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What “Impeachable Offenses” does not do is offer some kind of guidance as to how to overcome the political barriers to a full impeachment of this president. No politician wants to “go first” in fielding the avalanche of smears and accusations certain to be dumped on anyone seeking to hold accountable a political figure who happens to be the first ethnic minority president. The Constitution is silent on what happens then.

Wes Vernon is a broadcast journalist whose career ended after 25 years at CBS Radio. His column appears at