The Legal AF podcast from Meidas Touch examines current issues in politics and justice. In this week’s live show, hosts Ben Meiselas (a civil rights attorney) and Michael Popok (trial lawyer and legal strategist) discuss the implications of several cases that are currently making headlines.
First, the further legal implications following the trial of three men convicted of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black jogger who the three — Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael, and Willian Bryan — pursued and cornered before killing him. The discussion addresses former prosecutor Jackie Johnson, who is now facing charges in the case, because of her actions, including telling officers not to make an arrest in the case, that might have, without the video evidence and public pressure, have resulted in the men never facing trial.
Also, the recent Charlottesville verdict means that organizers of the deadly Unite The Right rally held there in 2017 will be held responsible for millions of dollars in damages.
Speaking of right-wing organization of rallies that turn into criminal activity, there’s a new round of subpoenas in the January 6th case, and the Legal AF hosts have high hopes, and say that even if Steve Bannon and Mark Meadows never testify, the House Select Committee has enough information “to establish the control, and command, and leadership structure, starting with the Trump Organization [and] the Trump Campaign.”
Watch above to see why Popok predicts that Michael Flynn and Steve Bannon and perhaps even Mark Meadows will see jail time, even if they never testify, as well as the latest in the series of consequences — sanctions, lost law licenses, and more — for Trump attorneys who pushed bogus election lawsuits.
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