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On Topic with Renato Mariotti

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Join former federal prosecutor and CNN Legal Analyst Renato Mariotti as he breaks down the news in depth with WGN Radio host and comedian Patti Vasquez and a weekly guest.

Join former federal prosecutor and CNN Legal Analyst Renato Mariotti as he breaks down the news in depth with WGN Radio host and comedian Patti Vasquez and a weekly guest.

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United States

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Join former federal prosecutor and CNN Legal Analyst Renato Mariotti as he breaks down the news in depth with WGN Radio host and comedian Patti Vasquez and a weekly guest.

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English


Episodes

Trump Organization Indictment: What Does It Mean, and Will Trump Be Indicted? (with Daniel Alonso)

6/29/2021
Renato discussed recent reports that the Trump Organization and its CFO Allen Weisselberg will be indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. He was joined by former Chief Assistant Manhattan District Attorney Daniel Alonso. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:22

DOJ Politicized: What Can Garland Do To Reform the Justice Department? (with Frank Figliuzzi)

6/19/2021
Renato and Patti discussed recent news that the Trump Justice Department obtained data related to journalists and Democratic Congressmen, as well as reports that Trump pushed DOJ to investigate bogus election fraud claims. They were joined by former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:41

Grand Jury Convened: Will the Manhattan DA Charge Trump or His Company? (with Daniel Alonso)

5/29/2021
Renato and Patti discussed the recent news that the Manhattan District Attorney convened a special grand jury in its investigation of the Trump Organization. They were joined by former Chief Assistant Manhattan District Attorney Daniel Alonso. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:33

Greenberg Cooperates: What Does This Mean for Gaetz? (with Barb McQuade)

5/18/2021
Renato and Patti discussed the guilty plea and cooperation deal for Joel Greenberg, the close confidant of Matt Gaetz. They were joined by MSNBC Legal Analyst Barb McQuade, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:06

Gaetz Probe: What Legal Liability Does Matt Gaetz Have? (with Asha Rangappa)

4/17/2021
Renato and Patti discuss the federal criminal investigation of Matt Gaetz. They are joined by former FBI agent and CNN Legal and National Security Analyst Asha Rangappa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:31

Voter Suppression: How Can We Fight Efforts to Reduce Voter Turnout (with Jonathan Diaz)

3/18/2021
Renato and Patti discussed recent Republican efforts to place restrictions on voting and make it more difficult to vote. They were joined by Jonathan Diaz, legal counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, who litigates voting right cases in federal courts across the country, challenging state laws that deny or burden the right to vote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:39

Tax Probe in High Gear: Is Trump Finally Going to be Charged? (with Daniel Alonso)

3/2/2021
Renato and Patti discuss the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation of Trump’s taxes. They were joined by Daniel Alonso, who was previously the Chief Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan DA’s office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:14

Post-Vaccine Epidemic: What do the next six months hold? (with Roby Bhattacharyya)

2/23/2021
Renato discussed whether and how the COVID-19 pandemic would be curtailed and controlled as vaccine distribution becomes more widespread. He was joined by infectious disease doctor Roby Bhattacharyya, who practices at Massachusetts General Hospital and teaches at Harvard Medical School. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:56

Second Impeachment Trial Unfolds: Will It Matter? (with Norm Eisen)

2/12/2021
Renato discussed developments in the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump. He was joined by Norm Eisen, who was part of the trial team for the House managers in Trump's first impeachment trial.

Duration:00:34:22

Second Impeachment Trial Unfolds: Will It Matter? (with Norm Eisen)

2/12/2021
Renato discussed developments in the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump. He was joined by Norm Eisen, who was part of the trial team for the House managers in Trump's first impeachment trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:22

GameStop Frenzy: Do the Traders or Companies Have Any Liability? (with Jerome Tomas)

2/1/2021
Renato and Patti discussed the legal implications of the massive trading interest in GameStop stock. They were joined by former SEC Attorney Jerome Tomas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:26

Second Impeachment Trial: How Will It Unfold (with Daniel Goldman)

1/27/2021
Renato and Patti discuss the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump after the presentation of the article of impeachment to the U.S. Senate. They were joined by Daniel Goldman, who was lead counsel for House Democrats during the first impeachment of Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:54

Aftermath of the Attack: Can All the Insurrectionists be Brought to Justice? (with Ken White)

1/20/2021
Renato and Patti discuss the federal and state indictments and investigations arising from the assault on the U.S. Capitol. They were joined by former federal prosecutor Ken White, who writes and tweets under the pseudonym "Popehat." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:15

Attack on the Capitol: Can All the Perpetrators be Brought to Justice? (with Michael Zeldin)

1/11/2021
Renato and Patti discussed the pro-Trump terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol and the legal liability faced by the perpetrators and instigators of the attack. They were joined by Michael Zeldin, a former senior U.S. Department of Justice official and former Deputy Chief Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:46:02

Trump on Tape: Did He Commit a Crime? (with Joyce Vance)

1/5/2021
Renato and Patti discuss Trump’s attempt to push the Georgia Secretary of State to change the election results in his favor. They were joined by MSNBC Legal Analyst Joyce White Vance, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:41

Indicting Trump: How Should the Biden Administration Handle the Issue of Charging Trump? (with Asha Rangappa)

12/31/2020
Renato and Patti discussed how the Biden Administration should handle the issue of investigating and considering criminal charges against Donald Trump after he leaves office. They were joined by former FBI counterintelligence agent Asha Rangappa, a CNN Legal and National Security Analyst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:03

Pardon Scheme: Can Trump Pardon Himself, His Family, and His Associates? (with Rachel Barkow)

12/8/2020
Renato and Patti discuss recent reports that Trump is considering pardoning his family and his attorney Rudy Giuliani. They were joined by NYU Law Professor Rachel Barkow, who has written about Trump's use of the pardon power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:39

Combating Division and Disinformation: What Can We Do to Heal the Wounds Trump Created? (with John Mitnick)

11/23/2020
Renato and Patti discuss the division, strife, and distrust caused by Donald Trump and the disinformation spread by Trump and his allies, and how the nation can recover in the wake of Joe Biden's victory. They were joined by John Mitnick, former General Counsel of the Department of Homeland Security, who was fired by Trump after he reportedly pushed back against some of Trump's illegal proposals and later publicly supported Biden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:50

Republicans Prepare to Challenge Results: Could This Be a Repeat of Bush v. Gore? (with Trevor Potter)

10/31/2020
Renato and Patti discussed Republican attempts to make voting more difficult and their plans to dispute the voting results. They were joined by former Federal Election Commission Chair Trevor Potter, who is the founder and president of the Campaign Legal Center. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:41

Special Episode: Re-examining James Comey, Donald Trump, and the Clinton and Russia investigations as depicted in “The Comey Rule” (with Billy Ray, Shane Salerno, Frank Figliuzzi, Barb McQuade, Asha Rangappa, and Mimi Rocah)

10/14/2020
Renato discussed the hit Showtime series “The Comey Rule” with Writer/Director Billy Ray and Executive Producer Shane Salerno. They discussed the Clinton and Russia investigations with special guests Frank Figliuzzi (former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence), Barb McQuade (former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan), Asha Rangappa (former FBI counterintelligence agent) and Mimi Rocah (former federal prosecutor). On Topic Website Watch this episode on YouTube Learn...

Duration:01:31:04