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The Impeachment Verdict Through Historical, Legal And Political Lenses

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In this image from video, Bruce Castor, an attorney for former President Donald Trump, speaks during the second impeachment trial of Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)

Former President Donald Trump has been acquitted.

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with presidential historian Tim Walch about how the trial and verdict line up with what the framers of our Constitution had in mind when they envisioned threats to our republic.

Then, the view from a leading Iowa conservative, former Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Gross.


  • Tim Walch, director emeritus of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
  • Doug Gross, attorney and former Iowa GOP gubernatorial candidate


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Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa