President Donald Trump.
Ousting an executive leader from office doesn't always have the intended effect, as these examples from Central and South America show.
Loyal to a fault: Andrew Johnson.
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Andrew Johnson's plan to win the loyalty of former Confederate leaders doomed his presidency to historical ignominy.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Laws that limit presidential power won't enforce themselves – Congress must act.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.
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Did the attorney general help create a false story on why Comey was fired? Sessions' testimony to Congress provides no answers.
Russia’s supposed influence on Donald Trump’s election victory did not reveal anything about American democracy that Russians did not already suspect.
Russian media both hint toward the Russian regime’s prowess in influencing the US election, while simultaneously treating the accusation as baseless Western propaganda.
We cannot stand outside the fray, but instead must engage in the ‘post-truth’ debates about politics and knowledge.
Pundits have been keen to link post-truth to post-modernists, post-positivists or any other 'postie'. They should turn their energy to forming a real popular front against Trump's faux populism.
Donald Trump had never run for a political office before becoming President. Given the rush of Trump scandals in the two weeks since Trump fired FBI director James Comey, Congressional Republicans probably…
Robert Mueller will investigate any evidence of Russian involvement in the 2016 election of Donald Trump as US president.
The investigation is likely to end in one of two ways: the end of Donald Trump’s presidency, or the beginning of his second term.
How much longer?
A president has more than one route out of office – voluntarily or otherwise.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, stands next to a photograph of Trump and Lavrov on May 17, 2017.
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Could Trump be removed from office? Answering that question is less about understanding the law and more about counting votes.
On Tuesday, Donald Trump dramatically sacked FBI director James Comey. There has been speculation that Comey was fired in an attempt to prevent an FBI investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia. While such…
But firing people is what I’m famous for…
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And the president could learn plenty from the fate of a complacent Richard Nixon.
President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka walk to board Marine One.
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Conflict of interest laws are often not cut and dried. They involve interpretation by lawyers within the Justice Department and judges.
For a president who has transgressed so many of the conventions which make our democracies civilised and decent, respect is not an entitlement. It must be earned.
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the October 9 presidential town hall debate.
An expert in political rhetoric singles out Trump's repeated use of reification – the tendency to treat people as things – and the role it's played in his tortured response to the leaked tape.