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Impeachment: From Clinton To Trump

The House eventually impeached President Clinton and lawmakers are expected to do the same when the articles of impeachment against President Trump. (Left: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) (Right: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)
The House eventually impeached President Clinton and lawmakers are expected to do the same when the articles of impeachment against President Trump. (Left: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) (Right: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

On Dec. 18, 1998, House lawmakers opened debate on articles of impeachment against former President Bill Clinton. On Wednesday, 21 years later to the day, the House is debating articles of impeachment against President Trump.

The House eventually impeached Clinton and lawmakers are expected to do the same when the articles of impeachment against Trump come up for a vote.

Host Jeremy Hobson speaks with Julian Zelizer (@julianzelizer), professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a CNN political analyst, about this moment in the country’s history.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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