Impeachment: A political judgment call


National News

December 3, 2019 - 9:50 AM

President Trump in October. GETTY IMAGES/ALEX WONG/TNS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The conditions for impeaching a president are set out in a passage of the Constitution that is short enough to be a tweet and puzzling enough to be argued over more than two centuries later.

In 199 characters, the passage, it so happens, also resembles President Donald Trump’s Twitter habit of seemingly random capitalization.

“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, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

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