Impeachment

Peru President Martin Vizcarra faces impeachment vote amid COVID-19 turmoil

Vizcarra became president in 2018 after his predecessor resigned under pressure after the discovery of about USD 782,000 in undisclosed payments to his private consulting firm.

published on : 18th September 2020

Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint that triggered his impeachment proceedings

Atkinson was the first to inform Congress about an anonymous whistleblower complaint last year that described Trump's pressure on Ukraine to investigate Democrat Joe Biden and his son.

published on : 4th April 2020

US President Donald Trump slams ex-adviser John Kelly who defended key impeachment witness

The president's comments targeting Kelly came after he defended Alexander Vindman, who was among administration officials who raised concerns about Trump’s July phone call with Ukraine’s president.

published on : 14th February 2020

After Senate acquittal, Trump says he suffered 'terrible ordeal' in impeachment

In his first public comments since being acquitted by the Senate of abuse of office, he said he had been 'put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people.' 

published on : 6th February 2020

In big victory, Trump acquited by US Senate on impeachment charges

The president immediately claimed 'victory' while the White House declared it a full 'exoneration' -- and Democrats rejected the acquittal as the 'valueless' outcome of an unfair trial.

published on : 6th February 2020

Republicans slam Trump but back him for Senate acquittal

Trump is all but assured of being acquitted at only the third impeachment trial of a US president, with Republicans holding 53 seats in the Senate to 47 for the Democrats.

published on : 3rd February 2020

Trump impeachment trial: Republicans prepare to defend President's expected acquittal

Trump is all but assured of being acquitted by the Senate, where Republicans hold 53 seats to 47 for the Democrats.

published on : 2nd February 2020

Trump impeachment trial: US President set for midweek acquittal after witnesses blocked

Trump is all-but-assured of being acquitted by the Senate, where Republicans hold 53 seats to 47 for the Democrats and a two-thirds majority (67 senators) needed to remove a president from office.

published on : 1st February 2020

Impeach Trump? Most 2020 Democrats tiptoe past the question

The candidates' reluctance underscores the risky politics of investigating the president for "high crimes and misdemeanors."

published on : 27th May 2019

Prepared to do 'ekla chalo', reiterate Justice Joseph’s elevation: Congress

Going a step ahead, Congress said the collegium could even slap a contempt of court notice on the government if it does not follow the recommendation a second time.

published on : 28th April 2018

Target is Modi, not CJI Misra

The real objective of the impeachment motion moved by the Congress is to intimidate the CJI into recusing himself from ‘sensitive’ cases

published on : 26th April 2018

Rejection of impeachment notice against CJI had precedent five decades ago

An impeachment motion against Justice J C Shah was submitted to Lok Sabha speaker G S Dhillon in May 1970 following a campaign by a former government servant charging him with dishonesty.

published on : 24th April 2018

Eminent jurists, ex-judges didn't find fault with Venkaiah Naidu's rejection of impeachment notice against CJI Dipak Misra

Soli Sorabjee and Fali Nariman were of the view that Congress-led opposition had no chance to succeed as issues raised in the impeachment notice against the CJI were not of "sufficient gravity".

published on : 24th April 2018

Venkaiah Naidu acted in a hurried manner: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on CJI impeachment notice

Venkaiah Naidu today rejected the unprecedented impeachment notice given by Opposition parties, led by the Congress, against CJI Dipak Misra, saying it lacked substantial merit.

published on : 23rd April 2018

Vice-President only statutory authority to reject impeachment notice: F S Nariman

Eminent jurist Fali S Nariman today said the issues raised in the impeachment notice against CJI Dipak Misra were not of "sufficient gravity and rightly rejected" by Venkaiah Naidu.

published on : 23rd April 2018
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