Impeachment, Explained

Impeachment, Explained

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Ezra Klein puts the impeachment of Donald Trump in perspective


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The impeachment trial convicted American politics
Feb 1 • 22 min
This episode, likely the final episode of this podcast, is a bit different: It’s a look not just at what happened this week, but at the deep lessons of impeachment, and the unresolved conflicts and contradictions we’re left with. Put simply, the Senate…
The McConnell effect
Jan 25 • 42 min
The Senate trial is officially underway. What’s happened so far? How will the trial proceed from here on out? And will any Republicans defect? Vox’s Li Zhou has the answers. Then Andrew Prokop and I talk Mitch McConnell: who he is, what motivates him, how…
“Constitutional decay” in the US Senate
Jan 18 • 50 min
This week, Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in to preside over the third presidential impeachment trial in US history. What happens next? What’s Mitch McConnell’s game plan? And who the hell is Lev Parnas? Andrew Prokop breaks it all down. Then, a…
Impeachment and Iran
Jan 11 • 42 min
This week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would finally send impeachment articles to the Senate. Why now? What is the Senate trial shaping up to look like? And how will things change if former National Security Advisor John Bolton testifies…
Impeachment in, and beyond, the Beltway
Dec 21, 2019 • 63 min
This week, Donald Trump became the third president in US history to be impeached. What does that mean? Why is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi waiting to send the articles of impeachment to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell? And what should we expect from…
Mr. Feldman goes to Washington
Dec 14, 2019 • 49 min
This week, the House Judiciary Committee announced and approved two articles of impeachment. Why two instead of 10? Why is this process moving so quickly? And why are Democrats prioritizing trade deals the same week as impeachment? Vox’s Jen Kirby answers…
How Andrew Johnson’s impeachment created the template for Trump’s
Dec 7, 2019 • 55 min
This week, the fact-finding phase of the Trump impeachment inquiry officially ended. Reports were released, hearings were held, articles of impeachment are being drafted. Andrew Prokop helps us break it all down. Then, the impeachment analogue that most…
Was Rudy Giuliani always like this?
Nov 30, 2019 • 57 min
Rudy Giuliani will prove to be the crucial character who pushed Donald Trump towards impeachable offenses. But how did Giuliani go from “America’s Mayor” and icon of the moderate Republican establishment to…whatever he is now? There’s an answer, and it’s…
What’s wrong with the Republican Party?
Nov 23, 2019 • 73 min
The core question this impeachment process is raising isn’t “what did Donald Trump do?” The hearings have filled in important details and added confirming witness, but the story is largely the one we’ve known since the White House released the call…
With obstruction of justice for all
Nov 16, 2019 • 42 min
This week kicked off the public phase of the impeachment inquiry. On Wednesday, we heard the testimonies of State Department officials Bill Taylor and George Kent and on Friday the testimony of former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. Vox’s…
The biggest difference between Trump and Nixon is Fox News
Nov 9, 2019 • 33 min
This is a helluva episode. First, we’ve been working with Ipsos and PerryUndem on a national survey exploring Americans’ beliefs about what is impeachable. The results are back, and they’re both fascinating and chilling. Then, there was an amazing moment…
A no-BS guide to how the House impeachment process really works
Nov 2, 2019 • 45 min
This week, the House passed an impeachment resolution laying out how the process will work from here. There were unusual and important decisions made that will shape what comes next, and Vox’s Andrew Prokop joins me to explain them. Then, California Rep.…
The Ukraine story is a Russia story
Oct 26, 2019 • 53 min
We talk about this as a Ukraine story. But it’s also a Russia story. The leverage Trump had on Ukraine came from Russia’s invasion of Crimea and continuing support for insurgents in Ukraine. The leverage Trump had on his own government came from the…
The four words that will decide impeachment
Oct 19, 2019 • 53 min
This was the week of confessions. Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney admitted to a Trump administration quid quo pro with Ukraine, with cameras rolling. EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland confirmed that President Trump made Rudy Giuliani the hinge…
We are living through history
Oct 12, 2019 • 1 min
This will, in all likelihood, be the fourth time a US president is impeached. But it’ll be a devilish story to follow. Already, there are more threads, places, names, and events than even full-time reporters can remember. What’s the role of the EU…