Presidents were impeached by the three.

Presidents were impeached by the three.

Trump is not the first American President to be impeached.

Others were as the following:

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson was the US’s 17th President and he served from April 1865 to March 1869. After the latter was assassinated he was the Vice President and assumed presidency of President Abraham Lincoln. He came to power as the Civil War concluded and according to a BBC report, Johnson always sparred over how to rebuild the defeated US South.

The Republicans pushed for a legislation to punish former leaders and safeguard the rights of slaves. Johnson used his presidential veto to block the Republican efforts. This led to a conflict, resulting in his impeachment by the House of Representatives.

Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon served from January 1969. His near-impeachment traces back to the 1972 break-in of the Democratic Party’s headquarters in the Watergate office complex in Washington D.C. Investigations revealed that the burglars were paid by funds from Nixon’s re-election campaign.

In August 1974, as the House Judiciary Committee prepared impeachment articles, Nixon was forced to launch Oval Office recordings where he was heard ordering his team to have the CIA tell the FBI to stop its investigation into the Watergate break-in. Fearing a loss of support and that he would be impeached and removed from office, Nixon resigned that same month. He remains the only US President in history to have done so.

Bill Clinton

Within a year of taking office Bill Clinton was with a Justice Department special prosecutor into real estate transactions and his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. In December 1998, the House of Representatives voted along party lines to impeach Clinton on two counts: perjury and obstruction of Congress. But in February 1999, Clinton was acquitted by the Republican-controlled Senate.

For the year the scandal consumed the country, the President resisted calls to resign, the BBC said in a report. However, Clinton left office with a 65 percent approval rating – the highest of any of American President since the Second World War.

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