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It's one of the rarest political events in American history, one that only three presidents have ever experienced before today. Just months after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, the White House finds itself under fire from a new front: an impeachment inquiry. Who was on that July 25th call between President Trump and President Zelensky? What was promised and who was pressured? And how has that one phone call raised the question, once again, of possible foreign intervention in U.S. elections and "quid pro quo" demands to other foreign leaders? We'll bring you all of our exclusive reporting -- from the halls of Capitol Hill to Maiden Square in Kyiv. Along the way, you'll get insight from legal analysts and historians, politicians and principals -- those who are driving the developments in this rapidly-unfolding story -- all as we count down the days until an impeachment vote and a possible senate trial.

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It's one of the rarest political events in American history, one that only three presidents have ever experienced before today. Just months after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, the White House finds itself under fire from a new front: an impeachment inquiry. Who was on that July 25th call between President Trump and President Zelensky? What was promised and who was pressured? And how has that one phone call raised the question, once again, of possible foreign intervention in U.S. elections and "quid pro quo" demands to other foreign leaders? We'll bring you all of our exclusive reporting -- from the halls of Capitol Hill to Maiden Square in Kyiv. Along the way, you'll get insight from legal analysts and historians, politicians and principals -- those who are driving the developments in this rapidly-unfolding story -- all as we count down the days until an impeachment vote and a possible senate trial.

    "Apples to Clouds"

    "Apples to Clouds"

    Over 20 years ago, he was part of an investigation into a sitting president and senior counsel to Ken Starr. Now, Paul Rosenzweig joins "The Investigation" co-hosts Chris Vlasto and Katherine Faulders, and calling the impeachment trial of President Trump a "watershed moment in American history" and summarizing the Senate leadership’s strategy as "very simple—to move as fast as they can...avoid as much evidence as possible." But Rosenzweig, who currently serves as resident senior fellow of the National Security and Cyber Security Program at the R Street Institute, cautions against comparing this era to the time of Clinton: "The comparison...is kind of apples to clouds...[in] which every assertion of executive privilege was eventually overcome." Later, ABC News chief White House correspondent and co-host of the "Powerhouse Politics" podcast Jonathan Karl shares his latest reporting on the White House response and his own prediction that the Senate trial will last "two weeks or less," largely due to "impeachment fatigue in the country."



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    -- Powerhouse Politics: Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. http://bit.ly/2SsGwr7



    -- FiveThirtyEight Politics: Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week. https://53eig.ht/2RF3eb1



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    • 36 min
    "This Isn't Another Partisan War"

    "This Isn't Another Partisan War"

    As the nation prepares for its third impeachment trial in history, "The Investigation" co-hosts Chris Vlasto and Katherine Faulders bring all the latest updates from Capitol Hill with senior Congressional correspondent Mary Bruce. Then, senior national correspondent Terry Moran joins to set the historical context and significance of this impeachment proceeding, explaining that "this is the biggest thing that Congress can do: overturn an election, remove a president from office."


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    Support this podcast with a review on Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2UJIsJs

    Recommended listening...

    -- Start Here: The daily 20-minute news podcast from ABC News. http://bit.ly/2SA62eg

    -- Powerhouse Politics: Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. http://bit.ly/2SsGwr7

    -- FiveThirtyEight Politics: Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week. https://53eig.ht/2RF3eb1

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    • 28 min
    Start Here: The Side of 2019 You Hate

    Start Here: The Side of 2019 You Hate

    We're going on a short break for the holidays - in the meantime, listen to ABC's daily podcast, "start Here" and be sure to subscribe if you like what you hear.

    Follow Chris on Twitter: @vlasto
    Follow John on Twitter: @santucci

    Support this podcast with a review on Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2UJIsJs

    Recommended listening...

    -- Start Here: The daily 20-minute news podcast from ABC News. http://bit.ly/2SA62eg

    -- Powerhouse Politics: Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. http://bit.ly/2SsGwr7

    -- FiveThirtyEight Politics: Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week. https://53eig.ht/2RF3eb1

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    • 20 min
    Start Here: Casualties of (Trade) War

    Start Here: Casualties of (Trade) War

    We're going on a short break for the holidays - in the meantime, listen to ABC's daily podcast, "Start Here" and be sure to subscribe if you like what you hear.

    Follow Chris on Twitter @vlasto
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    Support this podcast with a review on Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2UJIsJs

    Recommended listening...

    -- Start Here: The daily 20-minute news podcast from ABC News. http://bit.ly/2SA62eg

    -- Powerhouse Politics: Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. http://bit.ly/2SsGwr7

    -- FiveThirtyEight Politics: Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week. https://53eig.ht/2RF3eb1

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    • 17 min
    "Very Stretched, Very Thin, Very Different"

    "Very Stretched, Very Thin, Very Different"

    As the impeachment inquiry prepares to move to a trial in the Senate, former Congressman Bill McCollum sits down with "The Investigation." As one of the House impeachment managers during the Clinton impeachment trial, McCollum shares his view of the impeachment inquiry: "it's that grave a nature that ought to be determined by the voters next year, the election." The former Congressman sees little comparison between impeachment trials, calling the case against President Trump, "Very stretched, very thin, very different." But first, "The Investigation"team along with Senior National Correspondent Tom Llamas give an inside look into ABC's investigation of 2020 candidate Mike Bloomberg and allegations that his company has a culture of sexist commentary and a toxic environment for his female employees that arose in the 80's and 90's.


    Follow Chris on Twitter @vlasto
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    Support this podcast with a review on Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2UJIsJs

    Recommended listening...

    -- Start Here: The daily 20-minute news podcast from ABC News. http://bit.ly/2SA62eg

    -- Powerhouse Politics: Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. http://bit.ly/2SsGwr7

    -- FiveThirtyEight Politics: Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week. https://53eig.ht/2RF3eb1

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    • 26 min
    "We Know How The Movie Ends"

    "We Know How The Movie Ends"

    As the impeachment inquiry continues with committee counsels testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, former Republican counsel for the House Oversight Committee during the impeachment of President Clinton, Barbara Comstock, joins "The Investigation." Comstock, a former Congresswoman from Virginia and now an ABC News contributor, reveals what she called "an odd thing for Republicans to be saying" when it comes to the impeachment process and shares her theory as to why she believes the American public is not engaged: "We know how the movie ends, and we know the final chapter won’t be until next November." Then, co-hosts Chris Vlasto and John Santucci discuss ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas' exclusive interview with FBI Director Wray, as all eyes turn to the FBI with the release of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report into the origins of the Russia investigation.


    Follow Chris on Twitter @vlasto
    Follow John on Twitter @santucci

    Support this podcast with a review on Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2UJIsJs

    Recommended listening...

    -- Start Here: The daily 20-minute news podcast from ABC News. http://bit.ly/2SA62eg

    -- Powerhouse Politics: Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. http://bit.ly/2SsGwr7

    -- FiveThirtyEight Politics: Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week. https://53eig.ht/2RF3eb1

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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

Glacier1975 ,

Trust

This was one of the better pods. Thanks

lfenmore59 ,

Did not learn lessons of 2016

I have listened to your podcast consistently because I value obtaining news form a variety of sources. However after listening to your impeachment coverage today as both sides are equal...I am done. You are going to look back at your coverage and realize you have learned no lessons from 2016 and you contributed with your both sides attitude.

luca487075 ,

Sad

Can you only talk about the Theater” of withholding articles? This is a very serious business and I would think you would try to address the gusts of it rather than just playing it is a game

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