Category: impeachment

Impeachment Shouldn’t Be Political

Impeachment Shouldn’t Be Political

One frequently hears that impeachment is a “political question,” not a legal one. After all, Congress, which brings impeachment proceedings, is a political body. Then minority leader of the House Gerald Ford even claimed in 1970 that the grounds for impeachment are whatever the House takes them to be by voting for an indictment. But…

Impeachment inquiry is the right idea right now

Impeachment inquiry is the right idea right now

Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, and author, with Kevin Kruse, of the new book “Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974.” The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion at CNN. (CNN)I ran into a senior Democrat in the US House of…

Trump impeachment calls ‘deliciously ironic’ from Dems who defended Clinton: Eli Lake

Trump impeachment calls ‘deliciously ironic’ from Dems who defended Clinton: Eli Lake

While some Democrats are cautiously weighing impeachment proceedings for President Trump on a wide range of accusations, alleged campaign-finance violations likely won’t be the driving force, Bloomberg opinion columnist Eli Lake said Thursday night on the “Special Report” All-Star Panel.Trump has denied allegations he violated campaign-finance laws by directing his former attorney Michael Cohen to make hidden,…