It's Complicated

By Renato Mariotti & Asha Rangappa

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 Dec 22, 2021

Joe DaSilva
 Mar 4, 2019
Oh my, what can I say; this is hands down one of my favorite podcasts very informative and smart always!


Join former federal prosecutor and CNN Legal Analyst Renato Mariotti and former Special Agent at the FBI and Legal Analyst Asha Rangappa as they dive deeper into complicated issues in the news.

Episode Date
Episode 53 - Benchslapped 2X
Dec 08, 2023
Episode 52 - Trump Gag; Musk Suit; Santa Home Security
Dec 01, 2023
Slow Roll in Mar-a-Lago; Powell and Ellis Roll Over; and Home Improvement
Nov 17, 2023
Trump's Circus Performance
Nov 10, 2023
​Episode 49 - Mark Meadows Makes a Deal; Trump Gets Re-Gagged; A Dog with a Job
Nov 03, 2023
Episode 48 - Let’s Make a Deal; Absolute Immunity; Aging Reality
Oct 27, 2023
Episode 47 - Trump Gets Gagged; Jordan Gets Dragged; The Band Played On
Oct 20, 2023
Episode 46 - Are You With Hur; Motion Grab Bag; and Corking It
Oct 13, 2023
Episode 45 - Trump Org Fraud Trial; Sam Bankman-Fried; Book Club
Oct 06, 2023
Episode 44 - Bribery Indictment; Donald Trump Incitement; and Fashion
Sep 29, 2023
Episode 43 - Wisconsin Impeachment Power Play; Jeffrey Clark; Plus Halloween
Sep 22, 2023
Episode 42 - Recuse?
Sep 15, 2023
The 14th Amendment Trick
Sep 08, 2023
Episode 40 - These Trials Are Happening
Sep 01, 2023
Episode 39 - Is Mark Meadows Going to Weasel Out of This?
Aug 25, 2023
Episode 38 - Trump Gets RICO'd; Hunter Gets a Special Counsel; When to Quit
Aug 18, 2023
Episode 37 - Legal Voodoo: From Chesebro's Memo to Aileen Loose Cannon
Aug 11, 2023
Trump's Third Indictment; National Reckoning
Aug 03, 2023
The Deal With Hunter’s Deal; X
Jul 28, 2023
Jack Smith Targets Trump For Jan. 6; Michigan Charges Phony Electors; The Seltzer Wars
Jul 20, 2023
Trump is Stallin’; Garland Dumps Trump; Leaving the Country and Twitter
Jul 14, 2023
Supreme Upheaval
Jul 07, 2023
This Is Highly Secret; Prigozhin Marches; Boys State
Jun 30, 2023
From Trump’s Mouth to Jack’s Ears (feat. Brian Greer)
Jun 24, 2023
Judge Cannon Could Be a Disaster; Leaving the Country
Jun 16, 2023
Trump's First Federal Indictment (feat. Brian Greer)
Jun 09, 2023
Mar-a-Lago Endgame; What SCOTUS is Up To; Reunions
Jun 02, 2023
(re-upload) Lordy There are Notes; Jim "Failure" Jordan; Henry's Backstory
May 27, 2023
Lordy There are Notes; Jim "Failure" Jordan; Henry's Backstory
May 26, 2023
Rudy is Vile; Trump is Liable; Santos Wants a Trial; Durham Drops a Steaming Pile
May 19, 2023
Fake Electors Get Immunity; Seditious Conspiracy Convictions; and Media Distorts Justice
May 12, 2023
SCOTUS v The Regulatory State; Tacopina v Tact; Social Trust
May 05, 2023
Tucker and The Fox News Hydra; Trump Goes to Trial
Apr 28, 2023
Mifepristone; Discord; and That's Entertainment
Apr 22, 2023
Bragg Sues Jordan; The Case Against Trump in Manhattan
Apr 14, 2023
What's in the Manhattan Indictment
Apr 07, 2023
Trump Indicted in Manhattan; the Coup Chart; plus Henry is Growing Up
Apr 01, 2023
Trump Bump Up; Crime Fraud Exception; Princeton
Mar 24, 2023
Hush Money; Bank Runs; Plus Military Academies
Mar 17, 2023
Weaponization of Government; Defamation; Trash TV
Mar 10, 2023
Fulton County Foreperson; Jan 6 Propagandist; Creepers in The Comments
Mar 03, 2023
Dominion Defamation; Fani Willis; Right Wing Identity Politics
Feb 28, 2023
Mike Pence's Dumb Privilege; Jim Jordan's Circus Committee; Rihanna
Feb 17, 2023
What's So Complicated About Hush Money, Spy Balloons, and Satanic Music
Feb 10, 2023
Reforms to Policing is Complicated
Feb 03, 2023
What's So Complicated About Subverting Sanctions; Firing Blanks; and International College?
Jan 27, 2023
What's So Complicated About Storing Classified Documents; Taking a Flight
Jan 20, 2023
What's So Complicated About A Special Grand Jury; Copycat Coup in Brazil
Jan 12, 2023
What's So Complicated About The Jan. 6 Report; Electing a Speaker of the House
Jan 07, 2023
What’s So Much More Complicated about Arresting Trump Than SBF?
Dec 19, 2022
What's So Complicated About Holding Trump Accountable; Traveling; Dogsitting
Dec 08, 2022
What's So Complicated About the Mainstreaming of Hate
Dec 01, 2022
What's So Complicated About A Special Counsel; Indicting Trump; Pet CoHosts?
Nov 24, 2022
(re-upload) What's So Complicated About Consent Decrees, Destroying Twitter, and FTX
Nov 18, 2022
It's Complicated!
Nov 11, 2022
What's So Complicated About Kash; Twitter; Naming a Pet?
Nov 11, 2022
Trump Under Investigation: Will He Be Held Accountable? (with Asha Rangappa)
Jul 16, 2022
Invasion of Ukraine: What More Can Be Done? (with Olga Lautman)
Mar 08, 2022
How Objective Is the Law? (with Elie Mystal)
Feb 18, 2022
Supreme Inequity: What Progress Can the Law Make For Women? (with Fatima Goss-Graves)
Feb 10, 2022
Seditious Conspiracy: Who Will Be Charged Next? (with Frank Figliuzzi)
Jan 16, 2022
Attack on the Capitol: Can We Preserve Democracy? (with Congressman Mike Quigley)
Jan 06, 2022
Omicron Outbreak: How Concerned Should We Be, And What Can We Do About It? (with Dr. Roby Bhattacharya)
Dec 22, 2021
Special Episode: What Can We Learn from Donald Trump's Former Lawyer? (with Michael Cohen)
Dec 04, 2021
Biden Vaccine Mandates: Are They Constitutional? (with Roderick Hills)
Sep 14, 2021
Supreme Court Shocker: Is Roe v. Wade Dead? (with Leah Litman)
Sep 03, 2021
Trump Organization Indictment: What Does It Mean, and Will Trump Be Indicted? (with Daniel Alonso)
Jun 29, 2021
DOJ Politicized: What Can Garland Do To Reform the Justice Department? (with Frank Figliuzzi)
Jun 19, 2021
Grand Jury Convened: Will the Manhattan DA Charge Trump or His Company? (with Daniel Alonso)
May 29, 2021
Greenberg Cooperates: What Does This Mean for Gaetz? (with Barb McQuade)
May 18, 2021
Gaetz Probe: What Legal Liability Does Matt Gaetz Have? (with Asha Rangappa)
Apr 17, 2021
Voter Suppression: How Can We Fight Efforts to Reduce Voter Turnout (with Jonathan Diaz)
Mar 18, 2021
Tax Probe in High Gear: Is Trump Finally Going to be Charged? (with Daniel Alonso)
Mar 02, 2021
Post-Vaccine Epidemic: What do the next six months hold? (with Roby Bhattacharyya)
Feb 23, 2021
Second Impeachment Trial Unfolds: Will It Matter? (with Norm Eisen)
Feb 12, 2021
GameStop Frenzy: Do the Traders or Companies Have Any Liability? (with Jerome Tomas)
Feb 01, 2021
Second Impeachment Trial: How Will It Unfold (with Daniel Goldman)
Jan 27, 2021
Aftermath of the Attack: Can All the Insurrectionists be Brought to Justice? (with Ken White)
Jan 20, 2021
Attack on the Capitol: Can All the Perpetrators be Brought to Justice? (with Michael Zeldin)
Jan 11, 2021
Trump on Tape: Did He Commit a Crime? (with Joyce Vance)
Jan 05, 2021
Indicting Trump: How Should the Biden Administration Handle the Issue of Charging Trump? (with Asha Rangappa)
Dec 31, 2020
Pardon Scheme: Can Trump Pardon Himself, His Family, and His Associates? (with Rachel Barkow)
Dec 08, 2020
Combating Division and Disinformation: What Can We Do to Heal the Wounds Trump Created? (with John Mitnick)
Nov 23, 2020
Republicans Prepare to Challenge Results: Could This Be a Repeat of Bush v. Gore? (with Trevor Potter)
Oct 31, 2020
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)
Oct 14, 2020
Tax Avoidance: What Should We Make Of Trump's Tax Returns? (with Barb McQuade)
Oct 01, 2020
Investigating Trump: How is Trump Compromised, and What Can We Do About It? (with Peter Strzok)
Sep 19, 2020
Whistleblower Retaliation: Will His Report Matter? (with Brad Moss)
Sep 15, 2020
Illegal Orders: What Happens When Trump Orders His Administration to Break the Law? (with Miles Taylor)
Sep 04, 2020
Post-Convention Horserace: How do we Beat Donald Trump? (with Paul Begala)
Aug 28, 2020
Defunding the Postal Service: Trump Admits Voter Suppression Scheme (with Congressman Mike Quigley)
Aug 14, 2020
Dissecting Donald: Trump’s Niece Helps Us Explain the Inexplicable (with Mary Trump)
Aug 06, 2020
Redrawing the Lines: The Battle Over State Legislatures (with Jessica Post)
Jul 31, 2020
Making a Difference: How Can We Get Involved This Election Season? (with Tori Taylor and "Tony the Democrat")
Jul 25, 2020
Federal Executions: Is the Death Penalty Constitutional? (with Russ Feingold)
Jul 17, 2020
No Absolute Immunity: Is Trump Above the Law? (with Joyce Vance)
Jul 11, 2020
Politicizing the Justice Department: What Can We Do About It? (with Jennifer Rodgers)
Jun 29, 2020
Landmark LGBTQ Rights Decision: What Does It Mean? (with Suzanne Goldberg)
Jun 16, 2020
Black Lives Matter: How Should the Criminal Justice System be Reformed? (with Maya Wiley)
Jun 06, 2020
Soldiers in Cities: Can Trump Use Our Military Against Americans? (with Stephen Vladeck)
Jun 03, 2020
Unmasking Flynn: What Should We Make of the Republican Investigation of the Russia Probe? (with Asha Rangappa)
May 23, 2020
DOJ Tries to Drop Flynn Case: What Happens Next? (with Ken White)
May 15, 2020
Trump’s Tax Returns: Will the Supreme Court Allow For Congressional Oversight? (with Kate Shaw)
May 02, 2020
Voting During a Pandemic: How Can We Ensure Everyone Can Vote Without Endangering Their Health? (with Trevor Potter)
Apr 23, 2020
Stay-At-Home Orders: Are they Constitutional, and Can Trump Override Them? (with Anthony Michael Kreis)
Apr 18, 2020
Managing the Pandemic: What Should the Federal Government Be Doing? (with Andy Slavitt)
Apr 08, 2020
Senators Dump Their Stock: Was It Insider Trading? (with Michael Schachter)
Mar 24, 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic: How Can We Stay Safe? (with Dr. David Waitley and a coronavirus patient)
Mar 16, 2020
Trump’s Attacks on the Judiciary: What Can Be Done? (with Joyce Vance)
Feb 27, 2020
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)
Feb 19, 2020
Iowa Caucuses Snafu: How Does it Impact the Democratic Presidential Race? (with G. Elliott Morris and Kyle Kondik)
Feb 04, 2020
Trump on Trial: What Can We Expect Next? (with Joe Lockhart and Elliot Williams)
Jan 27, 2020
Impeachment Trial: Will It Resolve Anything In Light of New Allegations? (with Barb McQuade and Frank Bowman)
Jan 20, 2020
Iran Attack: Can the President Start a War without Congress? (with Stephen Vladeck and Ro Khanna)
Jan 10, 2020
Looking Forward to 2020: What Legal Developments Will Come? (with Mimi Rocah)
Jan 03, 2020
Articles of Impeachment and OIG Report: What Does It Mean? (with Asha Rangappa)
Dec 13, 2019
Impeachment in Historical Perspective: What Articles of Impeachment Should House Judiciary Include? (with Jill Wine-Banks)
Nov 27, 2019
First Week of Impeachment Hearings: What Mattered? (with Maya Wiley)
Nov 18, 2019
Impeachment Hearings Begin: What Should We Expect? (with Asha Rangappa)
Nov 13, 2019
Impeachment Goes Public: How Should House Democrats Put on Their Case? (with Barb McQuade)
Nov 02, 2019
Quid Pro Quo Established: Does Trump Have Any Defense Left? (with Ned Price)
Oct 25, 2019
Giuliani Under Investigation: What Does This Mean for Trump? (with Mimi Rocah)
Oct 18, 2019
Obstruction of Congress: What Happens Next in the Impeachment Inquiry? (with Sam Vinograd and Mike Quigley)
Oct 09, 2019
Impeachment Inquiry: Does Recent News Change the Path Forward? (with Asha Rangappa)
Oct 03, 2019
Ukraine Whistleblower: The Beginning of the End of the Trump Presidency? (with Bradley Moss)
Sep 28, 2019
FBI Under Assault: How has the Trump Administration weakened the FBI? (with Asha Rangappa)
Sep 20, 2019
Military Spending at a Trump Resort: What Can be Done About This Apparent Corruption? (with Natasha Bertrand)
Sep 09, 2019
Trade War Escalates: Is Trump Causing an Economic Crisis? (with Austan Goolsbee)
Aug 28, 2019
Epstein’s Death: What Happens to his Accomplices and his Victims? (with James Gagliano)
Aug 19, 2019
Fighting for Gun Regulation: What Can Be Done? (with Shannon Watts)
Aug 09, 2019
Separating Families: How Can the Legal System Stop Illegal Activity by the Executive Branch? (with Lee Gelernt)
Aug 01, 2019
Mueller Testifies: What Does This Mean for Trump? (with Asha Rangappa and Jennifer Rodgers)
Jul 25, 2019
Interference in the Justice System: How Can We Ensure Politics Doesn’t Play a Role in Prosecutorial and Judicial Decisions? (with Sheldon Whitehouse)
Jul 23, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein Indicted: Will He Finally be Brought to Justice? (with Mimi Rocah)
Jul 14, 2019
Census Questions: Can Trump Add a Citizenship Question to the Census Despite the Supreme Court Ruling? (with Daniel Jacobson)
Jul 06, 2019
Insanitary Conditions: What is Wrong With Our Immigration System? (with Anthony Enriquez)
Jun 29, 2019
Opening an Impeachment Inquiry: Would It Help Democrats Obtain Evidence? (with Laurence Tribe)
Jun 24, 2019
Trump Welcomes Foreign Aid: How Can We Stop Future Election Interference? (with Asha Rangappa)
Jun 16, 2019
Attack on the Free Press: How does the First Amendment protect the press from Trump? (with Kristy Parker)
Jun 06, 2019
Mueller Speaks: What Do His Carefully Chosen Words Tell Us? (with Garrett Graff)
May 30, 2019
Attack on Reproductive Rights: How Will the Legal Battle Play Out? (with Caroline Frederickson)
May 20, 2019
Aggressive Use of Executive Privilege: Will Trump Block McGahn's Testimony (with Bob Bauer)
May 15, 2019
Fight Over Oversight: How Can Congress Fight Stonewalling? (with Josh Chafetz)
May 06, 2019
Unprecedented Obstruction: Can Trump Stonewall the House Indefinitely? (with Ro Khanna)
Apr 29, 2019
Redacted Mueller Report: What Does a First Read Tell Us? (with Jennifer Rodgers and Asha Rangappa)
Apr 20, 2019
Arrest of Assange: Does His Indictment Implicate Press Freedom? (with Barb McQuade)
Apr 14, 2019
Full Disclosure: Will We See the Full Mueller Report and Trump’s Tax Returns? (with Asha Rangappa and Mimi Rocah)
Apr 09, 2019
Following the Money: What Potential Financial Crimes Could Ensnare Trump? (with Asha Rangappa and Shan Wu)
Apr 01, 2019
The Barr Letter: What Questions Does it Raise? (with Barb McQuade)
Mar 27, 2019
Mueller Report Arrives: What Does It Mean? (with Natasha Bertrand, Jennifer Rodgers, Shan Wu, and Asha Rangappa)
Mar 24, 2019
Unexpected Prosecutions: Manafort's State Charges and the College Admissions Scandal (with Joyce Vance)
Mar 16, 2019
Manafort Sentenced: Does Manafort's Lenient Sentence Tell Us How Federal Sentencing Should Be Reformed? (With Ken White)
Mar 09, 2019
Michael Cohen Testifies: Evidence of Financial Crimes? (with Mimi Rocah and Ro Khanna)
Mar 02, 2019
Facilitating Lies: What Should Trump Administration Lawyers Do When They’re Asked to do Something Unconstitutional or Immoral? (with Erica Newland)
Feb 27, 2019
End of the Mueller Investigation: What Will We Learn and What Will It Mean for Trump? (with Asha Rangappa)
Feb 23, 2019
State of Chaos: What Comes Next for Mueller and for Trump’s “Emergency”? (with Barb McQuade and William Banks)
Feb 16, 2019
State of Lies: How Should the Press Cover Trump’s Lies and Misleading Statements? (with Daniel Dale)
Feb 08, 2019
Suspension of the INF Treaty: Did Trump put Russia’s interests Ahead of Our Own? (with Sam Vinograd)
Feb 04, 2019
Roger Stone Indicted: What Does This Mean for Mueller, Trump, and Congress? (with Mike Quigley and Barb McQuade)
Jan 26, 2019
Mueller Corrects the Record: What Does This Mean and What Happens Next? (with Neal Katyal)
Jan 21, 2019
FBI Counterintelligence Investigation of Trump: Was Trump working for Russia? (with Asha Rangappa and John Sipher)
Jan 14, 2019
State of Emergency: As the “Wall” Fight Looms, Has the Mueller Investigation Moved to its Final Stage? (with William Banks and Mimi Rocah)
Jan 10, 2019
The New Democratic House: How can Gerrymandering and Campaign Finance be reformed, and what will House Democrats do? (with Paul Smith and Ro Khanna)
Jan 05, 2019
Answering Your Questions: What Happened This Year and What is to Come? (with Joyce Vance)
Dec 28, 2018
Whitaker Doesn't Recuse, Barr's Memo, and Flynn's Hearing: is the Mueller investigation in jeopardy? (with Matthew Miller and Carlton Larson)
Dec 22, 2018
Trump Implicated: Is Trump Guilty of a Campaign Finance Crime? (with Josh Gerstein, Trevor Potter, and Bob Bauer)
Dec 17, 2018
Cohen Sentenced and Butina Flips: Who will federal prosecutors in New York charge next? (with Mimi Rocah)
Dec 13, 2018
Cohen and Manafort Filings: What Criminal Liability Does Trump Have? (with Neal Katyal)
Dec 09, 2018
Cohen and Flynn Sentencing Memoranda: What Do They Reveal About the Mueller Investigation? (with Ken White)
Dec 05, 2018
Cohen Cooperates and Pleads: What Does This Mean for Trump? (with Asha Rangappa):
Nov 30, 2018
Manafort Allegedly Lied to Prosecutors and Met With Assange: What does this mean for Mueller and Trump? (with Joyce Vance)
Nov 28, 2018
Trump Against the Courts: Will Courts Continue to Check Trump When He Violates the Law? (With Chris Geidner)
Nov 26, 2018
Revocation of a Press Credential: Assault on the First Amendment?
Nov 19, 2018
Acting Attorney General Whitaker Under Scrutiny: Will He Last? (with Asha Rangappa)
Nov 12, 2018
Sessions is Fired: Will Whitaker Fire or Limit Mueller? (with Mimi Rocah)
Nov 08, 2018
Trump's Racist Immigration Strategy: What Does It Mean For Our Nation? (with Kimberly Atkins)
Nov 06, 2018
Voter Suppression: What is it and How does it Impact Voters? (with Hannah Fried)
Nov 05, 2018
Hate Crimes on the Rise: What Can be Done? (with James Gagliano)
Oct 29, 2018
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi: How Should the United States Respond? (with Max Boot)
Oct 22, 2018
Family Separation: Why Does it Continue and What Can Be Done About It? (with David Leopold)
Oct 14, 2018
The Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh: In the Wake of this Defeat, Should Democrats Adopt Questionable Tactics Used by Republicans? (with Matthew Miller)
Oct 09, 2018
The Kavanaugh Hearing: What Does it Mean for His Nomination and the Nation?
Sep 28, 2018
Professor Christine Blasey Ford Comes Forward: What Does This Mean for the Kavanaugh Nomination and for Women? (with Judith Lichtman)
Sep 23, 2018
Manafort Flips: What does this mean for Mueller and the Trump Presidency? (with Joyce Vance)
Sep 16, 2018
The Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh: How Would He Change the Supreme Court? (with Neal Katyal)
Sep 10, 2018
Firing the White House Counsel: Part of a Scheme to Obstruct Justice? (with Bob Bauer)
Sep 04, 2018
Cohen Guilty and Weisselberg Cooperates: Beginning of the end for Trump? (with Natasha Bertrand)
Aug 27, 2018