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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.


September 15, 2020

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.

September 4, 2020

Illegal Orders: What Happens When Trump Orders His Administration to Break the Law? (with Miles Taylor)

Renato and Patti discussed Trump's instructions to his aides to break the law, as well as his fitness to hold office, with Miles Taylor, former Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in the Trump Administration.

August 28, 2020

Post-Convention Horserace: How do we Beat Donald Trump? (with Paul Begala)

Renato and Patti discussed the presidential race in the wake of the party conventions. They were joined by former Clinton chief strategist Paul Begala, the author of You’re Fired: The Perfect Guide to Beating Donald Trump.

August 14, 2020

Defunding the Postal Service: Trump Admits Voter Suppression Scheme (with Congressman Mike Quigley)

Renato and Patti discussed Donald Trump’s stunning admission that he was defunding the U.S. Postal Service to stop mail-in voting. They were joined by Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL), chair of the appropriations subcommittee overseeing funding for the U.S. Postal Service.

August 6, 2020

Dissecting Donald: Trump’s Niece Helps Us Explain the Inexplicable (with Mary Trump)

Renato and Patti discussed the bizarre behavior of Donald Trump. They were joined by his niece Mary Trump, author of Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.

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Stay “On Topic” Each Week!

“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.