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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Congress got stood up, but the transcripts arrived

Key witnesses blew off their scheduled testimony today, but Democrats filled the void by releasing transcripts of their depositions with former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and former senior diplomat Michael McKinley. Among the many revelations is the bizarre involvement of Sean Hannity in getting Yovanovitch fired. Meanwhile, Kellyanne Conway dodges a clear question on quid pro quo, and President Trump defies whistleblower protections...


 2019-11-04  19m

Trump moves one giant step closer to impeachment....but has a pretty good day

Democrats can't knock Trump off his game. His support among GOP lawmakers remains rock solid. Republican voters love him. And now a key witness in the impeachment inquiry says he saw nothing wrong with the Trump-Zelensky phone call. Are Democrats fighting a losing battle by trying to impeach Trump? And will they pay a price in 2020? CNN senior reporter Vicky Ward guest hosts and discusses Trump's resilience and potential weaknesses with S.E...


 2019-11-01  20m

House backs impeachment inquiry, top NSC adviser testifies and back-to-back court hearings

It may be the most consequential day so far in the impeachment drama as the House votes to formalize the procedure of the inquiry. Meanwhile, Tim Morrison, a top Russia advisor in the White House, testifies to lawmakers. Impeachment matters are before the courts, too - a pair of hearings impact the status of key witnesses including Don McGahn...


 2019-10-31  18m

State Dept. officials describe Giuliani's shadow diplomacy. Where was Pompeo?

Another day, another set of revelations emerging from closed-door Congressional depositions as two active State Department officials shed light on Rudy Giuliani's shadow diplomacy with Ukraine. Where is Mike Pompeo as his staffers speak out? Meanwhile, new details emerge about Lt. Colonel Vindman's testimony, including his attempt to have the Trump-Zelensky rough transcript edited...


 2019-10-30  18m

Vindman was on the controversial call - now he's testifying

Congress hasn't heard from anyone on the July 25th phone call between Presidents Trump and Zelensky - until now. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testifies to investigators on the Hill as a GOP member attacks the Purple Heart recipient's patriotism. Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi finally decides to hold a vote formalizing the impeachment inquiry. What are the political implications? CNN political director David Chalian examines the latest developments with CNN reporter/producer Marshall Cohen...


 2019-10-29  20m

The White House and Congress are at odds - who will the courts side with?

The impeachment inquiry has largely been a showdown between co-equal branches of government, pitting the White House against Congress. Now the courts are wading into the drama. Former deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman defied a Congressional subpoena and asked a judge to decide if he should testify in the inquiry...


 2019-10-28  18m

Increasingly unlikely that whistleblower will be made to testify

In the wake of two dozen Republicans disrupting the latest impeachment testimony, Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced a resolution condemning the House impeachment process. This resolution, co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was announced before two OMB and State department officials were issued subpoenas...


 2019-10-25  18m

Republicans wage war on the impeachment inquiry

Chaos has overcome the impeachment inquiry. Hours after two dozen Republicans disrupted the latest testimony, a GOP congressman vowed to continue a 'proactive' defense of the president. Will the aggressive strategy pay off or will it ostracize voters? Plus, CNN legal analyst Elie Honig explains that President Trump's Ukraine dealings may exceed impeachable acts - he may have committed crimes...


 2019-10-24  19m

Bill Taylor emerges as the star witness of the impeachment inquiry

The top American diplomat in Ukraine dropped a bombshell in Congress yesterday. Bill Taylor's revelatory testimony about the Trump administration's "highly irregular" policy-making apparatus had the GOP scrambling - so much so that CNN political contributor Matt Lewis now thinks the Senate might convict Trump on impeachment charges. Lewis joins CNN political director David Chalian and CNN political correspondent Sara Murray to discuss a chaotic 24 hours in Washington, D.C.


 2019-10-23  19m

New polling numbers reveal a partisan divide on impeachment

Americans are split on impeachment. The overwhelming majority of Democrats want Trump removed from office, while the vast majority of Republicans are standing by the president. How will this partisan divide impact the 2020 election? And if Democrats overplay their hand, will they turn off moderates and independents? CNN political director David Chalian gets a GOP point of view from former Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Mike Shields...


 2019-10-22  18m