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Watergate 40 Years Later: Nixon House Impeachment Hearings - July 1974 Article II Debate

Demonstrators near the Capitol

Demonstrators near the Capitol

Washington, DC
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Forty years ago, the House Judiciary Committee held hearings to consider articles of impeachment against President Nixon. We see the committee's evening session debate over Article II, which charged the president with abuse of power. First, Timothy Naftali, former director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, explains why Article II was at the heart of the impeachment proceedings, and how the committee's vote continues to shape our understanding of presidential power.

NOTE: Due to copyright restrictions, video of  these hearings cannot be viewed at our website. 

Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014 at 2:36pm (ET)

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