Donald Trump and Richard Nixon: The similarities between two U.S. presidents

In the wake of House Speaker Nancy Peolsi announcing that the House of Representatives is launching an official impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, there are mounting questions about Trump’s actions and whether they amount to an impeachable offense. Impeachment is a political process, in which any civil officer, including the president and vice president, can be removed from office “for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors,” according to the Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution. Only three presidents in American history have faced impeachment or imminent threats of impeachment, and just two were charged with obstruction of justice, a federal crime in which someone “corruptly” attempts to “influence, obstruct or impede” the “due and proper administration of the law” in a pending proceeding, as stated in 18 U.S.Code § 1505.