Tim Mak

Tim Mak covers national security and politics for NPR.

His reporting interests include congressional investigations, foreign interference in American election campaigns and the effects of technology on politics.

He appears regularly on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and the NPR Politics Podcast.

Before joining NPR, Mak worked as a senior correspondent at The Daily Beast, covering the 2016 presidential elections with an emphasis on foreign affairs. He has also worked on the Politico Defense team, the Politico breaking news desk, and at the Washington Examiner. He has reported abroad from the Horn of Africa and East Asia.

Mak graduated with a B.A. from McGill University, where he was a valedictorian. He also holds a national certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.

When the Senate impeachment trial began Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans sparred over the rules that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced for how the process would work.

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UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: The House has passed H. Res. 798 (ph), a resolution appointing and authorizing managers for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, president of the United States.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #2: The message will be received.

Trump Impeached

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The months-long march towards impeachment in the U.S. House ended last night. Donald Trump is now the third U.S. president in history to be impeached.

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NANCY PELOSI: Those in favor, say aye.

AYE VOTERS: Aye.

PELOSI: Those opposed, nay.

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When the House began voting on articles of impeachment last night, President Trump was in Michigan.

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NPR's congressional reporter Tim Mak and national political correspondent Mara Liasson have been following this debate all day and into the night. And they are both with me now.

Hello.

TIM MAK, BYLINE: Hey there.

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