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Barbara McQuade

Barbara McQuade is an MSNBC columnist and NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst. She is a professor at the University of Michigan Law School and a former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Barbara McQuade is an MSNBC columnist and NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst. She is a professor at the University of Michigan Law School and a former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Latest from Barbara McQuade

7d ago

Durham's Sussmann indictment is a bizarre coda for DOJ's Russia investigation

The Mueller Report spells out all the ways in which the Russia investigation was not a hoax. The only hoax is the charge contained in this indictment.
31d ago

Trump's lawyers used his tactics to spread disinfo. Now they're paying for it.

The pro-Trump lawyers may still have succeeded in giving Trump and his allies the talking points they need to perpetuate the big lie.
49d ago

Cuomo still thinks he can discredit Brittany Commisso and 10 other women

Cuomo's strategy appears to be to continue to deny, deflect and minimize the findings of independent investigators and individual testimonies.
57d ago

Trump and the Capitol riot 'hitman' analogy

The Department of Justice has charged more than 500 defendants who were at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Notably absent from the list of defendants are those who organized the attack.
75d ago

Trump lawyers tried to defend the indefensible in Michigan. It didn't go well.

Sidney Powell and other Team Trump attorneys got a live master class in evidence and ethics this week.
94d ago

Michigan GOP shoot down Trump's big election lie — sort of

State legislators are still moving forward with laws motivated, at least in part, by the very falsehoods they just debunked.
105d ago

Did DOJ target Trump enemies using improper subpoenas? We need to find out

Even if there were a legitimate basis for seeking the subpoenas, reports suggest the Justice Department failed to comply with its own policies.
122d ago

Biden's Ukraine election probe focuses on Rudy Giuliani. But not how you think.

The new investigation seems focused on efforts to sway the November election in favor of Trump, but it should not be seen as a partisan effort by Biden’s DOJ.
131d ago

How a Devin Nunes Twitter parody account got the best of Trump's DOJ

What else could be lurking in the remnants of Trump’s DOJ?
328d ago

2020 election results for judges and lower courts matter to voters. That's a good thing.

More people have shifted their perception of what, and whom, they're voting for beyond the next president.
341d ago

Barr's defense of Trump in E. Jean Carroll's suit could give presidents carte blanche

The president already has a bully pulpit. We don't need to elevate it above the law.