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April 22, 2024
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Law and Odor: Trump Trials

In This Episode

Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Hysteria Co-Host Erin Ryan are live from the LA Times Festival of Books! As the first week of Donald Trump’s Manhattan criminal trial ends, Trump defends himself by constantly violating his gag order and—allegedly—farting recklessly in the courtroom. President Biden hits the trail to highlight his plans to help the middle class and pass legislation restoring Roe v. Wade. Trump reportedly narrows in on a VP pick, but rules out governors from states with the most restrictive abortion bans. And, Jon and Tommy talk about their upcoming book, Democracy or Else: How To Save America in 10 Easy Steps.Democracy or Else: How To Save America in 10 Easy Steps is coming June 25th. Crooked is donating its profits from Democracy or Else to support Vote Save America, its partners, and other organizations who are mobilizing for progressive outcomes in the 2024 election and beyond.


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  • NYT: Will a Mountain of Evidence Be Enough to Convict Trump?
  • NYT: Trump’s Trial Challenge: Being Stripped of Control
  • Politico: How large parts of Trump’s trial are playing out in the shadows
  • NYT: Where Jurors in Trump Hush-Money Trial Say They Get Their News
  • NYT: Trump Rally, a Return to the Campaign Trail, Is Called Off Because of Storms
  • NYT | DB: Trump Trial Self-Immolator Posted Dizzying Manifesto Online
  • RS: Trump Privately Rages About His Sketch Artist, Courtroom Nap Reports
  • NY Post: Michael Avenatti says he’s talking to Trump’s legal team — and would testify for the ex-prez
  • Politico: Trump’s super PAC has helped foot his legal bills. That might end soon.
  • WaPo: Live Updates: Full jury selected in Trump hush money trial
  • NYT: Live Updates: Full Jury Has Been Chosen in Trump Criminal Trial
  • NYT: Man Sets Himself on Fire Near Courthouse Where Trump Is on Trial



  • NBC: Biden’s 50-year journey as a skeptic of Roe v. Wade to its ultimate protector
  • CNN: After rocky start, Kamala Harris emerges as the Biden campaign’s lead prosecutor on top issues
  • NBC: RFK Jr. candidacy hurts Trump more than Biden, NBC News poll finds
  • NBC: Poll: Election interest hits new low in tight Biden-Trump race
  • Political Polls Tweet
  • Politico: Biden camp decides not to take the bait on Trump’s stormy trial
  • TWEET: AdImpact Politics
  • NYT: Trump on Trial vs. Biden on the Trail: An Unusual 2024 Stretch Begins
  • NBCNEWS: Biden preps event tying Florida’s six-week abortion ban to the 2024 campaign
  • CNN: Why Biden and Democrats are talking so much about freedom
  • POLITICO: Arizona GOP scuttles attempt to repeal 1864 abortion ban
  • VanityFair: “I’m Here…to Represent Jesus Christ”: Arizona Republicans Block Second Attempt to Repeal Civil War–Era Abortion Ban
  • APNEWS: Emergency rooms refused to treat pregnant women, leaving one to miscarry in a lobby restroom
  • NewsNationNow: OB-GYN shortage worsens as physician retirements outpace hirings



  • Hill: GOP vice presidential hopefuls look for Trump’s golden ticket
  • NY Mag: Who’s the Trump VP Pick? Latest Odds for Every Shortlist Candidate.
  • NYT: The Trumpification of Kristi Noem
  • Vox: Trump’s rumored VP shortlist, explained
  • NYT: As Trump Ponders V.P. Contenders, He Asks: Can They Help Me Raise Cash?
  • Politico: RJK Jr. claims Trump ‘emissaries’ asked him to be his running mate
  • The Hill: Favorable views of Harris rival Beyoncé in new survey