Press & Media

Press and MediaProfessor Jennifer Taub’s selected media interviews include:

  • Interviewed by Ian Masters for Background Briefing, April 24, 2019.
  • Provided legal analysis for The Surprises in the Mueller Report: So what did we really learn about Trump, Russia and the power of the presidency? Some of the nation’s top legal minds unpack the document of the decade, POLITICO, April 19, 2019.
  • Appeared as a guest with anchor Brooke Baldwin on Operation Varsity Blues (the college admissions cheating scandal) and the Bob Kraft arrest, CNN, March 28, 2019, [View More]
  • Appeared as a guest on Morning Joe, discussing Attorney General Barr’s 4-page summary of the Mueller Report, MSNBC, March 28, 2019, [View More]
  • Appeared as a guest on Morning Joe, discussing the Mueller investigation, MSNBC, March 25, 2019.
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  • Provided legal analysis for Has the President Been Exonerated?: We asked top legal experts to decode the attorney general’s summary of the Mueller report—and what it means for Donald Trump.
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  • Appeared as a guest on the Mueller, She Wrote podcast, January 28, 2019.
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  • Appeared as a guest on Morning Joe, discussing the Mueller investigation, MSNBC, January 28, 2019, [View More]
  • Appeared as a guest with anchor Brooke Baldwin, “Right Wing Attempt to Smear Mueller Unravels,” CNN October 31, 2019 , [View More]
  • “Exclusive: Woman approached in plot to frame Mueller speaks out,” Ari Melber MSNBC, October 30, 2018, [View More]
Big Dirty Money

Big Dirty Money

There is an elite crime spree happening in America, and the privileged perps are getting away with it. Selling loose cigarettes on a city sidewalk can lead to a choke hold arrest and death. But if you’re in the 1 percent and commit mail, wire, or bank fraud; embezzle pension funds; lie to the FBI; obstruct justice; bribe a public official; launder money; or cheat on your taxes, you’re likely to get off scot-free (or even win an election). If caught and convicted, say, for bribing your kid’s way into college, you might make a brief stop in a minimum-security “Club Fed” camp. Operate the scam from the executive suite of a giant corporation, and you can prosper with impunity.

This is not victimless crime. Big Dirty Money goes beyond the headlines (of which there is no shortage—Wells Fargo, Theranos, Purdue Pharma) to detail the scandalous ways that all the rest of us suffer when the well-heeled use white collar crime to gain and sustain wealth, social status, and political influence. Profiteers caused the mortgage meltdown and the prescription opioid crisis. They’ve evaded taxes and depleted public funds for education, public health, and infrastructure. The financial cost to victims for fraud and embezzlement alone is as much as $800 billion a year.

Jennifer Taub sounds an alarm we ignore at our country’s peril. The solutions include strengthening prosecutorial muscle, protecting journalists and whistleblowers, challenging the “too big to jail” syndrome, and overturning the growing implicit immunity of the upper class. This urgent book should enrage—and engage—consumers, citizens, and everybody who believes no one is above the law.