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AMERICA POLITICS: CAN DONALD TRUMP BE IMPEACHED?

Because of American Constitutional law any effort to impeach Trump will not go to trial in the Senate.

House Democrats have drafted articles of impeachment they will introduce on Monday if the president doesn’t resign, this is political witch hunt,

All the Democrats can do is impeach the president in the House of Representatives. For that, all they need is a majority vote. They don’t have to take evidence. There are no lawyers involved. But the case cannot come to trial in the Senate, because the Senate has rules. And the rules would not allow the case to come to trial until — according to the majority leader until 1:00 p.m. on January 20, an hour after President Trump leaves office. And the Constitution specifically says, the president shall be removed from office upon impeachment,

“It doesn’t say the former president. Congress has no power to impeach or try a private citizen, whether it be a private citizen named Donald Trump or anyone else. The jurisdiction is limited to a sitting president. And so there won’t be a trial.

“And in the leading case of Brandenburg v. Ohio, a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court basically said that what President Trump said on Wednesday, as much as I disapprove of it and many people disapprove of it on its merits, is protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution, It comes within core political speech. And to impeach a president for having exercised his First Amendment rights would be so dangerous to the Constitution. It would lie around like a loaded weapon ready to be used by either party against the other party. And that’s not what impeachment or the 25th Amendment were intended be.

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