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On Topic with Renato Mariotti

By Renato Mariotti, Patti Vasquez

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.

  1. 1.
    Roger Stone's Sentencing and Rod Blagojevich's Commutation: What Does This Mean for DOJ and the Rule of Law? (with Mike Quigley and Barb McQuade)02/19/2020
    1:04:02
  2. 2.
    Iowa Caucuses Snafu: How Does it Impact the Democratic Presidential Race? (with G. Elliott Morris and Kyle Kondik)02/04/2020
    1:00:53
  3. 3.
    Trump on Trial: What Can We Expect Next? (with Joe Lockhart and Elliot Williams)01/27/2020
    1:03:34
  4. 4.
    Impeachment Trial: Will It Resolve Anything In Light of New Allegations? (with Barb McQuade and Frank Bowman)01/20/2020
    57:41
  5. 5.
    Iran Attack: Can the President Start a War without Congress? (with Stephen Vladeck and Ro Khanna)01/10/2020
    54:31
  6. 6.
    Looking Forward to 2020: What Legal Developments Will Come? (with Mimi Rocah)01/03/2020
    51:45
  7. 7.
    Articles of Impeachment and OIG Report: What Does It Mean? (with Asha Rangappa)12/13/2019
    1:27:07
  8. 8.
    Impeachment in Historical Perspective: What Articles of Impeachment Should House Judiciary Include? (with Jill Wine-Banks)11/27/2019
    43:20
  1. 9.
    First Week of Impeachment Hearings: What Mattered? (with Maya Wiley)11/18/2019
    59:58
  2. 10.
    Impeachment Hearings Begin: What Should We Expect? (with Asha Rangappa)11/13/2019
    1:06:59
  3. 11.
    Impeachment Goes Public: How Should House Democrats Put on Their Case? (with Barb McQuade)11/02/2019
    1:02:34
  4. 12.
    Quid Pro Quo Established: Does Trump Have Any Defense Left? (with Ned Price)10/25/2019
    1:00:53
  5. 13.
    Giuliani Under Investigation: What Does This Mean for Trump? (with Mimi Rocah)10/18/2019
    59:35
  6. 14.
    Obstruction of Congress: What Happens Next in the Impeachment Inquiry? (with Sam Vinograd and Mike Quigley)10/09/2019
    1:00:21
  7. 15.
    Impeachment Inquiry: Does Recent News Change the Path Forward? (with Asha Rangappa)10/03/2019
    1:07:47
  8. 16.
    Ukraine Whistleblower: The Beginning of the End of the Trump Presidency? (with Bradley Moss)09/28/2019
    45:53
  9. 17.
    FBI Under Assault: How has the Trump Administration weakened the FBI? (with Asha Rangappa)09/20/2019
    51:31
  10. 18.
    Military Spending at a Trump Resort: What Can be Done About This Apparent Corruption? (with Natasha Bertrand)09/09/2019
    34:38
  11. 19.
    Trade War Escalates: Is Trump Causing an Economic Crisis? (with Austan Goolsbee)08/28/2019
    58:08
  12. 20.
    Epstein’s Death: What Happens to his Accomplices and his Victims? (with James Gagliano)08/19/2019
    1:02:15
  13. 21.
    Fighting for Gun Regulation: What Can Be Done? (with Shannon Watts)08/09/2019
    45:13
  14. 22.
    Separating Families: How Can the Legal System Stop Illegal Activity by the Executive Branch? (with Lee Gelernt)08/01/2019
    48:58
  15. 23.
    Mueller Testifies: What Does This Mean for Trump? (with Asha Rangappa and Jennifer Rodgers)07/25/2019
    1:19:41
  16. 24.
    Interference in the Justice System: How Can We Ensure Politics Doesn’t Play a Role in Prosecutorial and Judicial Decisions? (with Sheldon Whitehouse)07/23/2019
    49:31
  17. 25.
    Jeffrey Epstein Indicted: Will He Finally be Brought to Justice? (with Mimi Rocah)07/14/2019
    1:01:39
  18. 26.
    Census Questions: Can Trump Add a Citizenship Question to the Census Despite the Supreme Court Ruling? (with Daniel Jacobson)07/06/2019
    1:06:52
  19. 27.
    Insanitary Conditions: What is Wrong With Our Immigration System? (with Anthony Enriquez)06/29/2019
    51:20
  20. 28.
    Opening an Impeachment Inquiry: Would It Help Democrats Obtain Evidence? (with Laurence Tribe)06/24/2019
    38:29
  21. 29.
    Trump Welcomes Foreign Aid: How Can We Stop Future Election Interference? (with Asha Rangappa)06/16/2019
    55:41
  22. 30.
    Attack on the Free Press: How does the First Amendment protect the press from Trump? (with Kristy Parker)06/06/2019
    1:00:34
  23. 31.
    Mueller Speaks: What Do His Carefully Chosen Words Tell Us? (with Garrett Graff)05/30/2019
    40:35
  24. 32.
    Attack on Reproductive Rights: How Will the Legal Battle Play Out? (with Caroline Frederickson)05/20/2019
    35:58
  25. 33.
    Aggressive Use of Executive Privilege: Will Trump Block McGahn's Testimony (with Bob Bauer)05/15/2019
    51:56
  26. 34.
    Fight Over Oversight: How Can Congress Fight Stonewalling? (with Josh Chafetz)05/06/2019
    44:54
  27. 35.
    Unprecedented Obstruction: Can Trump Stonewall the House Indefinitely? (with Ro Khanna)04/29/2019
    42:45
  28. 36.
    Redacted Mueller Report: What Does a First Read Tell Us? (with Jennifer Rodgers and Asha Rangappa)04/20/2019
    1:12:33
  29. 37.
    Arrest of Assange: Does His Indictment Implicate Press Freedom? (with Barb McQuade)04/14/2019
    46:07
  30. 38.
    Full Disclosure: Will We See the Full Mueller Report and Trump’s Tax Returns? (with Asha Rangappa and Mimi Rocah)04/09/2019
    51:27
  31. 39.
    Following the Money: What Potential Financial Crimes Could Ensnare Trump? (with Asha Rangappa and Shan Wu)04/01/2019
    47:27
  32. 40.
    The Barr Letter: What Questions Does it Raise? (with Barb McQuade)03/27/2019
    56:29
  33. 41.
    Mueller Report Arrives: What Does It Mean? (with Natasha Bertrand, Jennifer Rodgers, Shan Wu, and Asha Rangappa)03/24/2019
    1:16:26
  34. 42.
    Unexpected Prosecutions: Manafort's State Charges and the College Admissions Scandal (with Joyce Vance)03/16/2019
    47:47
  35. 43.
    Manafort Sentenced: Does Manafort's Lenient Sentence Tell Us How Federal Sentencing Should Be Reformed? (With Ken White)03/09/2019
    58:32
  36. 44.
    Michael Cohen Testifies: Evidence of Financial Crimes? (with Mimi Rocah and Ro Khanna)03/02/2019
    1:12:39
  37. 45.
    Facilitating Lies: What Should Trump Administration Lawyers Do When They’re Asked to do Something Unconstitutional or Immoral? (with Erica Newland)02/27/2019
    45:49
  38. 46.
    End of the Mueller Investigation: What Will We Learn and What Will It Mean for Trump? (with Asha Rangappa)02/23/2019
    54:34
  39. 47.
    State of Chaos: What Comes Next for Mueller and for Trump’s “Emergency”? (with Barb McQuade and William Banks)02/16/2019
    1:23:45
  40. 48.
    State of Lies: How Should the Press Cover Trump’s Lies and Misleading Statements? (with Daniel Dale)02/08/2019
    53:33
  41. 49.
    Suspension of the INF Treaty: Did Trump put Russia’s interests Ahead of Our Own? (with Sam Vinograd)02/04/2019
    45:51
  42. 50.
    Roger Stone Indicted: What Does This Mean for Mueller, Trump, and Congress? (with Mike Quigley and Barb McQuade)01/26/2019
    1:08:27
  43. 51.
    Mueller Corrects the Record: What Does This Mean and What Happens Next? (with Neal Katyal)01/21/2019
    1:17:03
  44. 52.
    FBI Counterintelligence Investigation of Trump: Was Trump working for Russia? (with Asha Rangappa and John Sipher)01/14/2019
    1:29:17
  45. 53.
    State of Emergency: As the “Wall” Fight Looms, Has the Mueller Investigation Moved to its Final Stage? (with William Banks and Mimi Rocah)01/10/2019
    1:18:48
  46. 54.
    The New Democratic House: How can Gerrymandering and Campaign Finance be reformed, and what will House Democrats do? (with Paul Smith and Ro Khanna)01/05/2019
    1:14:17
  47. 55.
    Answering Your Questions: What Happened This Year and What is to Come? (with Joyce Vance)12/28/2018
    1:07:16
  48. 56.
    Whitaker Doesn't Recuse, Barr's Memo, and Flynn's Hearing: is the Mueller investigation in jeopardy? (with Matthew Miller and Carlton Larson)12/22/2018
    1:14:59
  49. 57.
    Trump Implicated: Is Trump Guilty of a Campaign Finance Crime? (with Josh Gerstein, Trevor Potter, and Bob Bauer)12/17/2018
    1:30:50
  50. 58.
    Cohen Sentenced and Butina Flips: Who will federal prosecutors in New York charge next? (with Mimi Rocah)12/13/2018
    1:01:54
  51. 59.
    Cohen and Manafort Filings: What Criminal Liability Does Trump Have? (with Neal Katyal)12/09/2018
    1:10:04
  52. 60.
    Cohen and Flynn Sentencing Memoranda: What Do They Reveal About the Mueller Investigation? (with Ken White)12/05/2018
    54:09
  53. 61.
    Cohen Cooperates and Pleads: What Does This Mean for Trump? (with Asha Rangappa):11/30/2018
    53:40
  54. 62.
    Manafort Allegedly Lied to Prosecutors and Met With Assange: What does this mean for Mueller and Trump? (with Joyce Vance)11/28/2018
    46:30
  55. 63.
    Trump Against the Courts: Will Courts Continue to Check Trump When He Violates the Law? (With Chris Geidner)11/26/2018
    1:01:12
  56. 64.
    Revocation of a Press Credential: Assault on the First Amendment?11/19/2018
    41:28
  57. 65.
    Acting Attorney General Whitaker Under Scrutiny: Will He Last? (with Asha Rangappa)11/12/2018
    57:54
  58. 66.
    Sessions is Fired: Will Whitaker Fire or Limit Mueller? (with Mimi Rocah)11/08/2018
    31:43
  59. 67.
    Trump's Racist Immigration Strategy: What Does It Mean For Our Nation? (with Kimberly Atkins)11/06/2018
    43:40
  60. 68.
    Voter Suppression: What is it and How does it Impact Voters? (with Hannah Fried)11/05/2018
    37:05
  61. 69.
    Hate Crimes on the Rise: What Can be Done? (with James Gagliano)10/29/2018
    54:12
  62. 70.
    The murder of Jamal Khashoggi: How Should the United States Respond? (with Max Boot)10/22/2018
    37:35
  63. 71.
    Family Separation: Why Does it Continue and What Can Be Done About It? (with David Leopold)10/14/2018
    51:04
  64. 72.
    The Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh: In the Wake of this Defeat, Should Democrats Adopt Questionable Tactics Used by Republicans? (with Matthew Miller)10/09/2018
    43:32
  65. 73.
    The Kavanaugh Hearing: What Does it Mean for His Nomination and the Nation?09/28/2018
    47:51
  66. 74.
    Professor Christine Blasey Ford Comes Forward: What Does This Mean for the Kavanaugh Nomination and for Women? (with Judith Lichtman)09/23/2018
    43:52
  67. 75.
    Manafort Flips: What does this mean for Mueller and the Trump Presidency? (with Joyce Vance)09/16/2018
    37:27
  68. 76.
    The Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh: How Would He Change the Supreme Court? (with Neal Katyal)09/10/2018
    44:20
  69. 77.
    Firing the White House Counsel: Part of a Scheme to Obstruct Justice? (with Bob Bauer)09/04/2018
    48:28
  70. 78.
    Cohen Guilty and Weisselberg Cooperates: Beginning of the end for Trump? (with Natasha Bertrand)08/27/2018
    35:55

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