Jeffrey Ross Toobin is a lawyer, blogger, author, pundit, and legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker. During the Iran–Contra affair, he served as an associate counsel in the Department of Justice and moved from law into writing during the 1990s.
On the Gist, a buffet of bad takes from Joe Piscopo. In the interview, CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin is here to discuss a topic the Gist can’t seem to get enough of recently, the Mueller investigation. Toobin’s new book, True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump, explores the investigation and analyzes its failures, and he talks with Mike about Mueller’s misplaced trust in institutions, and how sympathetic we should find him in light of that. In the spiel, how do you feel about Trump’s diagnosis? Email us at thegist@slate.com Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Legal analyst and 'New Yorker' staff writer Jeffrey Toobin spoke with Terry Gross in 2013 about his profile of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, written as she marked her 20th anniversary on the Supreme Court. We'll talk about how her work led to breakthroughs in the equal treatment of women. And Toobin will tell a touching personal story she shared with him. Ginsburg died Sept. 18 at the age of 87.A new documentary, 'Oliver Sacks: His Own Life,' chronicles the late neurologist's efforts to understand perception, memory and consciousness. Sacks spoke with Terry Gross in 2012 about how a hallucination saved his life.
Jeffrey Toobin is CNN's chief legal analyst, a staff writer for the New Yorker, and the author of a new book "True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump." His previous books include the New York Times Bestsellers "The Run of his Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson," and "The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court." During this podcast, Jeffrey takes us inside the Robert Mueller investigation and details the crimes he says President Trump committed and the mistakes he believes Mueller committed during the course of the investigation. Jeffrey also discusses the recent arrest of former Trump campaign advisor Steve Bannon, and he reveals his views on how CNN has changed its approach to covering the White House during the Trump presidency.
Jeffrey Toobin, CNN’S Chief Legal Analyst, joins the show to discuss his new book, “True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump.”Abrams and Toobin also discuss the latest announcement from Attorney General Barr in the Durham investigation.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
May 21st, 1960
Location
New York, NY, USA
Episode Count
58
Podcast Count
41
Total Airtime
1 day, 5 hours
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 798340