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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

15d ago

Trump’s refusal to concede a crucial fact could tank his legal defense

Trump thinks that Todd Blanche, the lead lawyer in his New York trial, has not been aggressive enough. But it's Trump who's risking the whole trial.
29d ago

How prosecutors will ‘draw the sting’ during opening statements in Trump’s trial

Manhattan prosecutors and Trump's lawyers will neither win nor lose based on their opening statements. But jurors will begin to form important impressions.
56d ago

An important lesson from a dramatic new whirlwind of Trump legal news

A New York court delayed Trump’s first criminal trial, while another New York court drastically reduced Trump's bond. This and more leads to the question of Trump's accountability in our legal system.
95d ago

Trump’s loss in N.Y. is a powerful predictor of what’s to come in his criminal trials

On Friday, Judge Arthur Engoron ruled that former president Donald Trump, the Trump Organization, his former CFO and his adult sons have to pay more than $350 million in penalties.
131d ago

The Trump immunity lark is as damaging to American democracy as it is absurd

Trump maintains that he has absolute immunity from being prosecuted for any crimes he is alleged to have committed while serving as president.
176d ago

A trial delay wouldn’t be the win Trump thinks it is

While Trump might welcome the delay in the classified documents trial, this result may have some unanticipated consequences.
213d ago

The Chesebro and Powell plea deals could be a nail in Trump’s legal coffin

Trump co-defendants have decided to plead guilty and testify in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s sprawling RICO prosecution.
218d ago

The courts have treated Trump with kid gloves. One judge can stop that.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan will hold a hearing regarding limits on former President Donald Trump’s speech in his 2020 election interference case.
265d ago

Why some of Trump's co-defendants are eager to be tried before he is

Speedy trial requests from Kenneth Chesebro and Sidney Powell could have advantages and disadvantages for former President Donald Trump.
279d ago

Trump seems to have already broken the ‘most important’ condition of his release

After Trump's Truth Social account declaration that a Georgia witness “shouldn’t” testify before Fani Willis’ grand jury, Judge Chutkan should revoke his bail.
286d ago

Trump’s newest lawyer John Lauro seems confused about what his job actually is

After a third criminal indictment, Donald Trump is facing new charges. Lawyer John Lauro is pleading Trump's case on TV — but his defense makes no sense.