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Analysis: Can you impeach and convict a former president? Maybe ...

January 14, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A video released by the White House, President Donald Trump shows a Twitter video on a television monitor in an empty press briefing room at the White House in Washington, after the U.S. House impeached him, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. The pre-recorded video was being broadcast by Fox News. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert )

The Senate vote on whether to remove President Donald Trump from office will not happen until he is no longer in office.

(CNN)The Senate vote on whether to remove President Donald Trump from office will not happen until he is no longer in office.

1) Can you impeach (and remove) a former president from office?

"Therefore, if the House of Representatives were to impeach the president before he leaves office, the Senate could not thereafter convict the former president and disqualify him under the Constitution from future public office.

Trump would no longer be incumbent in the Office of the President at the time of the delayed Senate proceeding and would no longer be subject to "impeachment conviction" by the Senate, under the Constitution's Impeachment Clauses.

Except that voting to remove Trump from office isn't all Senate Republicans could do.

See, if 67 senators vote to convict and remove Trump, then another vote could be held on whether to ban Trump from seeking any future public office.

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