Renato Mariotti ( @renato_mariotti ) Twitter Profile

renato_mariotti

Renato Mariotti

Former federal prosecutor. @CNN Legal Analyst. Host, #OnTopic podcast. Columnist, @POLITICOMag. Partner @ThompsonCoburn. 👻: renato_mariotti IG: renato.mariotti

Chicago, IL

Joined on 30 July, 2016

https://ontopicpodcast.com

  • 594 Tweets
  • 214.9k Followers
  • 1k Following

Quoted @DanaRohrabacher

There is a lot of misinformation floating out there regarding my meeting with Julian Assange so let me provide some clarity on the matter: #FreeAssange #SethRich #justice

“When speaking with Julian Assange, I told him that if he could provide me information and evidence about who actually gave him the DNC emails, I would then call on President Trump to pardon him.”

Who *actually* gave Assange the e-mails were Russian intelligence operatives.

 577  18  195

Quoted @JonathanLanday

Dana Rohrbacher response to Assange lawyer's allegation:
"At no time did I talk 2 President Trump about Julian Assange. Likewise, I was not directed by Trump or anyone else connected with him to meet with Julian Assange. I was on my own fact finding mission at personal expense."

Rohrabacher does not deny that he told Assange that he would obtain a pardon if he denied Russian involvement in the hacking of Hillary Clinton’s emails.

 1,257  47  469

Leave your feedback below! We read all of your comments.

 3  2  0

There are many great Android apps. Here is the Stitcher link:

 6  2  1

What should we make of Trump's pardons? After Barr's intervention in the Stone sentencing, has he diminished public faith in the DOJ?

Congressman @RepMikeQuigley and MSNBC Legal Analyst @BarbMcQuade answered these questions in today's new episode of my #OnTopic podcast!

 58  6  20

Check out past episodes, learn about our guests, submit feedback, and learn how to gain access to more content at our website (link below).

In particular, I'm interested to hear how you want #OnTopic to cover the upcoming election. Submit feedback here:

 6  1  1

#OnTopic is available on all major podcast apps. Here is the iPhone link:

 4  1  1

Quoted @darehgregorian

Rod Blagojevich says he's a 'freed political prisoner' after Trump commutes sentence via @nbcnews

Blagojevich tries to suggest that he was a "political prisoner," but his prosecution and sentence was not "political."

Trump and Blagojevich see prosecutions of corrupt politicians as "political," but they're the ones trying to politicize corruption prosecutions.

 641  18  190

Quoted @bradheath

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was promised a pardon "on the condition that Assange complied with the U.S. by saying that the Russians were not involved in the email leak which hurt Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016."

Assange alleges that Trump promised to pardon him if he said that the Russians weren't involved in hacking Hillary Clinton's emails.

The intelligence community *and* the Mueller investigation established that Russian intelligence operatives were behind the hack.

 2,893  146  1,282

Quoted @realDonaldTrump

Rod Blagojevich did not sell the Senate seat. He served 8 years in prison, with many remaining. He paid a big price. Another Comey and gang deal! Thank you to @LisaMarieBoothe who really “gets” what’s going on! @FoxNews

Comey was not at the DOJ when Blagojevich was prosecuted, and the federal prosecutors who worked on his case were not a "gang." They did their job well.

 2,311  42  603

Quoted @JenniferJJacobs

“The president is against aggressive sentencing,” whether it’s Alice Johnson or Rod Blagojevich, spokesman Hogan Gidley says on Fox News.

There are over 170,000 federal inmates. Trump has pardoned less than 30 people so far. Why pick Blagojevich, Scooter Libby, Joe Arpaio?

Trump is pardoning his associates and other people on his radar screen, not the broad mass of inmates who have received long sentences.

 590  34  174

Quoted @kira_lerner

BREAKING: An appeals court just ruled that Florida can’t require the payment of fines and fees to vote

This decision invalidates a Florida law that prevented former felons from voting unless they paid back all fines and fees.

The practical effect of that law was to make the restoration of voting rights dependent on financial status.

 1,107  24  289

I’ll be on @CNNnewsroom with @PoppyHarlowCNN and @jimsciutto at 10:15 a.m. Eastern / 9:15 a.m. Central discussing Barr’s “threat” to resign and Trump’s pardons and commutations.

 24  2  4

Quoted @CNNTonight

The attorney general has considered stepping down over Trump's interference with DOJ matters, particularly the President's tweets, a source says

I’ll believe it when I see it.

 1,284  78  104

I’ll be on @CNNTonight with @donlemon at midnight Eastern / 11 p.m. Central discussing Trump’s commutation of Blagojevich’s sentence and his pardon of Milken, Kerik, and others.

 72  6  14

Quoted @renato_mariotti

Have questions about Barr's intervention in the Stone case or about how Congress can hold Barr and Trump accountable?

Post them below and we'll ask MSNBC Legal Analyst @BarbMcQuade and Congressman @RepMikeQuigley tonight when we record the new episode of my #OnTopic podcast!

It looks like we're going to have a lot more to discuss tonight.

 132  7  29

My former boss Patrick Fitzgerald represented his friend James Comey.

He also prosecuted Scooter Libby, Conrad Black, and Rod Blagojevich. All three received pardons or commutations from Trump. That doesn't seem coincidental.

 19,458  276  6,159

Trump knew Blagojevich and Stone personally. Kerik was Giuliani's right-hand man.

It's no coincidence that Trump helped them over the other hundreds of thousands of people who have been convicted by federal prosecutors.

 2,191  47  811

According to the Bureau of Prisons, there are currently 174,751 federal inmates.

Why is Trump going out of his way to help Roger Stone and Rod Blagojevich instead of the other 174,749 in federal prison?

 304  27  118