Andrew Johnson, Donald Trump, Congress discussed on Skullduggery
We've talked a lot about just how unusual a President Donald Trump has been his withering attacks on the f. b. i. and his. Own Justice department is tweet storms floating bizarre conspiracy theories with little basis. In fact, his rallies where he riles up his followers with angry, he filled rhetoric against his political enemies and journalists we as called enemies of the people. So consider this one hundred fifty years ago. The house of representatives impeached a president, Andrew Johnson impart for conduct, and I quote unmindful of the high duties of his office and the dignity and proprieties thereof. Johnson, of course, had been Abraham Lincoln's vice president and was sworn in after the great emancipator assassination. There were eleven articles of impeachment against Johnson. Most of them revolving around Johnson's attempts to fire Lincoln, secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, a violation. The house charged of a law passed by congress called the tenure of office act. But one of those articles article tend to be exact laid out. A different charge that seems to have an eerie parallel to the Trump presidency it focused on Johnson's rhetoric travel around the country, denouncing Congress's plans for reconstruction, including laws and amendments that guaranteed rights to the newly emancipated slaves. In those speeches article, ten charged Johnson did quote attempt to bring into disgrace, ridicule, hatred, contempt, and reproach. The congress of the United States and to quote excite the odium and resentment of all the good people of the United States against the laws passed by congress. In one such speech Johnson was accused of delivering, and again, I quote, certain intemperate, inflammatory and scandalous harangues, and uttering loud threats and bitter menaces against the country's lawmakers. Amid the cries, Jere and laughter of the multitudes then assembled sounds. What like Donald Trump rally this week. We traveled down to Austin, Texas, to talk with the distinguished panel of top story ins and a veteran news executive about Trump's loud threats and bitter medicines and how unprecedented or not they are that and more coming up on today's episode of skulduggery. There is. There is no collusion. I didn't make a phone call to Russia. I have nothing to do with Russia. Everybody knows it because people have got to know whether or not their president's across. Well, I'm not a crook told the American people. I did not trade arms for. My heart and my best intentions still tell me that's true. But the facts and the evidence tell me it is not. I did not have sexual relations with that woman. The British government has learned to Saddam Hussein recently saw significant quantities of uranium from Africa, but he times have to answer this question and you shit is their rooms..