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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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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One started a company called Fraud Guarantee. The other mortgaged a million dollar house to fund their ALLEGED hijinks. Together they were all up in Ukraine’s business on Rudy Giuliani’s behalf — ALLEGEDLY. Mike Sallah tells a tale that could only happen in South Florida about two guys at the heart of impeachment inquiry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Most of the action has been behind closed doors. But brace yourselves, the impeachment inquiry’s public hearings are coming. What do you need to prepare for? Addy Baird helps guide us through phase 2 of the Impeachment Cinematic Universe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 7, 2019 14 min

Trump wanted the attorney general to announce that the president didn't break any laws in his July phone call. Because of course he did. We also break down how Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the EU, went from hotel owner to Trump donor to kind of a big deal for the impeachment case. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the EU, is changing his story, saying he did, in fact, oops, whaddya know, present a quid pro quo to Ukrainian officials. What does that mean for the Nixometer? Plus: a closer look at Marie Yovanovitch's explosive testimony to the impeachment inquiry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 5, 2019 16 min

House Democrats published two transcripts of the dozen or so depositions they've held. Yes, they’re juicy. Also: remember April? Of course you don't. That's when the Mueller report came out. Well, now it's back and could play a role in the impeachment saga. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 4, 2019 17 min

We're all talking about this whole impeachment circus because of one human — The Whistleblower. You know, that enigmatic intelligence official who felt Trump's Ukraine call was sketchy, and reported it. Democrats love to praise whoever it is. Republicans want the person’s identity unmasked. We explain the whistleblower's role in the impeachment story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-... Read more

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November 1, 2019 18 min

38 days into this thing, might as well make it official! The Democrat-controlled House votes to officially launch an impeachment inquiry. Also, what the hell is Crowdstrike, and how did it get into the president’s brain and into our lives? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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There are a LOT of names flying around, many of them Ukrainian. Today, we focus in on two key figures: Viktor Shokin and Yuriy Lutsenko. Both are former top prosecutors in Ukraine, and both key players in the impeachment saga. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 30, 2019 18 min

We reenact and dive deep on the call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine's President Zelensky, so we can explain what all the fuss is about. Also, House Republicans won't go after a decorated veteran who flagged Trump's call with Ukraine, even if Fox News will. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Thanks a lot, Founding Fathers. We could’ve used some clarity about this impeachment thing. What do we mean when we ask, “is the president going to get impeached?” We had politics editor Sarah Mimms on to go over what impeachment entails, and what we’re actually doing here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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If you had the Ukrainian president on your list of reasons why Trump might get impeached, congrats, you're a wizard. The rest of us didn't see this coming. Who is Voldymyr Zelensky, and is he in over his head? We talk to Chris Miller, who's reporting from Kyiv. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Senate Republicans want to condemn the impeachment inquiry, because of course they do. Hayes sits down with Katherine Miller to talk about Hunter Biden, the large adult son at the heart of this mess. Why is he in the news? Why does he keep coming up? It’s Impeachment Today. Read more Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 24, 2019 17 min

First, let's piece everything together: what do we know for sure? How did a July call between Trump and Ukraine's president snowball into a full-blown impeachment inquiry? Then, the question of the day: has Rudy Giuliani always been this shady? Our editor-in-chief Ben Smith is here to talk about Giuliani's road to the middle of this mess. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 21, 2019 1 min

We get it — it’s easy to get lost in the impeachment circus, because every day brings a whole bunch of headlines. But listen — this whole thing is a big deal (really). We’re living through history here, and the stories matter a lot.  In Impeachment Today, Hayes Brown takes 10-15 minutes to talk you through what you need to know and why the stakes are so high. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-adve... Read more

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