The Daily DC

CNN's Political Director David Chalian lives, breathes, and sleeps politics, so who better to help make sense of the ever-shifting political landscape? Join David and his colleagues as they ask tough questions, provide insight and analysis, and help you separate the political signal from the noise. Every weekday.

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'Presidents are not kings,' judge declares

The courts have weighed in on the impeachment inquiry. A federal judge sided with Congressional Democrats, asserting that the White House can't block the testimony of Don McGhan. What are the other implications of the historic decision? Plus, why does a debunked conspiracy theory keep coming up? CNN senior writer Zach Wolf guest hosts and previews the next stage of the impeachment inquiry with CNN reporters Katelyn Polantz and Marshall Cohen.


 2019-11-26  18m

Are Democrats just going through the motions?

It seems that every politician in Washington has their mind made up on impeachment. Republicans continue to support Trump. Democrats are eager to wrap up the inquiry as soon as possible...


 2019-11-25  18m

The public hearings are over. Did Democrats make their case?

Democrats have essentially rested their case to the American people that President Trump should be impeached. Will it change any minds among Republicans in the House or Senate? And how is President Trump handling all this? Zachary Wolf, senior writer and publisher of the Impeachment Watch Newsletter, discusses the "never Trumpers" rhetoric the President is pushing with CNN reporter and producer Marshall Cohen...


 2019-11-22  20m

Witness warns a key GOP argument is actually Russian propaganda

The damning testimony continues as two new witnesses - both foreign policy professionals - appeared before the House Intelligence Committee today. Dr. Fiona Hill warned the House members that some of them were inexplicably believing a "fictional narrative" about 2016 election interference by Ukraine. David Holmes, meanwhile, provided colorful details about Gordon Sondland's phone call with President Trump...


 2019-11-21  18m

Does 2+2 = Quid Pro Quo?

Gordon Sondland didn't just drop a bombshell, he unleashed an artillery. In testimony that might change the dynamic of the impeachment inquiry, the Ambassador to the European Union confirmed the existence of a quid pro quo, linked President Trump to the effort to pressure Ukraine, and pointed a finger at senior administration officials like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence...


 2019-11-21  23m

They were on the call. Today, they testify.

Lt. Col. Vindman says he never thought he'd have to testify in front of Congress. But he was the center of attention on Tuesday as he described the Trump-Zelensky phone call as "inappropriate" and "improper." He added "I couldn't believe what I was hearing." His emotional testimony - including a reassurance to his Dad that he was safe from retribution - highlighted a revelatory day as three other witnesses appeared in public hearings...


 2019-11-19  16m

Did President Trump lie to Robert Mueller?

It's going to be a crazy week. Key government officials - including several national security experts who listened in on the controversial July 25th Trump-Zelensky call - are set to testify in public. But the most anticipated witness is Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland. Will he directly implicate the President in the pressure campaign at the heart of the inquiry? Plus, the House is investigating whether Trump lied to Robert Mueller...


 2019-11-18  18m

Former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch's historic testimony, unpacked

She says she spent her career fighting corruption - only to be pushed out of office amid allegations of it. Today, former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified before Congress and described a corrupt effort to push her out of office and derail longstanding US policy...


 2019-11-15  19m

In a political fight, the truth might be a sideshow

Democrats think they wounded President Trump, but they've thought that before. In an era of political bubbles and fragmented media, yesterday's seemingly damning testimony might not have moved the needle at all. Plus, is the case for impeachment weakened by its reliance on hearsay? And does Rudy Giuliani have a Trump card to play? CNN political director David Chalian dives into these questions and more with CNN White House reporter Stephen Collinson and CNN political commentator Matt Lewis.


 2019-11-14  19m

Taylor drops a bomb during historic testimony

It's a historic day. Two career diplomats told a sordid tale of "crazy" policy decisions, a quest for "political dirt," and an overheard conversation between President Trump and a political appointee. But as they painted a damning portrait of the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine, the GOP tried to shift the attention to the Bidens...


 2019-11-13  19m