Judicial Watches Tom Fitton explains Coup vs Impeachment

Posted by $ Dobrien 4 months, 2 weeks ago to History
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When you hear the word impeachment substitute Coup. Impeachment implies a legal constitutional process. This is anything but.
Hooray for Judicial Watch.
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  • Posted by $ nickursis 4 months, 1 week ago
    An excellent discussion of Impeachment and the one case they cite where a President was impeached was Clinton, based on a referral by the special prosecutor Ken Starr:


    Another good discussion that shows how crazy it can get if Congress is allowed to run riot (like now):

    The first general school of thought is that the standard enunciated by the Constitution is subject entirely to whatever interpretation Congress collectively wishes to make:

    "What, then, is an impeachable offense? The only honest answer is that an impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history; conviction results from whatever offense or offenses two-thirds of the other body considers to be sufficiently serious to require removal of the accused from office..." Congressman Gerald Ford, 116 Cong. Rec. H.3113-3114 (April 15, 1970).

    This view has been rejected by most legal scholars because it would have the effect of having the President serve at the pleasure of Congress. However there are some, particularly in Congress, who hold this opinion.

    Here is what Findlaw says SHOULD happen, NONE of which HAS happened:

    How Congress Sets the Rules for Impeachment

    Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have the right to make their own rules governing their procedure, and to change those rules. Under current rules, the actual impeachment inquiry begins in the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives. That Committee holds hearings, takes evidence, and hears testimony of witnesses concerning matters relevant to the inquiry. Typically, as occurred in the case of President Nixon, there will also be a Minority Counsel who serves the interest of the party not controlling Congress.

    Witnesses are interrogated by the Committee Counsel, the Minority Counsel, and each of the members of the House Judiciary Committee. The Committee formulates Articles of Impeachment which could contain multiple counts. The Committee votes on the Articles of Impeachment and the results of the vote are reported to the House as a whole. The matter is then referred to the whole House which debates the matter and votes on the Articles of Impeachment, which may or may not be changed. If the Articles of Impeachment are approved, the matter is sent to the Senate for trial.

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