May 6, 2019

THERE IS NO BAD REASON:

Trump's Other Impeachable Offense: As Nixon learned, Congress will not abide a president who defies its subpoenas. (James Reston Jr., May 5, 2019, NY Times)

On July 30, 1974, nine days before President Richard Nixon resigned, the House Judiciary Committee added a third article to its impeachment charges against the president. The first two had dealt with obstruction of justice and abuse of power; Article III charged that Nixon had failed to comply with eight congressional subpoenas related to the Watergate investigation.

Now, with President Trump and William Barr, his attorney general, refusing to cooperate with congressional investigations, the Democrats in the House should take yet another lesson from Watergate. They are reportedly already preparing impeachment articles on obstruction of justice; they should add failure to comply with Congress to the list.

Posted by at May 6, 2019 4:15 AM

  

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