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    bhanna1 Posts: 22, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 30, 2009, 03:11 AM
    President Clinton's impeachment
    When President Clinton was impeached, why wasn't he removed from office? Now I understand that the Illinois governor is going to be removed from office if he is impeached. What's the deal?
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    excon Posts: 21,482, Reputation: 2992
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    Jan 30, 2009, 05:34 AM
    Hello b:

    Clinton was impeached in the House, but the Senate didn't convict him.

    I don't know Illinois state law, but he may or may not have to be convicted on both chambers, and he might have been.

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    Fr_Chuck Posts: 81,302, Reputation: 7692

    Jan 30, 2009, 06:05 AM

    Yes, the ILL governor was impeached in the state house and the state senate ( well 3/4 of the senate for the jury) found him guity.

    The impeached means he was brought up on charges, but the senate has to hold a trial to convict to remove from office

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