Brian Lehrer

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on Your Holiday Witness Wishlist

Monday, December 02, 2019

As the House Intel Committee passes the reigns to the Judiciary Committee, we speak to Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a Judiciary member, about the witness list, and what's to come.

The Big Picture: What Impeachment Means for Democracy

Friday, November 29, 2019

On this special extended episode of Impeachment, we set aside the granular details of the current probe, and take a big-picture look at the role of impeachment in our democracy.

A Case from the Right for More Witnesses

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

When we talked to Rich Lowry before the public hearings, he said he'd rather let the people decide in 2020 whether to remove the President. Did the hearings change anything for him?

"He said, 'Yeah, I'd Do It Again'"

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Today, the case for the broadest possible Articles of Impeachment. Our guest explains why the Republican-majority Senate might remove the President. Plus, how to read impeachment polls. 

'Like Watergate in Reverse'

Monday, November 25, 2019

The Nixon impeachment ended with a smoking gun. The Trump probe started with one. Why does that matter? Michael Isikoff talks public opinion and the latest headlines.

Did Two Weeks of Testimony Change Anyone's Mind?

Friday, November 22, 2019

Today, House Democrats wrapped up two weeks of public impeachment hearings. Did they move the needle? We check in with callers, and political reporter Tim Mak. 

Have We Had Enough Hearings?

Thursday, November 21, 2019

For the most part, the facts of the Ukraine affair aren't in dispute. So why hold more public hearings? Today, we recap the last two weeks of hearings and discuss the Democrats' endgame.

Sondland: 'It was a quid pro quo'

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Gordon Sondland, who had direct contact with the President on the Ukraine affair, confirmed a quid pro quo, and said that the orders were coming from Trump through Rudy Giuliani. 

Vindman: In Russia, They'd Kill Me "For Telling the Truth"

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Lt. Col. Vindman came to the U.S. 40 years ago as a refugee from the old Soviet Union. Today, he did something he says he couldn't do in Russia: He testified against the President. 

Sondland. In the Restaurant. With the Cellphone

Monday, November 18, 2019

Donald Trump tweeted that he was "strongly considering" testifying in the inquiry. But in news that might actually pan out, we look at the firsthand witnesses we'll hear this week. 

The First Week of Public Impeachment Hearings Just Wrapped Up. What Did We Learn?

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Your calls, questions, and lots of analysis on week one of public impeachment hearings. 

Yovanovich is an 'Uppity Woman Who Needs to Get out of the Way'

Friday, November 15, 2019

Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen breaks down today's open testimony by former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovich, and says gender was a factor in her ousting. 

Here's How Impeachment Could Shape The 2020 Election

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Senate Republicans are now considering a lengthy trial to tie up Dem senators in primary races. Today, what the probe means for the election, and how voters are taking this all in.

Democrats Hear Damning New Evidence in Impeachment Testimony

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

A breakdown of day one of the public impeachment hearings, and new evidence that puts Trump closer to the heart of the story. 

How to Write an Article of Impeachment

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The House is expected to vote on Articles of Impeachment soon after Thanksgiving. Today, a trip back in time with the ghosts of impeachments past, to see what could be ahead for Trump.

The Prehistory of the Ukraine Scandal

Monday, November 11, 2019

Who knew what, when? That's perhaps the most crucial question in the impeachment probe. Here's a deep dive into the timeline of events around the alleged quid pro quo. 

Before Public Testimony, a Look Behind the Closed Doors

Friday, November 08, 2019

Natasha Bertrand spent the past week deciphering hundreds of pages of testimony transcripts released by the House. On today's show, she talks about what she found, and what it means.

All The Presidents' Lawyers' Lawyers

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Giuliani lawyered up. Today, a discussion with Lanny Davis, who ran President Clinton's impeachment war room, and represented Michael Cohen in his congressional testimony in February. 

The Case Against Impeachment

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Trump didn't get what he wanted out of the quid-pro-quo, and Ukraine ultimately got its military aid. So why overturn the last election, and taint the next one with impeachment? 

It's Only Tuesday: A Rundown of Everything That Already Happened This Week

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Tax returns. Flipped witnesses. Public transcripts. Elie Mystal, executive editor of Above the Law, runs through a full docket of impeachment headlines.