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Which body has the power to try an impeached official?

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September 15, 2008 4:10AM

At the federal level, Article Two Of the United States Constitution(Section 4) states that "The President. Vice President, and all other civil Officers of the United States shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors." The House of Representatives has the sole power of impeaching, while the United States Senate has the sole power to try all impeachments. The removal of impeached officials is automatic upon conviction in the Senate