Impeaching a president, high school civics for politicians

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Constitutional instructions for impeaching a president of the United States are very specific. Actually, reading the Constitution should easily put to rest the proposed impeachment of President Donald Trump. His enemies obviously have not done so. Impeachment means tried by the U.S. Senate for treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors whether found guilty and removed or acquitted and remain in office. It begins in the House of Representatives who formulate the alleged charges then passes to the Senate for trial. In the case of Trump, the Democrats called for his impeachment before he took the oath of office, before he made a single decision as president or nominated a single cabinet member. Enemies began immediately searching for a crime. All other impeachment proceeding
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