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Preet Bharara on the legal troubles of former President Trump
Preet Bharara on the legal troubles of former President Trump | GZERO World

Preet Bharara on the legal troubles of former President Trump

The rule of law is a cornerstone of democracy. Ensuring that everyone is treated equally in the eyes of the law, including public officials, is a critical component of a healthy, thriving democratic government. On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer speaks with former US Attorney for the Southern District of NY and podcast host Preet Bharara to delve into the legal struggles of former President Trump. There is a strong possibility Trump will face a criminal trial as he runs for president in 2024, so the stakes have never been higher.

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Why you should care about the legal case against the Trump Organization
Why you should care about the legal case against the Trump Organization | GZERO World

Why you should care about the legal case against the Trump Organization

The pending charges against the Trump Organization could have far-reaching implications for democracy in the US. The former president is also facing ongoing investigations for his conduct on January 6th, mishandling classified documents, and election interference in the state of Georgia.

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Could Trump win the presidency even if convicted of a crime?
Could Trump win the presidency even if convicted of a crime? | GZERO World

Could Trump win the presidency even if convicted of a crime?

What if a US presidential candidate were found guilty of a crime, yet still actively campaigned for the highest office in the land? On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer and Preet Bharara, former US attorney for the Southern District of New York, explored that scenario for former President Donald Trump, who just got indicted in New York but is running again in 2024.

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Capitol riot tops list of most serious charges against Trump
Capitol riot tops list of most serious charges against Trump | GZERO World

Capitol riot tops list of most serious charges against Trump

Donald Trump has already been indicted for business fraud in New York. But that's not the only open case against the former US president, who's running again in 2024.

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Parsing Donald Trump's indictment
Parsing Donald Trump's indictment | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

Parsing Donald Trump's indictment

Preet Bharara, former US attorney for the Southern District of New York, stopped by GZERO World to discuss three big legal stories in the news: the charges facing former US President Donald Trump, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's gifts from a billionaire Republican donor, and the recent classified documents leak.

According to Bharara, the charges leveled against the Trump Organization and its CFO, Allen Weisselberg, could establish a precedent for justice and the rule of law, with significant consequences for American democracy in the future. Bharara ranked the severity of the three other potential charges that could be brought against former President Trump, with the conduct relating to the January 6th riot "being the most severe."

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Podcast: Trumped up charges? The law & politics of investigating a president's crimes

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Listen: Where democracy is built upon the principles of rule of law, legal challenges faced by public officials are a sober matter. On the GZERO World podcast, Ian Bremmer sits down with former US Attorney for the Southern District of NY and podcast host, Preet Bharara. Together, they explore the current state of the US legal system, the hurdles for keeping public officials to account, and the potential implications for democracy when a former president is criminally charged by federal courts. Bharara draws from his extensive experience as a prosecutor to offer insightful perspectives on pressing legal concerns, including the role of executive privilege in government accountability. The duo also takes a deep dive into news headlines, addressing the ethical dilemma surrounding Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and the ongoing Department of Justice investigation into the Ukraine leak.

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Preet Bharara: Life After the Mueller Report
Preet Bharara on The Mueller Investigation | GZERO World

Preet Bharara: Life After the Mueller Report

By now you know what's in the Mueller report and the spin-masters have told you what to think. But the most important takeaway isn't only about Trump. It's also about Putin. Today Ian Bremmer talks Mueller report big picture with a man who oversaw investigations into suspected Russian organized crime, former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara.

The Mueller Investigation
GZERO World S1E16: The Mueller Investigation

The Mueller Investigation

"Every decision is made not based on principle or truth, but rather whether or not it is good or bad for Donald Trump."

Sometimes getting fired can be a badge of honor. Especially if the Trump Administration is doing the firing. Former US Prosecutor Preet Bharara comes on the show to talk about President Donald J. Trump's combative relationship with the Justice Department and how the Mueller investigation could shake out.

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