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Amicus – a podcast from Slate: How Trump Weaponizes the Law


A useful look at Trump’s attitude to the law, especially as his legal lapdog Barr scurries to do his bidding

28 September 2019

From Slate an episode of Amicus – From his first real estate lawsuits all the way to Ukraine-gate, Trump’s legal (and extralegal) bag of tricks.

Transcript at Link

Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Walter Dellinger to discuss impeachment and the role of White House lawyers in “Ukraine-gate.”

And James Zirin, author of Plaintiff in Chief: A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3,500 Lawsuits, breaks down the president’s history of weaponizing the law while trampling legal norms..


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