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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 8 months ago

Did Bill Clinton get impeached in the house but not in the senate so technically he wasn't impeached?

or he was technically impeached but just not removed from office? Do you see the same thing happening to Donald Trump as the circumstances are the same as far as house and senate majorities

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  • John H
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Clinton WAS impeached. After the Senate TRIAL, he was not removed from office. Read your copy of the CONSTITUTION. Then have a LONG talk with your government or civics teacher.

  • Pat
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    ONLY the House can impeach.

    The Senate can NEVER impeach.

    After impeachment, THEN the Senate holds a trial to decide whether they will convict him.

    IF he is convicted, THEN he is expelled from office.

    Clinton was impeached by the House, but NOT convicted by the Senate.

    Therefore, he kept his job.

    Your high school was supposed to teach you this stuff, but they don't want you to know it because they hate you.

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  • 8 months ago

    That is exactly so.  This is why no whistle blower has ever been produced.. it is all all a figment of the pencil nosed Schiff's imagination...  I can see why he doesn't appear at the hearings.. he is afraid someone will try to assassinate him.. he's such a liar!

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Bill Clinton was impeached but allowed to finish his term so he didn't do anything for the rest of his time in office but obey what the Republican congress told him to do.

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  • 8 months ago

    He was impeached and just not removed. The Constitution says that only the House impeaches, and that the Senate tries the impeachment but does not impeach.

  • 8 months ago

    He was impeached but he was not convicted.

  • Clive
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    You need to understand what impeachment MEANS.  It is the process of the House bringing charges, which did happen so he WAS impeached.  What happens then is a TRIAL before the Senate, and at that, he was found not guilty.

    It seems likely the same will happen again to Trump for the reason you suggest.

    In fact it was the same with the only other US president who has ever been impeached, Andrew Johnson.

    And in case anyone brings up Richard "Tricky Dicky" Nixon, he wasn't impeached.  It was so obvious that he was guilty as hell over Watergate that he resigned before the House could impeach him.  It reminds me of what you do in court if you have any sense - if there are charges, you know what the evidence is and if it's clear you'll be convicted, the best thing is to just plead guilty, save some legal fees and probably get some reduction of the sentence for co-operating.  Only go for "not guilty" if there's a good chance of throwing reasonable doubt on what you're accused of.

    So clearly Trump thinks the same - he could make a good fight of it in the Senate so "go ahead, impeach me", especially with a Republican majority there.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    so if Bill was impeached, he's still considered a legit president?  i mean, he still got a presidential library and it's not like he's be shunned from society 

  • Carson
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    He was impeached. He was not removed from the presidency by the Senate

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    He was impeached, period

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