Crimes and Impeachment

In the constitution of the United States, the process of impeachment can be used against a President for ‘treason, high crimes and misdemeanours’. To date, this process has been attempted on seven occasions, including against the present incumbent. This lecture will examine the historical circumstances in which impeachment was attempted against sitting Presidents with a particular focus on Presidents Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Richard Nixon in 1974. Comparison will be made with the current impeachment process against President Trump.


25th November 2019




Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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