Now it’s time for Donald Trump, who will be subjected to a political trial in the United States Senate over the next few weeks, but what is he accused of, what is the process of the blessed impeachment and what would be the future of the president of the United States?
Below we share some key points to understand the process and its historical context for the world order.
What is an impeachment?
Under the constitution of the United States, it is established that a president may be removed from office if he is charged in a political trial and convicted of congress for treason, bribery, or other crimes or serious crimes.
What is Donald Trump accused of?
Although the attempts to dismiss Donald Trump for various suspicious activities date from 2017, it was not until last October that the so-called ‘Impeachment’ or impeachment process against Donald Trump formally begins with the denunciation of an anonymous informant before the United States Congress where he accuses that Trump, along with other senior officials of his government, would have pressured the President and other Ukrainian leaders to investigate former vice president and presidential candidate Joe Biden in exchange for releasing economic support for the country European.
This constitutes an alleged crime for abuse of power when using the presidency for personal political benefit to the detriment of national security. Ukraine was using the approved money to face its conflict with Russia.
By denying the accusations and refusing to collaborate in clarifying the case by ordering his government officials not to assist in the investigations, Trump was automatically accused of obstructing the work of Congress for impeachment, by refusing to cooperate to clarify the accusations.
When will the trial be?
The Impeachment process is composed of two stages. The first is the one that concluded tonight in the lower house of Congress, with the confirmation of the political trial against Donald Trump.
The second phase of the political trial will take place in the United States Senate during the month of January.
For now, Republican leaders and Democrats must agree on the rules for the trial that will be headed by the president of the Supreme Court, Judge John Roberts.
The US constitution contemplates that during the Impeachment or Political Trial process, senators must act as a jury, while a group of the house of representatives will assume the role of the accusers.
In the end, Trump’s future will be decided by an open vote in the Senate, where a majority of two-thirds or 67% of the senators’ votes will be needed for Donald Trump to be dismissed.
What happens if Donald Trump is dismissed?
Even so, it must be said that the Republican bench will seek to defend him with a cape and sword, but if the United States Senate decides to dismiss Donald Trump, the people who would replace him in the presidential order would be: Vice President Mike Pence; then the president of the House of Representatives, the democrat Nancy Pelosi; and later the president of the Senate, currently Chuck Grassley.
In fact one of the points that had stopped the Democrats in the past, was precisely the idea that Mike Pence could assume power, because Pence is reputed to be even more conservative than Donald Trump himself.