Episode #274: Nixon’s The One. Is Trump?

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.

Music used in this podcast:

Old Friends by Simon & Garfunkel

Gimme Some Truth by Generation X

Money by Pink Floyd

Do You Wanna Touch Me by Joan Jett

Kentucky Fried Flow by Armand Van Helden 

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