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This is what happened in the previous Impeachment proceedings

so Now, however: Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the Democrats, has launched an Impeachment procedure against Donald Trump. The US President had failed in the Ukraine affair against the Constitution, she said. Long Pelosi wrestled with its decision, had, as impeachment proceedings against a sitting President is a huge step for the Opposition and is accordingly rare.

Trump is only the fourth incumbent in American history, where a dismissal threatens. The other Bill Clinton in 1998, Richard Nixon in 1974 and Andrew Johnson in 1868 were. What speaks against a conviction Trumps: so Far, no US President through an Impeachment procedure of the removed from office.

The Lewinsky affair

The U.S. President and his Intern: Bill Clinton (right) with Monica Lewinsky in the White house. Photo: Reuters

Recently I had to ask Bill Clinton such an investigation, because he had lied under oath. In connection with a civil suit against him, the Democrat in 1998, said in an affidavit that he had no sexual relationship with his Intern Monica Lewinsky. Later he repeated this statement during a public appearance.

"I had no sexual relationship with that woman" U.S. President Bill Clinton swears in Public. Video: Youtube/AP

But Lewinsky grabbed to investigators, and Clinton was forced to revise his testimony before the Grand Jury, and the affair will admit. A report of the special investigator Kenneth Starr concluded that the President of the U.S. of multiple offenses guilty was made: perjury, obstruction of justice, witness tampering and abuse of power. As a result, the Republika initiated-dominated house of representatives in 1999 Impeachment proceedings.

The Senate acquitted Clinton of the charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. All of the senators of the Democrats supported the President their own party and prevented his impeachment.

Watergate scandal

The Republican President Richard Nixon was the so-called Watergate affair undoing. The scandal is named after a building complex in Washington, where the headquarters of the Democratic party was. Burglars tried there, in 1972, to install Abhörwanzen and to photograph documents. Investigation by the FBI revealed that they have been mandated by close associates of Nixon's, to discredit its opponents in the forthcoming presidential elections.

Nixon was first elected again. In the consequence it came in but for the detection of other crimes and Misdemeanours that had been committed in the previous years, in part, on direct instructions from the White house down. 1974 was finally initiated impeachment proceedings against the U.S. President. Nixon came an indictment, however, by his resignation before, as both the house of representatives and in the Senate, a majority loomed.

announced in 1974 his immediate resignation: U.S. President Richard Nixon. Video: Youtube/AP

Until today, Richard Nixon is the only President in the history of his country, has resigned from his post. Immediately after his abdication, of the Constitution was sworn in, according to the former Vice-President Gerald Ford to the President.

The uprising of the Congress

The Senate is debating the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson: Illustration by Theodore R. Davis. Photo:

topsy-turvy world in the year 1868: The democratic President Andrew Johnson brought the Republican-dominated Congress against because he refused to comprehensive civil rights for the former African-American slaves. The Impeachment was not his racist worldview, but the dismissal of the war Minister without the consent of the Senate, but led.

Johnson was charged with contempt of the rights of the Congress and a hair removed from office – a single voice, which lacked the necessary two-thirds majority. It is believed that some senators voted for the impeachment, because they wanted to set a precedent. In fact, Johnson remained for over a hundred years, the only U.S. President who had to face an Impeachment.

This also has to do with the process, which is quite lengthy. The American Constitution says that a President only by a majority of both chambers of Congress (house and Senate), the office may be dismissed. The hurdles are very high.

Created: 05.12.2019, 16:00 clock

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