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An F.B.I. Informant, a Bombshell Claim, and an Impeachment Built on a Lie


A single piece of unverified intelligence became the centerpiece of a Republican attempt to impeach President Biden.

Michael S. Schmidt, an investigative reporter for The Times, explains how that intelligence was harnessed for political ends, and what happened once it was discredited.

Guest: Michael S. Schmidt ( , an investigative reporter for The New York Times, covering Washington.

Background reading: 

• Ignoring warnings, Republicans trumpeted a now-discredited allegation ( against President Biden.
• Analysis: An informant’s indictment ( undercuts Republicans’ impeachment drive.

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