The present impeachment proceedings are testing the bounds of the method, elevating questions by no means contemplated earlier than. Right here’s what we all know.
- How does the impeachment course of work? Members of the Home consider whether to impeach the president — the equal of an indictment in a legal case — and members of the Senate take into account whether or not to take away him, holding a trial wherein senators act because the jury. The take a look at, as set by the Structure, is whether or not the president has dedicated “treason, bribery, or different excessive crimes and misdemeanors.” The House vote required solely a easy majority of lawmakers to agree that the president has, in actual fact, dedicated excessive crimes and misdemeanors; the Senate vote requires a two-thirds majority.
- Does impeaching Trump disqualify him from holding workplace once more? Conviction in an impeachment trial doesn’t mechanically disqualify Mr. Trump from future public workplace. But when the Senate had been to convict him, the Structure permits a subsequent vote to bar an official from holding “any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States.” That vote would require solely a easy majority of senators. There isn’t a precedent, nonetheless, for disqualifying a president from future workplace, and the problem may find yourself earlier than the Supreme Court docket.
- Can the Senate maintain a trial after Biden turns into president? The Senate may maintain a trial for Mr. Trump even after he has left workplace, although there isn’t a precedent for it. Democrats who management the Home can select when to ship their article of impeachment to the Senate, at which level that chamber must instantly transfer to start the trial. However even when the Home instantly transmitted the cost to the opposite aspect of the Capitol, an settlement between Republican and Democratic leaders within the Senate could be wanted to take it up earlier than Jan. 19, a day earlier than Mr. Biden is inaugurated. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, said on Wednesday that he would not agree to such an agreement. On condition that timetable, the trial most likely is not going to begin till after Mr. Biden is president.
The primary version of the Queens Every day Eagle was printed on June 25, 2018. The one English-language every day newspaper in Queens, it’s a sibling publication to the Brooklyn Every day Eagle, a paper that began in 1841, closed in 1955 and was revived in 1996 by Dozier Hasty, the proprietor and writer of Brooklyn Heights Press.
Mr. Hasty is a co-publisher of the Queens Every day Eagle with Michael Nussbaum, a longtime public relations government, political marketing consultant and former writer of the Queens Tribune. The Queens Every day Eagle, which additionally has a web site, will get by with a bare-bones employees. The managing editor, Mr. Model, mentioned he was one among two newsroom staff.
Mr. Sperling mentioned he was excited to see the most recent “Queens man” headline achieve traction on Twitter, with 4,000 retweets and greater than 17,000 likes, however he added that monetary help would do extra good than social media engagements.
“If 1 p.c of the individuals who like this tweet gave $5 a month to the Queens Every day Eagle, it might be sufficient cash to pay a single reporter for a 12 months,” he mentioned. “Queens has quite a lot of cultures and languages and ethnicities and over two million individuals, and we simply don’t have the information illustration.”
Mr. Model, 33, mentioned Wednesday’s headline had helped increase the profile of a paper that covers Queens courts, transportation, neighborhood politics and social points. “Folks come to the web site as a result of it’s gone viral, as a result of some celeb has posted it,” he mentioned, “they usually see, ‘Oh, they really do actually substantive writing as properly.’”
The paper’s impeachment protection held the native notice all through the Wednesday article, stating towards the top that Mr. Trump was the third president to be impeached by Congress — “and the primary from Queens.”