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This essay is about the "I" word - impeachment. At the risk of "teaching my grandmother to suck eggs" - I'm writing this in the belief that folks here are as imperfect in their understanding of impeachment as many of my friends in the US. I'm hoping to provide some clarity about the process, the politics and where the US Congress, House and Senate finds itself now.

Let me state first what impeachment is not. It is not an automatic removal from office of the President or any other high official towards whom the process may be applied. It

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