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originally posted by: Willtell
a reply to: shooterbrody
I think you're wrong
The Senate has to hold a trial, I believe.
Naturally, politics is in the process since a dem or Repub senate will unlikely convict their own president. Also, it has to be two-thirds of the Senate that convicts.
You guys are every uninformed.
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. Bill Clinton.jpg This article is part of a series about Bill Clinton Political positions Electoral history Early life Family Public image Sexual misconduct allegations Governor of Arkansas 1978 election 1980 campaign 1982 reelection 1984 reelection 1986 reelection 1990 reelection 42nd President of the United States Presidency Timeline Policies Economic Gun Control Environmental Foreign Clinton Doctrine International trips Appointments Cabinet Judicial Appointments First term Campaign for the presidency Primaries 1992 election 1st inauguration NAFTA Health Security Act 1994 midterm elections Economic policy Travelgate Whitewater AmeriCorps Dayton Agreement Second term Reelection campaign Primaries 1996 reelection 2nd inauguration Operation Infinite Reach Bombing of Yugoslavia Balanced Budget Clinton–Lewinsky scandal Impeachment One America Initiative Pardon controversy Post-presidency Presidential Library My Life Activities Clinton Foundation Clinton Bush Haiti Fund One America Appeal Bill Clinton's signature Coat of Arms of Bill Clinton.svg vte Leading to the impeachment, Independent Counsel Ken Starr turned over documentation to the House Judiciary Committee. Chief Prosecutor David Schippers and his team reviewed the material and determined there was sufficient evidence to impeach the president. As a result, four charges were considered by the full House of Representatives; two passed, making Clinton the second president to be impeached, after Andrew Johnson in 1868, and only the third against whom articles of impeachment had been brought before the full House for consideration (Richard Nixon resigned from the presidency in 1974, while an impeachment process against him was underway). The trial in the United States Senate began right after the seating of the 106th Congress, in which the Republican Party held 55 Senate seats. A two-thirds vote (67 senators) was required to remove Clinton from office. 50 senators voted to remove Clinton on the obstruction of justice charge and 45 voted to remove him on the perjury charge; no member of his own Democratic Party voted guilty on either charge. Clinton, like Johnson a century earlier, was acquitted on all charges.
A two-thirds vote (67 senators) was required to remove Clinton from office. 50 senators voted to remove Clinton on the obstruction of justice charge and 45 voted to remove him on the perjury charge; no member of his own Democratic Party voted guilty on either charge. Clinton, like Johnson a century earlier, was acquitted on all charges.
originally posted by: BlackJackal
a reply to: matafuchs
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.
originally posted by: Willtell
Why don’t some of you folks do a little research before you post falsehoods as you do over and over?
Since actually, it's a constitutional requirement. The constitution DOES NOT SAY the Senate can refuse the trial.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: TheRedneck
Some moderate Republicans lost their seats (or retired) and I'm not at all sure how many of the Democrats (or Republicans) that are replacing them fit the bill.
That being the case, as you say, split branches are indeed the best course. Checks. Balances.
Do you feel the same way about the judiciary? Do you think a strongly weighted Court is a good goal to pursue? The Senate can make sure that happens.