It was 50 years ago today

It was 50 years ago today that The United States House Committee on the Judiciary opened formal and public impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon.

Apparently it never occurred to Nixon, nor to his lawyers, to claim that in his capacity as President of the United States, he could simply pardon himself.

It seems that back then there was this whole “rule of law” thing that people actually believed in. How quaint.

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