Category: Impeachment Series

Making public documents accessible through audio

President Trump’s Dec. 17 Letter to Nancy Pelosi

Watching multiple news outlets, it can be interesting to hear how public documents are characterized in different ways. One of the reasons I’m doing this show is so people can hear the words for themselves and make their own decisions, rather than relying on others to characterize a document for them. After seeing this exchange…
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H. Res. 755 Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors

On Friday, December 13th, the House Judiciary Committee did something that had only been done twice before in history by voting on and passing articles of impeachment. The two articles of impeachment are contained within House Resolution 755 titled, “Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.” This is…
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Sen. Ron Johnson details May 23 White House meeting on Ukraine

Over the past two weeks, the House Intelligence Committee heard from a dozen witnesses regarding military aid that had been held back from Ukraine. Senator Ron Johnson is one of 17 members of the Senate Ukraine caucus and was among the delegation who attended the inauguration of President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine.  Last week, he…
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House Access to Information in an Impeachment Investigation

On October 31, 2019, the House of Representatives voted 232-196 on a resolution that provides the rules of the impeachment investigation. What is an impeachment investigation and why might it important to have a recorded vote? Excerpts from recent report by the Congressional Research Service titled Congressional Access to Information in an Impeachment Investigation provides some…
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White House letter challenges House impeachment inquiry

In the previous three episodes, this show has offered a reading of the White House memo that documented the call between President Trump and the President of Ukraine, the whistleblower’s complaint, and texts released by Congress surrounding the issue of withholding military assistance from Ukraine. On October 8, Pat Cipollone, Counsel to the President, sent…
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Text messages surrounding concerns of withholding military assistance from Ukraine

On October 3, 2019, three committees in the House of Representatives joined in providing an update with regard to impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.  Their press release states that current and former State Department officials produced documents surrounding the concern of withholding military assistance from Ukraine around the same time that the administration was…
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The Declassified Ukraine Whistleblower Complaint

On September 26, 2019, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released a declassified whistleblower complaint. The complainants letter alleged that President Trump sought to pressure the Ukrainian President to take actions to help the president’s 2020 re-election. The complaint is available via the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Intelligence Community Inspector General…
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President Trump’s Telephone Conversation with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine

On September 25, 2019, President Donald J. Trump released a declassified, unredacted memorandum of a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy from July 25, 2019. The released memorandum is available here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Unclassified09.2019.pdf Even though this document is only four pages long, it’s likely you’ve only heard the filtered view of what’s in the document…
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