President Trump may have claimed total exoneration after the release of the Mueller Report, but Democrats came away more distressed than ever with his actions … so much so that the “I” word — “Impeachment” — is now being used more freely. Frank Bowman of the University of Missouri, author of a book about impeachment in the age of Trump, compares the current situation with that of Richard Nixon.
Elizabeth Holtzman was a freshman member of the House in 1974 when she voted to impeach Nixon as a member of the Judiciary Committee. She argues that rather than call for Trump’s impeachment, the least House Democrats could do is to hold impeachment hearings … and let the facts fall where they may.
Sarah Binder of the Brookings Institution and George Washington University questions the notion of a truly independent Federal Reserve, especially in the wake of Trump attempting to put two ideological allies on the board. She also wonders: Did anyone vet Herman Cain?
And Democrats vote next month in Kentucky’s primary to pick a nominee to run against Gov. Matt Bevin in November. Phillip Bailey of the Louisville Courier-Journal offers a report card on both the Democrats running and Bevin’s record after four years.
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