Historian: Nixon’s First Article Of Impeachment Was For Suborning Perjury

The first article of impeachment against Richard Nixon was for directing others to lie, noted historian Jon Meacham.

On Friday, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham tweeted a reminder to Americans of the first article of impeachment against President Richard Nixon, according to The Hill.

“The first article of impeachment against Nixon was just this: obstruction by directing others to lie,” Meacham tweeted early Friday morning. “This is not hysteria or hyperventilating. It’s history.” -Jon Meacham

Meacham’s tweet was sent amidst discussions on a recent report by BuzzFeed News that President Trump had instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about his work in trying to construct a Trump Tower in Moscow.

It was also found that Cohen had lied to Congress about travel plans as well as potential meetings with Vladimir Putin.