The framers of the U.S. Constitution had serious concerns about the powers they were granting the person of the president and provided Congress with the power to impeach a president for "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors" (Article II, Section 4). Many other countries have adopted a similar approach, investing in their legislatures the power to impeach. After the U.S. House of Representatives launched a formal impeachment inquiry late last week, the Brookings Institution put together a panel on Monday to discuss how impeachment works and if and how it might proceed, "Impeachment: What Happens Now?" This is a recording of that discussion: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpc4BxByKYE (For whatever reason, the program begins 30 minutes into the recording.)
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