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Treason would be the most obvious and egregious violation of the president's oath of office. The president promises to uphold the constitution; treason consists of attempting to subvert or overthrow the constitutional government.

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How does the constitution define impeachable offenses?

"Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."


What offenses will cause a President or VP to be removed from office?

(This is all I could get) An impeachable offense can be as nebulous as "He practices cronyism." We can call this a misdemeanor. According to the Constitution, Article II, Section 4, "The President, Vice President, and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." President Gerald Ford was correct when he said in 1970 that, "An impeachable offense is whatever the majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at any given moment in its history."


Members of Congress can be arrested for this offense even when attending Congress?

"Treason, felony, and breach of the peace."


What would a president have to do to get impeached and removed?

Under Article II of Section 4 in the U.S. Constitution "...shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." The exact definition of what constitutes an impeachable offense is up to Congress to decide. The House decides what the charges are. The Senate holds the trial and serves as jury with the Chief Justice presiding in the trial.


What are examples of a culpable violation of the constitution?

from Wikipedia: For purposes of impeachment, "culpable violation of the Constitution" is defined as "the deliberate and wrongful breach of the Constitution." Further, "Violation of the Constitution made unintentionally, in good faith, and mere mistakes in the proper construction of the Constitution, do not constitute an impeachable offense."

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What crimes constitute an impeachable offense?

An impeachable offence is anything that would cause an impeachment. The things that would result in an impeachment is; found guilty of treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanours


Which impeachable offense was Richard Nixon accesd of committing?

lying to congress


How does the constitution define impeachable offenses?

"Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."


Why has President Obama not been impeached and tried for treason?

Largely because he hasn't been charged with an impeachable crime or a treasonous offense. One cannot be tried for a crime simply because he is disliked. If they could, consider how many might be waiting in line to put you in prison.


What is an offense committed against the sovereign power called?

Treason


What offenses will cause a President or VP to be removed from office?

(This is all I could get) An impeachable offense can be as nebulous as "He practices cronyism." We can call this a misdemeanor. According to the Constitution, Article II, Section 4, "The President, Vice President, and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." President Gerald Ford was correct when he said in 1970 that, "An impeachable offense is whatever the majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at any given moment in its history."


How long is the tearm of a supreme court judge?

For life or until they decide to resign as long as they don't commit a impeachable offense.


According to the Constitution what constitutes treason?

Treason is the offense of attempting to overthrow the government of one's country or of assisting its enemies in war.lol


What offense did the authors of the Declaration of Independence commit against the king?

Treason


How can a congressman be expelled?

In order for a congressman to be expelled is that they have to commit an act that is considered impeachable. Some of these acts include accepting a bribe, committing treason, or committing a crime.


What offense would you be charged with if you made a threat to the Queen?

Either treason or terrorism.


Can the president be impeached for fraud?

Yes. The House decides what the grounds for impeachment are. Any kind of improper behavior could be considered an impeachable offense.

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