The Impeachment Case Against Trump: What Would the Founders Do?

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The U.S. Capitol Building on February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

As the nation grapples with the question of impeachment, following House Democrats' launch of an inquiry this week,  we’ll look back at how history has treated this question.  We’ll examine the examples of the only two presidents ever impeached -- Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton -- and assess the case against Trump in light of historical precedent.


Jeffrey Engel, director, Center of Presidential History at Southern Methodist University; co-author, "Impeachment: An American History"

Michael McConnell, professor, Stanford Law School; senior fellow, Hoover Institution; author of the forthcoming book "The President Who Would Not Be King"