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Watch Now: The President Richard Nixon Impeachment Inquiry, 50 Years Later

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On May 4, 2024, the John W. Kluge Center hosted the lawyers, researchers, and other staff who, in 1974, considered the question of whether sufficient evidence existed to impeach President Richard Nixon. They gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of that momentous event.

Many were at the beginning of their careers. They took on the tasks of gathering evidence, assessing constitutional issues, and preparing the case for the 93rd Congress, resulting in the House Judiciary Committee adopting three articles of impeachment. The presidential impeachment would have been only the second in American history at the time, and the first in 100 years. President Nixon resigned in August 1974, before the impeachment could go forward.

Inquiry staff participated in two panel discussions, available to watch here.

In the first, panelists considered the legacy of the Inquiry.

In the second panel, Inquiry staff discussed what it was like to be a part of this historic work.

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