Brian Lehrer

Host, The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer appears in the following:

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.

Jurors Listen Impartially. Are Senators Up To The Task?

Monday, November 04, 2019

If the House votes to impeach, the 100 professional politicians in the Senate would have to act as an impartial jury. One of them isn't sure his colleagues will be able to. 

Will Televised Hearings Be Too Real for the Reality TV President?

Friday, November 01, 2019

It's been a non-stop flurry of impeachment news, so today Katie Benner runs down the latest headlines, and answers some listener questions you've left on our voicemail.

A Deeply Divided House Vote

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Elizabeth Holtzman, former U.S. Congresswoman during the Nixon impeachment proceedings, recalls how bipartisan that process was compared to today's. 

Sen. Murphy: 'We Will Have a Trial in the Senate'

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) says that if the House impeaches, Republicans won't be able to avoid a trial. Plus, Emily Bazelon and Jonathan Lemire on Vindman's trial and more. 

The #Resistance Is Coming

Monday, October 28, 2019

On Sunday, a stadium full of baseball fans chanted at the president, "Lock him up." Could a vocal grassroots protest campaign move the needle on impeachment, as it did on Obamacare?

Meanwhile, in Ukraine

Friday, October 25, 2019

U.S. scandals — involving Paul Manafort, Hunter Biden and now Donald Trump — keep popping up in Ukraine, the country at the heart of the impeachment probe. What's going on there?

How to Get Away with Murder? Become President, President's Lawyers Say

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Two impeachment-related cases at the SDNY courthouse yesterday: one on presidential immunity, the other on Giuliani's associates. The hosts of Trump, Inc. were there. They have stories. 

After Taylor's Testimony, Is It Time for Public Hearings?

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Why are these high stakes testimonies happening behind closed doors? Michael Isikoff, who's covered Congress for decades, says it's time to make them public. 

Trump Compares Impeachment to a 'Lynching'

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Was Trump's use of the word "lynching" in a tweet this morning racism, or historical ignorance? Can he really pretend not to know his ambassador? AP's Jonathan Lemire fact-checks. 

'A Perfect Slice of Emolument Pie'

Monday, October 21, 2019

There's the legal side of impeachment, and the political side. Today, a spot-check on both with Slate legal analyst Dahlia Lithwick and POLITICO congressional reporter Kyle Cheney.

Quid Pro Quo, Or No? Mulvaney Says 'Get Over It'

Friday, October 18, 2019

Yesterday, Mick Mulvaney told reporters that quid pro quo "happens all the time," before backtracking hours later. Plus, a recap of the revelations from the past week.

Hillary Clinton: Trump Should Be Impeached on National Security Grounds

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hillary Clinton tells Brian that Trump's impulsive withdrawal of American troops from Syria is an additional reason for impeachment. 

State Dept. Ukraine Expert Says Trump Sidelined Him

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

New York Times Justice Department reporter Katie Benner discusses the latest impeachment headlines, including the Administration's stonewalling of the House inquiry.

Introducing... Impeachment: A Daily Podcast

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Why a State Dept. Ukraine expert says Trump sidelined him. 

Bolton Worried Giuliani Was "a Hand Grenade Who's Going to Blow Everybody Up"

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

On today's show, Brian spoke with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, and a member of the Judiciary Committee, which will play a critical role in the inquiry. 

A Key Passage of the Mueller Report Read Aloud by Brian Lehrer

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Every day until the Mueller testimony on July 24, Brian Lehrer and a guest will read aloud and explain one important passage from the nearly 400-page report.

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Live Coverage and Analysis of Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Special Counsel Robert Mueller breaks his silence after more than two years. 

He Talks to the Mayor Every Week. Here's How Brian Lehrer Views de Blasio's White House Run

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Lehrer has been speaking with Mayor de Blasio every Friday for the past three years.

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How Cheap Streaming Became Too Pricey

Thursday, May 09, 2019

It used to be that cord-cutters were saving money. But now with a boom in subscription services, that's not necessarily the case anymore.