Donald Trump Out of Office Countdown by Anthony Suzan
Donald Trump takes the oath of office, becomes 45th president of the United States
'No matter how soiled': Schiff concedes Senate GOP will not throw Trump out of office
Now that the Democrats have the majority in the House of Representatives it could become a reality. Here's what you need to know. In the US, impeachment is a formal charge of serious wrongdoing against the holder of public office. The US Constitution states a President "shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanours". The "sole power of impeachment" is held by the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of Congress. A simple majority is required - i. Both houses of Congress were controlled by Mr Trump's Republican party, until the results of the midterm elections on November 6.
The event was the 58th presidential inauguration. Administered by Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts , the presidential oath was taken by Trump as his first task after becoming president at noon, in keeping with Article Two, Section 1, Clause 8 and the 20th Amendment to the U. Constitution, with the vice presidential oath taken by Pence and administered by Associate Justice Clarence Thomas immediately preceding it. In March , it was reported multiple shell companies tied to foreigners gave money to the inauguration. The inauguration marked the formal culmination of the presidential transition of Donald Trump that began when he won the U. Upon his inauguration, Trump became the first person to become president without any prior public sector experience. The inauguration was planned primarily by two committees: the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies and the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff admitted that there's "no chance" the Senate Republicans would vote to convict President Donald Trump in an impeachment trial. Regarding recent news of the intelligence community whistleblower who filed a complaint alleging that Trump made a "promise" to Ukrainian leaders, CNN host Jake Tapper asked the House Intelligence Committee chairman if the act would be an impeachable offense, if true. The host then brought up remarks made by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who suggested in recent days that Democrats are complicit in the president's behavior because they have failed to impeach him. But I want to make sure before we go down this road that we could persuade the public that this was the right thing to do and part of persuading the public that impeachment is the right thing to do is making sure the country understands this is a last resort.
Now, facing potential legal jeopardy from ongoing investigations into hush-money payments and any number of apparent financial crimes, he might reasonably conclude that staying in office is the only way to avoid being indicted. So what would it look like if Trump refused to concede? Is there really a way he could stay in office? For starters, successful autocrats rarely lose elections. They pack electoral authorities, jail opponents, and silence unfriendly media outlets. The U.
The number of Democrats in the U. House of Representatives who favor starting an impeachment inquiry for President Donald Trump has been increasing gradually and has reached , according to CNN. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has demurred from pursuing impeachment, stressing that Democrats should instead focus their energy on: 1 ongoing investigations of the president by House committees, and 2 fighting to get Trump out of office by electing a Democratic president in As Pelosi seems to see it, Democrats need to put their time and energy into not only getting Trump voted out of office next year but also into obtaining a majority in the U. For articles of impeachment, a simple majority is needed in the House.