Animals, I am going to try as hard as possible not to reveal any spoilers but last night I got on the horn with Zoltar and we beat the sh*t out of the impeachment dead horse to decide who — if anyone — is going to testify in front of the Senate. Here are the honchos and markets in question:
I am honestly more excited for you to listen to this than I am to Google Baby Yoda memes, and that is saying a lot. There has honestly never been a better podcast released than this one, and that is in all of history. Zoltar and I could crush anything but fortunately for you, we are mostly focused on crushing political betting lines on PredictIt.
You can stream the pod below or download on the iTunes store.
Also, here are some quotes from the USA V. NIXON case that Zoltar references on the pod.
- “The President’s need for complete candor and objectivity from advisers calls for great deference from the courts. However, when the privilege depends solely on the broad, undifferentiated claim of public interest in the confidentiality of such conversations [not what Trump will assert], a confrontation with other values arises. Absent a claim of need to protect military, diplomatic, or sensitive national security secrets [what Trump will assert in his impeachment], we find it difficult to accept the argument that even the very important interest in confidentiality of Presidential communications is significantly diminished by production of such material for in camera inspection with all the protection that a district court will be obliged to provide.”
- Quoting another case regarding need to protect military, diplomatic, and/or sensitive national security secrets [what Trump will claim in his impeachment] — “The President, both as Commander-in-Chief and as the Nation’s organ for foreign affairs, has available intelligence services whose reports are not and ought not to be published to the world. It would be intolerable that courts, without the relevant information, should review and perhaps nullify actions of the Executive taken on information properly held secret.”
- “A President and those who assist him must be free to explore alternatives in the process of shaping policies and making decisions and to do so in a way many would be unwilling to express except privately. These are the considerations justifying a presumptive privilege for Presidential communications. The privilege is fundamental to the operation of Government and inextricably rooted in the separation of powers under the Constitution.”