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Fake President Bracket!
Eight fictitious presidents from film and television go toe to toe for this year's March bracket: the greatest ever fictional president. Email the show with your pitch to help influence the bracket at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookkeeping Fraud: The First Crime Charged to a Former President?
Donald Trump posted on social media that he would be arrested this week. But on what charge? We explain and unpack the Truth that rocked the political world.This episode covers the Stormy Daniels scandal, which involves former US President Donald Trump. Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, alleged that she had an affair with Trump in 2006, and she was paid $130,000 in 2016 by Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, to keep quiet about it. The episode also mentions Cohen's surrender to the FBI in August 2018 and his guilty plea on eight criminal charges, which included tax evasion, making false statements, and making illegal campaign contributions. The Manhattan District Attorney and the New York Attorney General launched investigations into Trump. The episode also mentions a potential charge of falsifying business records under Article 175 of the New York Penal Law, which carries a sentence of up to four years.
Will Trump Be Indicted?
THIS IS FREE PREVIEW OF THE PATREON CONTENT DELIVERED EVERY MONDAY TO SUPPORTERS OF TAKEPOLITICSSERIOUSLY.COMThe fast moving story of former president Donald Trump's possible indictment by the Manhattan District Attorney's office this week is discussed on the Sunday shows.
Why the banks collapsed and why Biden bailed them out
The second and third largest bank collapses in America happened in the last seven days. We go inside the first domino to fall, Silicon Valley Bank, with the help of VC and tech reporter Molly Wood. Then we look to history for answers with Kirsten Grind (Wall Street Journal) who wrote the book The Lost Bank about the 2008 Washington Mutual collapse, to this day the largest in American history. And then we examine the reasoning for Joe Biden to bail out the failed institutions and examine the repercussions for 2024.