nicholas: ARTICLE 1, SECTION 3,Clause 7. Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of Honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.
Just because people starting he's He can't be indicted, NO! where in this clause does it read can't be indicted, What it does state is If the house and senate do impeach, the party impeached is still liable for crimes committed and it's left to the courts to determine guilt. Now lets look at 3 other clause relating.
ARTICLE 1, SECTION 3,Clause 6. The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.
To spell out what this means the house of represnstives vote to have trial, The senate then acts as jury and judge for said trial, It then spells out what it takes to be impeached
ARTICLE 2, SECTION 4
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors
This clause spells out that a president isn’t above the law because he is REMOVED from office if convicted of Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. The items listed are beyond the scope of the senate, as stated in
ARTICLE 3, SECTION 2
The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.