• Show Notes

In this episode of CAFE Insider, “Pardon Me?” Preet and Anne break down President Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of his friend and advisor Roger Stone, the unusual circumstances under which Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen is returning to federal prison, the pair of long-anticipated Supreme Court decisions concerning Trump’s personal financial records, and the congressional testimony of former U.S. Attorney for SDNY Geoff Berman.

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References and Supplemental materials below.

REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

DURIAN

Smithsonian Magazine explanation of the durian fruit

ROGER STONE CLEMENCY

CLIP: Barr tells ABC news the Stone prosecution was “righteous,” 7/9/20

CLIP: Trump defends decision to pardon Stone, 7/11/20

White House’s statement regarding Stone’s clemency, 7/10/20

DOJ’s explainer of the difference between a pardon and a commutation

Lawfare’s explainer of why the president cannot pardon himself, 6/20/18

Bill Barr’s 2018 memo to Rod Rosenstein outlining his theory of “obstruction,” 6/8/18

“Roger Stone remains a convicted felon, and rightly so,” Robert Mueller, Washington Post, 7/11/20

“Graham to call Mueller to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee,” New York Times, 7/12/20

MICHAEL FLYNN

Judge Emmet Sullivan’s petition to DC Circuit Court of Appeals for rehearing Flynn decision “en banc,” 7/9/20

MICHAEL COHEN

Document (Federal Location Monitoring Program Participant Agreement) the U.S. Marshals Service sought to have Cohen sign, 7/9/20

“Top experts: DOJ’s blocking Cohen’s book violates First Amendment,” Just Security, 7/11/20

Buffalo Springfield performing “For What It’s Worth” in 1967

SCOTUS

Trump v. Mazars, the case dealing with Congress’s subpoena of Trump’s financial documents

Trump v. Vance, the case dealing with Manhattan DA Cy Vance’s subpoena of Trump’s financial documents

Nixon v. Fitzgerald (1982), the case Anne references that deals with presidential immunity

GEOFF BERMAN TESTIMONY

Geoff Berman’s opening statement submitted to House Judiciary Committee, 7/9/20

Transcript of Berman’s full testimony before House Judiciary Committee, 7/9/20

Dan Goldman’s tweet regarding Berman firing, 7/9/20