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The United States Congress is the two-chambered (or bicameral) legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, and consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives chosen by direct elections. The Congress convenes in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. This category expounds the functions of US congress and its various facets.
What is impeachment?
Impeachment is the process used by a legislative body to bring charges of wrongdoing against a public official. Basically, it is the indictment of an appointed or elected public officer on serious criminal charges. The legal basis for impeachment is stated in Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution: "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery,...
Did president Clinton get impeached as president?
Short answer: yes. The word "impeach" simply means to bring formal charges against. He was charged with perjury to a grand jury and obstruction of justice, which are both felonies, for giving false testimony to the special prosecutor appointed by the US Attorney General. After the House brings articles of impeachment, the Senate tries the case. A two-thirds majority is required for conviction. The vote was 45-55 on the perjury charge and 50-50 on the obstruction of justice charge, so there was no...
Why was Bill Clinton impeached?
Clinton was impeached by The House Of Representatives, because of allegedly lying about a sexual encounter he had with a junior member of the White House staff. What really got him into trouble was lying about it under oath. He was acquitted of the charge by the Senate. For more information see related link - added below. ...