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.
    Post-Vaccine Epidemic: What do the next six months hold? (with Roby Bhattacharyya)
    37:56
  2. 2.
    Second Impeachment Trial Unfolds: Will It Matter? (with Norm Eisen)
    34:22
  3. 3.
    GameStop Frenzy: Do the Traders or Companies Have Any Liability? (with Jerome Tomas)
    59:26
  4. 4.
    Second Impeachment Trial: How Will It Unfold (with Daniel Goldman)
    1:04:54
  5. 5.
    Aftermath of the Attack: Can All the Insurrectionists be Brought to Justice? (with Ken White)
    1:08:15
  6. 6.
    Attack on the Capitol: Can All the Perpetrators be Brought to Justice? (with Michael Zeldin)
    1:46:02
  7. 7.
    Trump on Tape: Did He Commit a Crime? (with Joyce Vance)
    54:41
  8. 8.
    Indicting Trump: How Should the Biden Administration Handle the Issue of Charging Trump? (with Asha Rangappa)
    1:09:03
  1. 9.
    Pardon Scheme: Can Trump Pardon Himself, His Family, and His Associates? (with Rachel Barkow)
    54:39
  2. 10.
    Combating Division and Disinformation: What Can We Do to Heal the Wounds Trump Created? (with John Mitnick)
    1:08:50
  3. 11.
    Republicans Prepare to Challenge Results: Could This Be a Repeat of Bush v. Gore? (with Trevor Potter)
    50:41
  4. 12.
    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)
    1:31:05
  5. 13.
    Tax Avoidance: What Should We Make Of Trump's Tax Returns? (with Barb McQuade)
    49:30
  6. 14.
    Investigating Trump: How is Trump Compromised, and What Can We Do About It? (with Peter Strzok)
    1:14:07
  7. 15.
    Whistleblower Retaliation: Will His Report Matter? (with Brad Moss)
    51:46
  8. 16.
    Illegal Orders: What Happens When Trump Orders His Administration to Break the Law? (with Miles Taylor)
    1:11:23
  9. 17.
    Post-Convention Horserace: How do we Beat Donald Trump? (with Paul Begala)
    43:56
  10. 18.
    Defunding the Postal Service: Trump Admits Voter Suppression Scheme (with Congressman Mike Quigley)
    38:29
  11. 19.
    Dissecting Donald: Trump’s Niece Helps Us Explain the Inexplicable (with Mary Trump)
    1:04:56
  12. 20.
    Redrawing the Lines: The Battle Over State Legislatures (with Jessica Post)
    45:15
  13. 21.
    Making a Difference: How Can We Get Involved This Election Season? (with Tori Taylor and "Tony the Democrat")
    51:43
  14. 22.
    Federal Executions: Is the Death Penalty Constitutional? (with Russ Feingold)
    1:04:49
  15. 23.
    No Absolute Immunity: Is Trump Above the Law? (with Joyce Vance)
    1:04:09
  16. 24.
    Politicizing the Justice Department: What Can We Do About It? (with Jennifer Rodgers)
    48:11
  17. 25.
    Landmark LGBTQ Rights Decision: What Does It Mean? (with Suzanne Goldberg)
    39:37
  18. 26.
    Black Lives Matter: How Should the Criminal Justice System be Reformed? (with Maya Wiley)
    35:44
  19. 27.
    Soldiers in Cities: Can Trump Use Our Military Against Americans? (with Stephen Vladeck)
    40:48
  20. 28.
    Unmasking Flynn: What Should We Make of the Republican Investigation of the Russia Probe? (with Asha Rangappa)
    59:22
  21. 29.
    DOJ Tries to Drop Flynn Case: What Happens Next? (with Ken White)
    51:29
  22. 30.
    Trump’s Tax Returns: Will the Supreme Court Allow For Congressional Oversight? (with Kate Shaw)
    42:58
  23. 31.
    Voting During a Pandemic: How Can We Ensure Everyone Can Vote Without Endangering Their Health? (with Trevor Potter)
    41:18
  24. 32.
    Stay-At-Home Orders: Are they Constitutional, and Can Trump Override Them? (with Anthony Michael Kreis)
    37:01
  25. 33.
    Managing the Pandemic: What Should the Federal Government Be Doing? (with Andy Slavitt)
    38:33
  26. 34.
    Senators Dump Their Stock: Was It Insider Trading? (with Michael Schachter)
    50:49
  27. 35.
    Coronavirus Pandemic: How Can We Stay Safe? (with Dr. David Waitley and a coronavirus patient)
    46:00
  28. 36.
    Trump’s Attacks on the Judiciary: What Can Be Done? (with Joyce Vance)
    41:29
  29. 37.
    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)
    1:04:02
  30. 38.
    Iowa Caucuses Snafu: How Does it Impact the Democratic Presidential Race? (with G. Elliott Morris and Kyle Kondik)
    1:00:53
  31. 39.
    Trump on Trial: What Can We Expect Next? (with Joe Lockhart and Elliot Williams)
    1:03:34
  32. 40.
    Impeachment Trial: Will It Resolve Anything In Light of New Allegations? (with Barb McQuade and Frank Bowman)
    57:41
  33. 41.
    Iran Attack: Can the President Start a War without Congress? (with Stephen Vladeck and Ro Khanna)
    54:31
  34. 42.
    Looking Forward to 2020: What Legal Developments Will Come? (with Mimi Rocah)
    51:45
  35. 43.
    Articles of Impeachment and OIG Report: What Does It Mean? (with Asha Rangappa)
    1:27:07
  36. 44.
    Impeachment in Historical Perspective: What Articles of Impeachment Should House Judiciary Include? (with Jill Wine-Banks)
    43:21
  37. 45.
    First Week of Impeachment Hearings: What Mattered? (with Maya Wiley)
    59:58
  38. 46.
    Impeachment Hearings Begin: What Should We Expect? (with Asha Rangappa)
    1:06:59
  39. 47.
    Impeachment Goes Public: How Should House Democrats Put on Their Case? (with Barb McQuade)
    1:02:34
  40. 48.
    Quid Pro Quo Established: Does Trump Have Any Defense Left? (with Ned Price)
    1:00:53
  41. 49.
    Giuliani Under Investigation: What Does This Mean for Trump? (with Mimi Rocah)
    59:35
  42. 50.
    Obstruction of Congress: What Happens Next in the Impeachment Inquiry? (with Sam Vinograd and Mike Quigley)
    1:00:21

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