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A Public Hearing, and a Feud Over Ukraine

A Public Hearing, and a Feud Over Ukraine

Update: 2019-11-1447
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The House of Representatives opened historic impeachment hearings on Wednesday, with William B. Taylor Jr. and George P. Kent, senior career civil servants, caught in the crossfire. Democrats underscored the constitutional import of the proceedings, while Republicans branded the whole investigation into President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine a sham. Mr. Taylor and Mr. Kent — carefully, if cinematically — detailed the emergence of a shadow foreign policy, one which had the capacity to determine the fate of an ally in the face of Russian aggression. 

We discuss what this phase of the impeachment inquiry could mean for the president — and for the 2020 election.

Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who covers national security and federal investigations for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. 

Background reading: 

  • Mr. Taylor said that, in a call with Gordon D. Sondland, the American ambassador to the European Union, President Trump had made clear he cared “more about the investigations of Biden” than Ukraine’s security.
  • Here are key moments from the first public impeachment hearing.
Comments (8)

John Smith

could these hacks try a little harder to sell the Democrats fake narrative? NYT hack reporter- "he spoke with a booming voice!"..... I mean are you kidding me? disgusting

Nov 15th
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Jonathan Petherbridge

"a guy I know, overheard a conversation and has an opinion" how is this news-worthy evidence? I hope there's better than this coming.

Nov 15th
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Heather McNamee Rensel

The Republicans are crazy.

Nov 14th
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Linda Susan Erickson

Reasonably balanced. As long as you keep it that way, I will keep listening. But if not, I'll bail.

Nov 14th
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Aman Me

very interesting

Nov 14th
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A Public Hearing, and a Feud Over Ukraine

A Public Hearing, and a Feud Over Ukraine