I'm glad you just said "official" and not just the President. I found a pretty decent general "definition" at http://www.usconstitution.net/glossary.html#IMPEACH
"Impeachment - Impeachment, in the U.S. and Great Britain, proceeding by a legislature for the removal from office of a public official charged with misconduct in office. Impeachment comprises both the act of formulating the accusation and the resulting trial of the charges; it is frequently but erroneously taken to mean only the removal from office of an accused public official. An impeachment trial may result in either an acquittal or in a verdict of guilty. In the latter case the impeached official is removed from office; if the charges warrant such action, the official is also remanded to the proper authorities for trial before a court."
So there is something like an "indictment" and then a "trial" -- there are 2 parts to the process. For the President the US Constitution specifies the "crimes"; State constitutions don't always do this.
In situations where an official refuses to leave office after a finding of guilty, the State Legislature can force the removal. Neither State or Federal government can be disrupted by a wayward official, so extra measures could be taken, including locking the now-ex-official out of the physical office, prohibiting the ex-official's now ex-staff entry into the office or building, and technically, the parties could be arrested for trespassing. However, most ex-officials are too embarrassed and therefore comply with removing their possessions and themselves from the building and relinquish official duties.
Ohio recently had an Attorney General removed (2008 or 2009), and we're all aware of the impeachment of former president Clinton.
One further point, no official is above the law. If their misconduct involved illegal acts, they are subject to prosecution. They must also repay public monies if they used them inappropriately. Charges of tax evasion might be brought in some cases.
What happens if someone is impeached? What happens if someone is impeached?
He will be impeached, which means he will have a trial that will be held with the senate as the jury
The US Senate holds the trial for any impeached federal official .
Federal officials can be impeached in the House of Representatives. If a simple majority of the House votes for impeachment, the official proceeds to trial in the Senate.
The U.S. Senate has the sole power to try an official who has been impeached by the House of Representatives.
Impeached means brought up on charges. So, if enough people think an elected official did something illegal, there may be a process to impeach the official.
He never was impeached. That was President Jackson but he won.
If an impeached official in convicted, the Senate can remove the official from office, and prevent the official from holding that office again at any point in the future. There are 100 U. S. Senators.
After a government official is impeached in the House, the official will be tried in the Senate. Two U.S. Presidents have been impeached. They are Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson.
any elected official
the president person
What is the required vote that is neccasry to convict someone who has been impeached
Impeached is the formal process for removing an elected official from office. The reason can be criminal or just unlawful actions.
Yes, any official president of the United States of America can be officially impeached.
It can remove them from office.
President Andrew Johnson and President Bill Clinton were both impeached. President Richard Nixon was supposed to be impeached, but he stepped down from office before the official impeachment, so technically he wasn't impeached.
The trial of an impeached official (President, Vice President, cabinet official, member of Congress, or Federal judge) would take place in the US Senate.
After a federal official is impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, the only body allowed by the Constitution to impeach a federal official, he/she is put on trial by the U.S. Senate. If at least two thirds of the U.S. Senators find him/her guilty, he/she is removed from office.
no one will ever know