‘Rule of Law’ Airs Sunday, October 2 at 8 PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME®

The Emmy® nominated docuseries THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH continues the second half of its seventh season by focusing on the myriad legal threats facing former President Donald Trump.

Hosts John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon and Jennifer Palmieri examine the metastasizing investigations, from courtrooms to Congress, into Trump’s handling of classified documents, his role in the January 6th insurrection and his business dealings in the White House.

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Episode includes:

  • Veteran journalists Peter Baker and Susan Glasser on Trump’s unparalleled legal problems.
  • Former Trump White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews on her testimony to the January 6th Committee about Trump’s actions the day of the Capitol attack.
  • Andrew Weissmann, senior prosecutor in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, on the Justice Department’s investigations and the role of Attorney General Merrick Garland.
  • Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal on the Trump investigations, the Supreme Court and the rule of law.

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 TwitterFacebook, and Instagram, and join the conversation using #TheCircus.