US law says the president can't be indicted, an echo of ancient Roman law. The efforts Roman leader Julius Caesar made to maintain his immunity is a cautionary tale for America's political system.
The claim of "resistance" inside the White House offers the possibility of government by Trump appointees who prefer to keep their positions rather than publicly denounce a man they disapprove of.
Corruption can never be eliminated. Whether we like it or not, it has always been part of human nature and will continue to infect society.
The US Constitution allows the president to be removed from power if his vice president and Cabinet decide that he cannot discharge the duties of his office.
Congress is supposed to be a check on presidential power, but party politics has muted Republican criticism of Trump. Restoring balance means making a radical change.
Trump's surrogates have deployed tried and true rhetorical techniques to defend the president.
Trump's former personal lawyer broke two laws that control political spending, both passed after major election scandals. President Roosevelt survived his campaign's misdeeds. Nixon did not.
Republicans in Congress today are different than GOP figures who challenged President Nixon during Watergate. GOP leaders now stand in contrast to those who once chose country over loyalty to one man.
Whereas Richard Nixon was laid low by Watergate, Bill Clinton's approval ratings went up during the Lewinsky scandal. How will Trump fare?
The legal travails of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen bring the Mueller investigation into the White House.
The court carefully considered what the word 'emoluments' meant at the time the Constitution was drafted.
Donald Trump has lately been called "treasonous" by some; others say he's violated his oath of office. What are the president's Constitutional obligations -- and who holds the president accountable?
The president won't be removed from office until Republicans in the House decide to support the idea – or the midterms hand the Democrats more seats.
As Donald Trump prepares to meet with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, here's a detailed explanation of how one goes about subverting democracy via a stooge.
Despite months of speculation that Donald Trump might fire him, Robert Mueller and his investigation are not going away.
President Trump is having trouble finding a lawyer. But other presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, have obtained outside legal counsel easily, even from attorneys who disagree with their politics.
On September 24, 2019, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House had launched a formal impeachment inquiry against the president. But as history shows, the outcome is anything but assured.
A historian looks back at Andrew Johnson's unlikely and unsuccessful presidency and why he wasn't cut out for the job.
Trump generates chaos every day yet there is scant information in any of it Nonetheless, there are hints about his mental health, the consequences of the Russia probe and the power of women in 2018.
If Trump is lying to his own lawyers about Russia, he is risking Bill Clinton's fate.