Impeachment, Explained

We are living through history, but keeping up with the unending stream of revelations, statements, tweets, and disputes is already difficult enough. If we’re going to understand this inquiry–and this presidency–we need to slow down the news cycle long enough to separate the signal from the noise. Every Saturday, Ezra Klein will do just that – through deep conversations with Vox reporters and leading policy voices about what’s going on, why it matters, and where it leaves us now.


episode 5: With obstruction of justice for all

This week kicked off the public phase of the impeachment inquiry. On Wednesday, we heard the testimonies of State Department officials Bill Taylor and George Kent and on Friday the testimony of former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. Vox’s Andrew Prokop helps us break them down. 

Then, Brianne Gorod, the chief counsel for the Constitutional Accountability Center, helps us understand the term “obstruction of justice.” What does it mean? When does it apply? And has the president committed it? 

Plus: How Republicans are normalizing obstruction of justice in all of its forms -- and the precedent that sets for the future.


Andrew Prokop's 4 takeaways from the first public impeachment hearing

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Guest host - Sean Illing

Producer, engineer, and editor - Jeff Geld

Researcher - Roge Karma

Theme music composed by Jon Natchez 

Special thanks to Liz Nelson


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