Rachel Maddow tells the story of corrupt former War Secretary William Belknap, who tried to beat impeachment by resigning but his trial was held even though he was no longer in office. Belknap's case would be a precedent for the Senate trying Donald Trump a second time after his term is over. Aired on 01/14/2021.
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Yes, Impeachment After Leaving Office Is A Thing. Just Ask William Belknap | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC