Impeachment is a political activity, not a judicial process
21 October 2019 | 1:02 pm
David O. Stewart, author of “Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy," discusses the precedent for impeachment and the current inquiry into President Donald Trump. He speaks with Bloomberg’s David Westin on “Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power.”
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