Impeachment in Historical Perspective: What Articles of Impeachment Should House Judiciary Include? (with Jill Wine-Banks)

Renato discusses the recent court decision rejecting Trump’s “absolute immunity” argument and the new phase of the impeachment inquiry before the House Judiciary Committee. He is joined by Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks, a MSNBC Legal Analyst.


November 18, 2019

First Week of Impeachment Hearings: What Mattered? (with Maya Wiley)

Renato discussed the first week of public impeachment hearings. He was joined by MSNBC Legal Analyst Maya Wiley, the former chief legal advisor to the Mayor of New York City.

November 13, 2019

Impeachment Hearings Begin: What Should We Expect? (with Asha Rangappa)

Renato discusses what we can expect from the upcoming public impeachment hearings. He is joined by former FBI counterintelligence agent Asha Rangappa, a CNN Legal and National Security Analyst and professor at Yale University.

November 2, 2019

Impeachment Goes Public: How Should House Democrats Put on Their Case? (with Barb McQuade)

Renato and Patti discuss the public phase of the impeachment inquiry and how House Democrats can best make their case. They’re joined by MSNBC Legal Analyst Barb McQuade, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

October 25, 2019

Quid Pro Quo Established: Does Trump Have Any Defense Left? (with Ned Price)

Renato and Patti discuss the bombshell testimony of Ukraine envoy Bill Taylor, the Republican Members of Congress barging into the SCIF, and other developments in the impeachment inquiry. They are joined by former CIA officer and National Security Council spokesperson Ned Price, a NBC News contributor.

October 18, 2019

Giuliani Under Investigation: What Does This Mean for Trump? (with Mimi Rocah)

Renato discusses the implications of recent news that former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani is the subject of a federal criminal investigation. He is joined by MSNBC Legal Analyst Mimi Rocah, a former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York.

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“On Topic” is a podcast that provides a weekly in-depth look at a topic that helps us understand the week’s news.  Our topics can’t be covered properly in a five-minute television segment or a 280-character tweet, so we bring in experts to explain the topic in a dialogue with hosts Renato Mariotti & Patti Vasquez.