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The Week Diplomats Broke Their Silence

The Week Diplomats Broke Their Silence

Update: 2019-10-1867
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Members of the American diplomatic corps testified about the state of U.S. foreign policy in private hearings on Capitol Hill this week. According to our national political correspondent, their testimonies revealed “a remarkably consistent story” about the ways in which career diplomats have been sidelined to make room for Trump administration officials. The conduct of those officials, and the nature of the directives they received, is at the center of the House impeachment investigation.

We look back at a week inside the U.S. Capitol as that inquiry enters a pivotal phase. Guest: Nicholas Fandos, who covers Congress for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily

Background coverage: 

  • Gordon D. Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, told impeachment investigators on Thursday that President Trump delegated Ukraine policy to his personal lawyer Rudolph Giuliani.
  • Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, threw Washington into turmoil on Thursday when he first confirmed, then retracted, that Mr. Trump had withheld military aid to pressure Ukraine.
Comments (5)

Tony Zac

lol. reading the credits and walking part. Great job Michael!

Oct 21st
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Grant TH

38:52 for me. very bizarre.

Oct 21st
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The Rabbit Hole

shows me 40 minutes and lets me listen to just under 38 minutes... wtf?

Oct 18th
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Vanessa Forsyth

Haha 'I have a croissant I'd like to finish'

Oct 18th
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The Week Diplomats Broke Their Silence

The Week Diplomats Broke Their Silence