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WATCH: Presidential historian explains why Donald Trump is the ‘nightmare of founders coming true’

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Impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump could move “incredibly quickly” presidential historian Jon Meacham explained on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell.

“We have never seen anything like the presidency of Donald Trump,” O’Donnell noted. “But don’t take that from me, take it from presidential historian John Meacham who has studied the history of the American presidency much more closely than I have.”

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The host played a clip of Meacham speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday.

“This is an existential constitutional crisis because it’s quite possible that the president of the United States right now is a witting or at least unwitting, partially-witting agent of a foreign power,” Meacham said in the clip.

“What would your advice be to Democrats in the House of Representatives about how they should handle their powers next year in relation to what they’re seeing in this existential constitutional crisis?” O’Donnell asked.

Meacham recounted a brief history of the three major impeachment efforts in congressional history.

“Here we are now with something that goes all the way back to a nightmare of the founders coming true,” he explained.

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“I think what I would recommend to House Democrats and Republicans would be to go read Federalist 22, which was Alexander Hamilton talking about the nefarious and pernicious possibility of foreign corruption on the new republican, lower-case ‘r,’ government,” Meacham noted.

“There’s a reason we have a clause in the Constitution that says you can’t accept titles of nobility, you can’t grant titles of nobility,” he continued. “You can’t accept gifts from foreign powers unless you have congressional approval.”

“They were incredibly worried — in the 1780s and ’90s — that the republican experiment would fall prey to exactly the kind of thing that Vladimir Putin, two-and-a-half centuries on, is doing,” Meacham argued. “He’s running a campaign to destabilize the government and the question is, and I think we’ll have to see from director [Robert] Mueller, to what extent was candidate Trump — and President Trump — a knowing part of that conspiracy or to what extent did that conspiracy — has it affected what he does?”

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“Those are the questions, that depending on the answers to them, I think we could be in a dramatic place — very quickly,” he concluded.

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WATCH: Saturday Night Live airs Christmas special — that’s just one giant dig at the Electoral College

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NBC's "Saturday Night Live" aired an opening skit that was just one giant attack on the electoral college.

A snowman introduced the segment, saying that we could look in on the holiday table conversation thanks to hacked Nest cams.

The skit featured a house in San Francisco, California, a second in Charleston, South Carolina and a third in Atlanta, Georgia.

Each dinner table debated impeachment, and the differences between President Donald Trump and his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

But then the snowman said that none of their votes matter.

"They'll debate the issues all year long, but then it all comes down to 1,000 people in Wisconsin who won't even think about the election until the morning of," the snowman said. "And that's the magic of the Electoral College."

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Georgia mayor being recalled for racism resigns from office: report

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Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly resigned in a special city council meeting held on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Saturday.

"The resignation came just days after Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned saying he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month," the newspaper reported. "Both resignations follow an AJC investigation launched seven months ago into claims that an African American candidate for city administrator was sidetracked by Mayor Theresa Kenerly because of his race."

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Nine 2020 Democrats unite to demand DNC Chair Tom Perez scrap debate rules: report

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The Democratic National Committee is facing a revolt for the party's 2020 presidential candidates for its restrictive debate rules.

"Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the party's front-runners, are urging the Democratic National Committee to toss out the current polling and fundraising rules used to determine who appears in televised debates and reopen the exchanges to better reflect the historic diversity of the current field. The candidates say the rules exclude diverse candidates in the field from participating," CBS News reported Saturday evening.

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