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Stop comparing Trump’s impeachment case to Johnson’s … or Nixon’s … or Clinton’s


The internet is awash in historical explainers and hot takes trying to make sense of our sudden constitutional crisis. Marshalled on behalf of a range of competing viewpoints, the arguments are sprinkled with references to Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton—the three presidents who faced impeachment proceedings before Donald Trump. Which one applies to the current president and his apparent effort to enlist Ukraine in going after Joe Biden, his potential opponent in the 2020 election?
Turning to the past is understandable: A presidential impeachment cries out for historical context. The past is supposed to offer a map of sorts …read more

Source:: European Voice

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