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How to Impeach a President

In some quarters, talk of impeaching Donald Trump started before Inauguration Day. But the firing of the F.B.I. director James Comey and subsequent revelations (many from the President himself) about how it happened have increased the speculation that Trump might not finish his term. The New Yorker’s Washington correspondent Evan Osnos spoke with Gregory Craig, an attorney who served on Bill Clinton’s defense team when he was impeached. Impeachment “wears the garb of a judicial process, but in reality it is fundamentally and profoundly a political process,” Craig says. “ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’ means whatever the House of Representatives decides it means.” Nevertheless, Craig says, Donald Trump shouldn’t be sleeping too well at night.

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