Michael Cohen, the former attorney and personal fixer for Donald J. Trump, once vowed to take a bullet for the President. But that was before the country was brought to its knees by the President’s own lies and personal madness. Now, imprisoned in his home, his life, reputation and livelihood destroyed, Cohen is on a mission to right the wrongs he perpetuated on behalf of his boss. Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen, is a raw and unfiltered shining a light into the dark corners of our current American Apocalypse. Tune in weekly for a candid conversation with the New York Times best-selling author and self-proclaimed “gangster lawyer,” as he sets to dismantle the Trump legacy and finds the truth and nothing but the truth.
Trump's Presidential Run Fizzles + A Conversation With Tara Setmayer
Mea culpa welcomes one of our favorite people from the Lincoln Project, Tara Setmayer. Setmayer is a former CNN political commentator, a contributor to ABC News, and a former GOP Communications Director on Capitol Hill. She's appeared on ABC's The View, ABC's Good Morning America, and HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. Setmayer was named a Harvard Institute of Politics Spring 2020 Resident Fellow. Also in 2020, she joined The Lincoln Project as a senior advisor. Setmayer hosts the live show "The Breakdown" alongside co-founder Rick Wilson, on the organization's streaming channel, LPTV. Michael and Tara Dig into the up police violence, the cult of Trump, and who will get the Republican nomination.
GOP Says Trump All Washed Up + A Conversation With Jack Cocchiarella
Mea Culpa welcomes back Jack Cocchiarella. He’s a Gen Z activist and Democratic Digital Strategist. While still in college, he worked to get Charlie Crist elected Florida Governor in the Midterms, a noble effort indeed. Jack has 340,000 followers on Twitter and is a politically astute young person that we can all learn from. Michael and Jack dig deep into the Desantis, voting, the GOP, and the future of democracy.
Biden's Document Gaffe is a major f@ck up + A Conversation with Elie Honig
Mea Culpa welcomes back our good friend Elie Honig, acclaimed author of the National Bestseller, “Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr broke the prosecutor's code and corrupted the Justice Department”. Honig is also a CNN Senior Legal Analyst, and a former federal and state prosecutor. You may also know him from his popular podcasts, “Up Against the Mob” or “Cafe Brief”. As a New Jersey federal prosecutor, Honig directed significant criminal cases against street gangs, arms dealers, and even a few corrupt politicians. He was also an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Where he successfully prosecuted more than 100 members of La Cosa Nostra, including bosses and other high-ranking members of the Gambino and Genovese organized crime families. Honig leverages all his prosecutorial experience to keep the public informed and as fodder for his excellent new book “Untouchable: How Powerful People Get Away With It”. Michael and Elie discuss Rupert Murdock, the Supreme Court, and which case is likely to bring Trump down.
Trump House of Cards Begins to Fall + A Conversation with Nicolle Wallace
Mea Culpa welcomes for the very first time, Nicolle Wallace of The Nicolle Wallace Show. Wallace is a one-time political operative turned television host and best-selling author. She is currently the anchor of the MSNBC news and politics show, Deadline: White House, and a former co-host of The View alongside her friend and fellow activist, Rosie Perez. Once upon a time, she was a member of the White House staff under George Bush and she campaigned with John McCain during his 2008 bid for the presidency against Barack Obama. Wallace has written 3 best-selling books, including “Madam President” released in 2015. And most recently Wallace was an executive producer on the MSNBC primetime special "Ukraine: Answering the Call", which also served as a fundraiser to support Ukraine in the midst of the Russian invasion. Michael and Nicole, dig deep into the GOP's future, Trump's presidential bid, and McCarthy's reign.
Feds are Closing in on the Mango Mussolini + A Conversation with American Hero Harry Dunn
Mea Culpa welcomes a real American hero on, Officer Harry Dunn, of the Washington Capitol police. Dunn is a 13-year veteran of the force and has been a member of the US Capitol police “first responders unit” since 2009. Dunn valiantly protected Congress on the day of the bloody January 6th insurrection. Dunn and several of his colleagues were some of the first to testify before the January 6th Committee, and they remained a powerful presence throughout the historic hearings. Earlier this year, President Biden awarded Dunn the Presidential Citizen’s Metal, a high honor for a humble hero. Michael and Harry talk about January 6th, PTSD, mental health, and the GOP.
The Hell House of Representatives + And a Conversation with David Corn
Mea Culpa welcomes back the legendary David Corn. Corn, a veteran Washington journalist, is the Bureau Chief of Mother Jones and an on-air analyst for MSMBC. Corn and Michael Isikoff “co-authored, “Russian Roulette, The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump”. He’s also the author of four New York Times best-selling books and was the long-time Washington editor for “The Nation”. Check out his twice weekly newsletter “Our Land” that covers the news of the day and delivers his no-BS analysis on everything from DC politics to entertainment — Corn has been published in too many times to name, but his latest bestseller,” American Psychosis: A Historical Investigation of How the Republican Party Went Crazy” is a must-read for anyone interested in history and setting the record straight. Michael and David dig deep into the new GOP reign of the house, Jim Jordan, and the IRS.
Michael Cohen for president?
I think not. Remind yourself who you served for many years. The USA needs clean, likeable, intelligent, empathetic people to run its country - you most certainly do NOT qualify and your continually putting your name forward, whether in jest or in earnest is laughable. Yes, you have come clean on your part in the matter but power corrupts and you most certainly do not have the strength of character to resist any temptation that the circumstance of this office undoubtedly brings with it. You are better as a behind the scenes (regardless of the number of social media followers you have) support act to help push things in the right direction. You should not be surprised or disappointed to hear this - but should consider yourself very lucky and privileged to be in such a fortunate position.
Don’t do it!
Michael, I have been a fan of you since you spoke to congress. I never miss a podcast.
Please don’t put your name in the ring for president. It is not in the best interest of the country nor you. Listen to your guest Jack C. Who said put your voice behind Biden…..that’s where we need you. Not in the OvalOffice.
Keep speaking out…..
Go get ‘em, Michael!
Honestly my favorite part are his opening speeches before the guests come on. I wish he’d have Norm Eisen on like twice a month! Seriously I learn a $hitload listening to this podcast. Entertaining, thought-provoking, not for your Midwestern mom! OK Michael, quit interrupting people and you’d get 5.5 stars!