NEW: In this bonus episode of the @NewAbnormalPod, The Daily Beast's @JFKucinich and @swin24 join @TheRickWilson and @MollyJongFast to chat about a possible Trump prosecution–and Rudy Giuliani reaching the "peak of batshit mountain.”
Team Biden has made his incoming style of presidency very clear: Keep the peace. Or in his aides' words, "move the country forward."

BUT. And this is a big BUT: Biden's Attorney General still could go after Trump.
"It will be interesting to see how that particular pick moves forward," says @swin24
Speaking of "what ifs," the quad also muse about what the political world will look like without Trump as president, and sorry to say, not too much is different
Plus! Will Democrats have to drag GSA official Emily Murphy out of her post? Is Rudy Giuliani OK? And what the hell is happening in Georgia!?
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