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IMPEACHMENT TRAIN ROLLS ALONG

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Impeachment train rolls along. Yep, the train is rollin’ down the impeachment tracks, the Democrats conducting an effective campaign against President Donald Trump, while Trump appears to flounder in response more than anytime in his presidency. It’s a whole new political world this week. Will Trump be tossed from office, don the orange jumpsuit, take up residency in the old pokey? Joining me at my table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is my partner in politics, former White House Correspondent Matthew Cooper for our weekly commentary on the state of American politics and in our second half-hour, how’s this: A look inside the business of punishment with the author of AMERICAN PRISON, Shane Bauer. Perhaps Donald Trump ought to tune into this show!

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Impeachment train rolls along, and a fast moving train it is. As the train winds around the track, there are many stops along the way and quite a cast of characters: Rudy Giuliani, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Attorney General Barr and the big man himself, Donald Trump, already off the rails only a couple of weeks in. My partner in politics, former White House correspondent and I slice and dice it all for you. Find your seat.

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In our second half hour, I talk with the author of AMERICAN PRISON, A REPORTER’S UNDERCOVER JOURNEY INTO THE BUSINESS OF PUNISHMENT. In 2009, journalist Shane Bauer and two other young Americans went hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan and unknowingly crossed into Iran. They were captured, and Bauer was held for over two grueling years in Iran’s Evin prison. In 2014, Shane Bauer went undercover as an entry-level guard at a private prison in Winnfield, Louisiana. His story is simply jaw-dropping. Don’t miss this interview!

As the impeachment train rolls along, travels down the track, we are in a whole new territory. The players include President Trump, an unidentified whistle-blower, Attorney General Bill Barr, Rudy Giuliani, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Speaker Pelosi, Rep. Adam Schiff and we’re just beginning. Strap yourselves in and enjoy the ride, and our look inside America’s prison system on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast with Matthew Cooper and New York Times bestselling author of one of the 10 best books of 2018, one of Barack Obama’s favorites, AMERICAN PRISON. You can listen to the podcast on all your favorite apps and always at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

BARRELING TOWARD IMPEACHMENT

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Are we barreling toward impeachment? It’s a whole new political world this week when we learned that the President of the United States admitted to using the powers of his office to target Joe Biden, his potential rival in Election 2020 and Biden’s son, by pressuring the Ukrainian government to fabricate a scandal. Top that with the revelation that a whistleblower had filed a complaint against the President Donald Trump. And then top that with the fact that the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, a seemingly reluctant warrior has announced there will be an official Impeachment Inquiry into Donald Trump. Joining me at my table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is my partner in politics, former White House Correspondent Matthew Cooper for an in-depth conversation.

Barreling Toward Impeachment

Roll at the barrel, yes we are on the impeachment roll and where all of this lands nobody quite knows. We are barreling toward impeachment. Here’s some of what we know: We do know that according to the whistleblower, the White House tried to “lock down” records of the Trump Ukraine call, the transcripts released to the public incriminating, to say the least. It appears that the President of the United States Trump used the power of his office to solicit foreign interference in Election 2020 and that Trump’s new fixer and private attorney, Rudy Giuliani, met an adviser to the Ukraine president in August and that the Acting DNI Chief Joseph Maguire, a Trump appointee, appeared to play games with the release of the whistleblower’s statement.

As the barrel rolls, we are in a whole new territory. The players include President Trump, an unidentified whistleblower, the Acting DNI Chief Maguire, Attorney General Bill Barr, Rudy Giuliani, Speaker Pelosi, Rep. Adam Schiff, Vice President Mike Pence and we’re just beginning. Strap yourselves in and roll out the barrel, we’re in for a barrel of fun on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast with Matthew Cooper!  

TRUMP DANES TO CALL HIMSELF JESUS…

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Rashida Tlaib. The Jewish question. Anti-Semitic tropes by Trump who danes to call himself Jesus,the BDS Movement, Israel, Joe Biden and we’re just beginning when Halli and her partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper talk all things politics this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Rashida Tlaib

And oh what a week it was. Anti-Semitism and Israel were the topics of the week when Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, barred Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and her cohort Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from entering Israel and the first two Muslims elected to Congress took their battle with Israel to the airwaves. Trump egged them on, called Jews who voted with the Democratic Party the old anti-Semitic trope “disloyal,” and the Democrats sided with the two Congresswomen, both who themselves have made anti-Semitic statements against Israel and are pro the BDS terrorist movement, the Palestinian economic war machine against the Jewish state. But that’s not all. Joe Biden regained his double-digit lead in the Democratic Party’s presidential contest, while Kamala Harris has taken a precipitous 12-point fall. Is Biden a good bet for the Dems? Why isn’t Steve Bullock, Montana’s popular governor and a moderate Democrat leading a Republican state not getting attention from Democratic Party voters? Is gun control dead? Will the trade war finish off Trump? Is a recession on the horizon? Trump wanted to buy Greenland, and the Danes told him no, so Trump canceled his visit to Denmark? Halli and Matt discuss whether calling Trump crazy is effective, and so much more.

Here we go…join Halli and Matt on the Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and available on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

TRIAL OF THE CENTURY with ABC NEWS’ DAN ABRAMS – POLITICS REVIEW

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The Trial of the Century? In his new book THEODORE ROOSEVELT FOR THE DEFENSE, THE COURTROOM BATTLE TO SAVE HIS LEGACY ABC News anchor Dan Abrams talks Teddy Roosevelt, Donald Trump and Joe Biden and what was then The Trial of the Century, no not the O.J. Simpson trial that made Abrams a household name, but the one starring President Theodore Roosevelt and that’s we’re we begin this week when Abrams joins Halli in conversation and Halli and Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper slice and dice all things politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Trial of the century

We begin this week with a conversation with ABC News anchor Dan Abrams, entrepreneur and author of the new book THEODORE ROOSEVELT FOR THE DEFENSE, THE COURTROOM BATTLE TO SAVE HIS LEGACY. It is clear Dan Abrams never sleeps. The chief legal affairs correspondent for ABC News as well as the host of top-rated Live PD on A&E Network and The Dan Abrams Show: Where Politics Meets the Law on SiriusXM in his spare time writes book. On the heels of his New York Times bestselling LINCOLN’S LAST TRIAL: THE MURDER CASE THAT PROPELLED HIM co-authored with his writing partner David Fisher, the new book explores what was considered “the trial of the century” before that other trial that made Abrams a household name, The O.J. Simpson Trial. Roosevelt, always fascinating, takes on a new light in Abrams eminently readable and eye-opening new book.

From there Halli and Matt move on to review the week in politics:  Democratic Party front-runner Joe Biden does what some call a flip-flop on his position on the Hyde Amendment, causing quite a stir on the left, as polls continue to show Biden way out in front in the presidential contest, and Donald Trump a loser against most of the Democratic Party’s possible presidential nominees. Trump goes even more loopy over the purported Mexico deal, than talking to a press gaggle appears more loopy than usual, his loopiness becoming par for the course, even off the links. Is Nancy Pelosi responsible for Trump’s slight gain in the polls as she continues to fight an impeachment inquiry, as Jerry Nadler starts to lose his cool at her resistance to There’s more. What a show! See you there!

Dan Abrams, the trial of the century, Theodore Roosevelt, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, lot’s of fun and always insightful political conversation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

ROBERT MUELLER SPEAKS, IS PELOSI LISTENING?

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Robert Mueller speaks. Trump speaks. Joe Biden speaks. Kim Jong Un speaks through his firing of missiles. But the question of our day is: Is anyone listening to each other? And that’s just where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli and Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, and the authors of I THINK YOU’RE WRONG (BUT I’M LISTENING) Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers join Halli on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

In our first half-hour, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. Robert Mueller speaks and officially closes the Mueller Investigation throwing fuel on the fire for those who want Donald Trump impeached. Trump flies to Japan to speak to Prime Minister Abe, to play golf, eat and watch sumo wrestling and then wrestles with former Vice President Joe Biden, a no-no on foreign soil. And then Trump speaks some more when he touts his best buddy, the archenemy of Japan, Kim Jong Un. And if that isn’t enough to cause you to choke, maybe the fact that Trump is doubling down on his anti-climate change rhetoric will, and we’re just beginning. What a show!

Robert Mueller Speaks

In our second half-hour: As much as in any time in American history, and some would contend more than ever, American politics seems driven by conflict and anger. Friends have started to feel like strangers to one another, even like enemies. Toxic political dialogue, hate-filled rants on social media, and agenda-driven news stories have become the new norm. Where does all the anger come from? In I THINK YOU’RE WRONG (BUT I’M LISTENING), two working moms from opposite ends of the political spectrum contend that there is a better way. Sarah Stewart Holland comes from the left, Beth Silvers from the right and they invite those looking for something better than the status quo to pull up a chair and listen to the principles, insights, and practical tools they have learned hosting their fast-growing podcast PANTSUIT POLITICS.

Robert Mueller speaks,Trump speaks, this week in anti-Semitism and two very special guests Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers speak about their new book I THINK YOU’RE WRONG (BUT  I’M LISTENING)…always insightful political conversation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

BARR IN THE HOT SEAT JESSICA YELLIN

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Attorney General Bob Barr in the hot seat, Joe Biden surges in the polls, anti-Semitism and so-called fake news are just some of the subjects we tackle when former CNN Chief White House Correspondent and author Jessica Yellin and Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper join Halli on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

In our first half-hour, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. Robert Mueller wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr — Barr is now in the hot seat. How will the letter’s contents shake up the political landscape? Did, as Mueller wrote, Attorney General William Barr misrepresent the Mueller Report to the public? Joe Biden takes a 26-point lead among Dems in new national poll; will it hold? Elizabeth Warren takes the number two position as Bernie Sanders takes a hit. Should Democrats cut a deal with Trump on infrastructure? And we’re just beginning, here we go.

In our second half-hour, Jessica Yellin, the former chief White House correspondent for CNN and an Emmy and Gracie Award-winning political journalist for CNN, ABC News, and MSNBC joins Halli at her table. Yellin is also the founder of Sage, a multi-platform media company. Yellin’s work has been published in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Hive, and Entertainment Weekly. She is a fellow with the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy and sits on the board of the Center for Public Integrity. And now she is a fiction writer, the author of a new book, very much the talk of the town SAVAGE NEWS. Yellin knows of what she writes, her story that of a smart, feisty and serious-minded female reporter jockeying for recognition in a world of rapid news cycles, short attention spans, and manufactured news who encounters cut-throat competitors and predators at every turn. Can she hold onto her journalistic ethics and still triumph in a landscape that has become one giant reality show?  

Attorney General Bob Barr in the hot seat, the Mueller Report, Joe Biden surges in the polls, anti-Semitism, so-called fake news, former CNN chief White House Correspondent and author Jessica Yellin and Matthew Cooper and Halli have fun bringing you insightful political conversation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

WHAT ABOUT BOB? TRUMP AFTER THE MUELLER REPORT.

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What about Bob? Trump after the Mueller Report

What about Bob? Trump After The Mueller Report, Attorney General Barr’s letter to Congress, collusion with Russia, obstruction of justice, no exoneration…President Trump, for the moment, dodges a bullet and we’re just beginning. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and our weekly political review with Halli and veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

As always, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. There’s a lot of news and a lot of questions needing answers. But this is a week more of unanswered questions than those answered by Attorney General William Barr in his 4-page summation of the Mueller Report delivered to Congress, the report still hidden behind closed doors. Will it ever come to light? Why couldn’t Robert Mueller exonerate President Trump? How did Mueller arrive at no collusion? After being sworn in as Attorney General, did Barr force the Mueller probe to an abrupt halt? Was Mueller more concerned with protecting the jury pool for a future grand jury? Or this one: Was there a a full investigation of Trump’s intent regarding obstruction of justice?

Halli and Matt get into the weeds and offer up some surprises when they take to the airwaves. What about Bob? Trump After the Mueller Report. What comes next for Trump? What about the motives of Attorney General Barr, no exoneration, did Trump or didn’t he obstruct justice? These questions and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper talk politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

Michael Cohen Pays a Visit to Congress: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly Edition

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Michael Cohen pays a visit to Congress: The Good, the bad and the ugly…freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows – racism is alive and kicking in the Republican Party… witness intimidation by Republican Florida Representative Matt Gaetz…these stories and we’re just beginning. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and our weekly political review with Halli and veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

As always, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. There’s a lot of news and a lot of questions. Does Jim Jordan own a suit with a jacket, just askin’. Who’s this character Louisiana’s Clay Higgins? Who has the better hairdo: Trump or North Korea’s Kim Jong Un? Does longstanding Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu survive his bribery and fraud charges and live to fight another day?

Michael Cohen pays a visit to Congress, Freedom Caucus chair Mark Meadows, Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins, witness tampering via Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, Kim Jong Un, the end of Bibi Netanyahu? These stories and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper talk politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, and on all your favorite apps.

DONALD TRUMP MAKES A VISIT TO NANCY’S HOUSE EDITION

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Donald Trump, The State of the Union, Governor Ralph Northam refuses to resign after a racist photo of him surfaces, Senator Cory Booker announces his campaign for president, Veronica Lake makes a television appearance….what? These topics and more in our political review  with Halli and veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

As always, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. This week we begin with President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address: Trump’s crooked tie, Pelosi’s clap, a quack about Jared Kushner, when a wall by any other name is still a wall, when women rule and when Trump doesn’t get it, and from there we’re on to Ralph Northam and some fair questions raised about the Democratic Party. Will Mueller present his findings to Congress this month? Can Elizabeth Warren survive a presidential run? A word or two about the Democratic Party’s newest darling Stacey Abrams and that’s just where we begin.

Kamala Harris, Donald Trump State of the Union, The Mueller Report, the latest presidential contenders — these stories and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper talk politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

TRUMP IMPEACHMENT ALLAN LICHTMAN + MATTHEW COOPER

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First 100 days

Donald Trump’s First 100 days. Will he be impeached or will he survive as President of the United States for his full four-year term? What is it like to cover the presidency of arguably one of the most controversial presidents in United States history? Halli speaks with the Distinguished Professor of History at American University, author of the much talked about book THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT, Allan J. Lichtman. And joining Halli at her table is veteran newsman and the political editor for the prestigious NEWSWEEK magazine, Matthew Cooper to review Donald Trump’s First 100 Days in office.

Allan J. Lichtman, has correctly forecasted thirty years of presidential outcomes. And he continued his forecasting winning streak in the fall of 2016 when he predicted that Donald J. Trump would defeat the heavily favored Democrat, Hillary Clinton, to win the presidential elections. The pollsters wish they could have fared as well. Hillary acolytes wish he had broken his winning streak. But all might not be lost for those who are still nursing the Clinton loss. In his new book, THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT, Professor Lichtman turns his focus to President Donald Trump and his next forecast – that it is not a question of IF President Trump will be impeached but a question of WHEN!

First 100 daysNewsweek magazine’s political editor, Matthew Cooper, has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, The New Republic, National Journal, U.S. News & World Report. He wrote for Newsweek in the 1990s and rejoined the magazine in 2014. A veteran White House correspondent, he’s known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case where his refusal to name his sources went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on “60 Minutes,” “Meet the Press” and a host of broadcast and cable shows.

Professor Allan Lichtman, THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT, Newsweek’s political editor Matthew Cooper, President Donald Trump’s First 100 Days in office all on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast. For more information visit Halli Caser-Jayne dot com.

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