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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.

On Topic with Renato Mariotti Renato Mariotti, Patti Vasquez

    • News
    • 4.8 • 676 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.

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

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Republicans Prepare to Challenge Results: Could This Be a Repeat of Bush v. Gore? (with Trevor Potter)

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

    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.

    • 50 min
    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)

    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)

    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).

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Tax Avoidance: What Should We Make Of Trump's Tax Returns? (with Barb McQuade)

    Tax Avoidance: What Should We Make Of Trump's Tax Returns? (with Barb McQuade)

    Renato and Patti discussed the blockbuster New York Times report discussing Donald Trump's tax returns. They were joined by MSNBC Legal Analyst Barb McQuade, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

    • 49 min
    Investigating Trump: How is Trump Compromised, and What Can We Do About It? (with Peter Strzok)

    Investigating Trump: How is Trump Compromised, and What Can We Do About It? (with Peter Strzok)

    Renato and Patti discuss the counterintelligence investigation of Donald Trump, as well as the decisions in the Clinton email investigation that led to Trump's election in 2016. They were joined by former FBI agent Peter Strzok, who led both investigations.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Whistleblower Retaliation: Will His Report Matter? (with Brad Moss)

    Whistleblower Retaliation: Will His Report Matter? (with Brad Moss)

    Renato and Patti discuss the recent whistleblower report alleging that the Trump White House pushed the Department of Homeland Security to downplay Russian election interference in intelligence reports. They were joined by attorney Brad Moss, who represents the whistleblower.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
676 Ratings

676 Ratings

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Great Podcast

I always love listening to your podcast. Today with Miles Taylor was a great one! The legal questions that you answer are easy to understand.

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A Different Take on Hot Topics

Renato, Patti, and their guests examine current topics through a legal lens, which isn’t a take that you get every day. The guests are well-chosen and always insightful. Highly enjoy!

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How to get smarter about the latest hot topics

Every single time I listen to On Topic, I learn something new. It helps me be vastly better educated about the hot topics of the day.

I highly recommend a listen!

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