The House will vote Thursday to formalize the procedures for its Trump impeachment study.
And what happens next? House Democrats are discussing a timeframe that will include public hearings before Thanksgiving and a vote on whether to impeach Trump by Christmas, according to multiple Democratic sources.
Remember that the imprisonment process can take months. Take for example the three presidents who opposed impeachment:
- For Andrew Johnson the whole process took 94 days. From the first act of Congress to the acquittal in the Senate, it lasted from February 22, 1868, to May 26, 1868. For Richard Nixon it lasted 184 days. The chamber approved the impeachment investigation on February 6, 1974, and Nixon resigned.
- For Bill Clinton it lasted 127 days. The Chamber approved the impeachment inquiry on 8 October 1998 and was acquitted by the Senate on 12 February 1999.