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The impeachment of Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, was initiated in December 1998 by the House of Representatives and led to a trial in the Senate on two charges, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice. These charges stemmed from a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Clinton by Paula Jones. Clinton was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12, 1999. Two other impeachment articles – a second perjury charge and a charge of abuse of power – failed in the House.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: Willtell
Nixon was not impeached. He resigned before the House could impeach him.
The Democrats were supposed to take the Senate this time. They lost seats. What is special about 2020 that wasn't special about 2018?
Son, you're in a hole. Stop digging.
originally posted by: Willtell
Impeachment is a process
It starts with the party opposed to any sitting president IN THE CONGRESS because no party will ever start the impeachment of its own president.
Of course, unless we have a total lunatic as a president.
Then the CONGRESS has hearings and they vote for articles of impeachment and if the vote is in the majority to impeach the president, the Senate has a trail.
originally posted by: BlackJackal
a reply to: matafuchs
I’m afraid you may not grasp the full meaning of what it means to control the House. The Democrats now have supoenia power. This allows them to launch investigations against Trump and demand things like his tax returns. They also have the oversite, judiciary and ethics committees under their control now as well.
The President doesn’t give the House marching orders, it’s mostly the other way around.