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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January 22, 2020 21 min

It was a late one in the Senate as the question of witnesses in the impeachment trial came to a head. But after thirteen hours, we know how the first part of the trial will unfold! Yay? Also, investigations editor Mike Sallah gives us an update on what our ol’ pal Lev Parnas knows about the president’s plotting in Ukraine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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January 21, 2020 18 min

As the Senate impeachment trial kicks off in earnest today, Lev Parnas' name keeps popping up in the news. So we're revisiting a conversation about Parnas and Igor Fruman, two of Rudy Giuliani's henchbros deeply involved in the Urkaine scandal. Then come back tomorrow to get an update on what the henchbros are up to in 2020. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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January 17, 2020 21 min

The trial is upon us — it’s formally "game on" now, but the fireworks begin in earnest on Tuesday. So with that in mind, before the big theatrical parts begin, we revisit the man in the middle of all of it: President Donald J. Trump. What does the impeachment trial mean for the presidential election this year? Editor in chief Ben Smith is with us for this one. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/pod... Read more

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So. Much. News. The House voted to send two articles of impeachment to the Senate, which will begin considering whether to remove Trump from office in the coming days. Nancy Pelosi named the House members who will be putting Trump on trial. Who will defend the president? It’s all happening. It’s all in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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If the impeachment trial is a great stage play, who will star as the lawyers? The Democrats’ house managers will be running the show during the trial. Addy Baird takes us through what we need to know about them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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The trial of Donald Trump is likely to begin at some point this week. As we gear up for the main event, all eyes are on the Republicans — and one key figure in the middle of all this is Mitt Romney. He’s cast as the great hope to show Trump doesn’t completely own the Republicans. Does that check out? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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January 13, 2020 17 min

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will send the impeachment articles to the Senate this week. That means it’s just about go time. So with the trial imminent, we look at the strategy the 47 Democrats will put in place to try to make things go their way. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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January 10, 2020 14 min

Today we're talking all about John Bolton, the former National Security Advisor who might hold the key to President Trump's fate in the Senate impeachment trial, but only if he gets to testify. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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January 9, 2020 16 min

Joe Biden is at the center of Donald Trump’s whole Ukraine scheme. He’s been in the middle of the mess before we even knew there was a mess. Now, he’s polling as the frontrunner to be the Democratic candidate. We discuss how the impeachment circus revolves around him. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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January 8, 2020 15 min

Mick Mulvaney has a million jobs in the Trump administration. If the Democrats had it their way, he’d have a million and one: they badly want him as a witness for the Senate trial. What’s Mulvaney’s importance? Our DC Bureau chief Kate Nocera guides us through it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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January 7, 2020 17 min

Just when you think he’s out… former national security adviser John Bolton said if subpoenaed, he’ll testify in the Senate trial of President Trump. This is a pretty big deal. Plus: Chief Justice John Roberts will be running the show during the trial — here’s what you should know about him. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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January 6, 2020 16 min

The impeachment trial is still on hold as Nancy Pelosi refuses to transmit the impeachment articles. Meanwhile, the whole impeachment process bumps up against the Iran news cycle. Plus: we dive in to what you need to know about Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Senate and Trump’s biggest ally in the upcoming trial. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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January 3, 2020 19 min

So you want to see a Senate trial. How does that even work? Paul McLeod is here to explain how these trials normally go down, and what we know and don’t know about the process. Also, we want to hear you 2020 impeachment predictions - record a voice memo saying what YOU think will happen, and send it to impeachment@buzzfeed.com! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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January 2, 2020 9 min

Before the holiday break, Donald J. Trump became just the third president in history to be impeached. Now we're back, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is still refusing to take the next step to get the impeachment trial started in the Senate. Let’s catch up on how we got to this standoff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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December 20, 2019 23 min

You always go to intermission with a showstopper. In this case: President Trump has been impeached. What’s in the second act? A trial awaits after the holiday break. We look at what’s to come, and the woman of the hour, Nancy Pelosi, in our last episode of 2019 - more to come in 2020! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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December 19, 2019 20 min

The House voted to approve two articles of impeachment against President Trump, making him just the third president in history to be impeached. Now, ahead of his trial in the Senate, we look back at the last time this happened, when Bill Clinton was charged with lying under oath. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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December 18, 2019 18 min

As the House prepares to debate two articles of impeachment against the president, we hop in the time machine. The second time the US impeached a president, it was Richard Nixon. And we all know how that turned out — except we don’t. Princeton history prof Kevin Kruse gives us the tour. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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December 17, 2019 16 min

We’re about 24 hours away from the House bringing impeachment articles to a vote. So we look back on the first time the US impeached a president — Andrew Johnson, back in 1868. Brenda Wineapple, who literally wrote the book on this, joins us. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Before the House makes history by voting on Trump’s impeachment, let’s go back in history to discuss how the framers of the Constitution thought about impeachment. Yale History Prof. Joanne Freeman guides us through the journey. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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December 13, 2019 17 min

Around impeachment in 80 days! Today, it’s been 80 days since the impeachment inquiry launched. Plus: How other countries get rid of their leaders (legally, like, with the law). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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