Bad Things Presidents Have Done

Bad Things Presidents Have Done December 6, 2019

In the course of drawing up articles of impeachment, the House Judiciary Committee brought in legal experts to testify on whether President Trump’s dealings with the Ukraine constitute an impeachable offense.  They certainly do, said all three law professors.  Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina went so far as to say that what Trump did was “worse than the misconduct of any prior president.”

Really?  Worse than the misdeeds of any prior president?  David Harsanyi disabuses of this notion by giving us a history lesson.  He lists lots of presidential misconduct that was worse than trying unsuccessfully to get a foreign country to do him a political favor.

From David Harsanyi, Presidential Misconduct:  Some Historical Perspective:


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