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Ring of Fire is a podcast hosted by Farron Cousins that began as a radio show in 2004 by Mike Papantonio. The show focuses on exposing corporate fat cats, polluters and media spinmeisters. Members get bonus content commercial free! [Become a Member today!](/ringoffire/join)




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Episode 720: Gag Order Repealed; Update on Biden's Impeachment; George Santos Drama

This week on Ring of Fire! According to a court filing last week, Judge Arthur Engoron and his court clerk have received hundreds of threats, and most of them have been deemed "credible" by the threat assessment officials at the court. This information was revealed in a filing that was attempting to state the importance of the gag order against Donald Trump that an appeals court temporarily lifted earlier this month. Trump knows exactly what he is doing, and legal experts say that there's no doubt this is being done on purpose. Republican Congressman James Comer, the Chair of the House Oversight Committee, told Fox News last week that he plans to hold a vote on President Biden's impeachment in early spring, and that he wants to hold the vote sooner rather than later. This means that Republicans are wanting to have Biden impeached by April, which would prevent Democrats from launching a new primary candidate to take over. This is all very calculated for the Republicans, the problem is that they have no evidence to back anything up, even though Comer swears they have "multiple smoking guns." Republican Congressman George Santos seems to be having some mixed emotions right now, especially since his horrific actions were exposed in a recent Ethics Committee report. Santos said that he expects to be expelled when the new vote is held, possibly this week, but he also says he'll wear it like a "badge of honor." But in the same sentence, he also proudly said that he's not going to leave and that it is "over when I say its over." The Republican Party has a lot at stake in 2024, and if their fundraising is any indication, they are going to have a very sad year. A new report says that not only have the big Republican donors been stingy with their money this year, but also that the small-money donors aren't able to give like they had in the past. Add in the fact that you have a historically unpopular fascist at the top of your ticket, and the Republicans could be in for the worst year ever. All that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 718: Did Trump Break the Law for Donating Gun? Classified Document Scandal Dissected

This week on Ring of Fire! Donald Trump is once again embroiled in a firearm-related scandal. The former president recently auctioning off a customized firearm with "Trump" branding all over it, and the auction at Mar-a-Lago claimed that the weapon belonged to Trump. If this is true, then Trump violated federal law by engaging in a transaction involving a firearm while under federal indictment. In a ruling late Friday afternoon, Judge Aileen Cannon said that she is not going to delay Donald Trump's classified documents trial...YET. Instead, she set a deadline for March for herself to make the decision on whether or not delay the trial until after the election, effectively taking up the entire timeline so that other trials can't schedule things to happen during that time. This was a decision that completely defies all logic, and it serves no purpose other than to cause chaos. During a meltdown on Truth Social, Donald Trump openly admitted that his employees at Mar-a-Lago would regularly see boxes of classified documents during their time working for him. This isn't exactly a smart admission from the former president, but he isn't known for saying things that are smart. The interesting part of this is that Trump has never tried to deny any of the charges against him (other than at the fraud trial), but he's instead claimed that he was allowed to do all the things that he did. Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley isn't going to let the fact that Donald Trump has basically secured the Republican nomination stop her, and her campaign announced that they would be spending a whopping $10 million to ensure that Haley comes in second place in Iowa and New Hampshire. The money is essentially going to be used to end Ron DeSantis' presidential ambitions for good, and it could also show Trump that Haley might be a viable running mate. All of that, and much more, coming up on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 717: Trump's Lawyer Habba a Complete Embarrassment; Farron Goes Off on Local Story

This week on Ring of Fire! Donald Trump finally took the stand in his fraud trial on Monday, and it couldn't have gone worse for the former President. Trump ended up admitting that some of the values on his financial statements were, in fact, inflated, which could end up dooming the entire company. We'll bring you the details. Trump's lawyer Alina Habba continued to make a complete fool of herself in court this week, proving that Trump isn't bringing in the sharpest legal minds to save him from what's coming. Lauren Boebert is losing allies and donors at a staggering rate following her antics at the Beetlejuice show, and she's now in serious danger of losing her seat because of it. And the Chief Financial Officer of Florida has pitched an idea to use state funds to bail Trump out of his legal problems in the state. All of that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 716: News Dump Mostly Trump

This week on Ring of Fire! Former Vice President Mike Pence announced over the weekend that he was ending his presidential campaign (actually, "suspending" it) after it became crystal clear that he has no path to the nomination. This frees up a small percentage of Republican votes that will now go to other candidates, and it could be enough of a bounce to give another candidate some much-needed momentum as the Iowa caucuses rapidly approach. Judge Tanya Chutkan set another trap for Donald Trump this week, leaving the decision up to him as to whether or not his trial is televised. Trump now has to issue a statement to the judge telling her why or why not the trial should be viewed by the public - and there's no good answer for the former President. Donald Trump went ballistic on Judge Arthur Engoron following his Friday ruling that Ivanka Trump had to testify in the ongoing New York fraud trial. Trump attacked the judge on social media, claiming that he is a "nut job" for forcing his daughter to testify, and that's not the kind of thing you should say about the man that holds yours and your company's fate in his hands alone. And that's not the only meltdown that Trump suffered this week. All of that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 715: Farron Travels to Vegas for The Mass Torts Made Perfect Legal Convention

This week on Ring of Fire! This week's episode was recorded at the Mass Torts Made Perfect conference in Las Vegas, so we've got a lot of important legal stories coming your way. Attorney Chris Paulos will join us for a timely discussion about how Wall Street banks have been laundering money for terrorists. Attorney Chelsie Greene will tell us about the link between certain types of cancers and the use of hair relaxing chemicals. We'll find out about the dangers of the drug Ozempic that is being pushed as a weight loss miracle - attorney Cameron Stephenson will tell us all about the problems that are emerging. And attorney Madeline Pendley will join us for a discussion about PFAS chemicals and she'll give us the latest update on that litigation. These chemicals are present in the bodies of 98% of the human population. All that is coming up on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 714: Big Q&A Episode!

This week on Ring of Fire! We're doing another Q&A featuring questions from our YouTube Community members! What are the odds that Donald Trump actually goes to prison? How can Republicans claim that President Biden is both mentally incompetent AND a criminal mastermind? Are there any Republican presidential candidates that are less horrible than the others? Could Alina Habba become the Attorney General if Trump wins in 2024? All of those questions, and many more, will be answered on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 713: McCarthy Out; Trump's Fraud Case Begins

This week on Ring of Fire! Chaos in the House! Matt Gaetz successfully managed to get Kevin McCarthy kicked out as Speaker of the House, and now Republicans appear to be in complete disarray. To make things worse for the GOP, Donald Trump's fraud trial in New York began this week, and it hasn't gone his way at all. All of these issues, and many more, will be discussed with our guest Cliff Schecter, host of the Blue Amp Channel on YouTube, on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 712: Overinflated Trump Gets Caught; Biden Losing to Trump in New Poll?

This week on Ring of Fire! The judge overseeing the fraud trial in New York ruled this week that Donald Trump, his two adult sons, and the Trump Organization were guilty of fraud after years of lying to banks and insurance companies about how much money they actually had. We'll bring you the details. A new poll has some troubling data for President Biden, as it shows that he is LOSING to Donald Trump by 10 points. Can this poll be trusted, or is this an egregious error by the media? Hunter Biden is suing Rudy Giuliani for illegally accessing and distributing the data from the infamous laptop, and this lawsuit could help us figure out how all of these Republicans got their hands on the information - something the media has completely ignored. And we're just days away from a government shutdown, and it seems like Republicans are actually wanting this to happen. All that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 711: Senate Dress Code Causes Stir; Boebert's Hypocrasy Caught on Tape; Impeaching Biden?

This week on Ring of Fire! Republicans are having an absolute meltdown over the new, more relaxed dress code in the Senate, and Democratic Senator John Fetterman is having the time of his life trolling these prudes on social media. Lauren Boebert is still dealing with the fallout after she was caught "reaching across the aisle" at a recent theater performance. Could this act be the final nail in her political coffin? Republicans are pushing for cuts to Social Security, Medicaid, and SNAP benefits as they push the federal government towards a shutdown. The first impeachment inquiry hearing is set to take place next week, just as new evidence emerges showing that Republicans have absolutely no reason to be going down this path. And Donald Trump's legal problems in the documents case might have become too much for him to overcome thanks to new witness testimony.


Episode 710: President Biden Impeachment Inquiry; MTG Suggests Succession

This week on Ring of Fire! Impeachment fever has infected the Republicans in the House of Representatives, and Speaker Kevin McCarthy officially announced the opening of an impeachment inquiry into President Biden this week. But who is really pulling the strings here? We'll answer that question for you. Marjorie Taylor Greene is once again suggesting that states should secede from the Union, and she could find herself facing a 14th Amendment challenge for her rhetoric. Donald Trump's economic plans for a second term will decimate the working class while he gives himself and the rest of the wealthy elite another major tax break - we'll bring the details. And Trump's legal problems don't seem to be getting any better as he and his lawyers keep angering the judges and prosecutors. All that - and much, much more - coming up on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 709: Doctor Clears McConnell? Teflon Trump? Media Hating on Biden?

This week on Ring of Fire! We're doing a Q&A this week with questions from our YouTube Community members, so we'll be addressing a wide range of issues: What's happening with Mitch McConnell's health? Why is the media ignoring Biden's accomplishments? Could RFK, Jr. wreck Republicans in 2024? What happens if Trump doesn't go to prison? All of these questions, and many more, coming up on today's Ring of Fire!


Episode 708: Trump Went Down to Georgia; Mugshot Mania; Biden's Scores Big

This week on Ring of Fire! Donald Trump is facing a March 4th trial date for the federal charges against him for trying to overturn the election, and his Republican allies in Congress are trying everything they can to prevent the DOJ from being able to prosecute him. The New York state lawsuit against Donald Trump and his sons took an interesting turn this week after the transcripts of Trump's deposition were made public - we'll explain the significance of what he said. Republicans are suffering from a serious case of impeachment fever, but no matter the outcome of the impending inquiry, Republicans will be the ones who lose. And President Biden scored a major victory for workers this week by proposing a rule that would give substantial raises to roughly 4 million Americans. All that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 707: Republican Debate Primer with Farron

This week on Ring of Fire! We're doing a PRE-Debate rundown, letting you know what you can expect to hear - and expect NOT to hear - at the first Republican primary debate, as well as what is at stake for some of the top candidates. Also, Donald Trump's decision to skip the debate might have less to do with his feelings of superiority and more to do with his lawyers' fears that he'll further incriminate himself. That's all coming up on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 706: Trump In Trouble Down in Georgia; DeSantis Burn Down

This week on Ring of Fire! Cliff Schecter, host of The Blue Amp channel on YouTube, will be here to run through some of the biggest stories of the week, including the latest Trump indictment in Georgia; Jenna Ellis getting cut off from Trump's legal funding; Ron DeSantis' campaign going down in flames; and Judge Tanya Chutkan letting Trump walk right into a trap of his own design. And on this week's Members Only show: Is Tommy Tuberville serving in the Senate illegally? George Santos' former staffer gets indicted for impersonating Kevin McCarthy's Chief of Staff in fundraising calls. And the chair of the Florida Republican Party is glad that "perverted" parents of LGBTQ youth are trying to leave the state. All that is coming up on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 705: Should Biden Replace Harris; Trump's Legal Woes Continue

This Week on Ring of Fire! We're doing a Q&A this week - taking questions posted by our YouTube Community members. Why won't any of the judges throw Trump in jail for his threats? Who would be a stronger VP choice for Biden for 2024? Can Trump be disqualified from running for office? Will Trump's Congressional co-conspirators ever face justice? All those questions - and many more - will be answered on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 704: Trump Indicted...Again!

This week on Ring of Fire! Donald Trump has been indicted...again. We'll explain what these new indictments mean for the former President and how unlucky he is to have to face Judge Tanya Chutkan...again. Elon Musk is suing a group that monitors online hate because he claims they've cost him ad dollars, but what he's really trying to do is shut down free speech - which he claims to be a champion for. The Republicans' Hunter Biden hearing this week produced ZERO new evidence against President Biden, but that didn't stop them from claiming that impeachment is likely right around the corner. New polls show that Biden and Trump are TIED in the 2024 race and we'll explain what's real and what's not with the new poll. All of that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 703: DeSantis Going Down Hard, Mike Lindell's My Pillow Hemorrhaging Money and Farron Answers Your Questions

This week on Ring of Fire! Ron DeSantis' presidential campaign is going down in flames - and the state of Florida is going to Hell as he campaigns around the country. His failures back home are starting to become obvious to voters all over the country, and that's playing a huge role in the lack of support he's getting from voters. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says that his company has been the victim of "cancel culture" that has cost him $100 million, so he's having to auction off his company's equipment just to stay afloat. And we've got more Q&A's from our YouTube Community members! - Why aren't voting companies suing Donald Trump" - Who will be the future leaders of the Democratic Party? - Would a Republican president start a ground war in China? - And many more! All that's coming up on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 702: More Serious Crimes for Trump? Justice Thomas Growing Issues

This week on Ring of Fire! Author, analyst, and host of The Blue Amp Channel on YouTube, Cliff Schecter will be here to talk about the biggest stories of the week, including... - The revelations from John Kelly that Trump committed some serious criminal activities while in office. - The Hunter Biden investigation blowing up in the faces of Republicans. - The latest in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' growing corruption scandal. - And how Democrats can win BIG in 2024. All that is coming up on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 701: Trump Caught on Tape; MTG's Spying Accusation; DeSantis Campaign on Life Support

This week on Ring of Fire! The tapes are out! The infamous recording of Donald Trump showing off classified documents was leaked to the press this week, and it could prove to be the most vital piece of evidence against the former President in his forthcoming criminal trial. Or maybe not... Marjorie Taylor Greene thinks that her TV is spying on her after a tech glitch earlier in the week, but the bizarre claims she made AFTER suggesting a spy were even weirder. Ivanka is out of trouble with investigators in New York, but Melania Trump might be a new target for investigators - we'll explain what's happening with both of Trump's favorite women. And Ron DeSantis' campaign is sinking like a submarine filled with billionaires - we'll tell you why his substance-free campaign isn't resonating with anyone. All that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire!


Episode 700: Greene vs Boebert; Donald's Numbers Going Down; SCOTUS Scandal

This week on Ring of Fire! Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert got into a fight on the House floor this week, with Greene profanely accusing Boebert of "stealing" her idea to impeach President Biden. Donald Trump's lead in the polls is slipping as the indictments take their toll. Florida's economy is bracing for a crash as Governor Ron DeSantis' anti-immigrant legislation goes into effect. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is now embroiled in his own billionaire scandal - and his may be worse than that of Justice Clarence Thomas. And we've got even more questions from our YouTube Community to answer. All that, and more, on this week's Ring of Fire!