Donald Trump’s Impeachment Trial

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Trump has been impeached from office because he violated two important laws. He asked Ukraine to investigate Joe biden and his son. The other law that Trump broke was he used the military money to help with the investigation. Trump is investigating them because he wants to get dirt on them so he can keep being president.  This is a big problem for many people in the USA. On October 10 2019 and January 16 2020 they found out he broke the laws. He got impeached December 18, 2019. There are 53 Republicans and 47 Democrats in the house and the Republicans will say that trump is not guilty so the Democrats need to convince at least 3 Republicans that he is guilty so he will be kicked out of office. 

The first law he broke was that he misused his power as president to pressure the country of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son. Biden is one of Trump’s possible Democratic opponents for the next election. Donald trump is feeling a little threatened by Joe biden because he thinks he will win. The House claimed that Trump used military money as a way to persuade Ukraine to agree. Trump was also accused of blocking Congress’ investigation. If the president is acquitted, it means that the judging party decided he is not guilty. House Republicans mostly all voted against this. So the Democrats need to convince 3 Republicans that Trump is guilty.

The last impeachment trial was of Bill Clinton in 1999. Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives on December 19, 1998 on grounds of perjury to a Grand Jury, and obstruction of justice. The first impeachment trial was of Andrew Johnson in 1868. Andrew Johnson was accused of violating The Tenure of Office Act. Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine and three other Republican senators are asking other senators in their party to think about having witnesses at the trial.“If we look for witnesses, we are going to throw the country into chaos.” Republicans control the Senate chamber. There are 53 Republicans and 47 Democrats. The Republicans will almost certainly all vote that Trump is not guilty. However, it takes just 51 votes during the trial to approve rules or call witnesses. It also would take only 51 senators to vote to dismiss the charges against Trump. 

Trump abused the power and obstruction of Congress. The senators asked more than 90 questions in the trial. Dershowitz tweets to critics: “I did not say or imply that a candidate could do anything to reassure his reelection”. After the trial the house of senate talks and debriefs in private. The Constitution requires a two-thirds supermajority to convict a person. Trump committed “Treason, Bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors’. If Trump is removed and impeached the Vice-president becomes the new president till the end of the election. 

 Trump is a Republican so all the Republicans will vote for him so the Democrats are trying to convince 3 Republicans that trump is guilty so he will be kicked out of office.

Trump is investigating them because he wants to try to find anything that can help in winning the election over Joe biden. Trump got impeached on December 18, 2019. On October 10 2019 and January 16 2020 they found out he broke the laws. In the office there are 53 Republicans and 47 Democrats, the Republicans will say that trump is not guilty so the Democrats need to convince at least 3 different Republicans that he is guilty so he will be kicked out of office.