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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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    • 4.8 • 723 Ratings

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.

    Trump Under Investigation: Will He Be Held Accountable? (with Asha Rangappa)

    Trump Under Investigation: Will He Be Held Accountable? (with Asha Rangappa)

    Renato discussed the ongoing investigations of Donald Trump by the January 6th Committee and U.S. Department of Justice. He was joined by former FBI counterintelligence agent and legal analyst Asha Rangappa.
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    • 58 min
    Invasion of Ukraine: What More Can Be Done? (with Olga Lautman)

    Invasion of Ukraine: What More Can Be Done? (with Olga Lautman)

    Renato and Patti discussed Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. They were joined by Olga Lautman, Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis.

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    How Objective Is the Law? (with Elie Mystal)

    How Objective Is the Law? (with Elie Mystal)

    Renato and Patti discussed hot legal topics, including U.S. Supreme Court, voting rights, and a potential prosecution of Donald Trump and his allies. They were joined by Elie Mystal, Justice Correspondent for The Nation.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Supreme Inequity: What Progress Can the Law Make For Women? (with Fatima Goss-Graves)

    Supreme Inequity: What Progress Can the Law Make For Women? (with Fatima Goss-Graves)

    Renato and Patti discussed President Biden’s anticipated pick of the first black woman to serve as a Supreme Justice, as well as racial and gender equity in the law. They were joined by Fatima Goss-Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center.
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    • 55 min
    Seditious Conspiracy: Who Will Be Charged Next? (with Frank Figliuzzi)

    Seditious Conspiracy: Who Will Be Charged Next? (with Frank Figliuzzi)

    Renato and Patti discussed the recent indictment of the Oath Keeper leader and others for seditious conspiracy in connection with the January 6th insurrection. They were joined by MSNBC National Security Analyst Frank Figliuzzi, former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence.
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    • 56 min
    Attack on the Capitol: Can We Preserve Democracy? (with Congressman Mike Quigley)

    Attack on the Capitol: Can We Preserve Democracy? (with Congressman Mike Quigley)

    Renato and Patti discussed the January 6th attack, the Congressional investigation, and potential DOJ criminal charges. They were joined by Congressman Mike Quigley, a member of the House Intel Committee.

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
723 Ratings

723 Ratings

Gailerrrrrr ,

Can you please

Address how you prove a criminal case when everyone pleads the Fifth? Thanks!

smsren ,

Michael Cohen

I hate MC as much as the next person. But this episode was phenomenal. MC is ridiculous and irreverent and actually funny. I appreciated the “salty language” as Renato called it. Really interesting to hear his side of things, being what they are. He doesn’t and shouldn’t get a pass on what he did and he is somewhat remorseful about it. Interesting guy. I’m putting his book on hold at the library (Still not giving him my $$$).

midwestBlue ,

9.3 pod

I am as angry as Patti. majority are men and in some legislative houses 100% men talking and about how many weeks a woman should know when she is pg when in fact none of them have ever nor will ever be pg. this is outrageous and completely wreaks of handmaids tale that men are telling us when we ought to know when we are pg. they are clueless and i want to choke them and a certain judge stating that. men, and no i am not a man hater, should not have any/zero input or creating laws on this. it is infuriating!

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