Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge welcomes John Walsh, former US Attorney for District of Colorado under President Obama, who is now seeking the job of Denver DA in this year’s election. Find out what makes this Stanford Law grad tick.
Show begins with Troubadour Dave Gunders and host discussing dynamic guest, John Walsh, and the remarkable $83.3 million dollar verdict in favor of E Jean Carroll against Donald J. Trump in US District Court in NYC. Opening dialogue addresses what happens next.
Learn about John Walsh growing up in metro Denver, and served as a clerk in DC Circuit Court. Walsh went on to be an Assistant US Attorney in Los Angeles in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Once back in Denver, John Walsh has had successful law practices, and raised his three kids in the Mile High City.
The MAGA threat on US democracy and Rule of Law is reviewed. John Walsh worked hard to fight the Big Lie in the courts of Michigan during November and December 2020. Listen to how difficult and tense that litigation became.
Find out about the big names that John Walsh has interacted with along the way. Adam Schiff, Joyce Vance, Preet Bharara, Elena Kagan, Ken Salazar, Bill Ritter, Norm Early, Beth McCann, and Barack Obama get name dropped.
The January 6 insurrection followed Trump’s Big Lie and John Walsh wants folks to follow the ruling of renowned Reagan appointed federal Judge Lamberth who has sized up the effect of relentless MAGA propaganda.
Lamberth wrote, “In my 37 years on the bench, I cannot recall a time when such meritless justifications of criminal activity have gone mainstream. I have been dismayed to see distortions and outright falsehoods seep into the public consciousness.”
The MAGA threat to Rule of Law is thoroughly reviewed. Denver feels the impact of too many social and political problems, but remains one of the great cities in the world.
This podcast is a love letter to Denver where John Walsh wants to be Chief Law Enforcement Officer. Size up the man, his personality, and professional qualifications.