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Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Key People in the Impeachment Inquiry

                                                        

U.S. Constitution

Constitution of the United States

Article I, Section 2

5: The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

Article I, Section 3

6: 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.

7: 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

The Constitution does not address a precise procedure the House of Representatives should utilize for an impeachment inquiry. This document from the Congressional Research Service lays out the general parameters.


Impeachment Timeline

9/24/2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry regarding President Donald Trump

This phase was marked by closed door depositions of witnesses to gather information. Both Democrats and Republicans participated in the questioning of witnesses.

10/31/2019
House of Representatives passed a resolution outlining future steps in the impeachment inquiry.

This is the public phase in which witnesses will be called upon to testify before Congress and the public. These hearings may very well be televised.

11/13/2019
House of Representatives begin public impeachment hearings