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Decoding the Trump Indictments

Two top legal experts on what can be learned from the Trump charging documents

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  • Melissa Murray
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  • Andrew Weissmann
  • Michael Waldman
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Former President Donald Trump is facing four explosive criminal prosecutions: the January 6 and classified documents cases brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith in federal court, the election interference case in Georgia, and the “hush money” case in New York.

The outcomes could alter American democracy for generations. A new book, The Trump Indictments, takes readers through the cases, offers key context on the charges, and analyzes the charging documents. 

Join us on Thursday, March 28, for a live in-person event at 12 p.m. at NYU Law to hear the book’s coauthors, Melissa Murray and Andrew Weissmann, discuss the historic indictments of the former president. Murray is the Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law and faculty director of the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Center at NYU Law. Weissmann, a professor of practice at NYU Law and a legal analyst for MSNBC, previously served as general counsel to the FBI and one of the senior prosecutors on director Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation. 

Lunch will be served after the program.

Produced in partnership with the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Center and the Reiss Center on Law and Security


  • Andrew Weissmann, Professor of Practice, NYU School of Law; Legal Analyst, MSNBC
  • Melissa Murray, Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Moderator: Michael Waldman, President, Brennan Center

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