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Impeachment Brings Clarity in Rough Days

| Jan. 24, 2020

Since Watergate, presidents and their aides have warned that impeachment is destabilizing to foreign policy. But history suggests otherwise. Presidential scandals create uncertainty abroad, but the impeachment process itself seems to bring clarity and resolution.

Keep this lesson in mind this week as the Senate begins its trial of Donald Trump. The president's advocates will argue (as he himself has already) that impeachment and trial are harmful to America's image abroad and derail normal foreign policy. But the evidence doesn't support that dire view....


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