The Leslie Marshall Show

Trump & GOP Congress Struggle to Defend Zelensky Call, Polls Surge in Favor of Impeachment

October 1, 2019

The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His new show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET.

Brad is first joined by John Bennett, Senior White House Correspondent for Roll Call. John's Twitter handle is @BennettJohnT.

The two discuss President Trump and Congressional Republicans' disjointed response to the whistleblower complaint about the Trump-Zelensky Ukraine call, and the impeachment inquiry.  They also highlight Trump's tweet invoking a civil war in response to impeachment, and his oval office comments today that he is "looking for the whistleblower."

During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political round-table with Tim Zenk and Mark Grimaldi.

Tim is a Principle at 'Molecule,' a business and public affairs company, a former Democratic staffer, and a well known renewable energy expert. His Twitter handle is @greencrude.

Mark Grimaldi, or 'Marky Mark' as Leslie Marshall calls him, is the Executive Producer of this show and a Democratic Activist. His Twitter handle is @MarkJGrimaldi.
The round-table first analyzes the significant swing in public support for impeaching President Trump.
They also hypothesize as to what affect the Trump-Ukraine scandal, and impeachment inquiry, may have on Vice President Biden's campaign.  This includes the question of whether it will lead some Democratic primary voters to rally around Biden as he is attacked with falsehoods by Trump and his cronies.

Brad writes a column every Sunday on the 2020 Presidential race for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago.
You can read Brad's columns at His Twitter handle is @BradBannon.