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Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st district was in the national spotlight during the impeachment hearings when she challenged Intelligence Committee Chair Democrat Adam Schiff. The conservative base has been enamored with her steadfast support of President Donald Trump and insistence that the hearings have not produced evidence of impeachable offenses. She’s discussed her interchanges with the Democratic committee chair extensively during national interviews. Stefanik spoke this morning with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about the witness testimony. She says she prepared for the hearings by attending and reviewing the depositions.

The Impeachment Hearings On WAMC

Nov 19, 2019
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The House’s impeachment hearings will be carried live on WAMC starting at the following times:

9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21

America was polarized even before impeachment.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

11/14/19 Panel

Nov 14, 2019

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports upcoming public hearings in the House's impeachment proceedings involving President Trump.

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If there is an impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, there will be a lot of unknowns as the process moves forward. That’s according to Michael Zeldin, a former senior Justice Department official and assistant attorney general who has provided legal analysis on television for 23 years. 

James Reston, Jr., took leave from teaching during the summer of 1973 to witness the Senate Watergate Committee hearings as he worked with his coauthor on what became the first full-length book to advocate for Richard Nixon's impeachment.

During the following summer, he returned to Washington, DC, to witness the final act of the impeachment drama, attending the Watergate trials, Supreme Court deliberations over executive privilege, and House Judiciary Committee hearings to consider and eventually vote on articles of impeachment.

When he arrived in Washington, he decided to keep a diary. His new book, “The Impeachment Diary,” is his contemporaneous account of those heady, uncertain times: when a president, having been investigated by a special counsel and Congress, was called to account for acts contrary to his oath and office, and fundamental questions about the Constitution were engaged.

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A new poll shows growing support for the impeachment inquiry underway in Washington, but support for the actual impeachment of the president is not quite as strong. 

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Democratic New York Congressman Antonio Delgado held a town hall last Tuesday night in Dutchess County, at the Clinton Town Hall. A number of questions focused on the impeachment inquiry of President Trump that Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced September 24. Delgado, of New York’s 19th District, came out in favor of impeachment proceedings hours before Pelosi’s announcement.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tried to keep current and former State Department employees from providing testimony in the House's impeachment inquiry. 

Antonio Delgado declares victory.
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With an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump apparently on the way, a number of representatives across the Northeast have been outlining their stances. As WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports, two Democrats in the Hudson Valley back the effort formally for the first time.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that Wednesday's election in Israel was too close to call, with neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor his chief rival showing enough support to win. 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Thursday's Democratic presidential primary debate in Houston, and reports of easing trade tensions between the U.S. and China. After President Trump agreed to delay his next tariff increase on China for two weeks, China purchased its first large order of American soybeans in months. 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that House Democrats intend to expand their impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

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New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey held a roundtable discussion Monday on gun violence. She says she will be thinking about all the input and what can be done in the House. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with the chair of the House Appropriations Committee about this and more.

Former special counsel Robert Mueller answers questions from Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney at July's hearing.
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Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller recently testified before the U.S. House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. And two Democratic New York Congressmen from the Hudson Valley are providing their takes on whether to move forward with an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a shooting at a California food festival that left four people dead on Sunday, including the gunman. 

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On Thursday, Vermont Democratic Congressman Peter Welch announced he now supports the impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying he didn’t make the decision lightly. He held a public forum at the Statehouse Monday evening to hear what Vermonters think.  Most who commented agreed with him.

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Vermont’s sole Congressman now supports the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Democrat Peter Welch told reporters on a conference call Thursday that he did not make the decision lightly, but believes the president has established a clear pattern that disregards the Constitution.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses an impeachment resolution that failed in the House of Representatives Wednesday, and a House vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for not submitting complete copies of documents subpoenaed for a probe into the 2020 census. 

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Congressman Paul Tonko from New York’s 20th District on Monday became the latest Democrat to support an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler has issued subpoenas to former White House aides Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson. He also comments on a bill in the New York state Legislature that would allow Congress to access President Trump's state tax returns. 

Democrats in the House are trying to make the most of their majority. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's decision to increase tariffs on China by $200 billion after trade talks on Thursday failed to reach an agreement. He also comments on a New York Times report saying the White House is daring Congressional Democrats to impeach the president, and opposition to the measles vaccine in New York state. 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the issue of impeachment, and statements by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemingly advising House Democrats to hold off impeaching President Trump. He also comments on a subpoena served by the House Judiciary Committe to White House counsel Don McGahn, and reports that U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders supports voting rights for those in jail. 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the fallout from the release of the redacted Mueller report, and what to do about calls for President Trump's impeachment. He also comments on Michael Cohen's deteriorating relationship with the president, and the Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that have killed nearly 300 people.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's $4.75 trillion proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year, and reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said impeaching the president is "not worth it." He also comments on a vote expected in the U.K. today on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, and a White House press briefing held Monday. 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's sentencing, and reports that Michael Cohen may have, in fact, reached out to President Trump for a pardon. He also comments on debate among House Democrats over whether to impeach the president, and House approval of a resolution condemning bigotry. 

   A billionaire liberal activist is bringing his national campaign to oust President Donald Trump to western Massachusetts today. 

Lanny J. Davis is a lawyer who served as special counsel to President Bill Clinton and was a spokesperson for the president and the White House on matters concerning campaign finance and other legal issues.

In his new book, "The Unmaking Of The President 2016: How FBI Director James Comey Cost Hillary Clinton The Presidency," Davis puts forth his case for Donald Trump’s impeachment by showing how the actions of the FBI and Director James Comey in the months leading up to the 2016 election interfered with a fair, uncorrupt election.

Lanny Davis says his abuse of power since becoming president justifies initiating a serious investigation to impeach him or remove him for mental impairment under the 25th Amendment.

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