The Nation: Impeaching a Veep: The Colfax Case

The leaders of the House of Representatives last week were quietly preparing for the worst: that the case of Spiro Agnew will be handed to them to consider impeachment proceedings against the Vice President. The contingency planning actually began well before Agnew's difficulties were known, when the possibility, however unlikely, first loomed during Watergate that the President himself might be impeachable. Months ago New Jersey's Peter Rodino Jr., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, put three of his staff to work researching the procedures of impeachment. Speaker of the House Carl Albert and...

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