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Episodes

Episode 731: Trump Keeping RNC Leadership in the Family; NATO Comments Insane; Will SCOTUS Bail Out Donald?

2/15/2024
This week on Ring of Fire! The RNC is about to get a leadership makeover, and somehow it looks like it'll be even worse than the leadership they have today. Donald Trump has put forth a list of people that he wants to run the Party, and he'll almost certainly get his way. One of the people is his daughter-in-law Lara Trump, who Trump has endorsed as being the co-chair of the Party. When this happens, it'll solidify Trump's hold over the entire Party and that could be the beginning of the end. Most Americans with either a brain or a conscience were shocked at Donald Trump's comments over the weekend when he suggested that he would encourage Russia to attack our allies in NATO if they were "delinquent" in paying their dues. One CNN host, Christiane Amanpour, went as far as to say that the comments were "literally insane." But Trump's allies in Washington, D.C. thought nothing of it, and some actually suggested it was a great idea. Republicans in the House of Representatives seem to have a humiliation kink, as they continue to get embarrassed by the witnesses that they are calling in the Hunter Biden and President Biden impeachment investigations. This week, they called the CEO of a lobbying group to talk about President Biden's connection to Burisma, but their fishing expedition was quickly ended when the witness told them that the former Vice President never got any kickbacks nor did he do Burisma any favors while in office. So far, every single witness has said the same thing, leaving Republicans with absolutely nothing. Donald Trump has officially asked the Supreme Court to bail him out once again. Last week he was begging the court to NOT allow him to be kicked off ballots, and this week his legal team sent a filing to SCOTUS asking them to both stay the lower court's decision in order to postpone the trial, as well as to take up the overall immunity issue. The court has several options for what they could do here, and most of them are not good for the country. All that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire Podcast!

Duration:00:37:26

Episode 730: No Immunity for Trump; Who will be VP for GOP?; Document Case Update

2/9/2024
This week on Ring of Fire! The DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a unanimous decision on Tuesday that Donald Trump does NOT have immunity from prosecution, and therefore the election subversion case against him can, and will, go to trial. But that doesn't mean that the immunity fight is over. Trump still has the option to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court, which has already been put into motion. But the Appeals Court's ruling might be written in a way that already bypasses the Supreme Court. During an interview with Fox News this week, Kellyanne Conway was asked about Donald Trump's potential vice presidential picks, and she may have let it slip who Trump is leaning towards. After rattling off a few names, Conway then focused in on Republican Senator Tim Scott, praising him for dropping out and actively campaigning for Trump before adding that he "checks all of the boxes." That's not really the case, but if Trump thinks so then he's likely made his pick already. Jack Smith spent 15 pages of a new court filing debunking the lies that Donald Trump has been telling about the charges against him in the documents case. Trump has claimed repeatedly - including in court filings - that he was allowed to take the documents and that he had been given special security clearances to do so. Smith argued that this actually never happened, and claimed that Trump's statements to the contrary were provably false. Jim Jordan's House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed Fulton County DA Fani Willis (again). This time, Jordan is seeking information about how Fulton County used a federal grant from the Department of Justice, as well as answers about an alleged whistleblower who claims that they were demoted after pointing out the misuse of federal funds by a district employee. Additionally, Willis came out over the weekend and admitted to having a romantic relationship with her fellow prosecutor. All that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire Podcast!

Duration:00:37:58

Episode 729:(M) Boebert is Looking at Fifth Place After Switching Districts; Immigration Idiocracy for Trump; OAN and Powell Have Shady Exchange

1/31/2024
This week on Ring of Fire! Lauren Boebert has a little over one month before the primary in Colorado for her new district, and things are off to a horrible start for her. A new straw poll taken after the first primary debate last week puts her squarely in fifth place, meaning she's actually doing worse in her new district than she was in her old district. The window of opportunity is closing on Boebert, but it should have closed years ago. Republicans are up in arms - almost quite literally - over illegal immigration, but they are still refusing to work out a border deal with Democrats in Congress. The biggest reason why a deal isn't happening is because Donald Trump is telling Republicans to shoot down any deal because it will help President Biden politically. If they solve the problem then they'll have nothing to campaign on, and that's a bigger threat than anything. The conservative outlet One America News may have given Trump lawyer Sidney Powell a spreadsheet that contained the login data for Smartmatic's voting systems. According to the defamation lawsuit that Smartmatic filed against One America, the network somehow obtained a spreadsheet containing the login data for certain employees, and they proceeded to hand it over to Sidney Powell (and possibly even to Mike Lindell, according to the suit.) And Republicans in the House had yet another witness testify that President Joe Biden was NOT involved in any way in any of his son's business deals, a statement that blows yet another hole in their efforts to impeach him. The Republican Party has consistently come up short with their impeachment effort to the point that even Republicans in the Senate are telling their House counterparts that this whole thing is a waste of time because they have no evidence of anything. All that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire Podcast!

Duration:00:32:10

Episode 728: Trump's VP Pick Revealed? DeSantis Ends Run; Trump Rants After New Hampshire Victory

1/25/2024
This week on Ring of Fire! The hunt for Donald Trump's running mate is on, and a former aide to the ex-president believes that Trump has already made up his mind. On a recent episode of The View, Alyssa Farah Griffin said that she believes he'll pick Arkansas governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders as his running mate, even as speculation swirls around Elise Stefanik. Huckabee Sanders has proven herself to be a loyal Trump stooge, but she doesn't bring much else to the table. Ron DeSantis announced on Sunday that he was dropping out of the presidential race, and both the Left and the Right are thrilled about this announcement. Both sides came together in a rare moment of harmony to mock DeSantis for running one of the worst campaigns that we've seen in modern American politics. His fall from grace was truly a sight to behold. Even if Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis engaged in an improper relationship with a fellow prosecutor, most legal experts agree that it will have no actual impact on the criminal charges against Donald Trump or any of his co-defendants. That doesn't mean that the allegations and investigation aren't going to have an impact on the case - the experts also agree that this is likely going to cause delays and possibly even a change in venue and prosecutors, depending on the results of the investigation. At a recent campaign event in New Hampshire, Donald Trump confused the crowd by going on an awkward rant about forts. It wasn't just that he was off-topic, it was the fact that he literally kept repeating the same few sentences over and over again. This could be a symptom of something seriously wrong with the former president, especially in the context of all of his other recent mental flubs. The media needs to pay more attention to Trump's obvious cognitive decline. All that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire Podcast!

Duration:00:32:52

Episode 727: Iowa Results Leave Haley Delusional; DeSantis Fires Back at Right Wing Media

1/18/2024
This week on Ring of Fire! Ron DeSantis is no longer the darling of conservative media outlets, and he can't stand it. While speaking with reporters at an event last Friday, DeSantis whined about the fact that Fox News appears to be protecting Trump, and they are running cover for all of the horrible things that he does. Of course, DeSantis isn't actually wrong about his assessment of Fox and the rest of conservative media, but it is only bothering him because he wants that level of adoration again. Judge Aileen Cannon is still doing everything possible to protect Donald Trump, and late last week she ruled that Jack Smith can NOT get his hands on Trump's communications because it is way too early to make him declare what his legal defense is going to be. The trial is just months away according to the official timeline, but Cannon's ruling is a good indication that she is going to further delay the trial, possibly until after the 2024 election. It is one thing to put on a brave face after suffering a humiliating defeat, but it is another thing entirely to pretend that the defeat didn't happen. But that is exactly what Nikki Haley did after her pathetic third place finish in Iowa. Haley declared that the GOP primary was now officially a "two person race," but she doesn't seem to realize that she doesn't appear to be one of those two people. We finally found the massive voter fraud that Donald Trump has been whining about for over 3 years, but it isn't the kind of fraud that Trump wanted to see. A county in Virginia has revealed that they accidentally shorted President Biden thousands of votes and gave Donald Trump thousands of votes that he didn't actually receive. As we've said for years, voter fraud DOES exist but it typically benefits Republicans. All that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire Podcast!

Duration:00:33:18

Episode 726: Direct Ties to Trump for Fake Elector Scheme? Epstein List is Out; Boebert Tries to Win over New Constituents

1/11/2024
This week on Ring of Fire! The chances of Donald Trump being charged for the fake elector scheme in the state of Michigan are increasing, as investigators in the state have now directly tied Trump's campaign to the fake elector plot. In addition to the new links, Michigan prosecutors also have multiple Trump allies cooperating with their investigation, including three of Trump's former legal advisers: Kenneth Chesebro, Boris Epshteyn, and John Eastman. New Epstein documents were unsealed this week, and they contain some pretty shocking allegations about Donald Trump's activities with the victims of Epstein. According to one of the victims, another one of the victims had told her that she was involved in a sexual relationship with Trump, going as far as to describe some of the lewd compliments that he would give her during their encounters. These new revelations came after Alan Dershowitz asked for the documents to be unsealed so he could discredit the victim. A new audio tape has emerged that appears to show Donald Trump ally and political operative Roger Stone talking with a friend of his (who happened to be a police officer) about plans to assassinate Democratic lawmakers Jerrold Nadler and Eric Swalwell. He wasn't talking hypotheticals or fantasies, either: He specifically said that the time to act was NOW. Stone denies that the voice on the tape is his, claiming that it was generated by artificial intelligence. Lauren Boebert held her first event with the constituents of her new district this week, and she decided to open things up by addressing the elephant in the room: Her grotesque behavior at the Beetlejuice Musical a few months ago. But rather than trying to put it behind her, she thought it would be a good idea to make light of the situation and told a joke about it. This might work for someone in the entertainment industry, but for someone running for Congress is felt more like Boebert never learned a lesson from her behavior. During Tuesday's hearing on whether or not Donald Trump has "absolute immunity" from prosecution, his lawyer John Sauer was asked by a judge if immunity would prevent a President (like Trump) from being prosecuted for ordering the assassination of one of his political rivals. The lawyer, without even hesitating, said "YES" to that question. Sauer claimed that the only way a president could be criminally prosecuted is if they had been successfully convicted during an impeachment, but the judge didn't seem to buy that argument. All that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire!

Duration:00:32:58

Episode 725: New Year, New Q&A!

1/4/2024
This week on Ring of Fire! To kick off the New Year, we're doing a Q&A with our YouTube Community members. What political horrors lie in store for us in the New Year? How will Trump's idiot sons get by once daddy is no longer with us? Why is Tommy Tuberville still in the Senate when he doesn't even live in Alabama? How will the Secret Service adjust to protecting Trump in prison? All those questions, and many more, will be answered on this week's Ring of Fire!

Duration:00:41:02

Episode 724: Desantis Campaign on Life Support; Trump Spreading Conspiracies; Vivek Cancels TV Ad Buys

12/28/2023
This week on Ring of Fire! Donald Trump seems to have woken up panicked about being prosecuted on Wednesday morning, so he got on Truth Social and posted a string of conspiracy theories before demanding that he receive legal immunity from prosecution. The Supreme Court is eventually going to take up the issue, but not before the appellate court gives their decision in the coming weeks. Vivek Ramaswamy's presidential campaign has cancelled their TV ad buys and they don't have any ads planned for the coming weeks as the Republican primary voting begins. The campaign swears that this was always the plan so that they can remain "nimble," but the truth is that the campaign is going down in flames and the money just isn't rolling in anymore. Voters have already settled on their candidates, and Ramaswamy's charm wore off quicker than he expected. The Republican Party is ending the year 2023 in one of the worst financial situations that they have seen in modern times. The Party has about $7 million cash on hand (after debts are subtracted,) giving them about one-third of what the Democratic Party has on hand. This is all because Ronna McDaniel is such a horrible leader and has overseen some of the worst Republican fundraising and election results over the past 7 years. The latest polling out of New Hampshire shows that Nikki Haley is now within striking distance of Donald Trump, as she only trails him by 4 points. Could Haley pull an upset and actually win a few states? That possibility seems to be becoming more and more likely as Haley starts gobbling up support from the also-ran Republican candidates that are fading into oblivion. According to insiders close to Ron DeSantis and his campaign, the Florida governor is pretty much out of the presidential race at this point, and the campaign has entered what they are calling a "hospice mode" before he drops out. Everything went wrong for DeSantis from the moment he entered the race, and most of it has to do with the fact that he is just a grossly unlikable human being. Failures like that can't be overcome, and it will make it hard for him to serve his last two years as governor. All that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire Podcast!

Duration:00:36:23

Episode 723: It's the Economy Stupid; Trump's Lawyer Seriously Confused; Huckabee Sanders Kicks Kids off of Medicaid

12/21/2023
This week on Ring of Fire! The Biden Campaign is going on the offensive on the economy, but they are doing it in a way that directly calls out Donald Trump. After a stronger-than-expected November jobs report, the Biden campaign touted the numbers and said that they are "cleaning up" the economic mess that they inherited from Trump. This is a strong, and accurate, message that the campaign needs to be hitting on as frequently as possible. During a recent appearance on Fox, Trump lawyer Alina Habba whined to host Larry Kudlow that she is "not free" because she is being "shackled" by the court's gag order. Both Habba and Kudlow complained about how this is a violation of her First Amendment rights, something that Habba, as a lawyer, knows is not true. Not to mention the fact that the order only says she can't attack court staffers, which has nothing to do with her ability to defend her client. Donald Trump traveled to Nevada a few days ago to hold a rally, and things took an immediate turn when he started whining about how the fake Trump electors in the state were being treated. Six fake electors in Nevada have been charged with felony counts for submitting fake documents to the government, and Trump told a crowd that this was somehow "unfair" treatment. He then went on to blame Biden for everything, even though it was Trump's scheme. Mark Meadows, the indicted former Chief of Staff to Donald Trump, lost in court again this week as he attempted to get his Georgia trial moved to the federal courts. This failure leaves Meadows with only one viable path to staying out of prison: Strike a plea deal and flip on Trump. But that won't be easy for him to do, as prosecutors have already suggested that a plea deal is not an option for him. Sarah Huckabee Sanders' first year as the governor of Arkansas has been a disaster by every possible measure. The inexperienced governor has been embroiled in several spending controversies, and the only thing she's done is pass bills targeting "woke" words and books. And now it has been revealed that she kicked over 78,000 kids off of Medicaid this year, even though thousands were still eligible for the health insurance program. Her father even knew better when he was governor, but the times have clearly changed. All that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire!

Duration:00:33:29

Episode 722: Trump Unhinged!; VP Rumors; Giuliani Trial Off to Bad Start

12/14/2023
This week on Ring of Fire! Donald Trump apparently woke up more unhinged than usual on Saturday morning, and he immediately got on Truth Social to let the world know that he is not doing well at all. But it was a post that he didn't write that made everyone scratch their heads. Trump re-posted a message from a conservative lawyer that suggested that President Obama should be indicted for murder (because a court recently ruled against Trump saying that presidents don't have immunity for life.) We can probably expect this to be the new rallying cry for conservatives. Donald Trump's niece, Mary Trump, has accused Marjorie Taylor Greene of trying to bribe Donald Trump into making her his VP choice next year. Specifically, Mary says that a recent social media post by Greene was an attempt to show Donald that she will do whatever he wants her to do if she is chosen for the vice presidential slot on the ticket, and she did so by promising to protect, and likely pardon, the convicted Capitol Rioters. Donald Trump's mental screwups are becoming so common and noticeable that even some of his former allies can't ignore them. During a recent segment, former Fox News host Megyn Kelly admitted that Trump isn't as "sharp" as he used to be, pointing out his constant blunders and inability to keep a train of thought on track. The Biden administration is also trying to capitalize on Trump's mental hiccups, painting him as the one who is out of touch and not stable enough to serve in office. Republicans in the House are moving their impeachment inquiry into President Biden forward this week, with a vote expected that would make the inquiry "official," allowing members to get their hands on more "evidence." The only problem is that they've been investigating Biden for 12 months and have been told repeatedly that there is no link between Biden and any criminal activity. To make things worse, Republicans are now telling the press that they expect this move to backfire on them, but they are still going forward anyway. And Rudy Giuliani's defamation lawsuit trial got off to a horrific start for him, as the judge demanded to know why he kept smearing the two election workers even after he had been found liable in a summary judgement for defamation. His lawyer did his best to excuse these actions, but the argument fell flat. The lawyer tried to claim that Giuliani's advanced age is to blame for his comments, and the judge didn't buy that for a second. All that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire!

Duration:00:44:17

Episode 722: Trump Unhinged!; VP Rumors; Giuliani Trial Off to Bad Start

12/14/2023
This week on Ring of Fire! Donald Trump apparently woke up more unhinged than usual on Saturday morning, and he immediately got on Truth Social to let the world know that he is not doing well at all. But it was a post that he didn't write that made everyone scratch their heads. Trump re-posted a message from a conservative lawyer that suggested that President Obama should be indicted for murder (because a court recently ruled against Trump saying that presidents don't have immunity for life.) We can probably expect this to be the new rallying cry for conservatives. Donald Trump's niece, Mary Trump, has accused Marjorie Taylor Greene of trying to bribe Donald Trump into making her his VP choice next year. Specifically, Mary says that a recent social media post by Greene was an attempt to show Donald that she will do whatever he wants her to do if she is chosen for the vice presidential slot on the ticket, and she did so by promising to protect, and likely pardon, the convicted Capitol Rioters. Donald Trump's mental screwups are becoming so common and noticeable that even some of his former allies can't ignore them. During a recent segment, former Fox News host Megyn Kelly admitted that Trump isn't as "sharp" as he used to be, pointing out his constant blunders and inability to keep a train of thought on track. The Biden administration is also trying to capitalize on Trump's mental hiccups, painting him as the one who is out of touch and not stable enough to serve in office. Republicans in the House are moving their impeachment inquiry into President Biden forward this week, with a vote expected that would make the inquiry "official," allowing members to get their hands on more "evidence." The only problem is that they've been investigating Biden for 12 months and have been told repeatedly that there is no link between Biden and any criminal activity. To make things worse, Republicans are now telling the press that they expect this move to backfire on them, but they are still going forward anyway. And Rudy Giuliani's defamation lawsuit trial got off to a horrific start for him, as the judge demanded to know why he kept smearing the two election workers even after he had been found liable in a summary judgement for defamation. His lawyer did his best to excuse these actions, but the argument fell flat. The lawyer tried to claim that Giuliani's advanced age is to blame for his comments, and the judge didn't buy that for a second. All that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire!

Duration:00:44:17

Episode 721: Trump Has Reasons for Supporting Capitol Rioters; MTG Called Out Over PPP Loan; Trump's L's in Court

12/8/2023
This week on Ring of Fire! Donald Trump is back to pretending that he cares about the Capitol Rioters, and he shared a post from another user on his Truth Social platform that called for the arrests of police officers that violently engaged with his supporters during the riot. The post contained a video clip of officers using batons to strike the people storming the Capitol and made mention of Ashli Babbit being killed by a police officer. There's a very specific reason why Trump is going down this path right at this moment, and we'll explain why that is. During a House hearing late last week, Marjorie Taylor Greene got called out by Democratic Representative Maxine Waters for taking out a PPP Loan and having it forgiven by the federal government. Waters was using that as an example of the hypocrisy of Republicans who talk nonstop about cutting programs for the poor while taking money for themselves. Greene was livid, and she took to Twitter to blast Waters using the dumbest possible arguments you could have dreamed up. Donald Trump suffered two devastating legal blows on Friday evening, when Judge Tanya Chutkan dismissed BOTH of his motions to dismiss the charges against him for trying to overturn the 2020 election results. Trump's lawyers had offered weak arguments claiming that the case violated Trump's Constitutional rights, and Chutkan wasted no time letting his legal team know that arguments like this aren't going to make it far. House Oversight Committee chair James Comer accidentally admitted that evidence doesn't matter in the impeachment inquiry of President Biden during a recent appearance on Fox News. Comer said that moderate Republicans in the House are now warming up to the idea of impeachment because they all, apparently, met voters at places like Walmart over the Thanksgiving break, and all of those voters apparently said that impeaching Biden is the most important thing in the world. All that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire!

Duration:00:32:27

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

12/1/2023
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!

Duration:00:35:21

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

11/16/2023
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!

Duration:00:33:43

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

11/9/2023
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!

Duration:00:54:58

Episode 716: News Dump Mostly Trump

11/2/2023
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!

Duration:00:32:50

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

10/18/2023
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!

Duration:00:41:59

Episode 714: Big Q&A Episode!

10/12/2023
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!

Duration:00:51:31

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

10/5/2023
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!

Duration:00:31:09

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

9/28/2023
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!

Duration:00:44:38