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“Big Liddle’ Lies.” (LIVE from Portland!)

House Democrats get moving on an impeachment strategy as a cascade of news reports sheds light on even more potentially impeachable behavior by President Trump and his goon squad. Student climate activist Ella Shriner joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan and Shawna Thomas of Vice News on stage in Portland, Oregon.

Show notes

Trump’s Battle Plan: 

  • WaPo: Trump writes the GOP impeachment playbook: Scorched earth. But will it work? 
  • NYT: Why The Times Published Details of the Whistle-Blower’s Identity 
  • NYT: White House Knew of Whistle-Blower’s Allegations Soon After Trump’s Call With Ukraine Leader
  • Guardian: New York Times faces backlash after revealing details about whistleblower – 
  • Politico Magazine: If This Whistleblower’s Identity Is Revealed, We Might All Regret It 
  • Politico Magazine: The New York Times Was Right to Unmask the Whistleblower 
  • Washington Examiner: $50K reward offered to out Trump whistleblower
  • NBC News: New York Times criticized for publishing details about whistleblower 
  • LA Times: Listen: Audio of Trump discussing whistleblower at private event: ‘That’s close to a spy’ 
  • Vanity Fair: IT’S MANAGEMENT BEDLAM”: MADNESS AT FOX NEWS AS TRUMP FACES IMPEACHMENT 
  • NYT: ‘Everything You’re Seeing Is Deception’: How Right-Wing Media Talks About Impeachment
  • USA Today: How the whistleblower complaint about Trump is being framed by different news outlets
  • Mother Jones: Trump and His Right-Wing Allies Are Losing Their Minds Over the Whistleblower Complaint 
  • Media Matters: Hannity guests claim Ukraine whistleblower is connected to George Soros and his “dirty money” 
  • WaPo: Effort to shield Trump’s call with Ukrainian leader was part of broader secrecy effort 
  • CNN: Trump’s right-wing media diet is a factor in the impeachment inquiry 
  • Salon: In times of crisis, “Fox & Friends” turns to unimpeachable pancakes
  • Daily Beast: Fox Host Moves Goalposts on Trump-Ukraine: Quid Pro Quo Isn’t ‘Necessarily Illegal’
  • Daily Beast: Shep, Judge Nap, Tucker and the Fox News Civil War Over Impeachment 
  • Media Matters: Fox News’ reaction to the Ukraine call summary was nearly identical to the White House’s suggested talking points
  • Daily Beast: Rudy Calls on State Department Official to ‘Step Forward and Explain’ Ukraine Outreach 
  • Politico: Giuliani draws Pompeo into Ukraine maelstrom 
  • Politico: Republicans twist as Trump’s Ukraine storm rages 
  • Vox: Senate Republicans’ response to allegations against Trump: attack the whistleblower’s credibility 
  • CNN: Here’s what Republican senators are saying about the whistleblower complaint
  • NYT: As Republicans Face Impeachment Dilemma, Romney Is a Lonely Voice of Concern 
  • BuzzFeed: Republicans Say The Real Problem Is That Trump’s Conversation With The Ukrainian President Leaked 
  • The State: Lindsey Graham launches campaign to defend Donald Trump amid threat of impeachment 
  • WaPo: Two Republican governors say they support impeachment inquiry of Trump 
  • NY Mag: GOP Divided Over How Enthusiastically to Cover for Trump on Ukraine
  • Texas Tribune: Republican U.S. Rep. Will Hurd says he’s considering running for president in 2024 
  • The Atlantic: Why Republicans Aren’t Turning on Trump 
  • Politico: Support for impeachment jumps in new poll 
  • YouGov: Most Americans support impeachment if Trump pressured Ukraine 
  • HuffPo: Public Support For Impeachment Grows After Nancy Pelosi Backs Inquiry 
  • NPR: Poll: Americans Split on House Impeachment Inquiry 
  • The Atlantic: The Risks of Impeachment Are Overblown 
  • CNN: Why public support for impeachment may grow 
  • FiveThirtyEight: If This Is Trump’s Best Case, The Ukraine Scandal Is Looking Really Bad For Him

2020:

  • NYT: Anxious Biden Allies May Unleash Super PAC
  • CNN: Biden accuses Trump of trying to ‘hijack an election’ by pushing Ukraine investigation
  • Reuters: Biden looks to Ukraine flap to jolt his 2020 presidential campaign
  • CBS News: 2020 Daily Trail Markers: Biden campaign sees opportunity in Ukraine issue
  • NYT: Biden’s Strategy for Managing the Ukraine Story
  • ABC News: Ukraine controversy and impeachment inquiry potentially politically perilous for Biden: Experts
  • NYT: For Joe Biden, Trump Impeachment Inquiry Brings a Long-Expected Test
  • Politico: Biden wages war on Hunter-Ukraine reporting
  • USA Today: Biden campaign to media: Focus on ‘dishonest’ Trump, not Hunter Biden
  • Warren on if she’d allow her VP’s child to serve on the board of a foreign company
  • CNBC: How Joe Biden will lose – and how Elizabeth Warren could win – in the Trump whistleblower scandal
  • NBC News: Trump impeachment inquiry could be pivotal in Warren-Biden primary fight
  • WBUR: Some N.H. Democrats At Warren Rally Express Concern Over Impeachment Push
  • Vanity Fair: “WARREN IS ESSENTIALLY THE LEADER OF THE PARTY”: INSIDE PELOSI’S IMPEACHMENT CAVE—AND A DEMOCRATIC POWER SHIFT
  • Daily Beast: Elizabeth Warren’s Dilemma: If She Beats Up Trump, Will It Boost Biden?
  • NYT: Why Impeachment Might Be Trouble for Some Democratic Presidential Candidates
  • Vanity Fair: WILL IMPEACHMENT-MANIA DOOM FLOUNDERING 2020 DEMOCRATS?
  • Politico: Who does impeachment help: Biden or Warren?
  • Axios: Where 2020 Democrats stand on impeaching Trump
  • ABC News: ‘Impeachment is unpredictable’: 2020 race braces for uncertainty
  • PBS: Will Trump impeachment strategy help 2020 Dems – or backfire?
  • WMUR: NH Primary Source: Impeachment now viewed as the overshadowing issue of 2020 election
  • Politico: Democrats fear impeachment blowback in 2020
  • NYT: Trump and 2020 Democrats Agree: Impeachment Fight Is a Chance to Rake In Cash
  • Reuters: Be careful what you wish for: Impeachment inquiry poses risks for 2020 Democrats
  • Politico: 2020: The impeachment election?