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My understanding is that an impeachment is an indictment, not a trial. And all the House is doing now is gathering evidence and putting together a case which may be presented later.
But this not a criminal or civil action in a court of law in any event. This is just a process of government, determining if someone should remain in office. And there is no right of appeal except possible reelection.
by Andhakari on Wed Oct 23rd, 2019 at 03:52:11 AM EST
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The impeachment process in the US appears pretty cut and dried, but like anything political, there are significant untested gaps. Especially when the text was written 230 years ago.

For example, per Article 2, Section 3, the president can adjourn congress. The exact rules have not been tested because previously impeached presidents have not pushed the envelope to its full extent.

All Trump has to do is issue an executive order to this effect and the whole system goes up for grabs.

by asdf on Wed Oct 23rd, 2019 at 03:19:56 PM EST
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Yes, this is a problem when the House and Senate are split - as now.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Oct 23rd, 2019 at 05:40:22 PM EST
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