Washington (Reuters) – The United States Department of Judicial Justice committee is scheduled to hold its first thesis hearing on Dec. 4, starting a new phase of the request that could lead to formal costs against President Donald Trump in Within weeks.
The following explains the basics of impeachment, what happens next, and why Trump is unlikely to be removed from the office.
The founders of the United States feared the presidents abusing their powers, so they included in the Constitution a process to remove a word from the office.
, according to the Constitution, can be removed from the office for “Treason, bribery, or other high crime and misdemeanor.”
High crimes and misdemeanors have historically included corruption and abuse of public trust, as opposed to merely being infringed by the prosecution of criminal statutes.
Former President Gerald Ford, while in Congress, is renowned for saying: “A crime could not have been anything that the majority of the Assembly considered it to be at a certain time in history.”
Have never been removed as a direct result of impeachment. One, Richard Nixon, resigned before he could be removed. Two, Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, were hampered by the house but were not convicted by the Senate.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Impeachment starts in the house, the lower chamber, which debates and votes on whether to bring the cost against president
Through the approval of a treatise resolution, or “article of the Treatise,” by A…