from Skip Tenzcar
There was a rich boy from Queens,
Whose dad put much wealth in his jeans.
Russia helped his ascent,
To become president.
One wonders what that favor redeemed.
Part one Dave Levinthal
Trump just beat his 2nd impeachment conviction, but a tsunami of legal peril awaits https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-federal-state-local-investigation-prosecution-georgia-call-2021-17 yuuge reasons Donald Trump isn't going away https://www.businessinsider.com/where-is-donald-trump-new-2024-campaign-committee-2021-2Dave Levinthal is senior Washington correspondent for Insider, reporting on the nexus of politics, policy and power in the nation's capital.
Prior to joining Insider's Washington Bureau in 2020, Dave served as editor-at-large for the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative news organization in Washington, DC. During his seven years there, Dave's work as an editor and reporter won numerous honors, including the Goldsmith Prize, Edward R. Murrow Award, National Headliner Award, Kaleidoscope Award and EPPY Award.
Dave has also worked as a reporter or editor for Politico, OpenSecrets, The Dallas Morning News and The Eagle-Tribune, and his writing has appeared in numerous publications including The Atlantic, TIME and Newsweek. Dave also regularly provides political analysis on news outlets such as NPR, MSNBC, Fox News, the BBC, and CBC.
A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Dave graduated with degrees in newspaper journalism and political philosophy from Syracuse University, where he was editor-in-chief of The Daily Orange.
We discuss with Dave the various legal problems that Trump will face. There will be court cases at the local, state, and federal level. In addition, there are various financial crimes that are being discussed involving his campaign and the inauguration. This is is in addition to the many women who have accused him of sexual assault. Revisiting the Mueller report is also likely.
Part Two Brennan Center
Brennan Center expert Daniel Weiner argues that our democracy must get the repair work that's in the For the People Act (H.R. 1/S. 1), along with the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, to stem the forces that drove the insurrection and the acquittal.
Dan is deputy director of the Brennan Center's Democracy program and former senior counsel for the FEC.
WE THE PEOPLE ACT The For the People Act would transform our democracy by making it fairer, stronger, and more inclusive. “The insurrection was a near-death experience for American Democracy.” SCOTUS will not defend voter rights. We need an act of Congress to enshrine these rights as law. We also need a Code of Ethics for SCOTUS.