Donald Trump: Why do their opponents want to get impeached against Donald Trump

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Forget the streaming apps to watch the drama because more dramatic turns are seen in American politics.


Opponents of US President Donald Trump are trying to initiate the impeachment process against him.

If he is successful in this endeavor, then there will be a probe against Trump and he may have to leave the post.

On November 13, a formal impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump will begin and this investigation will be in public.

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What is impeachment?

Some people feel that in this the President has to be removed, but in reality it is a two-stage process which is carried out by the two houses of Congress. Impeachment in this is the first phase and political process or second phase.

In the first phase, the leader of the lower house, the House of Representatives, looks at the allegations against the president and decides whether to formally accuse the president. It is said to "pursue investigation into allegations of impeachment."

After this, the upper house, the senate, taking the matter forward, investigates whether the president is guilty or not. If they are found guilty, they have to step down and replace the vice president.

It is being said that impeachment can be passed in the lower house, ie House of Representatives. But a two-thirds majority is needed to pass it in the Senate and there is an overwhelming majority of Republicans here (Trump is the Republican President).
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Impeachment brought against how many presidents?

Only two presidents in the history of the United States, Andrew Johnson in 1886 and Bill Clinton in 1998, were impeached, but could not be removed from office.

In 1974, President Richard Nixon was accused of spying on one of his opponents. It was named the Watergate scandal.

But he had resigned before impeachment because he knew that the matter would reach the Senate and he might have to resign.