OA450: A Christmas Deep-Dive into the COVID Bill

HO HO HOOOOOOOOOrribly inadequate stimulus checks! The omnibus spending bill is still in limbo as a result of Trump’s veto, but Andrew still has the deep dive on what’s in this 5600 page monstrosity! It’s not great, but there are reasons to be positive on the improvements made over the last bill.

Also Andrew tells us what’s going on with the “Red Slime” lawsuits against some Fox News personalities who spread misinformation about voting machines.

Links: Our amazing fundraiser!, new bill, house amendment to the bill, Red Slime lawsuit filed in CO, The ‘Red Slime’ Lawsuit That Could Sink Right-Wing Media

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OA449: OA vs. Randall Eliason, Part 2!

Recently, friend of the show Randall Eliason published an opinion piece for the Washington Post that got a ton of pushback. We voiced our strong disagreement to it on OA443: The (Terrible) Case Against Indicting Trump. We’re very pleased to have Randall on the show to have a lively debate on the topic! Make sure to listen to part 1 if you haven’t heard it yet!

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OA448: Secret Expert Witness “Spyder” is Dude Named Josh

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In what will surprise no one who listens to this show, Sidney Powell’s double secret expert military intelligence witness on election theft is…. a dude named Josh who is actually none of those things. Andrew takes us through the latest from the top notch legal team trying to overturn the election, and how it differs from actual lawsuits filed in Georgia for good reasons.

Links: Spyder affidavits, FRE rule 702, Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1993), WaPo: Sidney Powell’s secret ‘military intelligence expert,’ key to fraud claims in election lawsuits, never worked in military intelligence, real law suits: Plaintiff, v. MIKE KAPLAN, SU20CV0594, 20-CV-003112, 2020V123366K, Calendar law: Georgia Code Title 21. Elections § 21-2-385, § 21-2-14

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Transcript of OA447: OA vs. Randall Eliason on Indicting Trump

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Topics of Discussion:

[Show Intro]

Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 447, I’m Thomas and that is Andrew Torrez.  How’re you doing, sir? 

Andrew:         I am fantastic, but I’m extra fantastic.  We are having back one of our favorite guests and a little different OA this time.

Thomas:         Yeah, yeah.  Just a quick refresher on our announcements, that fundraiser, it is happening December 20th, that’s a Sunday, be ready, be ready to come watch, hang out, see some great guests and of course donate to save democracy!

Andrew:         I can’t think of anything more important than that.  Yeah, Sunday, December 20th, Opening Arguments live fundraiser to save the republic.

Thomas:         Alright well with that said, you may remember an episode a few … [Laughs] You may remember us from such episodes as-

Andrew:         [Laughs]  

Thomas:         Debating over Professor Randall Eliason Washington Post opinion column about whether or not we should prosecute Trump.  Well Professor Randall Eliason was kind enough to come on our show and talk about it.  We’re so excited to have him, very curious to see if our episode influenced him at all or maybe if Andrew’s arguments will influence him in the moment.  We’ll find out, let’s go ahead and get on the line with Professor Randall Eliason.

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Transcript of OA446: Republicans Obliterate the Constitution in Texas v. Pennsylvania

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 446.  I’m Thomas, that’s Mr. Fantastic, Andrew Torrez, how’re you doing sir?

Andrew:         [Laughs] Well?  I kinda feel boxed in here, but fantastic, Thomas!  How are you?

Thomas:         [Laughs] Yeah.  You know, Mr. Fantastic would be a great name for one of the boxers that I would have to face in Mike Tyson’s Punchout.

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         From 1980-whatever, that Andrew was kind enough to guest on on my channel.  I’m going right into it, if you haven’t seen me already say this on social media, sorry.  I’ve got a Twitch channel where I’m playing old NES games and also various other things from time to time.  Andrew was kind enough to hop on last week after the Q&A.  I guess it was earlier this week, I dunno what time is.

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         Anyway, played some Mike Tyson’s Punchout, it was amazing, and I think Mr. Fantastic would be your name.  You would take people out with amicus briefs, you know?  Or something.

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         You have documents, the little shot between rounds would just be documents everywhere.  You’d just be, you know, all over your face, just throwin’ documents everywhere.  It’d be great!

Andrew:         My weakness would have to be, you know, easily distracted by minutia or something?

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OA447: OA vs. Randall Eliason on Indicting Trump

Recently, friend of the show Randall Eliason published an opinion piece for the Washington Post that got a ton of pushback. We voiced our strong disagreement to it on OA443: The (Terrible) Case Against Indicting Trump. We’re very pleased to have Randall on the show to have a lively debate on the topic! We went so long that there is a part 2 airing next week! Make sure to become a patron and gain access to part 2 very early!

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OA446: Republicans Obliterate the Constitution in Texas v. Pennsylvania

There aren’t words harsh enough to describe how disgusting, anti-American, and undemocratic the Texas v. Pennsylvania complaint is. Believe me, I checked my thesaurus. 18 Republican attorneys general have joined in this horrific, garbage attempt to keep their emperor Trump in power despite the wishes of 80+ million voters. We get Andrew’s deep-dive, as he’s as angry as he’s ever been (which sounds pretty much like normal Andrew.)

Before that, we talk about the closing of the Flynn case, and how Opening Arguments is now super famous for having influenced Judge Sullivan!

Links: Flynn final order, compare p 21 with our brief, Texas v. Pennsylvania, Arizona v. California, Arizona insane amicus brief, Trump motion to intervene, terrible constitutional attorneys amicus, Foster v. Love

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Transcript of OA444: Going Out of Business Pardon Sale

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 444, what a cool number, Andrew!

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         It was all just to get to 4-4-4.  That was the whole plan, then we can shut it down.  How’re you doing?

Andrew:         [Laughing] Well I was fine up until you wanted to shut down my show!

Thomas:         [Laughs]

Andrew:         Now I’m a little sad, but-

Thomas:         Alright, you know what?  We can go to 8-8-8.  How about that?

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OA445: SCOTUS Gives Churches the Right to Spread COVID

According to the new fundamentalist majority on the Supreme Court, churches have the right to spread COVID as much as they damn well please and no one is allowed to tell them otherwise. Andrew Seidel is back on the show to give the full breakdown of just how terrible Roman Catholic Diocese v. Cuomo is.

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OA444: Going Out of Business Pardon Sale

Trump is looking poised to pardon everything not nailed down on his way out of the White House. You’ve got pardons in exchange for bribes, run-of-the-mill corrupt pardons, preemptive pardons(?), family pardons, and god knows what else. Andrew breaks it all down for us!

Also an update on state certification (IT’S OVER, BEAST!)

Links: Election results certification dates 2020, Court filing on DOJ pardon investigation, Trump Has Discussed With Advisers Pardons for His 3 Eldest Children and Giuliani, Can Trump Pre-emptively Pardon Allies or Himself? Clemency Power, Explained, Flynn Pardon, Clint Lorance pardon, FIRST BLACK ARMY OFFICER IS PARDONED BY CLINTON

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