Brian Lehrer

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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.

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.