What To Expect When You’re Expecting An Indictment

Analysis of a trio of nested investigations into the former President, and a call for patience from Andrew Weissmann.


Episode Notes

On this week’s Amicus, Dahlia Lithwick talks with Andrew Weissman, former lead prosecutor in Robert S. Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office and former Chief of the Fraud Section in the Department of Justice from 2015 - 2019.

Together, they tackle the tangled web of investigations into the former President, and the trajectory of possible indictments. And Andrew helps us hone in on some crucial details we may have missed in the fog of building barricades outside the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse.

Andrew Weissmann’s book, Where Law Ends, was published by Random House in 2021

In this week’s Amicus Plus segment, Dahlia is joined by Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern to understand how Trump judges could tank the economy, the latest on abortion in states trying grapple with the (entirely predictable) deadly consequences of the Dobb’s decision, and why all this underlines why the Wisconsin Supreme Court election really matters.

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Dahlia’s book  Lady Justice: Women, the Law and the Battle to Save America, is also available as an audiobook, and Amicus listeners can get a 25 percent discount by entering the code “AMICUS” at checkout.

Cover of Dahlia's book, with a statue of justice, depicted as a woman holding scales. She is not blindfolded.
Courtesy of Penguin Random House

Lady Justice: Women, the Law and the Battle To Save America

Dahlia Lithwick, one of the nation’s foremost legal commentators, tells the gripping and heroic story of the women lawyers who fought the racism, sexism, and xenophobia of Donald Trump’s presidency—and won.


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