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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Americans want to hear from witnesses, poll reveals

A new CNN poll reveals that most Americans want to hear from witnesses at the Senate trial. But will Republicans be able to resist the political pressure and rally behind President Trump's desire for a speedy acquittal? And what role will Alan Dershowtiz play on Trump's defense team? Meanwhile, Congressman Adam Schiff alleges that the intelligence community is holding up pertinent information on the Ukraine investigation because they don't want to damage the Trump administration...



The trial rules are still in limbo

President Trump has made some high-profile additions to his legal team - including Ken Starr, the independent counsel who oversaw the investigation that led to Bill Clinton's impeachment. But what rules will govern the trial? CNN political director David Chalian dives into the state of play with CNN reporter Haley Byrd. Plus, Sarah Wire, the chair of the Standing Committee of Correspondents, provides insight on the fight for full press access at the trial.



For just the third time in history...

It's official. For just the third time in American history, the President of the United States faces an impeachment trial in the Senate. The pomp and circumstance of the carefully choreographed day underscore its importance. Meanwhile, the fight over witnesses and documentary evidence grows as Lev Parnas provides new details about the pressure campaign to get Ukraine to investigate the Bidens...


 2020-01-17  21m

Explosive evidence emerges as impeachment moves to Senate

It's been a whirlwind 24 hours. Yesterday, explosive new evidence from Lev Parnas - the Ukrainian-American businessman with ties to Rudy Giuliani - suggested that the then-ambassador to Ukraine was under surveillance before she was quickly fired by the Trump administration. Last night, the Democratic presidential contenders rallied around the President's impeachment. And this morning, the House members who'll 'prosecute' the impeachment case were unveiled...


 2020-01-15  18m

Senate trial set for next week

Speaker Pelosi is finally ready to transmit the articles of impeachment. The House will vote on impeachment managers tomorrow, setting up a Senate trial next week. Will it overshadow the 2020 election? Will a Trump acquittal boost his chances at reelection? Plus, CNN political director David Chalian previews the first Democratic debate of the year with CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash.


 2020-01-14  15m

The President angles for a dismissal

The impeachment drama is about to enter a new phase: the Senate trial. But the fight over what rules will govern the proceedings continues. The White House now wants to preserve the option of moving to swiftly dismiss the charges against President Donald Trump after opening arguments. Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is working to keep his conference unified...


 2020-01-14  18m

Finally, the Senate trial is coming

After a contentious standoff, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi finally signaled that she will transmit the articles of impeachment, which will likely trigger the Senate trial next week. What did the Democrats gain with their delay? CNN political director David Chalian and CNN national security reporter Jeremy Herb discuss the mood among moderate GOP Senators...


 2020-01-10  19m

Is Pelosi's slow-play paying off?

The Speaker of the House is taking her time. Despite pressure to transmit the articles of impeachment, Nancy Pelosi announced that she'll act "soon" when she's "ready." Meanwhile, President Trump is contemplating who should defend him at the Senate trial...


 2020-01-09  21m

Pelosi and McConnell continue high-stakes staring match

They're both political heavyweights and neither seem prepared to budge. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi continues to hold on to the articles of impeachment, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refuses to commit to witnesses at the trial...


 2020-01-08  19m

McConnell keeps his party in line

The Senate majority leader is unflappable. Despite pressure stemming from both John Bolton's willingness to testify and constant criticism from Democratic leaders, Mitch McConnell is confident he can start the impeachment trial without committing to witnesses...


 2020-01-07  18m