Jeffrey Ross Toobin (born May 21, 1960) is an American lawyer, author, and legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker.
Toobin was born in New York City, the son of former ABC News and CBS News correspondent Marlene Sanders, and news broadcasting producer Jerome Toobin. He attended Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York City and Harvard College. At Harvard, he covered sports for The Harvard Crimson, where his column carried the name "Inner Toobin." He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 in classics and earned a Truman Scholarship. He graduated from Harvard Law School magna cum laude with a J.D. in 1986, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Toobin began freelancing for The New Republic as a law student. He went on to become a law clerk to a federal judge and work as an associate counsel to Independent Counsel Lawrence Edward Walsh during the Iran-Contra affair and Oliver North's criminal trial, before becoming an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn. According to journalist Michael Isikoff, Toobin was caught “having absconded with large loads of classified and grand-jury related documents" from Walsh's office. Toobin disputed the assertion that he improperly removed documents...
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