Renowned presidential historian now says impeachment will be Trump’s ‘season finale’

Credit: Left: REUTERS/FILE Right: Richmondforum.org

On Monday, during his interview with “Morning Joe,” presidential historian Jon Meacham stated that he believes impeachment will be the “season finale” of the Trump presidency.



During the interview, co-host Joe Scarborough compared Trump’s actions to the actions of former President Richard Nixon. Meacham agreed with the comparison and stated, “One Nixonian element here that hasn’t gotten a whole lot of attention, at least explicitly, is both Nixon and Trump have an ongoing obsession with their former opponents in a way that I think shapes what they do in deleterious ways, to say the least.”

Meacham gave an example of how Nixon justified the taping of the White House conversations by noting that FDR and Lyndon Johnson did the same thing. He also brought up that Nixon had a similar weird obsession with his predecessor.

He stated, “He was always obsessed with what President Kennedy had gotten away with, in his view, and remember, of course, that’s clearly true with President Trump, with an obsession over both Obama and Secretary Clinton.”

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He then went on to say that he believes the outcome of the November midterm elections will play a crucial role in determining Trump’s fate.

Meacham stated, “The most important political story in the country right now, in many ways, are those 435 House races. I’ve been skeptical of this, but I would bet a good bit of money this is going to end up in the House with some kind of impeachment proceeding, and the makeup of that body and ultimately the reaction of the United States Senate, which is supposed to be the great deliberative check and the great final hammer on these things, I think we’re going to end up — that’s going to be the season finale of this.”

This interview comes as Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to ask the Justice Department to investigate whether the FBI surveilled his campaign under the Obama administration. This claim by Trump comes as there is no evidence there was an FBI spy in his campaign.

When the Justice Department was asked to look into the claims, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein put out a statement stating, “If anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action.”



You can watch the full interview below:

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