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Glenn Kirschner

MSNBC Columnist

Glenn Kirschner, a former assistant U.S. attorney for Washington, D.C., is an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst.

Glenn Kirschner, a former assistant U.S. attorney for Washington, D.C., is an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst.

Latest from Glenn Kirschner

36d ago

No, Donald Trump won’t be the Proud Boys’ star witness

His testimony likely wouldn't help the defendants, but Trump will probably invoke his Fifth Amendment rights anyway.
118d ago

Why not mentioning Trump helped convict five Oath Keepers

After nearly eight weeks of trial, a federal jury in Washington needed only three days of deliberations to decide that five members of the Oath Keepers
118d ago

Matt Gaetz wingman Joel Greenberg enters stunning guilty plea. Could it help Gaetz?

If Greenberg didn't spill the tea, he wouldn't have gotten a plea deal. So who will he take down?
140d ago

The leader of the Oath Keepers may have just doomed himself

In an ongoing conspiracy trial, Stewart Rhodes's decision to testify in his own defense may actually have strengthened the prosecution's hand.
169d ago

You'll never believe this Oath Keeper's port-a-potty defense

The evidence of guilt is remarkably strong, the defenses offered are just as weak, and witness testimony even offers some reason for hope beyond this case.
229d ago

Why the FBI's search of Mar-a-Lago feels like a shift in the tectonic legal plates

The decision to request a search warrant was undoubtedly vetted through the uppermost ranks of the Justice Department.
250d ago

Trump's criminal intent is now clear. Merrick Garland's intentions aren't.

DOJ leaders are asking the American people to trust them. But following the House’s final (at least for a while) Jan. 6 committee hearing, that trust is eroding.
294d ago

Why the 'investigative sloth' of the DOJ's Jan. 6 inquiry could be a smart play

An unprecedented series of crimes may call for an unprecedented investigative approach.
356d ago

Why Ivanka Trump's testimony could hurt her father the most

Ivanka Trump’s testimony will be marquee evidence at any potential criminal trial of Trump for allegedly inciting an insurrection.
364d ago
388d ago

Are Trump's legal fortunes finally looking up in New York City?

Just when it seemed as if the investigative circle was tightening around Trump, something of a legal bombshell dropped.