The Impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump 

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The Impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump 

Mary Schafer, Writer

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In July President Trump was on the phone with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to see if he would investigate Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden. Recently the White House has asked for access to the transcripts of the calls between the two Presidents. This really matters because it is illegal to ask foreign entities to help in winning a U.S election. The controversial call involving a foreign power may threaten the future of the Trump presidency. When this all started, President Trump came forward and said that the call between him and President  Volodymyr Zelensky was perfect A rough transcript of the call revealed it came shortly after President Trump had personally blocked releasing millions in military aid to help Ukraine. The critics are accusing Donald Trump of using this as a bargaining tool, but President Trump has denied this. The Congressional Democrats are saying that the phone call between him and President Volodymyr Zelensky is proof that President Trump has broken the law by seeking foreign help to try and smear Joe Biden just ahead of the US election. President Trump is now calling the impeachment a witch hunt. But the anonymous whistleblower was reported to be a CIA Official. But some people have to head the phone call with President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky, like the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. 

 

The Steps of the Impeachment 

  1. The House of Representatives investigates.
  2. The House of Representatives must pass by a simple majority of those present and voting, articles of  Impeachment, which constitute the formal allegation or allegations.
  3. The Senate tries the accused. 
  4. A 2/3 vote of Senators would lead to conviction and removal from office.