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NEW YORK – March 31, 2023 – The Emmy® nominated docuseries THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH wraps up the first half of its eighth season covering the historic indictment of Donald Trump, the first former U.S. president to face criminal charges.


Hosts John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, and Jennifer Palmieri – along with guest host Andrew Weissmann, who served as a lead prosecutor on Robert Mueller’s special counsel team, and is an MSNBC legal contributor and host of the MSNBC podcast Prosecuting Donald Trump – examine the legal and political fallout from the bombshell development. In addition, the program tracks the multiple investigations of the former president, including the special counsel probe into Trump's handling of classified documents and his role in the January 6 insurrection. 


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Episode includes:

  • Former Vice President Mike Pence on a federal judge’s ruling compelling him to testify in the special counsel’s investigation into January 6 and Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
  • Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal on special counsel Jack Smith and each of the federal probes he’s overseeing.
  • Insights on Trump’s historic indictment from Republican strategist and Bulwark publisher Sarah Longwell, former New York prosecutor Charles Coleman, and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley.


THE CIRCUS is produced by Left/Right for SHOWTIME. John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Jennifer Palmieri, Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Tom Johnson and Divya Chungi serve as executive producers. To learn more about THE CIRCUS, go to:, follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and join the conversation using #TheCircus.


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