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As Trump And Congress Face Off, Looking At The History Of Constitutional Crises09:40
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President Nixon gestures toward transcripts of White House tapes after announcing he would turn them over to House impeachment investigators and make them public in April 1974. (AP Photo)
President Nixon gestures toward transcripts of White House tapes after announcing he would turn them over to House impeachment investigators and make them public in April 1974. (AP Photo)

Some Democrats have characterized President Trump’s refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas as a “constitutional crisis.” But does the current conflict between Trump and Congress rise to the level of previous constitutional crises?

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with historians Nathan Connolly (@ndbconnolly) and Ed Ayers (@edward_l_ayers), co-hosts of the podcast “BackStory,” produced at Virginia Humanities, about the history of constitutional crises in the U.S. 

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