Impeachment Today

Impeachment Today

Don’t sit this one out. We know you’ve heard it before, but this time it’s actually different. The Trump impeachment saga is confusing, complicated, and also really, really important. In Impeachment Today, BuzzFeed News world news editor Hayes Brown does what he does best: cuts through the noise to tell you what actually matters.... Show More

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December 9, 2019 19 min

Rick Perry has come up a lot in the impeachment saga. So how has he managed to stay out of the spotlight? Plus: a guide through the House Judiciary Committee’s 50-page report on how to frame the presumably forthcoming articles of impeachment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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December 6, 2019 16 min

Today, we’re taking a close look at who is NOT talking: all the people who work for Trump who have refused to testify before Congress, citing various legal rationale for ducking subpoenas. All the ones who do not dare disturb the sound of silence. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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December 4, 2019 17 min

Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad to tell your version of the story. We discuss how Fox News’ coverage of impeachment is shaping its viewers’ understanding of what Trump did or didn’t do. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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December 4, 2019 16 min

The House Intelligence Committee dropped their 300-page report and spoiler: they said Trump did the thing Democrats are accusing him of. We guide you through the report’s bombshells. Plus: Now as the time draws near for Congress to draw the articles of impeachment, we explain what that entails, exactly. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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December 3, 2019 13 min

All eyes now turn to Jerry Nadler, the chair of the Judiciary Committee in the House — it’s his committee’s role to decide what they’re going to do with all the evidence collected in the public impeachment hearings. Congressional reporter Kadia Goba fills us in on Nadler and his approach. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Well, it’s been sixty-nine days (nice) since the House began it’s impeachment inquiry. The report into what the inquiry learned is wrapping up and we’re getting ready to move to the next phase of the process. Seems like a good time to check in with BuzzFeed News Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith about how the politics of impeachment are playing out so far. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 27, 2019 19 min

Dreading talking impeachment at the dinner table? Well so is BuzzFeed News reporter Ryan Broderick, but he’s here to explain all the conspiracy theories spreading in right-wing media – and help you prepare what to say when Uncle Steve brings up CrowdStrike over the stuffing. Also read more of Ryan's reporting on impeachment conspiracy theories: http://bit.ly/BroderickConspiracy Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.... Read more

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November 26, 2019 16 min

While the US is caught up in the impeachment madness, in Ukraine the military aid that Trump suspended is not just a thing of political intrigue — there were serious consequences to it not arriving as expected. We asked Chris Miller to give us the lay of the land. Read more from Chris about the ongoing war in Ukraine: http://bit.ly/2DjXgHM Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 25, 2019 21 min

From Mick Mulvaney asking around to find justifications for withholding aid from Ukraine, to Rep. Jim Jordan, Trump’s biggest defender, we get into the people who say things so the president doesn’t have to. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Look at that. We made it. We made it through the impeachment hearings. Now there’s only the whole rest of the impeachment process to go. Gather ‘round, let’s take a look at where we are and how we got here with Fiona Hill and David Holmes testifying. And here’s the link to the TinyHands font as promised: http://bit.ly/2pIp5qe Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Gordon Sondland said it and said it again: yes, there was a Trump quid pro quo. Except this time, he said in front of the world. He directly implicated the president, too, saying he pressed Ukraine “at the express direction” of Trump. We get into the aftermath of this explosive testimony. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 20, 2019 16 min

If you weren’t able to catch all bajillion hours of testimony on Tuesday, we’ve got you covered. Four key witnesses were up today: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Jennifer Williams, Kurt Volker, and Tim Morrison. We take you through the bits you need to know — and there were many. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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More testimony is underway as the third round of impeachment hearings kick-off and Democrats keep adding new witnesses to the list for this week’s marathon of testimony. And we talk to Politico’s Natasha Bertrand about Dr. Fiona Hill, the Russia expert turned Trump White House survivor who now has a tale to tell to Congress. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 18, 2019 16 min

This week: three hearings on deck, so it's gonna get busy. Also, we get the full story on the 2017 Politico article Republicans keep referencing to help shape their defense of Donald Trump. Spoiler alert: it's not quite as straightforward as they say it is. Read the Politico story discussed in this episode: https://politi.co/2KKkvz9 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Friday hearings mean you get a bonus drop to keep you up to speed! And Marie Yovanovitch has quite the story to tell, so come hear what she told the House Intelligence Committee. Oh also: the White House released another Trump call transcript and it totally exonerated him. (jk, it actually undercut a Republican talking point.) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 15, 2019 16 min

Pundits and politicians alike have been staring at polls about impeachment like they’re a crystal ball with a magic connection to The People’s mood. HuffPost’s Polling Editor Ariel Edwards-Levy tells us why that’s not really how we should think about these things. Meanwhile, Speaker Pelosi basically says “Tired: quid pro quo. Wired: Bribery.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Five and a half hours of testimony later, that’s one impeachment hearing down and at least four more to go. Ambassador Bill Taylor dropped a new bombshell of testimony and State Department official George Kent laid out the facts for all of us at home. And Addy Baid gives us a rundown of the vibe on Capitol Hill. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 13, 2019 16 min

It’s day one of the public impeachment hearings, and we are only a little amped about it! Bill Taylor is up today, and his testimony is key in telling the impeachment story. We’ll get into why he matters a lot. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On the eve of the first public hearings of the 2019 impeachment, our host Hayes Brown reads what we can only assume will be an instant seasonal classic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 12, 2019 15 min

When impeachment hearings start up, all eyes will be on the guy with the gavel: Adam Schiff. He’s chair of the House Intelligence Committee and from the days of the Russia investigation, he’s been the man who’s been annoying Trump the most in Congress. Emma Loop is on to talk to us about Schiff and his biggest challenge yet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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