Impeaching Trump: could a liberal fantasy become a nightmare? | Ganesh Sitaraman | Opinion | The Guardian
The process presents a constitutional and political dilemma, and a brilliant new book unpacks just how risky it is
The virtue of this framework is that it is both legal and prudential, and the book provides a helpful guide to impeachment on both counts. Tribe and Matz shine in making constitutional law accessible, and they show both that impeachable offenses extend beyond criminal activities and that not all illegal actions are impeachable.
They also explain step-by-step how the process works, from impeachment by the House of Representatives to a trial in the Senate, with the chief justice of the supreme court presiding. Along the way, they point out amusing anecdotes. For example, Chief Justice Rehnquist remarked of his limited duties during the trial of Bill Clinton: “I did nothing in particular, and I did it very well.”