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Rating False About this rating Origin On the thankfully rare occasions when Congress must consider whether the sitting President of the United States has committed misdeeds that merit his forced removal from office, the task of initiating the impeachment process rests with the House Judiciary Committee: A resolution impeaching a particular individual is typically referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
A resolution to authorize an investigation regarding impeachable conduct is referred to the House Committee on Rules, and then referred to the Judiciary Committee.
The House Committee on the Judiciary, by majority vote, will determine whether grounds for impeachment exist. If the Committee finds grounds for impeachment they will set forth specific allegations of misconduct in one or more articles of impeachment.
The House debates the resolution and may at the conclusion consider the resolution as a whole or vote on each article of impeachment individually. A simple majority of those present and voting is required for each article or the resolution as a whole to pass.
The Judiciary Committee was assisted by a permanent staff, on which attorney Jerry Zeifman served as Chief Counsel, and for this occasion by a separate Impeachment Inquiry staff assembled to determine whether President Nixon had committed impeachable offenses.
That inquiry staff was headed by former U.
Justice Department lawyer John Doar, and one of his hires was a year-old Yale Law School graduate then known by her maiden name of Hillary Rodham who a few years later would marry future Arkansas governor and U.
Zeifman said he maintained a transcribed diary during the impeachment proceedings, which he drew up upon two decades later in authoring the book Without Honor: She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.
Zeifman said she was one of several individuals who engaged in a seemingly implausible scheme to deny Richard Nixon the right to counsel during the investigation. In order to pull this off, Zeifman says Hillary wrote a fraudulent legal brief, and confiscated public documents to hide her deception.
The brief involved precedent for representation by counsel during an impeachment proceeding. When Hillary endeavored to write a legal brief arguing there is no right to representation by counsel during an impeachment proceeding, Zeifman says, he told Hillary about the case of Supreme Court Justice William O.
Douglas, who faced an impeachment attempt in The Judiciary Committee allowed Douglas to keep counsel, thus establishing the precedent. So what did Hillary do? Hillary then proceeded to write a legal brief arguing there was no precedent for the right to representation by counsel during an impeachment proceeding — as if the Douglas case had never occurred.
This passage leaves many readers with the belief that Hillary Rodham took it upon herself to decide that President Nixon should not be represented by counsel during evidentiary hearings, to deliberately draft a brief that ignored precedent in that area, and to personally hide evidence of the precedent she had ignored so that no one could discover her dishonesty.
But nearly everything stated in this passage is wrong: It should be noted that the brief drafted by Hillary Rodham did not involve, as many people have misconstrued it, denying President Nixon the right to be represented by counsel during a trial on criminal charges.May 17, · Only three presidents have been subjected to impeachment proceedings.
Two were impeached but acquitted and stayed in office: Andrew Johnson in and Bill Clinton . Jun 03, · Former President Bill Clinton said that impeachment hearings would have begun if a Democratic president, instead of Donald Trump, were in power . May 02, · WASHINGTON — President Trump hired on Wednesday a Washington lawyer who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment, a sign that the White House sees no immediate end to its legal problems.
Sep 25, · Bill Clinton was impeached by the chicken sh*t hypocrites in the house of representatives. The Senate did not vote to impeach.
All the key players were having or had been having affairs. Several others not leading the charge resigned, including th. Jun 03, · Former President Bill Clinton said that impeachment hearings would have begun if a Democratic president, instead of Donald Trump, were in power and the Russia investigation was as far along as it.
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