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Impeachment – a daily podcast: The Unmaking of ‘Civic Virtue’


January 25, 2020

A podcast series from WNYC


Where are we on impeachment today?

In their final day of opening arguments, the House’s impeachment managers will focus on the “Obstruction of Congress” article, outlining the President’s alleged efforts to hamper the House’s investigation. Yesterday, while arguing that the President’s activities in Ukraine constituted an abuse of power, they worked to pre-empt one of their opposition’s defense strategy of bringing up Joe and Hunter Biden by laying out a case that their activities in Ukraine were all above board. During a break in the presentation, Senate Republicans expressed surprise that the impeachment managers would spend so much time on the Bidens, opening the door for the defense team to urge the Senate to subpoena their testimony.

On this  episode:

Susan Hennessy, executive editor of Lawfare, CNN contributor, former attorney at the NSA, and
Benjamin Wittes, editor in chief of Lawfare,
both senior fellows at the Brookings Institution and co-authors of Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump’s War on the World’s Most Powerful Office(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020)


About Impeachment: A Daily Podcast

Impeachment brings you the day’s biggest news and breaking stories as Congress pursues an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. 

Each day, host Brian Lehrer, one of the country’s most respected journalists, explains the political and legal stakes of this historic moment. Through conversations with journalists, lawmakers and experts we, together, try to make sense of it all.

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