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Targeted Killings: Suleimani & Hoffa (with Jack Goldsmith)

Targeted Killings: Suleimani & Hoffa (with Jack Goldsmith)

Update: 2020-01-0914
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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Targeted Killings: Suleimani & Hoffa," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- John Bolton's statement that he's prepared to testify in the Senate impeachment trial if he's subpoenaed

-- Whether the House can continue to call additional witnesses after the articles of impeachment are transmitted to the Senate, and Senator Marco Rubio's interpretation of Senate trial rules

-- Government prosecutors' decision to seek prison time for former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn

Jack Goldsmith is a Harvard law professor, co-founder of Lawfare, and an author. His most recent book is In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth. Goldsmith served as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Office of Legal Counsel from 2003-2004.


As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet.


REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE Q&A

  • Statement of John R. Bolton regarding congressional testimony, 1/6/20
  • Sen. Marco Rubio’s tweet about Bolton’s testimony, 1/6/20
  • United States’ Supplemental Memorandum in Aid of Sentencing, U.S. v. Michael Flynn, 1/7/20
  • “Prosecutors Ask That Michael Flynn Get Prison Time,” New York Times, 1/7/20


THE INTERVIEW

  • In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 2019)


Primary Sources:


Analysis:

  • Goldsmith’s tweets about precedent, 1/4/20
  • Bobby Chesney’s tweet about assassinations, 1/5/20
  • “The Soleimani Strike: One Person Decides,” Lawfare, 1/3/20
  • “Did the President Have the Domestic Legal Authority to Kill Qassem Soleimani?,” Lawfare, 1/3/20
  • “The key word in U.S. justifications for the killing of Iranian general: ‘Imminent,’” Washington Post, 1/5/20
  • “As Tensions With Iran Escalated, Trump Opted for Most Extreme Measure,” New York Times, 1/4/20
  • “Trump Threatens Iranian Cultural Sites, and Warns of Sanctions on Iraq,” New York Times, 1/5/20
  • “Trump Says He'll Target Iran's Cultural Sites. That's Illegal,” National Public Radio, 1/6/20
  • “Assassination Ban and E.O. 12333: A Brief Summary,” CRS Report for Congress, 2002
  • “The FBI Needs to Be Reformed,” The Atlantic, 12/16/19


Stay Tuned Archive:


THE BUTTON

  • "White Prosecutor, Doug Evans, Asks to Recuse Himself From Curtis Flowers Case,” New York Times, 1/7/20
  • In the Dark Podcast, APM Reports
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Targeted Killings: Suleimani & Hoffa (with Jack Goldsmith)

Targeted Killings: Suleimani & Hoffa (with Jack Goldsmith)