What is McCarthyism? Meaning and history of the term used by President Trump

March 20, 2017 | Courtesy of mic.com

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A ector James Comey testified before Congress on Monday, Rep. Adam Schiff invoked a term with a fraught history in American politics: McCarthyism.

The fraught term was invoked by President Donald Trump, who accused former President Barack Obama of engaging in McCarthyism by wiretapping Trump Tower.

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