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The impeachment of Donald Trump is one of the biggest political stories of our lifetimes. It's a test of whether accountability, election integrity, and the rules of our democracy can withstand the corrupt acts of powerful people. It's also a story that's unfolding at such a break-neck pace, it's absurd.

Fortunately, Brian Beutler, Crooked Media's Editor in Chief, lives for this s**t. Join Brian every week as he breaks down the week's most important developments in the impeachment fight with legal, political, and congressional experts to help you figure out how this is all going to end and what you can do to play your part in one of the most important moments in American history. Yeah, it's that big. New episode out every Friday.

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The impeachment of Donald Trump is one of the biggest political stories of our lifetimes. It's a test of whether accountability, election integrity, and the rules of our democracy can withstand the corrupt acts of powerful people. It's also a story that's unfolding at such a break-neck pace, it's absurd.

Fortunately, Brian Beutler, Crooked Media's Editor in Chief, lives for this s**t. Join Brian every week as he breaks down the week's most important developments in the impeachment fight with legal, political, and congressional experts to help you figure out how this is all going to end and what you can do to play your part in one of the most important moments in American history. Yeah, it's that big. New episode out every Friday.

    The Fix

    The Fix

    What if the Senate completes an impeachment trial in a way that deprives the public of the fairness it demands, and plainly violates the oath senators take to do impartial justice? Harvard Law Professor, and host of the Noah Feldman joins host Brian Beutler to discuss the opening of the trial of Donald Trump, and the legitimacy crisis we face if Republicans complete his coverup for him.

    • 31 min
    The Floodgates

    The Floodgates

    A deluge of new details about the Ukraine scheme have made Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump more desperate than ever to conceal as much incriminating information as they can. And they may still have the tools they need to keep the public from ever learning the full truth. Kate Brannen, the editorial director at Just Security who unearthed some of these details, joins host Brian Beutler to discuss the lastest extraordinary developments, and what Trump and McConnell, in their desperation, might do to prevent more of them from coming to light.

    • 32 min
    The Standoff

    The Standoff

    When Donald Trump’s impeachment trial begins—whenever it begins—the Senate will be divided between Democrats, who will demand to hear from all the first-hand witnesses who defied the impeachment inquiry, and Republicans who will want to acquit Trump without letting any new incriminating information come to light.
    Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Sarah Binder joins host Brian Beutler to walk us through all the arcane rules and requirements senators will have to navigate if they hope to hold a fair trial—or a coverup.

    • 31 min
    The Showdown

    The Showdown

    The House of Representatives has impeached Donald Trump, but the fight has only just begin. His trial won’t begin until 2020; but between now and then that fight won’t stop. In fact, this may be the most important phase of it. The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent joins host Brian Beutler to look ahead, and discuss what each of us—Democratic members of Congress, presidential candidates, impartial journalists, activist, or just regular voters—can do to make sure both Trump and those who seek to cover up his crimes are held accountable.

    • 30 min
    The Dodge

    The Dodge

    This week House Democrats announced the official articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Trump is just the fourth president in U.S. history to face the prospect of impeachment for alleged misconduct in office, but many were left wondering why there were only two articles, one for abuse of power for pressuring Ukraine to assist him in his re-election campaign and the second for obstruction of Congress. This week, Rubicon host Brian Beutler speaks to Michelle Goldberg, a columnist for the New York Times and cohost of the podcast, The Argument.

    • 28 min
    The Choice

    The Choice

    Donald Trump wants House Democrats to impeach him as soon as possible. Lucky for him, House Democrats ALSO want to impeach him as soon as possible. The problem? When it comes to what’s best for Donald Trump, only one of them can be right. Sorting out who’s right and who’s wrong is one of the most pressing issues in all of politics right now. So host Brian Beutler brought Matthew Miller, former Justice Department official, back on the show to try to answer the question and sort through ALL of the fast-moving developments in the impeachment of Donald Trump.

    • 32 min

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