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Join former federal prosecutor and CNN Legal Analyst Renato Mariotti and former Special Agent at the FBI and Legal Analyst Asha Rangappa as they dive deeper into complicated issues in the news with a blatant pro-democracy bias.

It's Complicated Renato Mariotti & Asha Rangappa

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    • 4.7 • 985 Ratings

Join former federal prosecutor and CNN Legal Analyst Renato Mariotti and former Special Agent at the FBI and Legal Analyst Asha Rangappa as they dive deeper into complicated issues in the news with a blatant pro-democracy bias.

    Episode 82 | Immunity; Project 2025; Exit Strategy

    Episode 82 | Immunity; Project 2025; Exit Strategy

    Norm Eisen joins Renato and Asha to talk about how this shiny new presidential immunity works when applied to Trump’s current prosecutions.

    Plus, Renato changed firms and Asha is exploring her options.

    • 43 min
    Episode 81 | Presidential Immunity Ruling; Chevron; 4th of July

    Episode 81 | Presidential Immunity Ruling; Chevron; 4th of July

    Presidential Immunity and Chevron Deference were among two of the most consequential Supreme Court rulings this session.What does Presidential Immunity mean for Biden and for Trump’s criminal trials?Renato and Asha are joined by Kim Wehle to discuss the end of Chevron.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 80 | Cannon is Bad at This, and SCOTUS is Inconsistent

    Episode 80 | Cannon is Bad at This, and SCOTUS is Inconsistent

    In Mar-a-Lago, Judge Cannon held a 2 day hearing and invited amici to argue whether Special Counsels are Constitutional. Trump responds to Jack Smith’s request to modify Trump’s pretrial release conditions.

    SCOTUS gets Rahimi right by ignoring its own precedent.

    Plus, kids behind the wheel.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 79 | Hunter’s Guilty; Trump is Wilting; Asha Nails It

    Episode 79 | Hunter’s Guilty; Trump is Wilting; Asha Nails It

    Hunter Biden was found guilty of a felony. What’s next?
    How is Trump handling his felony conviction as he awaits sentencing?
    Plus, Asha really nails it.

    • 47 min
    Episode 78 | Trump's Guilty; Hunter’s on Trial; Cicadas Gone Wild

    Episode 78 | Trump's Guilty; Hunter’s on Trial; Cicadas Gone Wild

    Trump has been found guilty on all 24 counts. He’s scheduled to be sentenced on July 11th. What kind of sentence should we expect?

    Hunter Biden is on trial for a gun charge in Delaware. What is his team’s strategy?

    Plus. Henry really likes cicada season!

    • 46 min
    Episode 77 | Jury Instructions; Travel Delays

    Episode 77 | Jury Instructions; Travel Delays

    The jury in Trump’s Manhattan trial is deliberating. What do they have to find in order to convict Trump? Did prosecutors do enough to convict?

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
985 Ratings

985 Ratings

tmccaffr ,

6/28/24

Excellent analysis. This episode is a high-level on the special counsel. I appreciate the depth of preparation and discussion. Great team.

makeupmyname ,

Eh.

At least on this day’s episode, Mariotti’s audio was not good. Like he was on a speakerphone or something. You could still (for the most part) understand what he was saying, but, with so many high-quality similar podcasts, if a voice on a podcast is kind of technologically painful to hear, that’s enough to unfollow it. Also, both hosts speak sort of slowly — like it’s hard for them to get the thoughts and words out. I’m all for being mostly interested in the knowledge and ideas, but delivery is important too. Pick up the pace a bit, in other words — or maybe have your presentations better researched, written and overall prepared.

JazzBass13 ,

Awesome Analysis!💖

I just found out about this podcast from an ad on another podcast (Jack), so the first episode I'm hearing is Ep. 37 about Ken Chesebro's memo. I listened to this episode after reading articles, watching news, and listening to several other podcasts concerning the very same Chesebro memo (about fake electors, Dec 4, 2020). The analysis and deconstruction of the information, legal ramifications, lies and misdirection is head and shoulders above all the rest combined. This will probably become my favorite new podcast!!💖 💖 💖 💖 💖 ☕️ ☕️ ☕️
Aaaand - I absolutely 💖LOVE💖 the ringing vibraphone opening!!!!

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