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Rubicon: The Impeachment of Donald Trump

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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 Fix

The Fix

2020-01-2400:31:301

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.
The Floodgates

The Floodgates

2020-01-1700:32:003

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.
The Standoff

The Standoff

2020-01-1000:31:333

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.
The Showdown

The Showdown

2019-12-2000:30:295

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.
The Dodge

The Dodge

2019-12-1300:28:566

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.
The Choice

The Choice

2019-12-0600:32:593

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.
The Backstory

The Backstory

2019-11-2900:28:056

Through two weeks of impeachment hearings, we learned a lot about the hoops President Trump and his associates jumped through before he hopped on the phone with his Ukrainian counterpart and said, “I would like you to do us a favor, though.” What they left fairly murky is why Trump viewed Ukraine as such a ripe target for corruption in the first place. On this week’s episode, Brian Beutler and The Atlantic’s Frank Foer discuss the true origins of the Ukraine scandal, and how they fit into a much larger story of global corruption.
The Confession

The Confession

2019-11-2200:34:2710

The impeachment inquiry will soon move into its closing phase. Republicans have given no indication that they will take any steps to protect the country from President Trump’s corruption. And we remain in the dark about a great deal. As the public hearings draw to a close, Quinta Jurecic, managing editor with the Lawfare blog, joins host Brian Beutler to discuss the dots left unconnected  thus far, and what we risk by not connecting them.
The Evidence

The Evidence

2019-11-1500:26:323

This impeachment is a test for Republicans: When it’s all said and done, when they’re all out of excuses, will they admit that what Trump did was wrong? Or will they vote, with the whole world watching, to say they’re fine with it. As the inquiry enters a new open phase, the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent joins host Brian Beutler to discuss how close we are to that point, and whether Republicans will pass or fail the test when we get there.
The Coverup

The Coverup

2019-11-0800:37:364

Republicans are out of excuses, their defenses of Donald Trump have all been debunked by the facts. Slate legal writer Dahlia Lithwick joins Brian Beutler to examine the tactics the GOP have now turned to in order to defend their president, and what it will mean for the country if they get away with it.
“Rubicon: The Impeachment of Donald Trump” is hosted by Crooked Media's Brian Beutler and launches on November 1st. New episode out every Friday.
The Stakes

The Stakes

2019-11-0100:24:448

The impeachment of Donald Trump is about more than just one president. It’s about preserving bedrock tenets of democracy. With that in mind, Brian Beutler and former Justice Department official Matt Miller recount how we got to this point and look ahead to what it would mean if Trump is removed from office — and what it'd mean if he isn’t.
Comments (12)

beedos08

This podcast questions whether the 2016 election was valid in episode 1. No offence intended but you are not worth listening to. How can I take you seriously if you are still upset over what has been investigated for 2 years and nothing damning was found. Also, they are not even claiming obstruction of justice as a reason for impeachment, it's obstruction of Congress which is not the same thing.

Jan 24th
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Accordionbabe

Great episode. Sobering and well explained.

Dec 13th
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kevin jobe

what a load of crap

Dec 3rd
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Frank Dusek

what the hell is up with the audio? I feel like I'm listening to the guy from the old school FedEx commercials. Unlistenable.

Nov 30th
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Tatyana Noyb

I've spent days watching every minute of hearings, i don't even think I get to work this promptly, and was there for every waking second of the Mueller times. But nobody polled me. :)

Nov 23rd
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daisy

audio is messed up at 4:21. maybe it's a joke? idk

Nov 15th
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Atradies Inc.

seems like this is a democratic podcast not biased

Nov 7th
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Chase Shanks

never gonna happen

Nov 5th
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