Trump catches mysterious & # 39; final poll & # 39; and claims that only 11 percent of Americans want hearings – but the published figures are much higher
Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that only 1 in 9 Americans wants House Democrats to start the formal trial to accuse him and remove him from office.
The president did not say where his statistics came from. Published surveys put that number considerably higher.
& # 39; Latest poll: only 11% before starting ridiculous impeachment hearings, & # 39; he tweeted along with a litany of his favorite claimed performances.
& # 39; Gosh, let's blame the president, & # 39; Trump snarled. & # 39; The & # 39; Squad & # 39; (AOC Plus 3) and other Dems suffer from Trump Derangement syndrome. Crazy! & # 39;
About 45 percent of Americans told Reuters / Ipsos pollsters in May that Trump should be dropped off, compared to 40 percent in April.
A YouGov poll ordered by The Economist this month, 36 percent of Americans said the House of Representatives should try to accuse the president.
The most recent published issue is also the lowest in the recent memory, but still double what Trump claimed.
& # 39; The proportion of Americans for accused hearings was 21 percent in July, & # 39; The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing a poll the newspaper held with NBC News. That number was 6 points lower than a month earlier.
A June survey NPR, PBS NewsHour and Marist University set the number at 22 percent.
At the end of May, a Harvard CAPS / Harris Poll survey raised 37 percent, including 60 percent of Democrats.
According to Trump, the overall approval rating of Trump is 49 percent Rasmussen reports, the only national daily survey on the performance of presidential jobs.
So far, 89 home democrats, more than a third of them, have said publicly that they support investigation into deposition against President Trump.
Members of Congress will hear on Wednesday from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who investigated Trump and the Russians who were involved in the 2016 presidential election to help him.
It is unclear what he can tell them that they do not yet know from his 448 page report.
The Ministry of Justice told Mueller on Monday that his testimony should not go beyond information that has already been made public.
Trump told reporters in the Oval Office: “I'm not going to look – probably – maybe I see a bit of it. I'm not going to look at Mueller because you can't get all those bites out of the apple. & # 39;
No president has ever been removed as a direct consequence of deposition. One, President Richard Nixon, resigned before he could be removed. Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were accused by the House, but not condemned by the Senate.
Trump is being investigated before he took office in January 2017. Mid-April a turning point came with the release of an edited version of Mueller's long-awaited report.
How does deposition work?
The founders of the United States created the office of president and feared that their powers would be abused. So they included deposition as a central part of the constitution.
They gave the house & # 39; the only power of accusation & # 39 ;; the senate, & # 39; the only power to test all allegations & # 39 ;; and the Supreme Court Supreme Court has a duty to preside over accusation processes in the Senate.
The president, on the basis of the constitution, may be relieved of office due to & # 39; treason, bribery or other high crimes and crimes & # 39 ;. What that means exactly is unclear. Historically, it may include corruption and other abuses, including attempting to obstruct legal proceedings.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Accusation begins in the House, which debates and votes on whether or not to sue the President through approval of a deposition decision, or "articles of deposition," with a simple majority of the 435 members of the House.
If the House approves such a resolution, a process is then held in the Senate. Members of the household act as prosecutors; the senators as jury members; the chief judge is president. A two-thirds majority is required in the 100-member Senate to condemn and remove a president. This never happened.
CAN THE SUPREME COURT REVERSE?
No. Trump said on Twitter that he would ask the Supreme Court to intervene if the Democrats tried to accuse him. But the founders explicitly rejected making the Senate condemnable to the federal judiciary.
PARTY DIVISION IN CONGRESS?
The house has 235 democrats, 197 republicans, one independent and two free seats. As a result, Democrats could accuse Trump without Republican support.
In 1998, when Republicans had a majority in the House, the Chamber largely voted along party lines to oust Clinton, a Democrat.
The senate now has 53 republicans, 45 democrats and two independents who usually vote with the democrats. The sentencing and removal of a president would require 67 votes. So, to oust Trump, at least 20 Republicans and all Democrats and independents should vote against him.
WHO WILL BE PRESIDENT IF THE TRUMP IS REMOVED?
In the unlikely event that the Senate condemned Trump, vice president Mike Pence would become president for the remainder of the Trump term, which ends on January 20, 2021.
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