#1325 Impeachment: Ukraine, Russia, Corruption and Conspiracy Theories

Air Date: 12–13-2019

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Today we take a look at the impeachment story through the lens of the last six years of history between Russia and Ukraine from the annexation of Crimea to election tampering and all that followed.

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Bonus Clip: Does the GOP have Putin envy? - All In with Chris Hayes - Air Date: 03-04-14

Ch. 1: The Ukraine story is a Russia story Part 1 - Impeachment, Explained - Air Date 10-26-19

Evelyn Farkas, the Pentagon’s former point person on Russia and Ukraine, talks about the Russia-Ukraine crisis Trump exploited.

Ch. 2: The Backstory - Rubicon: The Impeachment of Donald Trump - Air Date 11-29-19

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.

Ch. 3: The Ukraine story is a Russia story Part 2 - Impeachment, Explained - Air Date 10-26-19

Evelyn Farkas, the Pentagon’s former point person on Russia and Ukraine, talks about the Russia-Ukraine crisis Trump exploited.

Ch. 4: The Origins of The Ukraine Corruption Conspiracy Theory - On the Media - Air Date 11-8-19

How John Solomon from The Hill helped catapult completely fabricated conspiracy theories all the way to the White House.

Ch. 5: Impeachment Inquiry - The Washington Post - Air Date 12-3-19

Rosalind S. Helderman traces the origin of Rudolph W. Giuliani’s involvement in Ukraine.

Ch. 6: The Prehistory of the Ukraine Scandal - Impeachment A Daily Podcast - Air Date 11-11-19

Our guest, Philip Bump, Washington Post national correspondent takes us through Paul Manafort, the Russian annexation of Crimea, and a few Ukraine's problematic prosecutors that led up to the events we're still learning about.

Ch. 7: The impeachment inquiry is America's Rorschach test - The Daily DC Impeachment Watch - Air Date 12-3-19

Why won't Republicans stop talking about the debunked theory that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election?


Ch. 8: Final comments on our end-of-year membership drive

Bonus Clip: The articles of impeachment have arrived - The Daily DC Impeachment Watch - Air Date 12-10-19

Democrats claim President Trump committed two 'high crimes and misdemeanors' - abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.


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  • Chris Kirk
    commented 2019-12-22 16:53:04 -0500
    Second try to listen to this. Start off saying you can spot propaganda and won’t play it, first segment is total propaganda. I’ve been a (financial) supporter for years, but this sort of thing makes me doubt your perspicacity. Ukraine used to be the “most blatant coup in history” ( until Venezuela, and Bolivia ), but it seems the American left has forgotten all that because Ukraine is useful as an excuse for losing to Trump and a stick to beat him with, There are better sticks, and better causes of defeat to analyse. Lying about documented history doesn’t help. Later clips are less terrible, but that first one, it’s just plain awful – it misinforms.
  • Tom Patteson
    commented 2019-12-19 12:24:23 -0500
    Wow. I’ve noticed this in a couple of your episodes before. This is the first one where it seems consistent and without relief. Nothing in here touching upon the counter arguments. Your judgement over what is and is not propaganda is, at least, questionable. You’ve lost me as a regular listener.
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