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Barbara McQuade

MSNBC Columnist

Barbara McQuade is an MSNBC columnist and NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst. She is the author of "Attack from Within: How Disinformation is Sabotaging America,"?as well as a professor at the University of Michigan Law School and a former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Barbara McQuade is an MSNBC columnist and NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst. She is the author of "Attack from Within: How Disinformation is Sabotaging America,"?as well as a professor at the University of Michigan Law School and a former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Latest from Barbara McQuade

92d ago

The two things that can both be true about Fani Willis' new ethics controversy

New allegations against Fani Willis and Nathan Wade in Georgia are serious, but don't change anything about Donald Trump’s guilt or innocence in Fulton County.
145d ago

Trump's pardon abuses were already bad. But they could get worse in 2025.

Trump pardon abuse was exposed (again) by a New York Times bombshell. But 2025 could be worse, if Trump risks national security to pardon January 6 offenders.
157d ago

The court should’ve seen the evidence leak in Trump’s Georgia case coming

The judge and prosecutor in Donald Trump's Georgia RICO case should have done more to prevent evidence from being leaked. A protective order was imposed too late.
195d ago

Jack Smith tells Trump to put up or shut up

Jack Smith asked Judge Tanya S. Chutkan to order Donald Trump to provide formal pre-trial notice of any intent to rely on advice of counsel as a trial defense.
252d ago

The sad irony of Fani Willis flipping the RICO statute on Rudy Giuliani

The indictment of Rudy Giuliani under RICO as part of the sprawling Donald Trump indictment case in Georgia is ironic, especially for some in New York City.
288d ago

Hunter Biden 'whistleblower' controversy feels more like confusion than conspiracy

IRS agent Gary Shapley and Republicans like James Comer and Jim Jordan claim the U.S. attorney in Delaware bungled the Hunter Biden investigation. Not likely.
317d ago

New indictment proves Trump is a triple threat to national security

Trump’s indictment details 37 counts of alleged violations of the Espionage Act, obstruction of justice, false statements and conspiracy.
333d ago

Trump's last-minute Merrick Garland letter is a desperate pre-emptive strike

Trump lawyers send letter to Merrick Garland in desperate guilty self-own as Jack Smith's Mar-a-Lago documents charges decision appears imminent for June.
381d ago

Trump's Manhattan indictment and the consequences of white-collar crime

The Trump indictment and arraignment by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg lied to Republican reactions like Jim Jordan. But white collar crime is real crime.
427d ago

Take it from a former prosecutor: Emily Kohrs' media tour is reckless

Georgia Fulton County juror Emily Kohr confirmed jurors listened to a recording of Trump’s phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger.
504d ago

Trump Organization guilty verdict pierces the president's perception of invincibility

Donald Trump said he didn’t pay taxes because he’s “smart.” But Trump Org tax fraud guilty verdict proves cheating doesn't pay ever.
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