Renato discussed Trump’s recent attacks on Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg and Judge Jackson and his recent public statements about the Roger Stone case. He was joined by MSNBC Legal Analyst Joyce Vance, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama.
Renato discussed the recent intervention by Barr and other senior DOJ officials in the Roger Stone sentencing recommendation as well as recent Trump's pardons and commutations, including the commutation of the sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. He was joined by Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-5), a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence who questioned Stone, and MSNBC Legal Analyst Barb McQuade, former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Renato discussed the delayed results of the Iowa caucuses and the impact the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. He was joined by G. Elliott Morris, data journalist for The Economist, and Kyle Kondik, Managing Editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics.
Renato discusses the ongoing impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. He is joined by former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart, who served as Press Secretary during the Clinton impeachment, and former Senate Judiciary Counsel and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Elliot Williams.
Renato and Patti discuss the upcoming impeachment trial of Donald Trump, along with recent new allegations and evidence from Giuliani associate Lev Parnas. They are joined by MSNBC Legal Analyst Barb McQuade, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, and Professor Frank Bowman of the University of Missouri School of Law, the author of High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump.
Renato discussed Trump's recent attack that killed Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani and Congressional efforts to ensure that Trump did not lead the nation into war with Iran. He was joined by Stephen Vladeck, A. Dalton Cross Professor in Law at the University of Texas School of Law and Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA), who recently introduced the No War With Iran Act in the House.
“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.