THE CRISIS: Heading Closer to Impeachment

The processes pushing toward the impeachment of the President gained momentum. A startling election upset in Michigan last week handed over Vice President Gerald Ford's long-safe Republican House seat to a Democrat who had campaigned all-out against Nixon —a warning of the increasing political risks entailed for any Congressman who eventually votes to absolve the President without a Senate trial. The bipartisan legal staff of the House Judiciary Committee issued a well-researched report declaring that a President can be impeached for official misconduct that stops short of a clear-cut crime. Then...

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