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May 18, 2017

New York Law Journal

By: Jerry H. Goldfeder

Four months into President Donald Trump’s term, his presidency appears in jeopardy. Calls for his removal abound. But whatever one thinks of a president’s policies, temperament or competence, removing him from office before the next election is an extraordinary act. In our 230-year electoral history, no president has ever been ousted except at the ballot box. And now that a special prosecutor with impeccable credentials has been appointed, and an independent investigatory commission is perhaps on the way, it is time to take a deep breath. The jury is still out as to what facts will actually surface.

That said, the process of removal should be understood. There are two ways to do it.

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