The Backstory

The Backstory

Rubicon: The Impeachment of Donald Trump - November 29, 2019 - 28:06

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.

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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.