Trump ‘not even a little bit’ worried about impeachment for vanguard news ,
President Trump on Monday said he’s “not even a little bit” worried about being impeached, implying that he has been cleared by the Mueller report , During the White House Easter Egg Roll, Trump was asked by reporters if he was worried about the possibility of impeachment
“Only high crimes and misdemeanors can lead to impeachment,” the president tweeted. “There were no crimes by me (No Collusion, No Obstruction), so you can’t impeach.
It was the Democrats that committed the crimes, not your Republican President! Tables are finally turning on the Witch Hunt!”
But many constitutional scholars view impeachment as a political, not a judicial, act. In 1970, then-House Minority Leader Gerald Ford said, “An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be.”
He wasn’t wrong. In 1974, three articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon were approved by the House Judiciary Committee. All three alleged Nixon had abused his presidential powers.
But just one — obstruction of the Watergate burglary inquiry — involved a criminal violation.
The Judiciary Committee took the view that the charge of high crimes and misdemeanors covers allegations of misconduct including “abuse of official power” and “neglect of duty” as well as “corruption and betrayal of trust.”
“If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction
of justice, we would so state,” the report explained. “We are unable to reach that judgment.
The evidence we obtained about the President’s actions and intent presents difficult issues that prevent us from conclusively determining that no criminal conduct occurred. Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime