Impeach / Impeachment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

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Impeach / Impeachment

Andrew Johnson, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, with table and chair, Library of Congress

President Andrew Johnson, first President of the United States to be impeached by the House of Representatives

The House has sole power to impeach (Article. I. Section. 2.), and the Senate has sole power to try an impeachment (Article. I. Section. 3.).

Senate deliberations during impeachment trials may be held in secret session.

Also see Secret Session; § 8.100 Congress and the Executive: Impeachment, in Congressional Deskbook; and Chapter 8.G. Impeachment and Trials in Congressional Procedure.

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