The Impeachment of the 45th President, Donald J. Trump, concludes today.
If you’ve been following all of the sessions like I have, you’re likely exhausted. But you’re also likely to be far more aware of the workings of impeachment, the house, the senate, and what’s involved with career officials across the spectrum. I spent my sixteenth summer watching the Iran-Contra hearings and a decade later the Clinton impeachment. both of those brought to awareness those that pull the levers of power in government and how things actually work. Take this knowledge forward in your life as it will serve you well in other understanding of government areas – and as some of these key players move up and down the ladders of power.
The session will again be regarding two Articles of Impeachment:
- Article I, “Abuse of Power,” accuses Trump of pressuring the Ukrainian government into announcing an investigation into the Bidens by withholding both a White House meeting and military aid.
- Article II, “Obstruction of Congress,” accuses Trump of trying to impede the impeachment inquiry by urging government agencies not to comply with subpoenas and witnesses not to cooperate.
All the usual rules apply to this thread as it does to others and the PT thread, but this is not a daily PT thread as we hope folks that normally don’t follow politics will be able to follow along and understand the importance of this, the third impeachment trial of a President in the history of the United States.