On today’s show: Schiff asks why WH saw whistleblower complaint first, Maguire says it’s unprecedented situation.
Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan), columnist and senior contributor at The Intercept, joins us to talk impeachment: The Democratic base wants it, but Pelosi and co are trying to rush it after fighting against doing it at all. Why are the Democrats being so squeamish? Some possible explanations. The political and moral case for impeachment. The role of Barr in covering up corruption. The role of Kurt Volker. The political perils of not impeaching.
Mitch McConnell stands in the way of marijuana banking bill.
On the fun half: Schiff characterizes Trump Ukraine transcript. Trump tells audience at UN that whistleblower should be punished for treason. Mike Quigley asks why State Dept. deputized Rudy Giuliani to handle Ukrainian diplomatic contact. Laura Ingraham asks Rudy why the State Dept. deputized him to deal with Ukraine. Dem Peter Walsh asks about the problem of Barr being at center of investigation. Tucker Carlson makes fun of Shep Smith, “dayside” Fox News. Imran Khan calls out US war efforts in Middle East, says US infrastructure sucks. How Bernie supporters should talk to Yang and Warren supporters. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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