Category: Impeachment Series

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22: Impeachment Trial opens with arguments surrounding issues with documents and witnesses

This episode begins with a recap of the amendments that were proposed during nearly 12 hours of arguments on the second day of the impeachment trial. The podcast covers the President’s support for the rules in Senate Resolution 483 and the reasoning behind the opposition for these rules. SR483 was adopted with a 53-47 vote.…
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21: 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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20: 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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18: 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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17: David Holmes opening statement, impeachment inquiry testimony

Continuing the series of episodes following the House impeachment inquiry and focusing on the opening statements of testimony, David Holmes testified in the morning of Nov. 21, 2019, before the House Intelligence Committee. Mr. Holmes, a career Foreign Service Officer, testified that he was present when Ambassador Gordon Sondland spoke directly with President Trump on…
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16: Dr. Fiona Hill opening statement, impeachment inquiry testimony

This episode continues the series following the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, focusing on the opening statements from witness testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. Dr. Fiona Hill testified in the morning of Nov. 21, 2019, before the House Intelligence Committee. Dr. Hill is the former National Security Council senior director for Europe…
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15: Laura Cooper opening statement, impeachment inquiry testimony

Continuing the series of episodes following the House impeachment inquiry and focusing on the opening statements of testimony, Laura Cooper, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, testified in the afternoon of Nov. 20, 2019.   Cooper was asked to testify because, as part of her duties, she interacted with Ukrainian officials who…
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14: Ambassador Gordon Sondland opening statement, impeachment inquiry testimony

This episode continues the series following the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, focusing on the opening statements from witness testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. Gordon Sondland, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, was appointed to the position by President Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 29, 2018. Ambassador Sondland…
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13: Ambassador Kurt Volker opening statement, impeachment inquiry testimony

This episode continues the series following the impeachment inquiry, focusing on the opening statements of the House testimony.  Ambassador Kurt Volker was the first to testify behind closed doors on Oct 3. That testimony resulted in the text messages that were released surrounding concerns of withholding military assistance. For those text messages, see Episode 6. …
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12: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman opening statement, impeachment inquiry testimony

This episode provides the House impeachment inquiry statement from Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman. Col. Vindman was the second person to testify on Tuesday November 19. He is an Army officer, an Iraq War veteran who was awarded a Purple Heart, and is recognized as an expert in Russia and Ukraine. In July 2018, he was…
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