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Impeachment Process Included In Constitution


A process for the impeachment of the president, vice president and civil officers, such as federal judges, is included in the Constitution in Article I, Sections 2 and 3; Article II, Section 4; and Article III, Section 2. Removal from office requires impeachment by the House and conviction by the Senate. The chief justice of the United States presides at presidential impeachment trials. Grounds for impeachment are “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”