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Commentary: Trump is creating the worst constitutional crisis in 150 years

The Trump administration has now set the stage for a constitutional crisis, one that the United States hasn't seen in this form since the battles between Andrew Johnson and the Reconstruction Congress more than 150 years ago.

Johnson, like President Trump, also thought that Congress was engaging in unconstitutional and illegitimate presidential harassment. As tensions ratcheted up, the branches of government in 1868 grew increasingly fearful of one another. Conspiracy theories ran rampant, and the prospect of violence seemed to be just around the corner. Presidential impeachment, and the refusal

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