Has President Donald Trump officially never been impeached because the United States Senate hasn't convicted him? No, that's not true: The U. S. Constitution gives the House of Representatives sole power of impeachment and the Senate sole
Shifting political tides often make previous public statements seem embarrassing in retrospect.
President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol.
Would President Donald Trump lose lifetime benefits if impeached? No, that's not true: To lose such benefits, he'd also have to be convicted and removed from office. Impeachment is a process. The House of Representatives first votes on ar
Being removed from office is not the only potential consequence of impeachment.
The 45th president made history, both good and bad, in the 2020 election.
During Trump's impeachment trial, Senator Mitt Romney became the first senator in US history to vote to remove the president of his own party.
Did Barack Obama say, "Legally, an impeached president can't appoint judges"? No, that's not true. The satire website Obamawatcher.com published the fake article claiming that the former president gave a legal argument for why President D
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Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich argued in a column that fellow Democrats in the U.S. House who impeached President Donald Trump also would have tried to remove Abraham Lincoln.
United States President Donald Trump and his Republican Party allies could seize on an op-ed by a Harvard University law professor in order to change the definition of impeachment to suit his purposes. The House of Representatives voted on December 18
While this is technically true, it's missing some important context.
On December 18 2019, United States President Donald Trump was impeached on two counts by the House of Representatives; that night and the following day, screenshots and quotations of a tweet purportedly from his son Donald Trump Jr. to then-presidenti
“The party that lost the (2016) election, the Democratic Party, is trying to achieve results by other means,” Putin said at his annual news conference in Moscow.
President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors.
The claim may sound absurd, but it's the subject of real debate among impeachment scholars.
In between references to 18th century legal dictionaries, four law professors called by the House Judiciary Committee tangled politely over whether President Donald Trump had committed impeachable offenses. The three witnesses called by Democrats expre
Could President Donald Trump be impeached, removed from office and then run again for president in 2020? A reader recently asked us this question, and we were intrigued. The short answer, we found, is that Trump probably could run again, as long a
If Donald Trump is impeached and Vice President Pence becomes president, could Pence name Trump as his vice president, then resign, making Trump president again and then Trump could make Pence vice president again? No, that's not true: It is a
In 1868, Andrew Johnson became the first president in United States history to be impeached.
A crude joke spread quickly online in the wake of an impeachment inquiry into the U.S. president.
While he himself debunked the claim within hours, several readers contacted us asking if a scenario posted by disinformation purveyor and conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec on October 1, 2019 was plausible. “These Democrats don’t realize th
On September 25 2019, Politicus USA published an article headlined, “Trump Is Now Trying To Get Mike Pence Impeached,” claiming in part: During a press conference, Trump said that if he is going to be investigated, Vice President Pence’s
A viral October 2018 tweet has all the hallmarks of a fake.
The chief executive asserted that if the country were deprived of his thinking, markets would crash and everyone would be poor as a result.
A meme posits a highly improbable, if not absolutely impossible, scenario under which an impeached President Trump could regain the White House.
Some confusion over the meaning and process of impeachment resulted in the spread of false information about the potential results of treason charges against a U.S. president.
The news magazine offered a law professor's hypothetical musings, not a report about President Trump's being removed and replaced by his opponent.
Q: Has Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, been impeached? A: No. That claim was made by a self-described “satirical publication.” FULL ANSWER San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who has had a public feud with Presiden
“I remind you that this Congress impeached a president for something so far less, having nothing to do with his duties as president of the United States.” — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), news conference, March
Trump is the first president to be twice impeached and the first to face a trial after leaving office.
Does a video published in January, 2021 show Donald Trump suggesting that his supporters will punish Congress for impeaching him a second time? No, that's not true: The video is a heavily-edited clips recorded at a February 6, 2020 prayer
Quick Take A viral meme presents quotes from some Democratic lawmakers to misleadingly suggest they were advocating violence. They were supporting protests over various issues. Full Story Days after a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters s
A video viewed tens of thousands of times on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube purports to show a speech by outgoing US President Donald Trump after he was impeached for a second time on January 13, 2021. The claim is misleading: the video shows Trump spea
Is this a photo of Nancy Pelosi being arrested by "U.S. Marshalls"? No, that's not true: This is a photo of Speaker Pelosi being escorted by what appear to be U.S. Capitol police as she returns to her office on January 13, 2021, the day o
Quick Take A falsehood on social media claims President Donald Trump has “invoked” the Insurrection Act, seized control of the country through the military and will “remain president indefinitely.” A Defense Department spokesma
A January 13 2021 post to Reddit’s r/pics was one of several observing that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s dress appeared to be identical to the one she wore for outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump’s first impeachment on December 19 2
Did CNN report that investigators believe the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, was not inspired by Donald Trump, and did Democrats impeach Trump "before they had any information from investigators?" No, that's not true: CNN re
U.S. President Donald Trump was the first president in American history to be impeached twice.
Trump, who would become the only U.S. president twice impeached, faces a single charge of “incitement of insurrection.”