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Rep. Paul Tonko
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Congressman Paul Tonko from New York’s 20th District on Monday became the latest Democrat to support an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler has issued subpoenas to former White House aides Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson. He also comments on a bill in the New York state Legislature that would allow Congress to access President Trump's state tax returns. 

Democrats in the House are trying to make the most of their majority. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's decision to increase tariffs on China by $200 billion after trade talks on Thursday failed to reach an agreement. He also comments on a New York Times report saying the White House is daring Congressional Democrats to impeach the president, and opposition to the measles vaccine in New York state. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the issue of impeachment, and statements by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemingly advising House Democrats to hold off impeaching President Trump. He also comments on a subpoena served by the House Judiciary Committe to White House counsel Don McGahn, and reports that U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders supports voting rights for those in jail. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the fallout from the release of the redacted Mueller report, and what to do about calls for President Trump's impeachment. He also comments on Michael Cohen's deteriorating relationship with the president, and the Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that have killed nearly 300 people.

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's $4.75 trillion proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year, and reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said impeaching the president is "not worth it." He also comments on a vote expected in the U.K. today on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, and a White House press briefing held Monday. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's sentencing, and reports that Michael Cohen may have, in fact, reached out to President Trump for a pardon. He also comments on debate among House Democrats over whether to impeach the president, and House approval of a resolution condemning bigotry. 

   A billionaire liberal activist is bringing his national campaign to oust President Donald Trump to western Massachusetts today. 

Lanny J. Davis is a lawyer who served as special counsel to President Bill Clinton and was a spokesperson for the president and the White House on matters concerning campaign finance and other legal issues.

In his new book, "The Unmaking Of The President 2016: How FBI Director James Comey Cost Hillary Clinton The Presidency," Davis puts forth his case for Donald Trump’s impeachment by showing how the actions of the FBI and Director James Comey in the months leading up to the 2016 election interfered with a fair, uncorrupt election.

Lanny Davis says his abuse of power since becoming president justifies initiating a serious investigation to impeach him or remove him for mental impairment under the 25th Amendment.

Allan Lichtman is a political historian and Distinguished Professor of History at American University. Lichtman predicts that an impeachment investigation will be launched and lays out the factors that, he believes, will lead to Trump’s removal from office.

From Robert Mueller’s Russia inquiry, to President Trump’s foreign policy moves and conflicts of interest– not to mention his Twitter account – Lichtman warns that Trump’s rogue presidency is approaching a critical mass of violations that could trigger his impeachment – but only if the American people demand it. 

Lichtman’s new book, “The Case for Impeachment,” contains new material assessing how Trump’s first year in office has strengthened the case for his impeachment, and explaining exactly how he could be removed from office. 

As Benjamin Franklin famously put it, Americans have a republic, if we can keep it. Preserving the Constitution and the democratic system it supports is the public’s responsibility. One route the Constitution provides for discharging that duty—a route rarely traveled—is impeachment.

Cass Sunstein provides a succinct citizen’s guide to an essential tool of self-government. He illuminates the constitutional design behind impeachment and emphasizes the people’s role in holding presidents accountable. Despite intense interest in the subject, impeachment is widely misunderstood. Sunstein identifies and corrects a number of misconceptions.

Sunstein is currently the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. His newest book is titled Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide. 

Congressman Peter Welch
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The “i” word is gaining some traction in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

7/30/14 Panel

Jul 30, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf and Political Consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
More Russia Sanctions
Ventura Wins
Lab Errors
Impeachment Fantasy
Mississippi Abortion Law

For 5 decades Terry Lenzner has been one of Washington’s most powerful inside players working behind the scenes to get to the bottom of scandals, controversies, and mysteries ranging from the murder of three young civil rights workers that inspired the film Mississippi Burning, to Watergate, the impeachment of President Clinton, and the death of Princess Diana.

Now for the first time he tells the story of his remarkable half century career probing politicians, celebrities, governments, and corporations in The Investigator.