The Constitution is non-partisan. What if Trump was convicted?

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Although no president has been removed from office through impeachment conviction, what would happen if President Donald Trump were the first? The Constitution is clear. He would be removed from office immediately and forbidden “to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States” again. As a private citizen, without privilege due to executive office, he would be “liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment and Punishment, according to law.” If the crime were serious enough, he could go to prison like anyone else. Vice President Mike Pence would be sworn into office as the 46th president. He would finish the term and run for president in 2020. He would need to move fast. The 25th Amendment to the Constitution requires him to nominate a new vic
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