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In the Words of the Whistleblower

“I am therefore fulfilling my duty to report this information, through proper legal channels, to the relevant authorities.”

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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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On Thursday morning, the House Intelligence Committee publicly released a whistleblower complaint providing evidence of President Donald Trump’s alleged abuse of presidential power. The complaint came just before the acting director of national intelligence was due to testify before the committee.

Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick and Jeremy Stahl take stock of the rapid changes that have happened in Washington since House Democrats announced their impeachment inquiry.

Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, Danielle Hewitt, and Mara Silvers.