How the impeachment process works is worth a review rather than getting lost in the mainstream media frenzy over the current push for impeachment of the POTUS. There are specific steps that must be followed before the POTUS can be removed from office. There have only been three standing presidents that were successfully impeached. The Senate acquitted Johnson and Clinton, but Nixon resigned before facing a Senate trial.
The methodology of the impeachment process ensures that all allegations are fairly weighed and the rights of the accused are preserved. Three political bodies are tasked with overseeing the impeachment of a POTUS, which include the House of Representatives, the House Judiciary Committee, and the Senate. The U.S. Constitution authorized the House of Representatives with the sole power of impeachment.
“The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” – Article II, Section 4
- Impeachment Resolution: the House of Representatives prepare a resolution and pass it over to the House Judiciary Committee. The committee makes a decision as to whether or not an allegation warrants a full investigation and impeachment inquiry.
- Impeachment Inquiry: with an approval from the Judiciary Committee, the House must vote on the formal inquiry. A simple majority vote is required for approval.
- Investigation: the matter returns to the Judiciary Committee to conduct an investigation and find out if there is satisfactory evidence to issue articles of impeachment. The process is similar to a Grand Jury indictment where an outline of specific charges based on the evidence is formulated. The Judiciary Committee then votes on each article of impeachment and decides what is forwarded to the House for a full vote.
- Vote by House: if articles of impeachment make it to the House, a simple majority vote determines if the articles necessitate a Senate trial.
- Impeachment: if the House approves the articles of impeachment, the POTUS is officially charged and the matter is transferred to the Senate. The House then appoints members of Congress to be the prosecutors for the trial.
- Impeachment Trial: the trial takes place within Senate chambers and the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court presides over the case. The POTUS chooses anyone he wants as his defense. The trial entails the questioning of witnesses and presentation of the evidence. The Senators must remain silent but can request any questions to the Chief Justice in writing.
- Deliberation: after all the testimony, evidence, and closing arguments are completed, the Senate goes to private chambers for deliberation.
- Vote: the Senate returns to open session after a decision and votes publicly on conviction or acquittal. Either outcome requires a two-thirds majority vote.
- Removal from Office: the Senate vote is final and the POTUS cannot appeal.
- The Unlawful Presidential Coup by Bureaucratic Presstitutes – TraderStef
- No RussiaGate Crime, Collusion, Obstruction – Only a Bureaucratic Coup Attempt – TraderStef
- Impeaching a U.S. president – how the process works – Reuters
- The Disturbing Reason Why the Dems Really Want to Impeach Trump – Frontpage
- Nancy Pelosi Surrenders To The Twitter Mob – The Federalist
- DOJ: Whistleblower Had ‘Arguable Political Bias’ And Relied On ‘Hearsay’- Political Insider
- Impeachment Odds Plummet As Trump Releases Ukraine Transcript – Zerohedge
- Senator Graham Calls For Investigation Into Biden/Ukraine Scandal – Trending Politics
Before the transcript of the phone call between the POTUS and Ukrainian president was declassified and released, Giuliani warned the Democrats that they stepped into more than they realize…
After the transcript was released, Adam Schiff described the phone call as a classic “mafia-like shakedown”…
The following video clip is a must-watch because the mainstream media mob was left with only ellipses to cry foul over…
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