Impeachment for trump: the early resignation of the President of the United States
May 17, a member of the U.S. house of representatives Democrat al green called for the impeachment of the President. In a statement published on the website of the Democrat trump is accused of counteraction to investigation into his possible ties with Russia during the presidential elections. How is the impeachment proceedings in the United States, will Trump real retirement and what they write about it in the media at RBC.
How is the procedure of impeachment
The impeachment procedure enshrined in the us Constitution. According to section 4 of article II, “the President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States may be removed from office on impeachment for treason, bribery or other high crimes and offences”. This is one of the most important parts of the American system of checks and balances.
To put forward a justification for impeachment should the lower house of the American Parliament — the House of representatives. Proceedings of the essence of the claims are exclusively in the upper house — the Senate — under the chairmanship of the head of the Supreme court of the United States. Now this post is promoted trump, Neil Gorsuch.
The judge can put in based its decision on “inner conviction” and justify it logically. In this case, it acts as a “physical embodiment of a public authority” based on their own experience and professional knowledge.
For the decision on dismissal of the President, the verdict must be supported by a majority of senators — two-thirds of the votes.
And impeachment does not provide any other sanctions other than removal from office and a ban on it in the future. Further investigation of possible crimes involved the civil courts.
What you’re accusing trump
In early may, Donald trump has sent in the resignation of FBI Director James Comey, who headed the Bureau since 2013. The President accused the Komi Republic in the “inability to effectively lead the Department”. Photos of mail about the reasons of resignation published in his Twitter journalist of Bloomberg.
James Comey told Congress that the Huma “forwarded hundreds and thousands” of emails to Weiner”s laptop.
The FBI says it’s actually TWO emails. pic.twitter.com/YeEbQQnRJb
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) May 9, 2017
However, the media actively discussed another reason for the dismissal: that the case in the FBI’s investigation to possible ties trump with Russia during the presidential elections, which could give reason to accuse the American President with obstruction of justice.
Following this, trump was accused of disclosing classified information during his meeting with foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak. Media wrote that the American President was able to report classified intelligence about the plans of the terrorist group “Islamic state” banned in Russia that could jeopardize the security personnel friendly to the United States States.
“As President, I wanted to share with Russia (during the open meeting in the White house) information related to terrorism and security of air travel that I have every right,” wrote the President on Twitter.
As President I wanted to share with Russia (an openly scheduled at W. H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, the facts pertaining….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2017
How to apply the procedure of impeachment
Impeachment is rarely used. For more than 200 years, the House of representatives initiated its implementation against officers over 60 times, of which only about a third was approved in the Senate.
In respect of the head of state procedure was first held in 1868 against the 17th U.S. President Andrew Johnson, who was accused of the illegal dismissal of the Minister of war, but the Senate acquitted the President.
In 1974 the legal Committee of the house of representatives recommended the start of impeachment against the 37th US President, Republican Richard Nixon due to the Watergate scandal involving the wiretapping attempt at the Democratic party office in the hotel “Watergate” during the presidential campaign. Nixon resigned before the hearings started.
In 1998 the House of representatives initiated impeachment proceedings against bill Clinton. He was accused of perjury and obstruction of justice in the case of sexual contacts with White house employee Monica Lewinsky. Clinton was acquitted by the Senate, 55 of whose members found him not guilty, and 45 — guilty.
Senator John McCain on the question of the removal of the tramp stated that he does not believe impeachment is appropriate: “I can only judge on the current situation. Every day, we see new surprises, but at the moment this approach does not seem to me appropriate. I don’t think many people take seriously [the impeachment]”.
To intend the impeachment of Trump began almost from the moment of his election. However, according to CNN, officials in the presidential administration believe that trump’s support the members of the Republican party in Congress and impeachment is not planned. The information that the White house counsel gather information about the impeachment procedure, the administration denied.
The Congressman and the first Republican, speaking for the impeachment of the President of the United States, Justin Amash told The New York Times that if the reports about the reasons for the dismissal of Komi are true, “there is every reason for impeachment”.
The Kremlin, in turn, considered incorrect question on possible cooperation with the US and diplomatic Shang in the event of the resignation of Donald trump as a result of impeachment.
The question is considered incorrect, in the internal Affairs of States did not intervene and meddle not going.Dmitry Pescovitz Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation