Is the President of the United States going to get impeached?
That’s a question that many people are asking. This president is currently under several investigations. There’s the Mueller investigation, which is looking into Russian collusion with the president’s campaign during the 2016 election.
There’s also the Southern District of NY, which is investigating Trump’s associates and business dealings in New York. Add to that upcoming congressional investigations now that the Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives.
Are these investigations are leading talk of a Donald Trump impeachment. Is this possible? How would it go down?
Let’s find out.
What Does it Take to Get Impeached?
Let’s start with what actually needs to happen for a president to get impeached. Up until now, no President has been impeached and removed from office.
Bill Clinton went through his mid-life crisis and was impeached by the House, but there weren’t enough votes in the Senate to remove him from office. Richard Nixon was likely to have been impeached by both chambers, but he resigned from office before that happened.
A president can be impeached and removed for “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
The house would then have to introduce and pass articles of impeachment against the president. The house has to pass the articles only by a simple majority.
The articles of impeachment then move to the Senate, where there’s a trial, overseen by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
The Senate will then go to a vote after the trial. Two-thirds of those voting will be required to convict the president and remove him from office.
Even though the Democrats took back the House, the Republicans still control the Senate. The fact remains that the president still has a lot of support within his own party.
If that support starts to erode, then the talk of a Donald Trump impeachment can become a reality.
The GOP has gone to great lengths to defend the president, leaving many to wonder if they have Russian ties as well.
They may need lawyers of their own at some point, in which case, they can check out this website to find one.
Will We See a Donald Trump Impeachment?
Whether or not we will witness a Donald Trump impeachment is yet to be seen. At this point, it is likely that the president will get impeached in the House of Representatives.
Will he be removed from office? At this time, he still has enough support in the Senate to avoid being removed from office. The only way that will change is if the Mueller Report is made public and there’s extreme outrage by what the report contains.
Once that outrage starts to impact the polls, then you’ll see a shift in party loyalties. Then you could see the president be removed from office. It’s still too early to tell, and if it does happen, we’re still at least a year away.
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