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There’s Never Going to Be a Clear Standard for Impeachable Offenses


It’s tempting to think of the impeachable offense as a static construct. Either the President did a bad thing, or he didn’t. Either it was sufficiently bad as to be impeachable, or it is not.But this can’t be correct, either as a matter of common sense or as a matter of constitutional law. As House Democrats roll forward with public impeachment hearings, and as Senate Republicans build out their defense strategy, careful onlookers will come to find that the president’s conduct isn’t a subject that can be studied in isolation. Congress’s past and present behavior, too, shape the standard of …read more

Source:: The Atlantic

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