P&P Live! Elie Honig — Hatchet Man - in conversation with Omar Jimenez

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 8:00pm

In Hatchet Man, former federal prosecutor Elie Honig uncovers Barr’s unprecedented abuse of power as Attorney General and the lasting structural damage done to the Justice Department. Honig uses his own experience as a prosecutor at DOJ to show how, as America’s top law enforcement official, Barr repeatedly violated the Department’s written rules, and those vital, unwritten norms and principles that comprise the “prosecutor’s code.”

Barr was corrupt from the beginning. His first act as AG was to distort the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, earning a public rebuke for his dishonesty from Mueller himself and, later, from a federal judge. Then, Barr tried to manipulate the law to squash a whistleblower’s complaint about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine—the report that eventually led to Trump’s first impeachment. Barr later intervened in an unprecedented manner to undermine his own DOJ prosecutors on the cases of Michael Flynn and Roger Stone, both political allies of the President. And then Barr fired the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York under false pretenses. Finally, Barr amplified baseless theories about massive mail-in ballot fraud, pouring gasoline on the dumpster fire battle over the 2020 election results and contributing to the January 6 insurrection that led to Trump’s second impeachment.

Elie Honig is a former federal and state prosecutor, CNN Senior Legal Analyst, and a Rutgers University scholar.

Honig will be in conversation with Omar Jimenez, a CNN Correspondent based in Chicago. Since starting as a correspondent in 2019, Jimenez has helped lead CNN's coverage on numerous national and international stories including: the murder of George Floyd, the first major COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, the sudden death of Kobe Bryant, and more. 

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Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutor's Code and Corrupted the Justice Department Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063092365
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Published: Harper - July 6th, 2021

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