Before Trump's prosecution, U.S. indicted a president: Confederate leader Jefferson Davis

The United States has indicted a president previously — the leader of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis.
The Davis case may offer certain analogs to the prosecutions of Donald Trump.
As the end of the Civil War neared, Davis, his family and many in his Cabinet fled the Confederate capital in Richmond, heading ultimately toward Florida to find a boat to a…

This story appeared on, 2023-09-19.
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