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A Third Grader’s Guide to the Impeachment Hearings

A Third Grader’s Guide to the Impeachment Hearings

Update: 2019-11-1382
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This morning, the House of Representatives begins public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Before those hearings get underway, we sat down with someone who’s unafraid to ask all the questions we’ve been too embarrassed to say out loud.  

Guests: Michael S. Schmidt, who covers national security and federal investigations for The New York Times, spoke with Bianca Giaever, a producer for “The Daily,” and Leo, a third grader, to answer his questions about the impeachment inquiry. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. 

Background reading: 

  • In the first nationally televised hearings of the impeachment inquiry, Democrats will look to make the case that Mr. Trump’s dealings with Ukraine constitute high crimes and misdemeanors.
  • These will be the first presidential impeachment hearings in more than two decades. Here’s how this inquiry is likely to be different than the last.
  • Meet the public officials likely to be most prominent in the inquiry.
Comments (22)

Molly Phoenix

Thank you for this little nugget! Leo you saved me at dinner last night. I so rarely remember to seek the answers to the deluge of questions I have on a daily basis, one of them being the meaning of quid pro quo. I understood the gist of it but I've wanted to know the literal translation and never made the time. I remembered Leo casually answering the question and was impressed by his presence enough to stop what I was doing and listen. When it came up at dinner that most Americans probably don't know what it means I answered just as casually as Leo had and kept shoveling potatoes into my mouth like it was nothing, all the while being so grateful for Leo and The Daily. 🙏🏼

Nov 15th
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Jamie Rhines-Romero

Leo sounds soooooo intelligent for his age! I am super impressed with him! Shout out to his parents for doing an amazing job raising such a sweet, kind, smart child. Also, shout out to both Mikes for being so great with Leo!

Nov 15th
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Elizabeth Hendrickson

To both Mike S. and Mike B., as you were probably called when you were in third grade, congratulations on your interview with Leo. You treated him with dignity and respect. That was classy! Congratulations to Leo, of course, and to his wise mother who brilliantly has guided her gifted child. I applaud her decision to kept his last name private.

Nov 15th
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Bjørn Håvard Bakken

i'm a cynical bastard oftentimes and went into this episode thinking it would be really lame, centering it around what a kid thinks about impeachment. Ended up loving this concept, and rooting for Leo and generally having more hope for humankind.

Nov 14th
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1234567

so wholesome ♥️

Nov 14th
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AH

Excellent episode

Nov 14th
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Nancy Loomis

Loved it! Leo, you were great! Keep it up and you'll be working at the NYT too!

Nov 14th
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Joshua Davis

I think Leo should definitely have his own podcast.

Nov 14th
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Eric McCormick

There's hope for us yet...Get 'em Leo!

Nov 14th
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tulip mango

this was amazing :)

Nov 14th
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rebecca berlin

super helpful to have it spelled out in basic terms. this kid is great. get him his own podcast.

Nov 13th
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daisy

that was cute

Nov 13th
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Wendy Bruder

Smart kid.

Nov 13th
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A Third Grader’s Guide to the Impeachment Hearings

A Third Grader’s Guide to the Impeachment Hearings