The last time the Democrats only intrigue, not daring to start the real procedure of removal of the President from power. And as a result, they can only wait for the fact that the voters they alienate.
At the same time, policymakers could rely, in particular, on the opinion of John Dean who was White house counsel during the reign of Richard Nixon. He and David Dorsen, a former Deputy chief counsel of the Committee to investigate Watergate, and Jill wine-banks, Deputy special Prosecutor, had clear Parallels between the then and the current situation, noting that Donald trump obstructed justice and abused the powers.
However, it is worth remembering that the first President subjected to impeachment was Andrew Jackson. He, as emphasized by Brand Wajnapel, author of The Impeachers, uncontrolled issued decrees, ignored the opinion of the Congress, advocated the superiority of the white race, suppressed civil rights and called a reform in the southern States after the Civil war unnecessary. “Eventually, Congress had to stop a President who behaved like a king” she concluded. And David Stewart, released in 2009, a study Impeached, stressed that it was under Johnson’s corruption has reached an unprecedented level.
His testimony in the current situation could give the participants of the process of impeachment of bill Clinton, special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr, Senator Lindsey Graham, the senior Prosecutor Paul Rosenzweig, one of the authors of the report Stephen Bates, the lawyers of the ex-President, David Kendall and Robert Bennett and lanny Davis.
It would be worthwhile to invite scholars, Professor Laurence Tribe of Harvard, co-author of To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment, historian Allan Litman of American University, author of The Case for Impeachment, and John Mitcham and Timothy Naftali, who wrote Impeachment: An American History. It is worth noting that Naftali is also a former Director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
Powerful support for the supporters of impeachment are able to provide more than 1 thousands of former Federal prosecutors who signed the letter in which they accused trump of obstruction of justice. Among them, importantly, there are Democrats and Republicans, making the position of the supporters of the displacement of the President is particularly strong. Finally, one of James Komi able to testify that will make the Trump final blow, because he was at the forefront of the investigation of the intervention of Russia in election campaign.
In other words, there is no shortage of those who might support Democrats in Congress, if they decided to take extreme measures. But perhaps legislators are more interested in maintaining their own rankings, not the real confrontation with the President.
Jill Lawrence, author of The Art of the Political Deal: How Congress Beat the Odds and Broke Through Gridlock