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From Nixon to Trump: How public opinion shapes impeachment proceedings

Today on Front Burner, CBC’s Washington correspondent Alex Panetta preps us for Day 2 of the Donald Trump public impeachment hearing by explaining its importance and what we can learn from Richard Nixon's and Bill Clinton’s history.
Ambassador William Taylor testifies during a House Intelligence Committee impeachment inquiry hearing into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
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This week marks the first time in 20 years that public hearings could result in the removal of a U.S. president from office. In question is a whistleblower's complaint alleging U.S. President Donald Trump attempted to pressure the Ukrainian president into investigating his political rival by threatening to withhold military aid.

Today on Front Burner, CBC Washington correspondent Alex Panetta preps us for Day 2 of the public impeachment hearing by explaining its importance and what we can learn from the impeachment hearings of former presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.

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