Donald Trump Makes History as the Third US President to be Impeached
The decision heard around the world has been made in the House of Representatives. In light of the recent events, trials, and scandals under Donald Trump’s administration, it has been decided by the House of Representatives that Donald J. Trump is hereby impeached.
As of Wed 18th. 2019, Donald Trump has been impeached on the basis of two articles, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Yet, there is still a trial that has to take place in the senate in January 2020.
Now what does this mean exactly?
The impeachment of a president only occurs when legislative body’s move to begin the process of removing another high official who has committed a crime or rather, has been charged of one.
Impeachment of a president does not mean automatic removal from presidency. It is actually the first stages of the process.
The concept of Impeachment is written into the very constitution “...removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanors”
Although, it should be noted that the crimes that have furthered Trump’s impeachment are centered on his dealings with the Ukraine president, Volodymyr Zelensky.
Early this year (April 21st), Trump had a rather interesting phone call with President Zelensky of Ukraine. The call consisted of Trump making supposed deals, a call that was later described as one that will “implement reforms that strengthen democracy, increase prosperity,and root out corruption.” in a White House statement. Yet, further reading into the transcript proves that this previously mentioned White House statement is far from the truth.
This very phone call is the basis of Donald Trumps impeachment rulings.
If you would like to see the transcript in question, click here.
As for now, more information is trickling in as the live hearing continues.
It should also be mentioned, during the hearing that would determine the future of Donald Trump’s presidency, Trump spent most of his time tweeting about the events while attending a rally in Michigan.