Executive Branch

Impeachment

“The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

U.S. Constitution, Article II, section 4

Trump impeached on abuse of power, obstruction President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday night, December 18, 2019.

McConnell: ‘I’m not an impartial juror’ on impeachment explains what the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thinks about the House vote.

The differences between Trump's impeachment and Clinton's is a December 19, 2019 CBS News story by Caroline Cournoyer that explains facts about the December 19, 1998 impeachment of Bill Clinton.

The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.


U.S. House of Representatives Roll Call Votes

There is one summary for H.Res.755. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Introduced in House (12/10/2019)

This resolution impeaches President Donald J. Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors.

The resolution sets forth two articles of impeachment of the President: (1) abuse of power by soliciting the interference of Ukraine in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, and (2) obstruction of Congress by directing defiance of certain subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives.

The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

Article I, section 3, clause 6