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Who has the sole power to impeach?

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May 22, 2012 8:10PM

House of Representatives


The House of Representatives has the sole power to bring Articles of Impeachment (charges) against the President.

If the House votes to impeach, the Senate holds a trial, then votes whether to convict or acquit. The Chief Justice of the United States (Supreme Court) presides over the impeachment trial of a US President.

The President may be impeached by the House of Representatives, but will not be removed from office unless the Senate convicts him (or her) of the charges filed by the House.