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MSNBC 13 Jan 2021

Yes, Impeachment After Leaving Office Is A Thing. Just Ask William Belknap

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Rachel Maddow tells the story of corrupt former War Secretary William Belknap, who tried to beat impeachment by resigning but his trial was held even though he was no longer in office. Belknap's case would be a precedent for the Senate trying Donald Trump a second time after his term is over. Aired on 01/14/2021.


The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump for a historic, second time on Wednesday. By the time the Senate trial concludes, Mr. Trump will already be out of office. CBSN legal analyst and New York Law School professor Rebecca Roiphe joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the constitutionality of impeaching someone after leaving office and what comes next.

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