How do today’s articles of impeachment compare to those of the past?

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We look at the historical precedent leading up to today’s impeachment announcement against Trump. Richard Nixon resigned before the House could vote to impeach him, but they did approve three articles against him: obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and contempt of Congress. Clinton was impeached for lying to the grand jury and obstructing justice. Andrew Johnson was also threatened with impeachment. 

Credits

Guest:
Timothy Naftali - Clinical Associate Professor of History and Public Service at NYU; former director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library - @TimNaftali

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Rebecca Mooney, Brian Hardzinski