“Impeach 45” might be a trendy outcry, but do people really understand what they’re calling for? Listen to her full interview here to learn more.

Author Barbara Radnofsky joined today’s show to talk about her book “A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment” and detail how much research people really need to do before they start throwing the word “impeachment” around.

Here are some of the details covered in the clip:

  • The “straightforward” criteria required to impeach a president
  • The reasoning behind the provision for impeachment
  • Where the phrase “high crimes and misdemeanors” comes from
  • What sources you need to understand the founding fathers’ vision for the impeachment process

Listen to her full interview here to learn more.


Click Here To Listen Barbara Radnofsky

Impeachment is based upon “those offences which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust … as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.” —Alexander Hamilton

A non-partisan guide to a precise understanding of the rules and history of impeachment . . .

Spotlighting in particular the precise rules of impeachment—including an explanation of the crucial grounds for impeachment, the famous “high crimes and misdemeanors”—the book also details its origins in British law, the rules as set out by the founding fathers in the Constitution, and their application throughout the history of our democracy.

That history involves a detailed chronology of the nineteen instances of impeachment that have taken place—of judges, presidents, and officials from the cabinet and congress—throughout American history, including the very first impeachment conviction of an America official: that of a federal judge who seemed to have developed dementia.

All of which makes A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment a fascinating read about a unique aspect of our democracy, as well as a useful, one-of-a-kind guide for citizens in a participatory government.

Click Here To Listen Barbara Radnofsky


SET IT STRAIGHT-BARBARA RADNOFSKY-Texas attorney discusses impeachment.

What did America’s Founding Fathers have in mind when they put into the constitution the ability to impeach government leaders–including the president? Are their grounds to impeach Donald Trump? Is impeachment a political, or legal process? Texas Democrat, attorney and author Barbara Radnofsky–the first female nominated by her party to run for the Texas U.S. Senate seat (2006) explains.