How To Impeach a President

How To Impeach a president

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HOW WOULD DONALD TRUMP BE IMPEACHED AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Impeachment allows formal charges to be laid against a government officer for an alleged crime.  The US Constitution gives the House of Representatives – currently controlled by Donald Trump’s Republican party –  the sole power of impeachment. Whilst it is trial of a criminal act, impeachment is not considered a criminal trial. Rather, the House of Representatives will consider whether the officer shall be removed from office, and whether they shall be barred from ever re-entering office.

If Donald Trump was impeached, The Senate would conduct and impeachment trial against him. Members of the House of Representatives are responsible for the role of prosecutor in this case.

Only two US Presidents in history have been impeached. Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson were both successfully impeached by the House of Representatives, but were acquitted by the Senate. The impeachment of Richard Nixon did not proceed as he resigned prior to proceedings commencing.