Stay Tuned with Preet Join Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney who fought corruption, financial fraud and violent crime, in a series about justice and fairness.
Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

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Join Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney who fought corruption, financial fraud and violent crime, in a series about justice and fairness.

Most Recent Episodes

The Mueller Report (with Anne Milgram)

Preet 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 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, or call 699-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

The Mueller Report Preview

Preet previews what he's looking for in the Mueller Report and answers listener questions on the topic as the Stay Tuned team gears up for our special episode: The Mueller Report, featuring Anne Milgram. Coming later today (tomorrow morning at the latest). WEBBY'S AWARD Also, today is the last day for you to vote for Stay Tuned for best individual episode of a podcast: Bill Browder.

CAFE Insider 04/15: "Spying" & Lying

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne discuss Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's indictment. To listen to the full episode, become a member at CAFE Insider at Sign up for the free CAFE Brief newsletter which features news and analysis of politically charged legal matters, sent every Tuesday and Friday. REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: JULIAN ASSANGE'S INDICTMENT & PRESS FREEDOMS Julian Assange's indictment filed by the Eastern District of Virginia "Assange: A Self-Proclaimed Foe of Secrecy Who Inspires Both Admiration and Fury," NYT, 4/11/19 "Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently in court filing," Washington Post, 11/15/18 "Press Freedoms and the Case Against Julian Assange, Explained," NYT, 4/11/19 "Q: Could U.S. Prosecute Reporters For Classified Scoops? A: Maybe," NPR, 3/22/17 "How Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning became intertwined," ABCNews, 4/12/19 "Everything You Need to Know About Wikileaks," MIT Technology Review, 12/9/10 "Julian Assange, A Man Without A Country," New Yorker, 8/14/17 "Julian Assange's arrest could end as a test for press freedom," CNN, 4/11/19 "Trump on WikiLeaks after Assange arrest: 'It's not my thing,'" The Hill, 4/11/19 Christina Wilkie's tweet documenting Trump's inconsistent love of Wikileaks "Behind the Race to Publish the Top-Secret Pentagon Papers," NYT, 12/20/17 "What Would Daniel Ellsberg Do With the Pentagon Papers Today?," NYT, 4/18/10

Campaign "Spying" & the Ways and Means of Power (with Bob Caro)

Stay Tuned Episode 04/11/19 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. 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, in the podcast category. We appreciate your support! REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS Check out Preet's book, "Doing Justice"! Like the Q&A at the top of Stay Tuned? Check out CAFE Insider, which includes a weekly podcast from Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram on the latest news at the intersection of law and politics. THE Q&A Bill Barr & the Mueller Report "William Barr Testimony Highlights: Attorney General Says He Thinks 'Spying Did Occur' on Trump Campaign," NYT, 4/10/19 "William Barr Says Mueller Report Will Be Public 'Within a Week,'" NYT, 4/9/19 "Limited information Barr has shared about Russia investigation frustrated some on Mueller's team," WaPo, 4/4/19 "William Barr's Choices," New Yorker, 4/7/19 Rule 6, The Grand Jury, Legal Information Institute AG Bill Barr's letter summarizing Mueller's principal conclusions Kirstjen Nielsen & the "Acting" Cabinet "Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns as Trump's Homeland Security Secretary," NYT, 4/7/19 "Trump relies on acting Cabinet officials more than most presidents. It's not an accident," WaPo, 4/8/19 "Nominations: A Historical Overview," United States Senate THE INTERVIEW Robert Caro Books: Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing The Power Broker The Path to Power Means of Ascent Master of the Senate The Passage of Power Senate Desks "Desk Jockeying in the Senate Creates a Hotbed of Intrigue," WSJ, 1/7/03 "Names Listed inside the Desk Drawer," Senate Chamber Desks Robert Moses "Robert Moses: An Atlantic Portrait," The Atlantic, Feb 1939 "Robert Moses, Builder, Left Behind His Power Tool," NYT, 2/14/07 "Robert Moses, Master Builder, Is Dead at 92," NYT, 7/30/81 "One Man's Dream, Blissful Jones Beach Is Like No Other Place," NYT, 9/28/97 "Robert Moses and the decline of the NYC subway system," Curbed, 7/27/17 "Cross Bronx Expressway: Historical Overview," NYC Roads Lyndon B. Johnson LBJ Presidential Library "Lyndon Bains Johnson," United States Senate "Lyndon B. Johnson," PBS "The American Promise," Lyndon Johnson's speech to Congress, 3/15/65 "The Great Society at 50," WaPo, 5/17/14 "Lyndon Johnson's Vietnam," NYT, 2/24/17 "How LBJ Saved the Civil Rights Act," The Atlantic, April 2014 "Lyndon Johnson left office as a deeply unpopular president. So why is he so admired today?" WaPo, 3/30/18 "LBJ and Sad Irons," Texas Escapes, 9/10/10 LBJ Speech Writers "The LBJ the Nation Seldom Saw," LBJ Presidential Library, former LFB speechwriter Rob Hardesty "Richard Goodwin: The Speechwriter Who Named the 'Great Society,'" Politico, 12/30/18 "Horace Busby, 76, Ex-White House Aide and Johnson Adviser," NYT, 6/3/00 Al Smith "Alfred E. Smith Dies Here at 70; 4 Times Governor," NYT, 10/4/44 "Frank and Al: A Tale of two New Yorks," Politico, 3/4/14 R.P. Blackmur "Blackmur, Richard P." Princeton Companion, 1978 Anthony Trollope Anthony Trollop, The Palliser Novels "Trollope Trending," New Yorker, 4/27/15 Bob Woodward "Bob Woodward Gets to the Bottom of Things: Timeless Investigative Journalism," Writer's Digest, August 1996 Belle Moskowitz "Belle Moskowitz," Jewish Women's Archive THE BUTTON Kurt Vonnegut "Kurt Vonnegut, Writer of Classics of the American Counterculture, Dies at 84," NYT, 4/11/07 Books: God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (1998) Welcome to the Monkey House (2014) Slaughterhouse-Five (1999) Breakfast of Champions (1999) The Sirens of Titan (1998) Slapstick (1999) A Man Without a Country (2007) William Goldman Goldman, Adventures in the Screen Trade (1989) Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email, or call 699-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

CAFE Insider 04/08: Hide & Seek: Trump's Taxes, Mueller's Report

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne discuss the political and legal questions raised by House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal's letter to the IRS requesting six years of President Trump's tax returns. To listen to the full episode, become a member at CAFE Insider at

Security Clearances & The Learning Mindset (with Sal Khan)

Stay Tuned: Security Clearances & The Learning Mindset (with Sal Khan) 04/04/19 Sal Khan, the founder and CEO of the non-profit online education platform Khan Academy, joins Preet for a wide-ranging conversation about teaching, parenting, and the learning mindset. REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS Q&A Rod Rosenstein A June 2018 article in the NYT on Rosenstein's involvement in the firing of FBI director James Comey A September 2018 report in the NYT, "Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment" An October 2018 article from the WSJ, "Rod Rosenstein Defends Mueller Probe as 'Appropriate and Independent'" A May 2017 report from NPR: "Trump Told Russians He Fired 'Nut Job' Comey Because Of Investigation." The Mueller Report Barr's letter summarizing the principal conclusions of the Mueller report, and his second letter updating lawmakers on the process of making the report public An article in the NYT, "Subpoena for Mueller Report and Documents Approved by House Judiciary Committee" Security clearances An article from the Washington Post on security clearance reversals during the Trump administration The Washington Post reporting on Trump's decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance Twitter account for Walter Shaub, former Director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics From the interview Sal Khan Khan Academy Khan Lab School Khan's op-ed, "The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart" Khan's book, "The One World School House: Education Reimagined" Mindset and attention spans Carol Dweck's research on mindset, plus her TedTalk on the subject A literature review on studies concerning attention spans Wealth inequity Analysis from the Washington Post: "Wealth concentration returning to 'levels last seen during the Roaring Twenties,' according to new research" Standardized testing and schools An article in the NYT on standardized testing, and its future An article in the Atlantic, "Why Doesn't Public School Start at Birth?" Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email, or call 699-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

CAFE Insider 04/01: Justice Off-Balance

In this clip from CAFE Insider, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss Mueller's approach to the report and whether Barr will invoke executive privilege. To listen to the full episode, become a member at CAFE Insider at References and supplemental material Bill Barr and the Mueller Report Barr's second letter to lawmakers giving an update on the release of the Mueller report Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure: Rule 6 (e) "The Grand Jury, Recording and Disclosing the Proceedings" The 2008 Office of Legal Counsel Opinion, "Assertion of Executive Privilege Concerning the Special Counsel's Interviews of the Vice President and Senior White House Staff" An article in the NYT reporting on the length and release of Mueller's report An explainer from the Washington Post on how executive privilege works and how it doesn't

Behind Barrs (with Steve Martin, the prison reformer)

Steve Martin is a leading prison reform advocate who served as the court-appointed monitor of Rikers Island prison complex in New York. He's also the co-author of "Texas Prisons: The Walls Came Tumbling Down." Q&A - Attorney General Bill Barr's letter summarizing Mueller's principal conclusions - SDNY's criminal complaint filed against Michael Avenatti THE INTERVIEW The other Steve Martin - Steve Martin, the actor - Steve Martin's iconic arrow hat Rikers Island - An article from the NYT, "What is Rikers Island?" - An article from the New Yorker on the plan to close Rikers SDNY & Rikers - SDNY's 2014 report on the excessive use of force against adolescent inmates housed at Rikers Island - An article from the NYT on SDNY's decision to join a lawsuit against New York City over the conditions at Rikers - The consent decree Nunez v. City of New York - An article in the WSJ reporting Steve Martin's appointment, plus a list of his monitor reports The Stanford Prison Experiment - Background on the Stanford Prison Experiment Death penalty - Furman v. Georgia, 1972 - A 1997 article from Mother Jones on conditions at Texas death row prisons, including the Work Capable Program Solitary confinement - An article from the NYT detailing a report that compares solitary confinement policies in Texas to torture, plus the report Books - David Garland, "Punishment and Modern Society: A Study in Social Theory" - Mikhail Khodorkovsky, "My Fellow Prisoners" - Shane Bauer, "American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment" and a report from NPR about the book - Gresham Skyes, "The Society of Captives: A Study of a Maximum Security Prison" First Step Act - The First Step Act, and an article from Vox on the law - An article from the ACLU on women's health in prisons, and the proposed reforms through the First Step Act Corrections Officers - A California study that found correctional officers at high risk of PTSD Violence and mortality in jails - A 2016 study by NYC comptroller that found violence is increasing in city jails, despite a shrinking population - Bureau of Justice Statistics 2016 report on Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-2014. Private prisons - 2018 report from The Sentencing Project on private prisons Sentencing disparities - The Sentencing Project on racial disparity in the criminal justice system, plus a 2017 report from the United States Sentencing Commission on demographic differences in sentencing Recidivism - 2018 update from Bureau of Justice Statistics on recidivism rates BUTTON -

CAFE Insider 03/25: Don't Barr Mueller's Report

In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss Mueller's decision not to take a firm position on the question of whether the president obstructed justice and Attorney General Bill Barr's decision to absolve the president on this matter. To listen to the full episode, become a member of CAFE Insider at References and supplemental materials: Bill Barr AG Bill Barr's letter to congressional leaders summarizing Bob Mueller's principal conclusions

"Doing Justice" Live (with Preet Bharara)

Preet was interviewed about his new book "Doing Justice" by CBS This Morning's Bianna Golodryga at a live taping of Stay Tuned at NYU's Skirball Center. Taped on 3/19/19 REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS The Q&A An article from the NYT, "Will We Ever See Mueller's Report on Trump? Maybe," plus an article from NBC News reporting on Trump's comments that the report should be made public. An article from the NYT about the college admissions scheme The documents related to Michael Cohen's search warrant, including analysis from the NYT on the released materials An article from the Washington Post about imposing term limits on Supreme Court Justices A report from the Washington Post on Roger Stone's upcoming trial in DC, set for November 2019 Rick Gates' status report, submitted by Mueller's team on 3/15/19 A report from NBC News that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will delay his departure from the Department of Justice The Interview "Doing Justice" Reviews & Features: Washington Independent Review of Books, 03/18/19: "Preet Bharara writes that you will not find God or grace in legal concepts or in formal notions of criminal justice. But be assured that you'll find God and grace in this fascinating book." The Guardian, 03/15/19:"At its most powerful, Doing Justice works as a metaphorical survival guide for the Trump era. As with everything Bharara does, he writes in a tone that is calm and considered, a warm bath after the outrage of Trump's daily tweets." Lawfare Blog, 03/12/19: (From Stay Tuned guest Chuck Rosenberg) "Doing Justice" is a consistently compelling and important tale, well written and well worth reading. New York Times, 02/28/19: (12 New Books to Watch for in March): "The former chief prosecutor of the Southern District of New York, Bharara was fired by President Trump in 2017. In this book, he outlines how the justice system works, and makes a case for why those bedrock principles are critical to society." Publisher's Weekly, 02/12/19: (Starred Review) "With its approachable human moments, tragic and triumphant cases, heroic investigators, and depictions of hardworking everyday people, this book is a rare thing: a page-turning work of practical moral philosophy." Kirkus Review, 01/06/19: (Starred Review) "The former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York skillfully explains how he approached his job, offering a mixture of guiding principles and compelling anecdotes" Media Appearances Live with Katy Tur, 03/20/19: Watch Preet's interview on Live with Katy Tur. Morning Joe, 03/19/19: Watch Preet's interview on Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough, Jonathan Lemire, Susan Del Percio, and Willie Geist. The View, 03/19/19: Watch Preet's interview on The View with co-hosts Joy Behar, Meghan McCain, Sunny Hostin, and Abby Huntsman. Ari Melber, 03/19/19: Watch Preet's interview on The Beat with Ari Melber. CBS This Morning, 03/18/19: Watch Preet's interview on CBS This Morning with co-hosts Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell and Bianna Golodryga. Face the Nation, 03/17/19: Watch Preet's interview with Margaret Brennan on the latest news and his book, Doing Justice. Read the transcript here. Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, email, or call 699-247-7338 and leave a voicemail.

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