Throughout US history, Congress has impeached just two American Presidents – Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998.
Now, Democrats are moving forward with an impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump.
Analysts said Congress may charge Trump with bribery, among other crimes, when he allegedly withheld military aid to Ukraine in exchange for information on a political opponent.
CGTN’s Nathan King reports.
To discuss all of this:
- Eleanor Clift is a political columnist for The Daily Beast.
- Frank Bowman is a professor of law at the University of Missouri and author of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
- Spencer Critchley is the managing partner of Boots Road Group.
- Alex Vogel is the CEO of the Vogel Group.
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