Impeachment Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the process of impeachment, a misconduct charge that leads to a trial to determine whether a public official is guilty of abuse of power or other offenses. A conviction leads to removal from office.

Process in the United States:
The impeachment clause in Article II of the US Constitution outlines the process of removing a president,
which begins with a vote in the House of Representatives.
Offenses that could prompt impeachment are treason, bribery or “other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

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