House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler declared on Aug. 8 that Congress is engaging in “formal impeachment proceedings,” and America yawned.
David Priess is the Chief Operating Officer of the Lawfare Institute. He is a writer and speaker on the presidency, national security, and intelligence. He served during the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations as a CIA officer, intelligence briefer, and as a State Department desk officer. His new book, "How To Get Rid of a President: History’s Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives," conveys the stories of the many ways American presidents have left office. He is also the author of “The President’s Book of Secrets,” the first book about the top secret President’s Daily Brief and its recipients.
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