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Second Impeachment

Donald J. Trump is the only President to be impeached by the U.S. House of Representative in the nation's history.  H. Res. 24, Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, For High Crimes and Misdemeanors, 117th Congress (2021-2022) lays out a single indictment against President Trump. The House Judiciary Committee issued a single report outlining the need for this second impeachment.  Judiciary Committee Nadler issued this statement to the Speaker of the House requesting to begin the formal Impeachment process.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer floor remarks on the verdict. 

 

First Impeachment

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, announced an inquiry into the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump on September 24, 2019 related to evidence corroborated from a whistleblower complaint alleging the President used his office and political position to extort a foreign power, the President of Ukraine, for personal political gain.  If true, this allegation is a violation of the foreign emoluments clause of the Constitution (Article 1, Section 9).

President Trump responded to these allegations as a "total Witch Hunt Scam by the Democrats!"

On  10/29/2019, H.Res. 660 was introduced and it was agreed upon by unanimous consent on 10/31/2019.

To understand the Impeachment Process in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Congressional Research Service provided an updated report.  The U.S. Senate has rules on impeachment.  The process is the party is tried in the House and the House will submit articles of impeachment to the U.S. Senate. In the case of either the President or the Vice-President of the United States, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court will preside over the impeachment process in the U.S. Senate.

On December 2, 2019, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. House of Representatives sent a draft report to the U.S. House Judiciary committee of their findings related to the impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump.  The Judiciary Committee Chairman scheduled impeachment hearings beginning Dec. 4, 2019. This hearing and  the schedule of this hearing is available on the Committee site.  On December 10, 2019, Congressman Jerry Nadler, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced H. Res. 755, Impeaching Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.