Georgia Opens Investigation Into Trump Post-Election Phone Call

Georgia prosecutors have opened an investigation into former US President Donald Trump’s January 2 phone call with the Peach State’s secretary of state in which he discussed the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

Ted Rall, a political cartoonist and syndicated columnist, joins us to discuss a new investigation in Georgia. On January 2, then US President Donald Trump spoke with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger regarding the outcome of the election. State prosecutors have opened an investigation in which they intend to determine whether Trump violated any state laws, including conspiracy to commit election fraud, criminal solicitation to commit election fraud and intentional interference with the performance of election duties.

Richard Lachmann, a professor at the University at Albany, SUNY, and author of “Capitalists in Spite of Themselves,” joins us to discuss the second Trump impeachment trial. The Senate affirmed the constitutionality of the impeachment trial on Tuesday; however, former President Donald Trump’s legal team seemed disorganized and nearly unfocused as the lead attorney’s presentation focused on irrelevant issues. Though the outcome of the trial is not in doubt, several Republican leaders have voiced concern over the unprofessional presentation.

Kevin Gosztola, the managing editor of, joins us to discuss proposed domestic terrorism laws. Both political parties are coming together to support domestic terror convictions…

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