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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Can a Former US President Be Impeached and Convicted?
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
The Constitution is unclear on this issue.
Professor of Politics Keith Whittington argued as follows:
"Impeachments are to protect the republic from dangerous officeholders…"
"(T)he ability to disqualify a former officer who has been demonstrated to have committed grave abuses of office in the past might be valuable."
Not according to Law Professor Ross Garber. arguing that constitutional language limits impeachment to current office holders, saying:
"Impeachment could only happen while Trump is in office, not after he leaves."
Nothing in the Constitution permits impeachment of a former president. Yet nothing rules it out.
According to Findlaw.com:
If a former US president or other office holder was impeached and convicted by a Senate two-thirds super-
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