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Congress can only conduct impeachment proceedings against the President. The House of Representatives votes whether to impeach (bring charges against), and the Senate conducts a trial to determine whether the President should be removed from office. This is purely a political process, and carries no penalty other than removal.

Congress cannot bring criminal or civil charges against the President or put him (or her) on trial in any other sense of the word. A US President may be tried in the courts for personal wrongdoing under the same conditions as any other citizen.

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The House of Representatives has the power to put the president on trial. The Senate holds the trial and acts as the jury.

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