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Witcover: Chatter about impeachment is premature

Witcover: Chatter about impeachment is premature

Donald Trump's early stumbling out of the presidential gate in the judicial, legislative and diplomatic realms has already surfaced talk by wishful thinkers of invoking the constitutional route of impeachment to remove him from the Oval Office for committing "high crimes and misdemeanors."

Liberal Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe has fed the notion in a Washington Post opinion piece. He cites the same charges of "obstruction of justice" that were part of the undoing of President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal of 1972-73, comparing them to Mr. Trump's situation in his swift and impulsive firing of FBI Director James Comey.

The charges against...

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