The surprising history of impeachment and what it means for Trump

Washington (CNN)As Democrats try to square growing calls for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump with hesitation from party leadership — and the political reality of a Republican-controlled Senate — it’s worth understanding what’s behind the concept of impeachment and why it should or shouldn’t apply to Trump. CNN: I found it really interesting the way you tied the idea of impeachment back to the Magna Carta and how lords used it almost as a form of protection against the king. Is there anything left from that original meaning in the way it is applied today? BOWMAN: For centuries, the kings and queens of England were the dictators of their age, with the added advantage that they could claim a …