thank you for your great work!

Aug 17th
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