Sharing Intelligence with Russia and Impeachment on the Table

Today, we're talking about the Washington Post's reporting that President Trump shared classified information with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. In the Suit, we discuss Evan Osnos's May 8 article "How Trump Could Get Fired." In the Heels, we reflect on our Mother's Day weekends. 

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The Pearls 

On Monday, the Washington Post published an extraordinary report entitled "Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador."  This reporting rendered the Pearls that we recorded on Sunday night irrelevant, so we hopped on the phone Monday evening to share our thoughts on this report and the White House's response to it. We also discuss the risk of sharing classified information and (obviously) the hypocrisy of this considering the reaction to Hillary Clinton's email. This was recorded Monday before President Trump seemingly confirmed the story on Twitter Tuesday morning. 

The Suit

In the Suit, we discuss Evan Osnos's "How Trump Could Get Fired," which appeared in the New Yorker on May 8. For more information, we recommend listening to Osnos's interview on Fresh Air. Osnos describes two paths for Trump's removal from power: the 25th Amendment and the impeachment process. We talk about the possibilities and perils surrounding a discussion of the President's mental fitness. Including Howard Stern's take Sarah can't stop thinking about. Howard Stern: Presidency will be 'detrimental' to Trump's 'mental health'


We also discuss the impeachment process, which recent history has demonstrated is grueling for the country. Osnos reports that many House Republicans are privately concerned despite their pubic statements. Beth shares Mark Sanford's comments from the finale of The Circus. In light of recent developments, including Jim Clapper's comments to Jake Tapper over the weekend, we wonder whether our institutions can withstand the Trump presidency. 

The Heels

We discuss our Mother's Day weekends, which were exhausting and fun. Sarah talks about the latest episode of Catastrophe.