Posts by Jessica Pisano

Jessica Pisano 11-22-2019
(Monkey Cage) In this week’s impeachment hearings, government officials have been detailing the Trump administration’s alleged attempts to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in congressionally approved aid for Ukraine’s defensive war with Russia unless Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced investigations into President Trump’s political rival. [...] And yet, as some Republican members of Congress have noted, in his televised Sept. 25...
Jessica Pisano 11-15-2019
(Monkey Cage) The public impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives that started Wednesday focus on interactions between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Trump and Zelensky are both showmen. Many Americans became familiar with Donald Trump in the reality show “The Apprentice.” RSimilarly, long before Zelensky became president in a landslide election, and more than a decade before he played one on television in “...

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Associate Professor of Politics
New School for Social Research, New York City