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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[Show Intro]

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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Transcript of OA443: The (Terrible) Case Against Indicting Trump

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Topics of Discussion:

[Show Intro]

Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 443.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew, how’re you doing, sir?

Andrew:         I am fantastic, Thomas, how are you?  Did you have a nice Thanksgiving?

Thomas:         I didn’t really have a Thanksgiving.

Andrew:         [Laughs] Well, I think a lot of us didn’t.

Thomas:         Didn’t even – probably first time in years I didn’t have any Thanksgiving food, really.

Andrew:         Yeah.

Thomas:         My wife made a few things but, you know, we’re just by ourselves so we didn’t really wanna do it, so that was me!

Andrew:         Your children didn’t demand roast turkey?

Thomas:         They don’t understand anything. [Laughs]

Andrew:         Yaaay!

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OA443: The (Terrible) Case Against Indicting Trump

Friend of the show Randall Eliason wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post called “The case against indicting Trump.” Both of us on the show strongly disagree with the arguments presented and humbly submit our enthusiastic rebuke of it.

Before that, Andrew answers the clickbaity question of whether or not Trump made a major mistake in pardoning Flynn. As with all clickbait, the answer is no. Finally, we briefly touch on the terrible new decision out of the Amy Coney Barrett era that is our new hell.

Links: Last election nail, Biden hopes to avoid divisive Trump investigations, Federal Prosecution of Election Offenses Seventh Edition May 2007, REPORT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE UNITED STATES SENATE, 20A87 Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Cuomo (11/25/2020)

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Transcript of OA442: Lindsey Graham Is A Criminal

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[Show Intro]

Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 442.  Gobble gobble gobble!

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         How’s it going, Andrew?

Andrew:         It’s going fantastic, Thomas, how are you?

Thomas:         Oh, great.  Recording a little earlier than normal because of the holiday.

Andrew:         Yeah, you know.  Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.

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OA442: Lindsey Graham Is A Criminal

Happy Thanksgiving! Just like the criminals of the Trump era, Opening Arguments never stops. Just as we went to record, Trump pardoned Flynn via Tweet. Andrew gives us his thoughts on that. Then we cover a couple more things Andrew was right about that should reduce your blood pressure a little! (and one thing that might raise it..)

Our main segment is about how Lindsey Graham likely broke several laws in his attempts to influence the vote counting in this election. What’s more, there are several things we can do about it! Find out!

Links: 3rd Circuit letter, GSA ascertainment letter, Election results certification dates, 2020, OA325: Putin’s Puppet? The Open Skies Treaty, Trump administration pulls out of Open Skies treaty with Russia, False Positive Rate for Signature Matching, 52 US Code § 10307 – Prohibited acts, 52 US Code § 10308 – Civil and criminal sanctions, 2010 Georgia Code :: TITLE 21 – ELECTIONS, 2010 Georgia Code :: TITLE 45 – PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, US Senate: About Expulsion, No Senator Has Been Expelled Since 1862

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Transcript of OA441: Trump Still Lost

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[Show Intro]

Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 441, I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew.  How’re you doing?

Andrew:         I’m fantastic Thomas, how are you?

Thomas:         I might be fantastic as well.

Andrew:         [Laughs] Good!

Thomas:         Yeah, I mean lots of Andrew Was Right’s to talk about today, which are, you know, those are fun.  I like when you’re right.

Andrew:         They’re fun for me too!

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